We traveled to Nashville a few weeks back for a wedding, which also put us there right in time for the Fourth of July. After doing some research on the best places to set up for photos of the downtown skyline and the fireworks show, we ended up on the top of a parking deck by a hospital.
It did provide a great view of the city, and wasn't anywhere near as crowded as the riverfront (something like 250,000 people were gathered there). This is a wider view, with the Tennessee State Capitol on the left.
The show started around 10:00, with the fireworks exploding right behind the skyline.
The Nashville fireworks show was actually ranked as the second best show in the country, and it was really quite impressive. It was also nice that we were able to get out of the parking deck within a few minutes of the show ending and avoided all the traffic.
And one last shot from Nashville, from above a park along the river. The bridge in the foreground is the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge.