R&B singer Jeremih will serve as Grand Marshal for Bud Billiken Parade

Chicago Defender Charities Inc. presents the 93rd Annual Bud Billiken Parade.

Chicago’s very own hometown hero, internationally recognized, award-winning, Grammy-nominated R&B singer and producer, Jeremih, will serve as the Grand Marshal for this year’s parade and festival.

This legendary back to school event will take place Saturday, August 13 in Chicago’s Washington Park, featuring Chicago’s finest marching bands, dance groups, drill teams, celebrities. 

ABC7’s Cheryl Burton, Jim Rose, and Hosea Sanders will serve as hosts, along with fellow colleagues, Karen Jordan and Terrell Brown, covering the parade grounds. This year’s theme is the Power of Bud Billiken 365, highlighting and celebrating organizational, year-round programming for youths. It is the largest Black parade in the world, and the second largest parade in the country

Bud Billiken Parade

Known as Jeremy Felton during his days as a student at Morgan Park High School, Jeremih is a CPS alumni and humanitarian. The Chicago native will donate hundreds of book bags and school supplies at the Bud Billiken Parade.

More information here.


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