Sunday, July 4, 2010

Music City's blowout Independence celebration underway

WKRN - Channel 2 News NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Music City's blowout Fourth of July weekend celebration is underway, with live entertainment and a fireworks show every night. The celebrations began with special General Jackson cruises Friday afternoon, as this weekend marks the showboat's 25th anniversary. The free concerts and fireworks kicked off Friday night at Riverfront Park with country star Chuck Wicks. On Saturday, activities begin at the Riverfront at Noon. Live music will start at 8 p.m. with Julianne Hough taking the stage, followed by fireworks. Sunday, activities at the free family fun zone begin at Noon. Entertainment begins at 1:30 p.m. Trace Adkins will headline the official Fourth of July celebrations on the Riverfront at 7 p.m. Jaci Velasquez and Julianne Hough are also scheduled to perform on the main stage. This year's show entitled "Let Freedom Sing!" with fireworks set to the music of the Nashville Symphony will begin around 9:30 p.m. For more information about the events in downtown Nashville, visit Several downtown roads will be closed during this weekend because of this weekend's events. All roads to re-open no later than 5 a.m. on Monday. STREET CLOSURES: Friday, July 2 6 a.m. West lane of 1st Ave. from Broadway to Church St. North lane Cut-Out on Broadway from 1st Ave. to 2nd Ave. 8:15 a.m. Riverfront Park Arrival Court Saturday, July 3 6 a.m. 1st Ave. from Demonbreun St. to Church St. Broadway from 1st Ave. to 2nd Ave. Sunday, July 4 6 a.m. Broadway from 2nd Ave. to 3rd Ave. 2nd Ave. from Demonbreun St. to Church St. 1st Ave. from Church St. to Union St. Commerce St. from 2nd Ave. to 3rd Ave. Bank St. from 1st Ave. to 2nd Ave. Church St. from 1st Ave. to 2nd Ave. Gay St. Connector from 1st Ave. to 1st Ave. 8 a.m. Victory Lane from Titan Way to South Second St. South First St. from Victory Lane to South Second St. (1st becomes Davidson) 8 p.m. Woodland Street Bridge Union St. from 2nd Ave. to Woodland St. Bridge Gateway Bridge.

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