The 4th of July Fireworks in Cedar Rapids will be Amped! This is the first Celebration Of Freedom at the new McGrath Amphitheater. The best place to see the fireworks and enjoy a cold beer is at the Music On The River series. Cold beer, a blanket on the lawn and....wait for it....access to port-a-potties! Britney Spears' little sister Jamie Lynn will perform. Gates open at 6. Show starts at 7.

Maybe Britney will stop by. Maybe Jamie Lynn will cover these songs. I can always dream. My Top 4 Drinking Songs for the 4th:

"Brass Monkey" Beastie Boys: "Tilt Your Head Back. Let's Finish The Cup"

"Drink Drank Drunk" Hellyeah [The title says it all]

"Whiskey Hangover" Godsmack "So What If I Never Want To Be Sober"

"Have A Drink On Me" AC/DC "Get Blinded Out Of Your Mind"

Here's the breakdown on ticket prices for the 4th. Don't miss this chance to see the fireworks from the awesome vantage point of the amphitheater.

ADVANCE TICKET PRICES (when bought at the U.S. Cellular Center box office)

GA Pit: $26.50 (standing only)
GA: $16.50
Family Four Pack GA: $56
(Children 2 and under are free)

Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.