2019 - Grand Marshal
* Chubby Checker *
Chubby Checker is an entertainment industry icon best known for popularizing The Twist, the number one song of all time… and the only song to hit the number one position twice in two different years.
The Twist is the first song in history to be number one for over 50 years. It will be the number one song until 2065 when Billboard Magazine nominates another song for that honor. Chubby also invented and popularized many other dances, including the fly, the pony, the shake and the hucklebuck. All of them exist in some form today on the dance floor, but it’s the legacy of The Twist that endures and secures Chubby’s place in history.
In October of 2018, Chubby was honored when he won the Casino Entertainer of the Year award. Chubby continues to tour around the world and make people happy.
Seeing him in concert you would think that doing The Twist is the magic potion for the fountain of youth. He is an energetic, articulate entertainer. His concerts are filled with people of all generations. He is current…he is amazing and he explodes on stage getting everyone involved.