Lise Davis, widow of legend Mac Davis, named Grand Marshal for 2021 4th on Broadway

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Lise Davis, Mac Davis’ widow, will head up this year’s parade.

(The following is a news release from Broadway Festivals)

Organizers of the 2021 4th on Broadway welcome to Lubbock Lise Davis [pronounced “Lisa”], wife of hometown superstar Mac Davis, as this year’s Sonic Parade grand marshal.

“Mac entertained thousands of West Texans and visitors at the 2009 4th on Broadway,” said Broadway Festivals president Don Caldwell. “His gracious participation in that event and other Lubbock Centennial activities are proof he always loved his hometown. We’re so happy to have Lise here to join us in celebrating Mac’s life, Lubbock heritage and love of America!”

The Sonic Parade steps off at 9 a.m. July 3, at Broadway and Ave. M, marching east past Ave. A and into Mackenzie Park toward Joyland.

Accessible free parking, sponsored by Caprock Cardiovascular Center, will be available all day and throughout the evening off Canyon Lake Drive between Broadway and 19th Street.

Convenient paid parking at South Plains Fairgrounds and complimentary shuttle bus service to and from the park are provided by First National Bank and Mullin, Hoard and Brown, LLP. Paid parking is also provided directly across Broadway in easy walking distance of the food, music and fun.

Caldwell says this year’s event, themed “Let Freedom Sing,” feels extra special after last year’s in-person event had to be canceled, making way for production of a successful high-energy television special to fill the gap.

“People are ready to get out, ready to celebrate America, our freedom and each other,” he said. “Having Lise join us this year, and helping Lubbock continue to remember Mac’s impact on our city, makes it even that much more exciting.”

From the Sonic Parade to the Alderson BMW daytime concert stages, the Fibermax kids’ area and Lubbock Music Now singer/songwriter stage to Covenant Children’s youth fishing tournament hosted by Cabela’s, through the River Smith’s eating contests in the Sunbelt cool zones, and into the night with the United Supermarkets evening concert and the Gorilla Law Firm fireworks extravaganza, Caldwell invites everyone out for a full day and evening of activities.

Businesses, nonprofits and other organizations can still secure their spot in the parade before the June 18 deadline.

(This is a news release from Broadway Festivals)

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