For the very first time, All Classical Portland will lead the "Classics" portion in the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade. A delight for adults and children alike, two classic trucks will appear - a 1954 Chevy panel truck and 1954 Chevy pickup.
Both will be ground-lit for maximum impact, featuring a lighting display that is varied and sound responsive. The world’s greatest classical music gems will be amplified for all to hear. Edmund Stone, host of Willamette Week's Best Radio Program in Portland (2016) The Score™ will be greeting fans from the back of one of the strikingly restored vintage trucks.
All Classical Portland will also continue leading La Petite Parade, one of two sections in the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade. The same twin ’54 Chevy trucks will be joined by classic convertible automobiles from the late 30’s and 50's.
Station DJ's will ride along, including three of Willamette Week's five on air hosts nominated for the city's Best Radio Personality of 2017 - Christa Wessel, Robert McBride and Suzanne Nance. This is the time to see your favorite radio hosts in person, dressed to the nines in “classic,” vintage inspired clothing and style!
All Classical Portland deeply enjoys its partnership with the Rose Festival and is proud to host the Festival's VIP Party at its state of the art broadcast facility which features sweeping views of the Willamette River and Tilikum Crossing. Walk-in tours of this modern classic, broadcast facility are offered anytime during business hours.
The Starlight Parade takes place Saturday, June 2nd at 9pm (also broadcast live on FOX 12 beginning at 9pm), and the Grand Floral Parade begins on Saturday, June 10th at 10am (and is available for live streaming at KPTV.com).
Check the Rose Festival website for details, and pay special attention to this year's slight route change for the 2nd, larger procession. Arrive early to secure a great vantage point and lookout for fun freebies passed out along the parade routes just before each main event, including All Classical Portland window clings, fans, and faux tattoos!