Let Freedom Sing, The Music City 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, has been called the second-best fireworks display in the country. The Nashville Symphony performs patriotic songs while the fireworks soar over the heads of attendees. Last year, over 100,000 people attended the festival, a day-long festival held at Riverfront Park which is on the west bank of the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville.
The all-day event starts around noon when the Family Zone and numerous food booths open to crowds of people. At 3 PM, a live music show begins, and acts perform most of the afternoon and evening until the fireworks start. The artists performing this year included Phil Vassar, Michael McDonald, The WannaBeatles, Barry Scott, Les Kerr and the Bayou Band, The Lost Trailers, and Max Q.
Because of our neighborhood party and because we're not too wild about fighting crowds and traffic, we found a place about 3 miles from Riverfront Park from which I could shoot some photos. About 25 other people were in the empty lot with us, and one happened to have on his car radio so we could all hear the symphony playing. I shot about 75 photos and am sharing two shots with you.
ADDED NOTE: Our vantage point was downwind of the fireworks, so there was a lot of smoke that blew in our direction. I've tried to crop most of it out of these photos.