Big & Rich Named 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade Grand Marshals 

Fort Lauderdale, FL (November 28, 2017) – Parade Organizers announced John Rich and Big Kenny, globally known as Big & Rich, as the Grand Marshals of the 46th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Big & Rich will serve as ambassador for South Florida’s most acclaimed holiday celebration.  

WHAT:  The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will be hosting the “2017 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade.” Big & Rich prepare to lead the Parade along the Fort Lauderdale waterways in true Grand Marshal style on December 9, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. On the night of the Parade, the Country Music Legends will be on the bow aboard the Grand Marshal Showboat Grand Floridian by JM Lexus waving to one million spectators along the shoreline and millions more at home.

WHEN:  Saturday, December 9, 2017 starting at 6:30 PM

WHERE:  Our 12-mile parade route stretches from the New River to Lake Santa Barbara.  

The Grandstand Viewing Area at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park:

3109 East Sunrise Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304


TUNE IN:  Watch the Winterfest® Television Special on WSVN 7 on December 16 (7 p.m.),December 25 (4 p.m.) and December 31 (5 p.m.) or watch the live stream at


For more information on Winterfest, please contact the office at (954) 767-0686 or visit

About Big & Rich:

Known for their high-energy shows and thrilling crowds across the country, Big & Rich are America’s technicolor cowboys, brothers-in-arms in service to the creed that great music has no boundaries. Individually, John and Big Kenny are first-rate musicians, songwriters, producers, and entertainers. Together, they are one of the most truly original musical forces ever unleashed on a welcoming world.  With their one-of-a-kind vocal blend and musical styles drawing fans from all genres and ages. Don’t miss the FREAK PARADE when they are in your town.

Their latest single “California” is out now with the full album, Did It For The Party, to be released later this year. Some of their hit songs include “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy,” “8th of November,” “Look At You,” "Lost in this Moment," “Run Away with You,” “Lovin’ Lately” and “Comin’ to Your City.”

About Winterfest, Inc.:

Winterfest is a Florida not-for-profit organization based in Broward County that produces a variety of events including the free public event known as the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade - "The World’s Most Watched Boat Parade." Approximately one million spectators view the Parade on the 12-mile route along with millions more via television and the internet bringing National and International recognition to South Florida.  Winterfest also hosts annual events to enhance the community’s image and provide unique, wholesome family entertainment. For more information on Winterfest, please contact the office at (954) 767-0686 or their website: 

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino:

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida’s iconic entertainment destination located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach. The AAA Four Diamond-rated resort features 469 luxury guest rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club Bar & Grill, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, premium meeting and convention space and a 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. The casino offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. In the heart of the hotel is L Bar, a sophisticated, contemporary lounge showcasing handcrafted classic cocktails with a twist. Contemporary and casual eateries, include Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 178 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.For more information, call 800-937-0010, visit us online, or follow us on Facebook:

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