News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 23, 2014

500 Festival Parade honors ‘Voice’ winner Kaufman


Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — The grand marshal of this weekend’s 500 Festival Parade will be “The Voice” winner Josh Kaufman.

The 500 Festival says the Indianapolis singer who won the NBC show’s competition this week will take part in Saturday’s parade through downtown Indianapolis the day before the Indy 500.

The parade is also honoring actor and singer Jim Nabors as honorary grand marshal.

Sunday’s pre-race festivities will be highlighted by what Nabors says will be his final singing of “Back Home Again in Indiana” at the track. The 83-year-old Nabors has performed the song nearly every year since 1972.

Organizers say Kaufman will perform at Saturday night’s 500 Festival Snakepit Ball.