The Fourth of July is upon us and it doesn’t seem like summer has hardly started yet! If you like fireworks, there is no better place to be in the country Thursday evening than right here in Nashville!
The celebrations at Nashville’s Riverfront Park start at noon and a variety of acts will be playing throughout the afternoon and the Family Fun Zone will be open. At 6:45 pm the main river stage events kick off with performances by Striking Matches, Barry Scott, Keb’ Mo’, The Band Perry and The Nashville Symphony, who will accompany the fireworks display at 9:50 pm. It is all a part of LET FREEDOM RING 2013!
For a complete list of activities and more information, please CLICK HERE. Nashville’s July 4th celebration is always rated among the top in the nation and 2013 will be no exception!
They will have fireworks left over, so another fantastic celebration evening is planned for Friday night, July 5th starting at 6:30 pm with the fireworks display at 9:30 pm. Performing Friday evening is Chris Mulkey and Deluxe followed by Ten Out Of Tenn.
This year’s celebration will be somewhat different for area boaters who like to bring their boats from Old Hickory Lake to downtown Nashville. Old Hickory Lock will close each evening at 10:00 pm. Boats that are not at the lock by 9:15 pm will not be able to lock through until the next morning. CLICK HERE for the full story.
It has been said that the Nashville Convention Visitors Bureau has offered to compensate the Federal Government to keep the lock open until midnight. It is also rumored that the lock operators even volunteered their time for the effort also. It is obvious the government wants boaters to feel the pain of the sequestration.
Boaters are very creative, resilient, and resourceful. If they still want to view fireworks, they will be there. The newly renovated Rock Harbor Marina and Blue Moon Restaurant downstream from Riverfront will also have accomodations for boats wanting to spend the night. Call 615.356.1111 for information.
The public docking facilities on both sides of the river downtown are closed for the period July 1st through July 5th, reopening July 6th. Former Mayor Bill Purcell started this practice of slapping area boaters in the face during his administration. Maybe one of these days Nashville will further embrace its Riverfront and the boating public that uses it.
But until that happens, we’re going to have fun anyway!
Happy Independence Day!
Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340. Specializing in new home sales in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Gallatin, Clarksville, and Spring Hill, Tennessee.