4th of July in Nashville

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Nashville is one of the top destinations for the 4th of July. From the fireworks show to rooftop parties to incredible live music, it’s hard to beat the fun in Music City on Independence Day. Whether you’re visiting from out of town or a local wanting to partake in the festivities, Nashville Guru has you covered. Here’s a round-up of the top Nashville 4th of July celebrations in 2019.  More events will be added as they are announced, so bookmark this page! Please call ahead to confirm details, as they are subject to change without notice. 

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NASHVILLE 4TH OF JULY GUIDE

Let Freedom Sing: Nashville July 4th Fireworks

@ 5th and Broadway & Ascend Amphitheater | Downtown

Music City celebrates July 4th in downtown Nashville with live music and a huge fireworks show. Join in on the fun on Thursday, July 4, 2019, with FREE concerts at 5th and Broadway and the Nashville Symphony performing at Ascend Amphitheater during the fireworks show. The site opens at noon. There will be live performances by Brett Eldredge, Mac McAnally, Jessy Wilson, and Dylan Scott. There will also be kid-friendly activities and vendors during this free event.

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat before heading to the heart of downtown, all of these restaurants are walkable or a short ride to downtown Nashville: Etch, The George JonesSaint Anejo, The Southern, Whiskey KitchenMoto, and Pinewood Social.

Want to watch the fireworks from a rooftop bar? Several rooftop parties are listed below. Rooftop parties will be added as they are announced. For more rooftop options, see the Best Rooftop Bars Guide.

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July 4th at Acme

@ Acme Feed & Seed | Downtown

Acme Feed & Seed on Lower Broadway is throwing an all-day celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2019, kicking off at 11:00am with Jazz Brunch. After brunch, there will be live music from The Gripsweats (2:00pm), Morgan Myles (5:00pm) and Funky Tonk featuring The Music City Toppers (8:00pm). Cover is $5 at the door after 3:00pm, granting access to floors one, two, and three. VIP rooftop access is $150 per person and includes views of the fireworks, a dinner buffet from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, and DJ Jerry J. VIP booths are also available.

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4th of July Block Party (daytime event)

@ Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery | Marathon Village

For daytime fun on Thursday, July 4, 2019, visit Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery from 11:00am to 4:00pm for free tours, tastings, food, games, and live music. There will also be a kids zone, so bring the entire family. Nelson’s Green Brier will also hold the inaugural Bartender Barrel Race featuring 24 bartenders from around the city. Charles Nelson, the inspiration behind the revitalized distillery, was born on July 4th, so what better time to celebrate? All ages are welcome.

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M.L.Rose: FREE Sliders on July 4th

@ M.L.Rose | Melrose, Sylvan Park, and Capitol View

M.L.Rose Craft Beers & Burgers will continue their July 4th tradition of offering a free slider with every craft beer purchase (no limit) all day.

Locations / Hours for free sliders:

  • M.L.Rose – Melrose: 11:00am to 9:00pm
  • M.L.Rose – Sylvan Park: 11:00am to 9:00pm
  • M.L.Rose – Capitol View: 10:30am to 9:00pm

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The Sutler: July 4th Bluegrass Brunch (daytime event)

@The Sutler | Melrose

The Sutler will be hosting a Bluegrass Brunch from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The brunch will feature live bluegrass music, bottomless mimosas, a Bloody Mary bar, and southern brunch cuisine.

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Von Elrod’s: Land of the Free (Hot Dogs)

@ Von Elrod’s | Germantown

Von Elrod’s is giving away a free hotdog with the purchase of a large beer on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Talk about land of the free! The special will be available all day. (NOTE: Big Stein Thursday specials will not be available on Thursday, July 4, 2019)

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L27’s Liberty & Libations: 4th of July Celebration

@ L27 Rooftop Lounge (Rooftop Option) | SoBro 

Nashville’s highest rooftop bar, L27 Rooftop Lounge, is hosting Liberty & Libations on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The celebration will feature a full buffet dinner, open bar, live DJ, and rooftop views of the fireworks show. General Admission tickets are $150 each and do not guarantee seating. VIP tickets are $200 each or $1,600 for an eight-person cabana. This event is 21 and over only.

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Free as a Bird: 4th of July Celebration

@ Rare Bird Rooftop Lounge | Downtown

Rare Bird atop the Noelle hotel in downtown Nashville is hosting an Independence Day party on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Tickets are $225 per person and include exclusive entry to Rare Bird, all-inclusive signature cocktails, complimentary passes appetizers and food stations, and a premium view of the fireworks from 13 flights up.

