Those planning to buy Music City Star train tickets to the July 4 celebration at Nashville’s Riverfront Park are out of luck.
All 950 tickets available to the general public were sold.
“The Music City Star’s July 4 train always adds a special touch to the celebration at Riverfront Park, and this year is no different,” said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, who also serves as Regional Transit Authority board chair. “I appreciate all who have chosen to take advantage of this safe, reliable and convenient transportation option, and I look forward to seeing everyone at this great event.”
Customers who bought the special train tickets will need to show their ticket to train personnel for scanning when boarding on both trips. Children 4 and younger will not need a ticket to board; however, they will be required to sit in their parent’s lap. Children 5 and older will need a ticket. After the fireworks, passengers should be seated in the same train car for easier exiting at their designated station.
Backpacks and folding chairs will be allowed onboard. Any items that will not fit underneath the seat, such as large coolers, bikes and wagons, are not permitted on the train. Anyone needing special accommodations to board should call 615-862-5925 prior to their trip.
Following de-boarding at Riverfront Station, the train will move out of the station so its locomotives will not interfere with performances on the Riverfront stage. Passengers will not be able to return to the train during the July 4 festivities. To get some relief from the heat, misting stations and water fountains will be available.
The train is scheduled to depart from the Lebanon Station at 4 p.m., stop in Martha at 4:13 p.m., Mt. Juliet at 4:24 p.m., Hermitage at 4:33 p.m., Donelson at 4:44 p.m. and arrive at Nashville’s Riverfront Station at 5 p.m. The return train to Lebanon leaves 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Nashville fireworks. Parking is free at the outlying stations and is not available at Riverfront Station.
For more information, contact customer care at 615-862-5950 weekdays from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. or visit the RTA website at musiccitystar.org.
Weekday Music City Star tickets and passes will not be accepted on the July 4 train.