Nashville fireworks still on, many events cancelled - WKRN News 2

Nashville fireworks still on, many events cancelled

Posted: Updated: July 5, 2013 09:00 PM

Thursday's wet weather has forced several Middle Tennessee communities to cancel or postpone their Fourth of July fireworks displays but in Nashville the show will go on.

Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, said Striking Matches, Keb Mo and The Band Perry will still perform but the rain has forced them to scrap the Nashville's Symphony's live performance.

A prerecorded version of the symphony's concert will be synchronized to the fireworks instead.

Nashville's annual Fourth of July celebration is the city's single biggest one-day event of the year.  In the past, more than 150,000 people have attended.

Spyridon said there's little chance the show would be cancelled altogether but those planning to attend are still encouraged to for updates throughout the day.

Several waves of rain are expected Thursday.  There may be some longer breaks in the rain in the evening but the chance of wet weather remains high, at 60%.

A flash flood watch is in effect through Friday evening for central and eastern parts of Middle Tennessee, including Nashville, where up to six inches of rain could fall over the next several days.

Communities cancel, postpone fireworks displays

Many Mid-State cities and towns have cancelled or postponed their fireworks shows because of the weather.

Maury County cancelled its show following a recommendation by the National Weather Service. There was no immediate word on if the show would be rescheduled.  The concert and other activities scheduled will be held indoors in the Maury County Senior Center.

In Brentwood, all activities in Crockett Park have been cancelled.  A fireworks display will now take place following the final Concert in the Park on July 14.

Franklin cancelled its fireworks, saying the show would be rescheduled for a later date.

Goodlettsville's fireworks are cancelled. According to the city's Facebook page, a patriotic community event will be planned in the near future that will include fireworks.

Lebanon cancelled its fireworks show, tentatively rescheduling it for September 11. 

In Mt Juliet, the fireworks show has been pushed back a day to Friday at 9 p.m.

Both Shelbyville and Tullahoma cancelled their Fourth of July celebrations, opting instead to hold Labor Day celebrations with fireworks.

Winchester city officials have postponed Thursday night's fireworks until Saturday at 9 p.m.

The fireworks in Manchester will now be held Saturday, July 6.

La Vergne cancelled their fireworks show and celebration. The event will now take place on Sunday, September 1 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.

Spring Hill cancelled their 4th of July parade Thursday morning.

Pegram still held their annual barbecue at 11 a.m. but cancelled all other celebrations including their fireworks.

Chapel Hill also cancelled its fireworks show for Thursday night.

Ft. Campbell's Fourth of July fireworks show has been postponed until Friday at 9 p.m.  The carnival was still scheduled for Thursday.

In Murfreesboro, the fireworks show at McKnight Park will take place between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. although all other activities have been cancelled.

Pate's Ford Marina has delayed their fireworks display, orginally scheduled for Saturday, July 6, to the following Saturday, July 13.

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