Cherry Blossom Festival organizers announce concert headliner

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Country music star Drake White will perform at the Cherry Blossom Festival this year.

White, known for his songs Makin’ Me Look Good Again, Livin’ the Dream, and his newest hit Girl in Pieces is the headliner for “Party in the Park,” which was formerly held downtown as the festival’s “Street Party.”

Country artist Travis Denning, a Warner Robins native known for his song David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs, will open for White.

Drake White

“Party in the Park” at Central City Park starts Saturday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. The $5 daily admission to the festival will include the concert. Children 10 and under are free.

Free ice skating, a free hypnotist show and a free high dive show will also be at Central City Park this year, along with carnival rides and concessions.

The Celebrity Marshal for the 2019 Cherry Blossom Parade is Emmy-nominated actor Michael O’Leary, who spent more than two decades on the longest-running show in broadcast history, “The Guiding Light.”

3rd Street Park festivities start Monday, March 25 and happen each day Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 1:30.

Travis Denning

Alex Habersham, 2019 festival chair, says the festival is for everyone.

“The only thing I would like to say is that the Cherry Blossom Festival is for everybody, all age groups, all ethnicities, all organizations, all churches, fraternities, we want everybody to come,” Habersham says.

 

Michael O’Leary

The 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival is March 22-March 31.

For more information and a full schedule, click here.

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