Jetset Getset to Perform in Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade, 3/31
Teenage band Jetset Getset will celebrate the beginning of baseball season in "major league" style, by performing on a float in the Findlay Market Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade. The parade, which will take place prior to the Reds' Opening Day game against the St. Louis Cardinals, is expected to draw as many as 100,000 spectators as it winds through the city's historic Over-the-Rhine community and downtown.
Now in its 95th year, the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade is a tradition in Cincinnati. This year's grand marshal will be Reds Hall of Famer and former shortstop Dave Concepcion. Other parade dignitaries will be former Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle and Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, and popular Reds batboy Teddy Kremer, who has been named honorary grand marshal.
For the parade, Jetset Getset is teaming up with Peterbilt of Cincinnati and The Larson Group, the Midwest's largest Peterbilt truck distributor. The band will perform while riding on a flatbed trailer pulled by a Peterbilt 75th Anniversary Model 579 tractor, painted red and white. Jetset Getset has sung the national anthem before two Cincinnati Reds games in the past, but this will be the first time the group has appeared in the Opening Day parade.
"I can't tell you how excited we are to be doing this," said Kelli Jette, manager of Jetset Getset. "Being from the Cincinnati area, we are huge Reds fans. We are honored to be working with such a respected company as Peterbilt of Cincinnati!"
Jette said it is fitting that Jetset Getset is partnering with Peterbilt, because the song the band will perform, "Mile A Minute," is about a truck driver. The song is on the group's album "Saturday Night" (Playback Records).
"In 'Mile A Minute,' the truck driver has just driven off, after having an argument with his significant other," Jette said. "The woman is singing about how she hopes her guy will 'make a u-turn' and come back to work things out. It's a fun song, written by Tom Paden, who has written for Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers and other country stars."
Based in Dearborn County, Indiana, Jetset Getset is comprised of singers Tori Little and Avery Eliason, and musicians Jason Owens (lead guitar), Justen Jette (rhythm guitar), Paul Kelley (bass), Gillian Bowman (drums) and Terry Ranck (keyboard). The band has been gaining attention in Nashville and beyond since the release of their album "Saturday Night" (Playback Records). Last year, the Country Music Association (CMA) named Jetset Getset among "Who New to Watch."
Jetset Getset recently released the single "Stronger (Than You Seem)" to country radio stations. That song is being used by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center as part of a bullying prevention program in schools.
Jetset Getset's upcoming appearances include the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee in June, and the Buckle Up Music Festival in Cincinnati, in July.
The Findlay Market Opening Day Parade is scheduled to begin on March 31 at noon, and will be televised locally by WLWT-TV and WKRC-TV, and streamed live on WCPO.com. For details about the parade, visit www.findlaymarketparade.com.