Kelly Clarkson Named Grand Marshal Of Nashville Christmas Parade

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson will serve as Grand Marshal for the 63rd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s.

The parade will be held in downtown Nashville on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. at the intersection of 8th avenue and Broadway. The parade will head east down Broadway to 2nd Ave. N., cross the Cumberland River, and end at the base of the Woodland Street Bridge.

“I love our city of Nashville and couldn’t be more proud to be the Grand Marshal for this year’s Christmas Parade,” Clarkson said. “See y’all there!”

“Piedmont Natural Gas is thrilled to have Kelly Clarkson, the nation’s first American Idol, to be our Nashville Christmas Parade Grand Marshal this year,” said Stephen Francescon, community relations manager for Piedmont Natural Gas. “Our parade is one of Nashville’s favorite holiday traditions. We are working hard to make this year’s event our best one ever, and having an artist with Kelly’s talent and career achievements as our Grand Marshal only adds to the excitement.”

Some of the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit a four-floor expansion of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Additional proceeds will go toward Share the Warmth, Piedmont Natural Gas’ energy assistance program that helps local low-income families pay their energy bills at any point during the year, regardless of their energy source.




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