THE TENNESSEAN – Julianne Hough Performance Announcement (Nashville)
Adkins to headline Fourth of July on river
by Cindy Watts
Trace Adkins already knows where he'll be on July 4: Riverfront Park in Nashville.
Adkins is set to headline the Music City July 4: Let Freedom Sing! celebration. The annual events, which features a free concert and fireworks, will also offer appearances by Julianne Hough, Jaci Velasquez, the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Ayla Brown, who will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner."
"Nashville's July 4th celebration is consistently ranked among the best in the country and this year will be no different," Major Karl Dean said in a statement. "We've assembled an all-star line-up and plan to have the city's best fireworks display yet to celebrate our nation's birthday."
The all-day celebration will kick off at noon with the free Family Fun Zone stocked with inflatables and family-friendly activities. The NowPlayingNashville.com stage will be open 1-6 p.m., featuring performances by Jordyn Shellhart, Calico Trail, Damien Horne, and Jessie James.
The evening's main event- the two and a half hour concert- starts at 7 p.m. The fireworks presentation, which is billed as the South's largest fireworks show, starts about 9:30 p.m.