Fire on the Water Music Festival

Venue and FAQ



Gallatin is located approximately 25 miles north of Nashville. Lock 4 Park is on Old Hickory Lake in a venue like no other. 



Who benefits from the festival?

Profits from the festival will used to benefit the parks and tourism in Gallatin. One project in particular, the "Miracle Park" is a park for special needs children and adults.

Will we be allowed to re-enter the festival?

Festival attendees will be allowed one re-entry into the festival.

Is this event rain or shine?

This event is rain or shine. Show delays may occur due to lightning. 

Will chairs be allowed?

Yes, but no chairs will be provided.

Is this an all-ages show?

Yes. This year will feature something for all ages. Children 10-and-under will be allowed in free. 

Will dogs be allowed?

Yes. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Owners are responsible for picking up after their doggo.

Will we have to deal with the long walk into the park?

This year we will have shuttles that will bring people from the parking area to the waterfront. We'll have special golf carts for those with special needs; however, we may have limited ability to lift wheelchairs. We will do whatever is necessary to accommodate everyone, so please call 615-451-5961 if you have a special need that we can plan for.

Will coolers and outside refreshments be allowed?

Coolers and outside refreshments will not be allowed. Bags are subject to search at the entrance of the park.

Will we have access to free water?

Sumner Regional Medical Center will provide a "hydration station" under the park pavilion where bottles of free water will be available.

are there gluten free, dairy free or sugar free options?

  • Tony's Brisket - NO 
  • Grilled Cheeserie - dairy free and gluten free options
  • Blessed Day Coffee - dairy free and sugar free options
  • Will Bills Soda - All sodas fairy and gluten free; sweetened with cane sugar
  • Birdie's Frozen Drinks - dairy free and gluten free options
  • Ben and Jerry's - 2 dairy free options (one vegan certified); gluten free options
  • Hoss Loaded Burgers - gluten free and dairy free options
  • Cousins Main Lobster - gluten free options
  • Southern Bites - gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free options

Are guns and other weapons allowed in this public park?

No. Since this is a closed event, no weapons will be allowed. The prohibited items list is at the bottom of this page. Bags are subject to search upon entry of the festival.

Will boaters be able to make landfall?

The festival will provide shuttles from the Lock 4 access dock, which is around the corner (closer to the marina) from the event. The dock does not have space to tie down your boat, so dropping off your friends who will be shuttled to the ticketing area will be available.  Day of event issues with pickups? Call Jeff Hentschel at 615-499-1780. 

How can I volunteer?

Contact the Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce for more information on volunteering. Volunteers will work shifts for free access to the festival.

Special offer. If you want to help be a stage hand for a shift, we'll offer you and a plus one to enjoy the rest of the day on us. Stage hands must be able to lift heavy weight and follow instructions. Contact 615-451-5961


Camping and tents are not allowed in Lock 4 Park.

Are you giving away free tickets to people who live close to the park?

No, but look for ticket givaways on local media and our FaceBook and Instagram pages.

How will you accommodate persons with special needs?

With limited walkways, sloped hills, and some uneven terrain, Lock 4 Park can be a difficult place to navigate for anyone. Golf carts will be available to get those inside the venue. ADA compliant bathrooms will also be available. Contact to let us know how we can best accommodate  your at the festival.

Will the food trucks have gluten-free options?

We've asked our food vendors that question and hope to have an answer soon. If you have special dietary requirements or special needs, please contact us at 615-452-4000 and we'll do what we can to accommodate you. 

Are children allowed in free?

Children 10 and under are allowed in free.

What can't I bring?

  • Alcohol
  • Food/Drinks
  • Portable Grills
  • Weapons
  • Drones
  • Fireworks
  • Illegal Substances
  • Box trucks / trailers
  • Vending
  • Lasers