Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sunday Night July 3rd in Nashville

We went to Nashville to spend the weekend visiting my Stepson. Sunday night we went as a family down to Broadway St and the waterfront area for the city's celebration. They had bands playing on a stage set up on a barge moored in front of an amphitheater type area. The show was good, but pics of a concert are boring if you don't know the band so I won't waste your time. As soon as the band finished the fireworks show started. It was a great time and I'm glad we saw if since the fireworks celebration here in Birmingham is pretty screwed up because of the rain that moved in this afternoon.

Beautiful flag display at the end of Broadway.

After it got really dark you could see this on one of the buildings to make sure you knew what you were attending .

Cool neon signs are all over this street since it is the party area near the Ryman Auditorium. If you don't know what that is check google. It's a sacred space in music.

walking down the street toward the waterfront. Lots of cool bars and record stores on that side of the street with a few cowboy clothes stores thrown in for fun.

The other side of the street. This side is more t-shirt/trinket shops , bars and some boot shops.

Walking back toward the car. The Ernest Tubb record shop is a truly historical business that has had a HUGE part in Nashville's music scene.

Coming down the hill toward the riverfront.

The "rockets red glare"

The "bombs bursting in air"

The grand finale! Have I told y'all that I love my new camera ;-)

We had a great time and I'll post more from this trip later. We also went to the Lane Auto Museum and Allison and I spent part of the 4th in Franklin enjoying a small town America 4th of July celebration.

Stay tuned.....

1 comment:

  1. no love for Tootsie's. that's where everyone hung out before and after The Ryman. I love that place!