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 taking place 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 2018. More events will be added as they are announced!
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 Wednesday, July 4, 2018, with FREE concerts at 5th and Broadway and the Nashville Symphony performing at Ascend Amphitheater during the fireworks show. The site opens at noon. A DJ will entertain from noon until 4:00pm followed by live performances by Lady Antebellum, Chris Janson, Lucie Silvas, and Shannon Sanders. 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 Jones, Saint Anejo, The Southern, Whiskey Kitchen, Chauhan, Moto, 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.
July 4th Red, White, and BBQ
@ L27 Rooftop Bar | SoBro
Nashville’s highest rooftop bar, L27 Rooftop Lounge, is hosting Red, White, & BBQ on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, from 6:00pm to midnight. The celebration will feature BBQ, festive cocktails, music, and beautiful views of Nashville. Tickets are $75 each.
@ Rare Bird Rooftop Lounge | Downtown
Rare Bird atop the Noelle hotel in downtown Nashville is hosting an Independence Day party on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Tickets are $200 per person and include exclusive entry to Rare Bird, an open bar (draft cocktails, wine, and beer), food stations, passed appetizers, music by DJ Foldy, and premium fireworks viewing from 13 flights up. Taxes and gratuity are also included in the price. All ages are welcome, but you must be 21 or over to consume alcohol. The event is rain or shine.
Red, White, and View
@ Up, a Rooftop Lounge | The Gulch
Up, a rooftop lounge is hosting a 4th of July celebration from 5:00pm to 1:00am on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, with exclusive views of Nashville’s fireworks. The event will feature live music, a DJ, dancing, a gourmet dinner buffet, raffle giveaways, a photo booth, valet parking, and drink specials. Tickets are $125 each and are required to attend. This is a 21 and over event.
@ Mellow Mushroom Broadway | Downtown
The four-story Mellow Mushroom on Lower Broadway is hosting Red, White, & Booze 4th of July Rooftop Party on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Only 100 tickets are available, which are $50 in advance and $75 at the door. Private party options of 20 people or less are also available for purchase. Contact Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org for private party availability. This event is 21 and over only.
Famous Saloon’s 4th of July Rooftop Party
@ Famous Saloon | Downtown
Famous Saloon is hosting a 4th of July Rooftop Party from 5:00pm to 1:00am on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Rooftop VIP party is $100 per person and includes views of the downtown fireworks, a DJ after the fireworks, and a Famous Saloon gift bag with merchandise. Admissions is free to the Main Floor and River Room. This event is 21 and over.
Music City Hot Chicken Festival
@ East Park | East Nashville
The 12th annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival is Wednesday, July 4, 2018, from 11:00am to 3:00pm at East Park. This East side 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.
Music City 4th of July 4-Mile Run/Walk
@ Public Square Park | Downtown
Kick off your July 4th with a four-mile run or walk through downtown Nashville on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. This race will start at 8:00am at E.S. Rose Park in Edgehill Village. Registration is $25 to $50 depending on when you register.
Events To Be Announced
Acme’s 4th of July Blowout
@ Acme Feed & Seed (Rooftop Option) | Downtown
Acme Feed & Seed on Lower Broadway hosts a full-day of celebration on the 4th of July. Check back here for 2018 information.
4th of July at The George Jones
@ The George Jones (Rooftop Option) | Downtown
The George Jones rooftop offers spectacular views of the Nashville fireworks show. Check back here for 2018 information.
@ Rock Bottom Brewery (Rooftop Option) | Downtown
See the Nashville fireworks from one of downtown’s best rooftops at Rock Bottom Brewery. Check back here for 2018 information.
Aerial’s Rooftop Fireworks Bash
@ Aerial (Rooftop Option) | Downtown
Aerial, a private event space on Lower Broadway, hosted a rooftop bash last year. Check back here for 2018 information.
Red, White & Booze
@ The Valentine (Rooftop Option) | Downtown
The Valentine on Lower Broadway hosted Red, White & Booze on their rooftop bar and patio last year. Check back here for 2018 information.
July 4th Party at Pinewood
@ Pinewood Social | SoBro / Downtown
Pinewood Social in the SoBro area hosted a patio party last year. Check back here for 2018 information.
4th of July Beer Fest
@ Little Harpeth Brewing | East Nashville
Little Harpeth Brewing hosted a 4th of July beer fest last year. Check back here for 2018 information.
July 4th Party at Smith & Lentz
@ Smith & Lentz Brewing
Smith & Lentz Brewing hosted a free and family-friendly 4th of July party last year. Check back here for 2018 information.
Other events the week of July 4th:
July 3rd Fireworks Show
@ TailGate Brewery | Charlotte Pike
Celebrate Independence Day early at TailGate Brewery on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, from 11:00am to midnight with live music, craft beer, cider, wine, liquor, pizza, and a professional 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.
Thirth of July
@ North 12th Street | East Nashville
Thirth of July in East Nashville is an annual tradition on July 3rd. Each year, people join at North 12th Street between Ordway Place and Calvin Avenue for a huge block party with great live music, food, and drinks. Check back here for 2018 information.
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