Get ready to dance as the new year “turns the corner” into 2023 and kicks off this year’s Rose Parade on Monday, Jan. 2, with an “opening spectacular” – multi-platinum band Fitz and The Tantrums.
Performing their latest high energy, infectious new song “Let Yourself Free,” the title track from their new album of the same name, Fitz and the Tantrums will get the party started with a performance featuring youth singers and the Rose Parade Youth Dance Group. This includes a collection of young kids ranging in age from 8-13.
As the two-hour mark approaches and the final float begins its trip down Colorado Blvd., two-time Grammy winner Tanya Tucker will sing to the audiences with a performance of her current single, “Ready as I’ll Never Be.”
She’ll be on a black Friesian horse and join the Pasadena First AME Praise Team who will ride on The Mansion Entertainment Group float for the performance of the song featured on her forthcoming album and in her new documentary film “The Return of Tanya Tucker – Featuring Brandi Carlile,” the song has garnered Oscar buzz for the 2023 Academy Awards.
Following the performance, Tucker will ride down the 5.5-mile parade route and close out the parade as its Grand Finale.