Tight new security restrictions for Nashville July 4 celebrations

Jun 28, 2016

Credit visitmusiccity.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  If you’re one of the 250,000 people expected to attend this year’s Independence Day celebrations in downtown Nashville, you should be aware that new security restrictions will be in force.

WKRN-TV reports that only a handful of items will be allowed into the celebrations downtown, including a blanket or tarp, a personal umbrella, personal camera, and a small bag measuring no larger than 16 by 10 by 4.

You can also bring a collapsible chair for the fireworks, but be aware that lawn chairs will not be permitted into holiday events held inside Ascend Amphitheatre.

Among the items that will not be permitted during the holiday weekend festivities include coolers, backpacks, fireworks, any type of weapon, laser pointers, pets, tents, large umbrellas, wagons or carts, and no drones.

Attendees will not be permitted to drive tent stakes or poles into the ground and won’t be allowed to reserve ground space.

Here is a link to the full list of permitted and banned items.