The entertainment lineup for the 10th annual American Downtown 4th of July celebration features a variety of talent for all ages.
The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. Monday, July 4, at the Big Spring area behind the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library.
In addition to live music, American Downtown will include a nighttime parade, hot dog eating contest, kids zone, food trucks, and a spectacular fireworks show, according to organizer Amy Rose, Public Relations Manager for the Town of Greeneville.
Cast members from the Greeneville Theatre Guild will kick off the celebration at 4 p.m. by performing the National Anthem on the GFL Environmental Main Stage.
Following the National Anthem, the Greene County Community Band will perform, and a Kids Hula Hoop Contest will be held at 5 p.m.
The Chris Johnson Band will take the stage at 5:15, followed by bluegrass band Ten Penny Drive at 6:15.
The Top Dog Hot Dog Eating Contest will be held at 7 p.m. Entry forms are available at www.greenevilletn.gov under “How Do I Apply,” at the Top Dog cart, or Rose’s office at the Roby Fitzgerald Adult Center.
Entry fee is $15, and prizes are $200 for first place and $100 for second place.
Following the hot dog contest, the main stage will feature two more bands: Brownlow at 7:30 and The Color 7 at 8:30.
In between band changes, DJ Robbie Britton will entertain at the Big Spring Gazebo, where he will spin retro hits as part of his All ‘80s Vinyl Tour.
“As a kid of the ‘80s I’m so excited about this addition to our celebration,” Rose said. “I can’t wait to hear hits from artists like Janet Jackson, Prince, hair bands, and some great soundtracks.”
The Andrew Johnson Bank Parade will launch at sunset, or approximately 9:15 p.m., from Towne Square Shopping Center, turn down Main Street, and end at Greeneville High School.
At around 10 p.m., when the final parade entry arrives at GHS, the Quality Sleep Mattress Barn fireworks show will launch from the hill behind Burley Stadium.
There is no entry fee to participate in the parade. Entry forms are available at the Roby Center or www.greenevilletn.gov under “How Do I Apply.” Deadline to enter is July 1.
Thanks to generous sponsors, there are no admission charges for the celebration.
In addition to GFL Environmental, Quality Sleep Mattress Barn, and Andrew Johnson Bank, sponsors of American Downtown include: Ballad Health, First Horizon Bank, Gateway Ford, General Morgan Inn, Greeneville Federal Bank, Greeneville Flyboys, Greeneville Light & Power System, Greeneville Oil & Petroleum, MECO Corporation, TEVET, Consumer Credit Union, Food City, Heritage Community Bank, John Deere Power Products, Nickle Ridge Winery, Publix, Silver Star Design Co., Walmart Logistics, and Nanny’s Bling Boutique.
For more information on the celebration, please follow the Town of Greeneville on Facebook or visit www.greenevilletn.gov.