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The George Jones 4th of July Celebration

@ The George Jones | Downtown

The George Jones 4th of July Celebration is Thursday, July 4, 2019, starting at 7:00pm, featuring smokehouse barbecue and incredible views of the fireworks show for VIP guests. Enjoy dinner before the big show! VIP tables are available on the main floor ranging from $300 to $600 depending on party size. Rooftop access tickets are $50 per person (no access to railing) and include access but no guaranteed seating. All food and drinks will be billed separately. This is an all ages event.

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Red, White & BOOM

@ Adventure Science Center | Wedgewood-Houston

Red, White, & BOOM is at Adventure Science Center on July 4, 2019, from 6:15pm to 10:00pm. The family-friendly event includes views of the fireworks from the lawn, live music, food trucks, family activities, hands-on science fun, and more. Tickets range from $25 to $39 per person. Members receive a $10 discount per ticket.

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Independence Day at Bourbon Sky

@ Bourbon Sky | SoBro/Downtown

Venture 34 floors up to JW Marriott Nashville’s Bourbon Sky inside Bourbon Steak for an elevated 4th of July experience on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 7:30pm to midnight. Guests can expect a lavish buffet, live music, two complimentary drinks, and skyline views of the fireworks. Tickets are $125 for interior lounge seating and $200 per person on the outdoor terrace.

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Music City Hot Chicken Festival (daytime event)

@ East Park | East Nashville

The 13th annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival is Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 11:00am to 3:00pm at East Park. This East Nashville tradition includes the best hot chicken in town, cold beer, and other vendors. Live music will be going on all day. This event is free and family-friendly. 

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July 4th Party on the Rooftop

@ Downtown Sporting Club | Downtown

Party on the Rooftop is at Downtown Sporting Club on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 8:00pm to midnight. Enjoy the fireworks four stories above Broadway. Tickets are $25 while supplies last. This event is 21 and over only.

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Ole Red, White, & Blue Fireworks Viewing Party

@ The Lookout at Ole Red | Downtown

The Lookout at Ole Red is hosting Ole Red, White, & Blue, a VIP fireworks viewing party, on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. There will be VIP access to the rooftop (The Lookout at Ole Red), passed hors d’oeuvres (7:00pm to 9:00pm), a signature cocktail, a live DJ, and views of the fireworks. Select additional food and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $100 per person. This a 21 and over event.

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4th of July Rooftop Bash

@ 21c Museum Hotel | Downtown

Make your way up to 21c Museum Hotel Nashville’s rooftop for a super exclusive fireworks viewing party on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 7:00pm to midnight. Tickets are $200 per person and include a full open bar, boozy popsicles, food from Gray & Dudley, and a live DJ. Space is extremely limited. This event is 21 and over.

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July 4th Rooftop Party

@ Bobby Hotel | Downtown

Bobby Hotel’s July 4th Rooftop Party is Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 8:00pm to 10:00pm featuring cold drinks, delicious food, and a great view of the fireworks. General admission tickets are $150 per person and include three wine or beer drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast. Private cabanas are also available for $1,250-$2,500 and include three wine or beer drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, a designated server, magnum bottle of champagne, and a food platter. The event is 21 and over.

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Fourth of July Rooftop Bash

@ City Tap House | Downtown/SoBro

City Tap House is hosting a Fourth of July Rooftop Bash on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Watch the downtown fireworks from the rooftop and enjoy finger food and drink specials. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Last-minute release tickets are $25.

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4th of July Downtown BBQ

@ City Winery | Downtown/SoBro

City Winery Nashville is hosting a 4th of July BBQ from noon to 8:00pm. The all-day party will feature food from the smoker, refreshing cocktails, a DJ, and more. Admission is free.

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The Fourth on Four

@ Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill | Downtown

Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill within the Fairlane Hotel is hosting The Fourth on Four on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. From 6:00pm to 8:00pm, a barbecue dinner with a premium open bar and live jazz music will be hosted on the terrace. Following dinner, the party will move to the Penthouse East’s terrace for a stellar view of Nashville’s fireworks display while enjoying a live DJ, drinks, and desserts. Tickets are $225 each and all-inclusive. This is a 21 and over event.

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Red, White, & Booze 4th of July Rooftop Party

@ Mellow Mushroom Broadway | Downtown

The four-story Mellow Mushroom on Lower Broadway is hosting Red, White, & Booze 4th of July Rooftop Party on Thursday, July 4, 2019Tickets are $50 in advance and grant access to the Mellow Mushroom rooftop from 6:00pm until the end of the fireworks show. There will be a live DJ beginning at 10:00pm. A full bar and menu will be available. Limited reserved seating is available for an addition fee.

