JERROD NIEMANN will stand and honor members of the U.S. Armed Services on Monday (5/28), taking part in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C, as a special musical guest.
Set to perform his current single “I Got This” – described by Rolling Stone Country as a “strutting indie-pop jam” – and “Old Glory” – a patriotic anthem written before the longtime military supporter embarked on the 76th Annual USO Holiday Tour last December – Niemann will sing in a nationally-televised salute to U.S. service members everywhere, a task he views as one of the highest callings of his career.
The National Memorial Day Parade is the largest Memorial Day event in the United States. Now celebrating its 14th year, the parade will draw an estimated 300,000 spectators as it makes its way down Constitution Avenue in the nation’s capital starting at 2 p.m. ET. Viewers at home can salute the troops by tuning in to the live-streamed broadcast online, or on various ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox affiliate stations around the country. Check local listings for detailed viewing information.
This year’s Grand Marshalls include actor Gary Sinise, The Tuskegee Airmen and Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone – heroes of the thwarted terrorist attack on a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 2015. Special celebrity guests include actor Joe Mantegna, chef Robert Irvine and Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, and TV broadcasts will be hosted by actor Dean Cain, ABC News correspondent Kyra Phillips, and ESPN commentator Sage Steele. Other performers taking the stage include Country star Trace Adkins and rising talent Cassidy Daniels.
For more information on the 2018 National Memorial Day Parade, please visit www.americanveteranscenter.
Following his nationally-televised Memorial Day performance, Niemann will return to Nashville to take part in the massive 2018 CMA Fest. On June 6, he’ll join fellow Country star Lee Brice for the 2018 Fan Bash fan-club party, kicking off at 2 p.m. CT at Famous Saloon and featuring a can’t miss set of acoustic performances. Then on June 10, Niemann will appear on the Chevy Breakout Stage located in Walk of Fame Park (across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum) at 4:30 p.m. CT.