The Cowgirl Chicks will ride in the parade and perform at Equestfest
“One Nation,” a float dedicated to reconciliation honoring Native American culture, will be the RFD-TV entry in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade. The massive float, designed and built by Phoenix Decorating, will pay tribute to the sights and sounds of Native America and will feature Brule’-the award-winning contemporary Native American musical group. RFD-TV and Paul LaRoche, founder of Brule’, hope to create a historic endeavor that will shed a long overdue spotlight on the American Indian culture.
Through this collaboration, both parties hope to connect our global cultures in friendship and in unity, in an effort to support the 2011 Rose Parade® theme of “Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories.” The float, “One Nation,” marks RFD-TV’s third consecutive year as a Rose Parade float participant. Focused around a 35-foot “fancy dancer,” the float stretches an impressive 75-feet in length.
Watch On Television The live broadcast on RFD-TV/RFD HD will begin on New Year’s morning with a one-hour special, “The Making of the ‘One Nation’ Float,” at 10 a.m. (Eastern), 9 a.m. (Central), 8 a.m. (Mountain) and 7 a.m. (Pacific). This program will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the start-to-finish process on designing, building and decorating of the float. RFD-TV will also feature on-location interviews with tribal members involved with “One Nation.”