[NEWS] Sheryl Crow to headline Nashville's free July 4 concert

Sheryl Crow will headline Nashville's free July 4 celebration, which for the first time will take place on two stages including Ascend Amphitheater.

Following tradition, the Nashville Symphony Orchestra will perform during the fireworks display, which the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. touts as one of the largest in the entire nation.

In addition to Crow, country duo Maddie & Tae, pop artist Ruby Amanfu, singer-songwriter Erin McCarley and singer-songwriter Andrew Combs will also perform. The concert, which will be divided between Ascend Amphitheater and The Green at Riverfront Park, begins at 5 p.m. The show is free and family friendly, including a children's fun zone sponsored by McDonald's.

Crow has won nine Grammy awards in a career that spans pop, folk, rock and country.

“With two stages and six acts, our free July 4 concert will showcase the great talent and the diversity of genres creating and performing music in Music City,” Ken Levitan, board chair for the Convention and Visitors Corp. and co-president of Vector Management, said. “This exciting new location will be a great venue for attendees to see and hear all the free music, and it will open up Lower Broadway for those interested in viewing the spectacular fireworks show. We expect tens of thousands of visitors to enjoy our Independence Day festivities, filling up hotel rooms across Davidson County and generating economic activity that is good for the city.”

The CVC announced that in addition to the July 4 concert, there will be more live music and events on the riverfront on July 3 beginning at 3 p.m.

SOURCE: The Tennessean

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