Independence Day Music Festival feat. Brantley Gilbert - Salt River Fields - July 3, 2013

The Independence Day Music Festival delivered a true patriotic celebration Wednesday night, and after three years, the country music concert and firework spectacular has officially established itself as a yearly must-see event for the summer.

This year featured performances from LoCash Cowboys, Tyler Farr, and country superstar Brantley Gilbert. The desert sun was burning hot by five, when I arrived. Attendees frantically waved cardboard fans glued to Popsicle sticks at their faces to cool themselves down. Luckily, the clouds offered some relief.

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When Caleb isn't writing about music for New Times, he turns to cheesy horror movies and Jim Beam to pass the time.
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