Music and Independence Day for Tennessee Tourism

tennessee tourism julyBy Amanda Stravinsky

July 1

Munford – Celebrate American freedom with a free family event featuring music, games and a fireworks display 7:30 p.m. in Munford City Park.

July 2

Nashville – Listen to music provided by Coal Train Railroad part of Family Night Out 6:30 p.m. at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.

Jackson – Take in a night of music as the Jackson Area Plectral Society performs for audiences 6:30 p.m. at Casey Jones Village, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

July 3

Gatlinburg – Midnight Independence Day Parade – The “First July Fourth Parade of the Nation!” kicks off with floats, balloons, and marching bands as residents pay tribute to the United States of America.

Murfreesboro – Guests can celebrate Independence Day with a picnic, live music from Bonnie and Bonnie while kids can play 19th century lawn games 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oaklands Historic House Museum.

Waynesboro – Mark Collie will perform during the inaugural Stage 64 Music Concert 6 p.m. to midnight at Waynesboro’s Stage 64, a new outdoor music venue in Waynesboro City Park. Fireworks will be set 9:30 p.m. during the celebrations.

July 3-4

Chattanooga – Prepare to be amazed with an aerial display and fireworks shot over the water 10 p.m. each night at Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park.

July 3-5

Jackson – Enjoy live music, barbecue, a bike show and more during the Riders and Rockabilly Rally in downtown Jackson.

July 4

Linden/Lobelville – Listen to music by Doug McCormick with the Herbert Hinson Band 6 p.m. in Linden; then enjoy a fireworks display 9:30 p.m. at City Park.

Nashville – Music City July 4th Spectacular – This annual event is Nashville’s largest, one-day party with live music, family activities, food and the nation’s best fireworks displays.

Bristol – The Border Bash Concert Series will feature Ian Thomas and the Band of Drifters along with Bill and the Bells as part of the July 4th Weekend events in downtown Bristol TN/VA. The event is free and open to the public.

Winchester – Enjoy music by HunterGirl with Band as they perform on the Hard Dock Café at Tim’s Ford Marina & Resort.

Union City – Enjoy food, music, demonstrations, and fireworks 1-9 p.m. at Discovery Park of America. Tickets are $10.

Knoxville – Americana music by Handsome and the Humbles, dance music by Bantum Rooster and bluegrass favorite Misty River will provide the tunes surrounding the family fun and food for the Festival on the 4th 4 p.m. at World’s Fair Park.

July 7

Memphis – Music by Stax Music Academy Alumni Band will be performed as part of Live in Studio A 2-4 p.m. at The STAX Museum.

Nashville – Be there for the concert and album launch of “Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats” 6 p.m. at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

July 9

Jackson – Bees, birds, butterflies and bottles will be the theme for the 2015 Summer Celebration Lawn and Garden Show with garden talks, plant sales, vendors, wagon tours and more 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University of Tennessee Gardens in Jackson.

July 10

Collierville – Enjoy the classic story of Annie as it’s played for audiences during Movie Mania dusk at Carriage Crossing.

Nashville – Wine enthusiasts will love Red, White & Zoo where wine tastings from around the world, close animal encounters and more will be featured 7 p.m. at the Nashville Zoo.

Blountville – The Ricky Carmichael University will come with dirt bike techniques and tricks to Muddy Creek Raceway.

Crossville – Crossville-native Mandy Barnett will perform with her band of A-List Nashville musicians 7:30 p.m. at Cumberland County Playhouse.

July 10-Aug 2

Memphis – The world premiere of Mountain View, the story of Jokate and her survival in the mountains, will take place at The Circuit Playhouse. The play was written by Memphis native Teri Feigelson.

July 11

Gatlinburg – Celebrate the importance of biodiversity during BioBlitz which will focus on plants, birds and butterflies 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Whites Creek Small Wild Area. The event is free and open to the public.

Maryville – Experience the Out of the Ordinary Fair with activities like yoga at your desk, honey-making exhibit line dancing, basket making and more 1-4 p.m. at the Blount County Public Library.

Hendersonville – Enjoy music under the stars for Songwriters Night 5-9 p.m. at Historic Rock Castle. Tickets are $5.

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