Chevy Trucks Help Kick Off CMA Music Festival With Parade
June 1, 2010 at 11:36 AM (PT)
CHEVY trucks is helping to kick off the 2010 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL by sponsoring the “The Sixth Annual CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL Kick-Off Parade” on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9th at 11:30a (CT) in NASHVILLE. The parade will be followed by “The Fifth Annual CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL Block Party” at 1p (CT).
CHEVROLET Sales Promotion Manager PHIL CARUSO said: "CHEVROLET has had a longstanding, natural relationship with Country Music, commonly and proudly rooted in AMERICAN tradition. We're excited about this year's Festival and happy to provide fans access to their favorite artists and opportunities to experience CHEVROLET's newest products and technologies."
The parade will feature members of the NATIONAL GUARD driving artists in a wide variety of CHEVY vehicles. BRENDA LEE will serve as Grand Marshal for the parade, with artists LYNN ANDERSON, KATIE ARMIGER, RODNEY ATKINS, THE BAND PERRY, BO BICE, ASH BOWERS, CARTER TWINS, JEFF COOK, DIANA DEGARMO, FAST RYDE, COLT FORD, BRANTLEY GILBERT, GLORIANA, JOSH GRACIN, THE GRASCALS, THE HARTERS, BUDDY JEWELL, KINGBILLY, JESSE LEE, LOCASH COWBOYS, LONESTAR, JERROD NEIMANN, JAMES OTTO, DANIELLE PECK, POINT OF GRACE, MARTY RAYBON, PAM TILLIS, TRENT TOMLINSON and CHUCK WICKS also participating.
Other participants include the BOY SCOUTS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, GIRL SCOUTS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE, MAHINDRA TRACTORS, MUSIC CITY DRUM & BUGLE CORPS, costumed characters from THE NASHVILLE CHILDREN'S THEATER, the NASHVILLE PREDATORS dancers, NASHVILLE PREDATORS mascot GNASH, NASHVILLE SOUNDS mascot OZZIE, OPERATION TROOP AID, PRIME TYME ATHLETICS, AND TENNESSEE TITANS mascot T-RAC.
Beginning at the corner of Church Street and Second Avenue, the procession will travel down Second Avenue to Broadway, turn right onto Broadway and end at Sixth Avenue.
Following the parade, the block party will take place on the CHEVY MUSIC STAGE on the BRIDGESTONE ARENA PLAZA, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway. The block party is free and open to the public. BRIA KELLY, DAVID NAIL, CHUCK WICKS, JERROD NIEMANN, JOE NICHOLS and RANDY HOUSER will perform for the party.
Performances will continue on the CHEVY MUSIC STAGE and the CHEVY STAGE in the SPORTS ZONE throughout the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL. Check out www.cmafest.com for a full list of performances.