Singer-songwriter Jana Kramer, who recently released her sophomore album thirty one, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 62nd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade. The parade kicks off the holiday season in downtown Nashville on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m.
“The Nashville community is strong and filled with amazing people,” Kramer said. “It is an honor to join the Nashville Christmas Parade, and I can’t express how excited I am to be a part of it.”
Along with Kramer serving as this year’s Grand Marshal, this year’s parade will feature new entertainment including The Nashville Ballet, the Vanderbilt “Spirit of Gold” Marching Band and new balloons and floats.
“Piedmont Natural Gas is excited to be part of one of Nashville’s favorite holiday traditions,” said Stephen Francescon, community relations manager for Piedmont Natural Gas. “Our committee is working extremely hard to make this the best parade yet, and having Jana Kramer as our Grand Marshal only adds to the excitement.”
This year’s parade will have a new route. Participants will begin at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Broadway, heading east down Broadway to Second Avenue North, crossing over the Cumberland River and ending at the base of the Woodland Street Bridge.
The 2015 parade theme is “Miracle on Broadway.” All proceeds from the parade will benefit Share the Warmth, Piedmont’s energy assistance program that helps local low-income families pay their energy bills at any point during the year, regardless of their energy source. Since 2003, Piedmont Natural Gas, its customers and the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation have donated more than $2.6 million to the Share the Warmth program. For more information about Share the Warmth, visit www.piedmontng.com/sharethewarmth.
To stay up to date on parade happenings and announcements, visit the Nashville Christmas Parade Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nashvillechristmasparade. Additional information on how to participate in this year’s parade also is available at www.nashvillechristmasparade.com.