The Fifth Annual CMA Music Festival Kickoff Parade and Block Party
June 10, 2009
Country fans love a parade! And to celebrate the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience, the Fifth Annual Parade Procession will stream down Nashville’s Lower Broadway with spectacle, fan fare and treats for everybody! "The Fifth Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade" will feature Country Music artists and other celebrities riding in a wide variety of Chevy vehicles including the all new Chevy Camaro. With Rodney Atkins as Grand Marshal, other artists and celebrities participating include Deborah Allen, Lynn Anderson, Katie Armiger, Mandy Barnett, Bo Bice, Bomshel, NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, Caitlin & Will, Carter Twins, Jeff Cook, Brad Cotter, Sarah Darling, Due West, "The Biggest Loser's" Dan Evans, Colt Ford, The Grascals, Halfway to Hazard, Heartland, Ty Herndon, Steve Holy, Jypsi, Kate & Kacey, Sammy Kershaw, Brenda Lee, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, The Lost Trailers, Justin Moore, Megan Munroe, Oak Ridge Boys, One Flew South, Michael Peterson, Collin Raye, NASCAR driver Robert Richardson, Ricochet, Rio Grand, Brady Seals, Sunny Sweeney, Trent Tomlinson, Trent Willmon, and Chris Young. Other participants include the Chevy Little League Baseball, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, Ronald McDonald, Music City Drum & Bugle Corps, tractors from New Holland Agriculture, Operation Troop Aid, Tennessee Titans Mascot T-Rac, and members of the Westmoreland FFA Chapter from Westmoreland High School in Westmoreland, Tenn.
The parade begins at the corner of Broadway and Sixth Avenue North, the procession will travel down Broadway; turn right on Third Avenue South; proceed down Third Avenue South until turning right on Demonbreun; proceed up Demonbreun to Sixth Avenue, and end at the Sommet Center.
Following the parade on Wednesday, join fans at the annual CMA Music Festival Block Party at Sommet Center Plaza. Live performances and a mob of Country enthusiasts make this a must-attend extravaganza! The lineup includes Trent Tomlinson, LoCash Coboys, Jason Michael Caroll, The Lost Trailers, James Otto, Emerson Drive, Eric Church and Rodney Atkins.