Darius Rucker, Port Chuck + More to Perform at Nashville’s 4th of July Festival
Details for Nashville's annual Let Freedom Sing 4th of July festival have been announced, which includes Darius Rucker headlining the three-day festival's final night.
Festivities start on July 2 with the National 9/11 Flag Display which is currently on a journey across America through the 10th Year Anniversary of 9/11. The historic flag has been leading venues nationwide to empower local service heroes in all 50 states with the privilege of stitching the flag back to its original 13-stripe format. The display also has been inspiring 300 million Americans with the flag's rich visual history in order to deepen our sense of citizenship and national pride, and bolster the spirit of volunteerism on the 9/11 Anniversary and year-round.
The following night, July 3, Scott Reeves, former member of country duo Blue County ('Good Little Girls,' 'That's Cool') and current star on daytime soap, 'General Hospital,' will take the stage with fellow 'GH' castmates Steve Burton ("Jason Morgan"), Brandon Barash ("Johnny Zacchara") and Bradford Anderson ("Spinelli") as they present their '80s/'90s cover band, Port Chuck.
Port Chuck take the stage at 6:00PM for the night's theme, 'A Prelude to the 4th.' This is not the band's first visit to Nashville. Last year, Port Chuck performed at CMA Music Fest and launched their first tour, selling out venues at every stop including Nashville's Zanies Comedy Club. On a personal note, both Reeves and Burton reside in Music City when they are not filming 'General Hospital' out in Los Angeles.
"We expected to see about 200 or 300 people show up when we played at CMA Fest," Reeves, who plays Dr. Steven Lars Webber on 'General Hospital,' tells Taste of Country. "We thought if that happens, it would be enough to have fun and have a blast. There were 1,600 people there in front of us, and it grew. It was such a cool thing. It got bigger and bigger and bigger. It was awesome!"
The finale of the Let Freedom Sing festival gets underway on the 4th with music starting at 1:30PM. The afternoon shows will include performances by Ayla Brown, the Willis Clan, the Cleverlys and the Dirty Guv'nahs. Later that evening, Rucker will take the stage, along with the Street Corner Symphony and the Nashville Symphony. Fireworks will follow, starting around 9:30PM.
The festival takes place down at the River Front park and is a free event. For more information on the Let Freedom Sing festival, including what will be allowed inside the park and parking options, click here.