Rep. Eric Watson’s July 4th Fireworks Celebration Still Planned, Rain Or Shine

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Rep. Eric Watson on Tuesday announced that the fireworks show on July 4th will still go on. If it is not raining, the music stage will be set up at Lloyds Used Cars which is right across Highway 64 from the flea market. In case of rain, the music will be moved into the Highway 64 flea market.

The fireworks show will be at Howard’s Flealand on Highway 64, featuring live entertainment, free food and a spectacular hour-long after-dark fireworks display.

“This legendary fireworks show is a tradition in the community,” Rep. Watson said, “and I’m happy to be able to continue the tradition. I hope everyone will turn out on July 4th for this family-friendly celebration.”

This year’s musical lineup includes the popular bluegrass band Barefoot Nellie & Co., and Cleveland’s own Eric Watson & Reunion Friends, which will bring together members from The Tennesseans and Tennessee Harmony.

This and other July 4th events will be remote broadcast on 104.1 FM. Or, for continuous, uninterrupted coverage from Howard’s Flealand, tune in to 87.9 FM.

Music kicks off at 7 p.m., with the hour-long fireworks display beginning at dark. Organizers said, "Bring your lawn chairs and your appetite and join Rep. Eric Watson for an evening of fun and celebration."


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