Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-23 23:24:26 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) — The situation is brightening a year after the Nashville Independence Day fireworks were canceled due to a pandemic.
The organizer said in 2021 “Let’s ring freedom!” Celebration is bigger and better than ever.
“Big weekends, stagnant demand, bigger fireworks, bigger talents? A recipe for a really busy day,” said Butch Spiriton, president of Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation.
Spiriton said last year he was naive and optimistic that things were going well, but this year was full of unexpected twists and turns.
“We ordered fireworks, which was the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, so we were going to try to grow quite large,” Spiridon said. “And it was like unplugging. No, it doesn’t happen.”
The service industry was hit hardest by last-minute cancellations between not making a profit and ordering food and alcohol in preparation for the annual event.
“It would have been a $ 20 million direct visitor spend for Nashville. Not only did we not make $ 20 million, we lost money. Partners did not buy or sell. I lost money on things. Last year they double-hit, “said Spiridon.
But a year later, the industry is ready to return to July 4th, Independence Day. busy.
“I think we’re very hungry for it. We’re a service industry town and that’s what we’re doing on Broadway. Well, why can we get excited about returning to it? Couldn’t it? “Adriana Orsini, marketing director of TC Restaurant Group, said.
Spiriton said he was looking forward to a smile at Nashville’s biggest event in 15 months, despite many changes since last year.
“Both can make me silent. Last year, it was very sad to think, see and go,” Where are we? ” “How long will it take?” And this year will be a moment of pride without words, “said Spiridon.
“Let Freedom Sing” will be a spectacular broadcast on Sunday, July 4th, starting at 9pm in News 2.
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