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Fourth of July in Nashville

Posted by on Sunday, July 10, 2011 in College Life, General Information, Internship, Music, Nashville, Student Life, Summer, Traditions.

Typically I spend my Fourth of July weekend with my extended family in Chicago, Illinois but this summer was a little different. As I have mentioned before in previous posts, I have a research position on campus here at Vanderbilt University this summer and I decided to spend the holiday in Nashville this summer.

The Let Freedom Sing firework show in Nashville is ranked the 11th largest firework show in the nation and is a full day of music, food, fireworks, and fun. The show lasts for approximately 30 minutes and uses well over 10,000 pounds of of fireworks. There is always a huge turn out for this event, as the locals and newcomers like myself pack Riverfront Park and the surrounding area each Fourth of July to enjoy the fabulous display.

An event in downtown Nashville is not complete without music! At the Let Freedom Sing firework show, the Nashville Symphony plays each year and there is also a stage on the bank of the river where people can enjoy live music all day leading up to the firework show.

This summer’s Fourth of July was a little different, but it was definitely a welcomed change. So, if you are ever considering spending the Fourth of July in Nashville while working at Vandy over the summer or for any reason, don’t count out the Let Freedom Sing firework show in downtown Nashville!

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