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Famous Saloon’s 4th of July Rooftop Party

@ Famous Saloon | Downtown 

Famous Saloon is hosting a 4th of July Rooftop Party from 7:00pm to 1:00am on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The Rooftop VIP party is $100 per person and includes views of the downtown fireworks, a DJ after the fireworks, and drink specials for ticket holders. Admissions is free to the Main Floor and River Room. This event is 21 and over.

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4th of July Red, White & Booze Celebration

@ AJ’s Good Time Bar | Downtown 

The 4th of July Red, White & Booze Celebration is Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 8:30pm to 10:00pm at AJ’s Good Time Bar on Lower Broadway. Wristbands are $50 and grant admission during the fireworks show. There will be $4 PBRs, $4 Picker’s Vodka, and $4 Jell-O shots plus a country music hits from the 90s on the rooftop.

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Fourth of July Patio Party

@ Pinewood Social | SoBro / Downtown 

Avoid the Broadway mayhem at Pinewood Social’s Fourth of July Patio Party on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. Enjoy the outdoor patio, dipping pools, bocce ball, ping pong, beer, wine, and bites from the Airstream. Tickets are $25 and include one drink (beer or wine) and exclusive patio access.

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Little Harpeth’s Annual 4th of July Party

@ Little Harpeth Brewing Co.| East Nashville

Little Harpeth Brewing Company is hosting their annual 4th of July Party on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 6:00pm to 11:30pm. There will be views of the fireworks, music by The Howlin’ Brothers, and food by Baby J’s. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

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4th of July at L.A. Jackson

@ L.A. Jackson | The Gulch

L.A. Jackson’s rooftop is one of the most popular in Nashville. They’re throwing a huge party on Thursday, July 4, 2019, with views of the fireworks, All-American food, drinks, backyard games, and live entertainment. Admission is completely free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The bar opens at 11:00am.

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Red, White, and View

@ Up, a Rooftop Lounge | The Gulch

Up, a rooftop lounge is hosting a 4th of July celebration from 6:00pm to 1:00am on Thursday, July 4, 2019, with exclusive views of Nashville’s fireworks. The event will feature live music, a DJ, a gourmet dinner buffet, raffle giveaways, a late-night hot dog grill, complimentary valet parking, and drink specials. Tickets are $150 each and are required to attend. This is a 21 and over event.

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Tailor Nashville’s 4th of July Dinner

@ Tailor Nashville | Germantown

Tailor Nashville will debut their summer menu, including options like beef coppa and shrimp, on Thursday, July 4, 2019, with two dinner seatings at 6:00pm and 8:30pm. Tickets are $60 per person. For a unique dinner experience on Independence Day, this is your spot!

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4th of July Brunch at Geist

@ Geist | Germantown

Geist is serving a special 4th of July Brunch on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Enjoy fluffy cinnamon buns or hearty shrimp and grits before the nighttime festivities. Geist will close at 3:00pm for the rest of the evening.

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All Day 4th of July Happy Hour

@ The Green Pheasant | Downtown/SoBro

The Green Pheasant is hosting a special happy hour on Thursday, July 4, 2019, from 11:00am to 10:00pm featuring $5 wines, $5 sakes, $5 sahochus, 2-for-1 draft Kirin, and $5 small plates at the bar.

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Music City 4th of July 5k/10k

@ E.S. Rose Park | Edgehill 

Kick off your July 4th with a 5k or 10k through Nashville on Thursday, July 4, 2019. This race will start at 7:00am at E.S. Rose Park near Edgehill Village. Registration is $45 to $50 depending on if you do the 5k or 10k.

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Other events the week of July 4th

July 3rd Fireworks Show

@ TailGate Brewery | Charlotte Pike

Celebrate Independence Day early at TailGate Brewery on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, from 11:00am to 11:00pm with live music, craft beer, cider, wine, liquor, pizza, and a fireworks display at 9:00pm. This is a family-friendly event. Admission is free. Limited parking is available for $10, so ride-sharing is recommended.

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Thirth of July Block Party

@ The Lot next to Bongo East | East Nashville 

Join East Nashville’s early celebration during the Thirth of July on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, from 4:00pm to 11:30pm in The Lot next to Bongo East. There will be live music and complimentary Yazoo beer for ticket holders. Tickets are $20 in advance (by July 1) or $30 at the door.

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Best Hotels for 4th of July in Nashville

If you’re looking for a nice hotel with views for the 4th of July, check the availability at any of these premium destinations.


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