Rose Parade Updates

TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® ANNOUNCES
2019 ROSE QUEEN® LOUISE SISKEL

PASADENA, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2018) - The Tournament of Roses® has named Louise Deser Siskel as the 101st Rose Queen at the Announcement and Coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank. The event took place at the Pasadena Playhouse and was hosted by Chris Schauble, co-anchor of the KTLA 5 Morning News. The announcement was made by 2019 Tournament of Roses President Gerald Freeny and follows a month-long selection process with 24 Pasadena area schools participating in interviews. The Rose Queen and Royal Court were selected based upon a combination of qualities, including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement.

During the coronation ceremony, President Freeny presented Rose Queen Louise... Find out more...

10-TIME GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER, CHAKA KHAN
SELECTED AS 2019 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® GRAND MARSHAL

PASADENA, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2018) - Singer, songwriter, and philanthropist Chaka Khan was announced today as the 2019 Grand Marshal by Tournament of Roses® President Gerald Freeny. Chaka will ride in the 130th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “The Melody of Life” and join in the pre-game celebration of the 105th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual both are held on January 1, 2019. As an added bonus for millions of viewers around the world, Chaka is scheduled to perform in the parade’s Opening Spectacular.

Chaka is one of the most celebrated musicians with a rich musical legacy... Find out more...