Fireworks on July 4, 2024 in Nashville: How to watch live

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Celebrate Independence Day with one of the largest fireworks displays in the country with Nashville’s Let freedom sing! Music City 4th of Julyth.

It's not just about fireworks, in 2024 Nashville will use drones for the first time for the annual 4th of July event. In total, 400 drones have been added to the show.

An estimated 40,000 pounds of explosives, including shells up to 8 inches in diameter, and 200 miles of wire will be used to light up the skies over Nashville this year.

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Twenty technicians from Pyro Shows have spent the last ten days preparing the Fourth of July fireworks display in Nashville.

Fireworks and drone planners said everything will be coordinated and timed to coincide with live music from the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

The fireworks and drone show start at 9:30 p.m. You can watch a live stream of the event in this post or on this page.

TO UPDATE: Let freedom sing! is currently suspended due to lightning strikes in the area, according to the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. In a post from the NCVC, they hope to resume soon.

If you are driving into downtown Nashville: The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and the Woodland Street Bridge will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians no later than 8 p.m. They will reopen after the event at the discretion of the Metro Nashville Police Department.

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Last year, Nashville's Fourth of July event attracted an estimated 250,000 people, generating $11.6 million in direct visitor spending.