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American Downtown 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

The Town of Greeneville announces plans for the 4th annual “American Downtown” 4th of July Celebration to include a parade, live music, fireworks and other family fun.
“American Downtown” will be held in the afternoon and evening of Monday, July 4, with most of the festivities planned for the Big Spring area behind the Greeneville-Greene County Library.
Strong Ties, the Jimmie D. Band, and Sunflowers & Sin are scheduled to appear on the main stage.
“Our first three confirmed acts are a true example of just how diverse the music of American Downtown is each year,” said event organizer Amy Rose, the town’s public relations manager. “From Jimmie D.’s house-rockin’ blues to the bluegrass gospel of Strong Ties and Americana folk of Sunflowers & Sin, we’ve got a little something for almost everyone. We’ll be adding several more acts to the lineup, so chances are you’ll find something you like.”

American Downtown will kick off with a Main Street parade beginning at 2 p.m. at Towne Square Shopping Center on Summer Street.
The theme of this year’s parade is “Hometown Heroes: Reuniting Past with Present.” Co-grand marshals will be members of two groups of hometown heroes – local Desert Storm veterans who returned home 25 years ago, and U.S. Navy crew members of the USS Greeneville, who will be reuniting for the 20th anniversary of the submarine’s commissioning.
The patriotic parade will proceed from Summer Street to Main Street to Tusculum Boulevard and end at Greeneville High School, which is walking distance from the Big Spring.
More parade details will be announced soon. To enter, or for more information, contact Joni Parker at 423-431-9786.
Following the parade, live music will begin at the Big Spring, which will feature a kids zone, dance stage, and a new addition this year – the Freedom Wireless Food Court.
“While the crowd enjoys a variety of food from our vendors, this year they will have a shaded area where they can sit and relax, thanks to one of our new sponsors, Freedom Wireless,” Rose said.
Other initial sponsors of “American Downtown” are: Gold-Level sponsor Marsh Propane; Silver-Level sponsors DTR, Greeneville Federal Bank, Greeneville Light & Power System, Greeneville Oil & Petroleum, and Meco Corporation; and Bronze-Level sponsors Consumer Credit Union, Food City, Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Takoma Regional Hospital, and Walmart Logistics.
More sponsorship is needed for the fireworks show and other activities of “American Downtown.” For more information, contact Amy Rose at 423-639-7105 or arose@greenevilletn.gov.
The full entertainment schedule, food vendors and other details will be announced as they become available. For more information, please visit www.greenevillletn.gov or www.facebook.com/TownofGreeneville.


July 4, 2016
2:00 pm

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