A blast at Fort Campbell for the Fourth

Fort Campbell's celebrated Independence Day with fireworks and a free concert featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stone Temple Pilots and Cassadee Pope on July 4 at the base.

Fort Campbell's 2023 Independence Day celebration featured live music by Cassadee Pope, Stone Temple Pilots, and Lynyrd Skynyrd ahead of the grand finale fireworks show on July 4 near Clarksville.
Fort Campbell's 2023 Independence Day celebration featured live music by Cassadee Pope, Stone Temple Pilots, and Lynyrd Skynyrd ahead of the grand finale fireworks show on July 4 near Clarksville.

The Division Parade Field was packed by 4 p.m. with families enjoying the Family Fun Zone of games and prizes, inflatable axe-throwing, arts and crafts and other activities. There were also inflatables, and a variety of food trucks. The entertainment officially began at 5 p.m. with an Honors to the Nation ceremony, with a 50-gun salute honoring the date statehood was achieved by each of the 50 states, from Delaware to Hawaii.

Lynyrd Skynyrd front man Johnny Van Zant was joined by an all star lineup of musicians for the Independence Day celebration at Fort Campbell on July 4.
Lynyrd Skynyrd front man Johnny Van Zant was joined by an all star lineup of musicians for the Independence Day celebration at Fort Campbell on July 4.

Cassadee Pope took the stage at 6 p.m., Stone Temple Pilots came on at 7 p.m. and this year's much-anticipated headliner began their set at 8:30 p.m. Throughout the set, Lynyrd Skynyrd's front man Johnny Van Zant took time to express his appreciation for America's soldiers and their families, saying he and the band were honored to be a part of Fort Campbell's Fourth of July celebration.

The evening concluded with an impressive fireworks show that lasted more than 20 minutes.

This article originally appeared on Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle: A blast at Fort Campbell for the Fourth