The two-hour broadcast was filled with feature performances by many well-known local and Texas performers, in addition to an array of incredible floats and community-spirited entries including entries from Bell, Alcon Vision, LLC and GM Financial. Here’s a sampling of our special guests!
Randy Rogers Band
Over the course of its decades-long career, Randy Rogers Band has built a national following from its humble Texas Hill Country roots. The self-described brotherhood of lifelong musicians is fueled by its unique blend of vocals, instrumentals and songwriting
Jubilee Theater Singers
From the GM Financial Parade of Lights to your home, The Jubilee Theatre presents, “This Christmas.” Performed by their very own Jubilee Singers, here’s a sneak peek of their upcoming holiday concert, “Funky Town Christmas,” streaming Nov, 27th – Dec. 27th from the Jubilee Theatre. Jubilee is the oldest African American theatre in the North Texas Region celebrating 40 years of excellence. What better way to bring in the season than with this wonderful holiday classic first sung in 1970 by Donny Hathaway.
An American singer-songwriter from Denton, Texas, Sarah is known for her distinctively clear vocals, and has worked across many musical genres, including acoustic-folk, indie pop and hip hop.
Jolie and Sonny
When two successful Texas Country Music artists, Jolie Holliday and Sonny Burgess, find themselves coming together on the same music path, it only seems natural to join forces to become the dynamic duo known as Jolie & Sonny
Four Day Weekend
Voted Best Comedy and named “Best Entertainment Experience in Texas,” Four Day Weekend is a Fort Worth institution. They’ve been called “Fort Worth’s Greatest Ambassadors”, have been awarded the Key to the City, and have performed for two U.S. presidents and delivered a keynote address to the United States Congress. This cast brings their comedy magic to the 2020 GM Financial Parade of Lights!
Rock-n-soul infused, singer/songwriter powerhouse based out of Fort Worth Texas. Josh has delivered countless memorable performances all over the South.
Host Buddy Bray and guest artists use individual pieces to explore topics that delve into the way music is organized and structured, counting and rhythm, expressive elements, and sometimes just lighthearted enjoyment! Join musicians Buddy Bray, Lewis Warren, Jr., Corrie Donovan and Gloria Lin performing on location in Downtown’s own Steinway Store.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Brass
Since its beginnings in 1912, the FWSO has been an essential thread in the city’s cultural fabric and the very foundation of Fort Worth’s performing arts. The Brass Quintet is one of the FWSO’s featured performing groups. The FWSO Brass will be featured in two segments, including a special performance of their own arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner.
Lou CharLeS is a Fort Worth rapper with a Texas twang and a penchant for punchy lines. He has opened for Immortal Technique, collaborated with Dizzy Wright, and gotten some tutelage from producer and Dallas native J. Rhodes, the hitmaker behind many a banger from Talib Kweli, Rick Ross and Black Thought.
File her music under “country,” “honky tonk,” or even “outlaw,” but when you hear Summer Dean, the twang in her voice and the grit in her soul, you’ll figure out pretty quick that her authenticity comes from knowing where she’s from and who she is: a laidback songwriter from Texas who’s never been afraid to saddle a song her own damn way.
Lorena Leigh is a Fort Worth-based singer/songwriter known for her catchy hooks, lyrical stories, and electrified, pedal-popped ukulele melodies. Riding the momentum of her previous EPs ‘Bella Vista’ (2015) and ‘Jellyfish Queen’ (2018) Lorena released her debut LP in the fall of 2019. Entitled Water Theory, the 11-song adventure was produced by Ernesto Valenzuela (Tommy Genesis, Espé, B-52s) and features an all-star cast including drummer Sterling Campbell (David Bowie, B-52s and Duran Duran).