Celebration Under the Stars

Celebration-Under-the-StarsThe 2023 Celebration Under the Stars powered by Middle Tennessee Electric will be held at the Fountains at Gateway, 1500 Medical Center Parkway,once again this year on Tuesday, July 4.

Country artist and composer Canaan Smith along with his band will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. with his high energy show. 

Medical Center Parkway will be closed beginning at 8:30 p.m., and the fireworks display will begin at approximately 9 p.m.

The community is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for picnicking on the grass at the Fountains beginning at 5 p.m.

“Pyro Shows will set off the fireworks from the field near Gateway Island,” said Rachel Singer, Assistant Director of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department. “The fireworks should be visible for approximately half a mile, depending on how cloudy the sky is that night, and any obstructions such as buildings and trees.”

For safety purposes, pets, alcoholic beverages, cooking grills and personal fireworks or sparklers are not permitted on the celebration site.

Sponsors of the event include Middle Tennessee Electric (Presenting Sponsor), the City of Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation, Murfreesboro Police Department, and Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department. 

About Canaan Smith

Canaan Smith with guitar

After years of writing, working and refining his craft, Canaan Smith first hit it big in 2015 with "Love You Like That," the lead single off The critically acclaimed album “BRONCO”. The PLATINUM-selling song skyrocketed to #1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart and announced Smith as one of country's hottest young artists – one with serious musical chops and the kind of unique sound that could stand out in an increasingly crowded field. The BRONCO album spawned a second top 40 hit when “Hole In A Bottle” landed at #20. 

Smith’s high octane show quickly earned his spot on some of country music’s biggest tours, including an opening slot on Dierks Bentley’s 2015 Sounds of Summer Tour and direct support for Brantley Gilbert’s 2018 Blackout Tour. Recently, Canaan seized on the opportunity to sign a new record deal with his college buddies Tyler Hubbard & Brian Kelly of FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and has been touring extensively with the superstar duo. In addition to putting out his own music, Canaan has been getting a TON of outside cuts lately- on top of multiple cuts on the latest Florida Georgia Line record and SEVEN songs on Brian Kelley’s solo record on Warner Nashville. Canaan is a writer on 2 songs on HARDY’s Hixtape Vol. II including the Morgan Wallen collaboration “Goin’ Nowhere” and has pending cuts with Jake Owen & Tyler Hubbard. Smith has earned a solid reputation for well crafted songs and one of country music’s most dynamic live shows.