Want to attend the Independence Day Celebration at Riverfront Park, but don’t want to fight the hassle of traffic and parking? No problem. Take the Music City Star instead.
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will operate a special Music City Star train on Saturday, July 4 from Lebanon to downtown Nashville for the Music City fireworks at Riverfront Park. The train is scheduled to depart from 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.
Rutherford County residents will be able to drive north on Highway 109 and catch the Music City Star at the Martha Station (located on the Southeast corner of the Hwy 109 and Lebanon Road/Hwy 70 intersection). Parking at the Martha Station is free.
An allotment of 900 tickets will be available to the general public and cost $10 for a roundtrip ticket. Parking is free at all of the outlying stations.
Customers will receive only one ticket for the round trip and will need to show the ticket to the conductor when boarding on both trips. Children age 4 and under will not need a ticket to board; however, they will be required to sit in their parent’s lap. Weekday Music City Star tickets and passes are not accepted on the July 4 train.
In order to ensure that passengers traveling together will be seated in the same passenger car, tickets will have a car number assignment printed on them. Passengers should enter that specific car at their boarding stations. Travel back to the original boarding stations from Riverfront Station after the fireworks should be in that same passenger car.
Tickets are available for purchase beginning June 5 at Music City Central, which is located at 400 Charlotte Ave., on the Music City Star Web site at www.musiccitystar.org, or with a credit card over the phone by calling (615) 862-5925. Online tickets will be on sale until 4 p.m. Friday, June 26 or until they are sold out, whichever comes first. Tickets will not be for sale July 4 on the platforms.
Any items that will not fit underneath the seat, such as large coolers, bikes and wagons, are not permitted on the train. Backpacks and folding chairs will be allowed onboard.
For more information, contact Customer Care at (615) 862-5950 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays or visit the Music City Star Web site at www.musiccitystar.org.