Sheryl Crow to headline free Fourth of July bash in Nashville

If you're searching for an outstanding Fourth of July getaway, look no further than the country's biggest bash in Music City. Nashville, Tennessee, has played host to one of the most famous Independence Day celebrations for years and this summer's festivities are sure to live up to the hype. Downtown Nashville will be booming with visitors, music, food, fireworks and fun for the whole family, directly on the riverfront of the Cumberland River. This event is free to the public.

Sheryl Crow will be headlining the free concert. The Jack Daniels' Stage at The Ascend Amphitheater (301 First Ave. S) and the Music City Stage at The Green at Riverfront Park (100 First Ave. N) will be graced by Maddie & Tae, Erin McCarley, Andrew Combs and Ruby Amanfu throughout the event.

In the evening, an extravagant fireworks show will be accompanied by a choreographed score played by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

Children and adults will have plenty of ways to entertain themselves in the Family Fun Zone. Family-friendly music and giant inflatables will keep the children amused during the day, as well as plenty of games.

Beginning at 8 a.m. at Public Square Park (10 Public Square), the Music City Fourth of July 5K or 10K run/walk will race through the streets of downtown. It costs $40 to register for the 5K and $45 for the 10K. On June 1, this price will increase by $5.

Attendees of the Fourth of July extravaganza can bring personal coolers, collapsible lawn chairs and blankets for relaxing during the daytime concerts. Alcohol cannot be brought in from the outside, however. There will be plenty of local food and beverage vendors to purchase drinks and meals inside or at any of the many restaurants and bars along the downtown strip.

Nashville is about a four-hour road trip from downtown Atlanta. There are plenty of places to stay in Nashville, including a youth hostel, hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts and campgrounds.