- May 27, 2014
-- The Carlisle Ford Nationals event will be taking center stage in 2014 with massive milestone celebrations. The weekend runs June 6-8, 2014 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and not only is there onsite fun, there is Ford-themed action within the community too. Following nearly two days of Ford action at the fairgrounds, the cars cruise into downtown Carlisle on Saturday night (6/7) for an all-Ford- themed parade. While the cars are the main event, a pair of bands serve as a perfect complement to the downtown fun.
As part of the downtown gathering, a pair of live musical acts will support the revelers well into the night. Following the grand cruise-in of 400+ cars, Borderline as well as The Colt Wilbur Band will play two stages branded by Red 102.3. Borderline will be on the main stage at the courthouse steps of the square in Carlisle, while The Colt Wilbur Band will play at the JFC Staffing Company parking lot, located just a few blocks east at the intersection of High and Pitt Streets.
Borderline has been playing together for nearly 20 years and are bringing “country that rocks” to downtown Carlisle. The group plays a combination of original and cover songs, all with a country kick. Originally from New Oxford, Pennsylvania, Borderline has opened for the likes of Confederate Railroad, David Allen Coe, Steve Warner, T. Graham Brown and more.
In addition to Borderline, The Ford Parade will also feature The Colt Wilbur Band. This group has been dubbed the hottest up and coming band in Pennsylvania by local radio. The Colt Wilbur Band, originally from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, are now tearing up the region with their “Red Dirt Country” style. They have opened for multiple big name artists including, Kix Brooks, Lo Cash Cowboys, Love and Theft, Shooter Jennings and David Allan Coe. Their band has also performed at the York Fair and was featured on the American Country Star (Season 3) competition in Nashville where they took second place. With a nice portfolio to their name, parade attendees will certainly enjoy this bad within the JFC Staffing Company’s parking lot.
Along with the live music and great cars, downtown Carlisle offers a wide array of food and shopping options too. Many of the local businesses maintain longer hours into the evening of the parade so that attendees of the parade can dine, shop and enjoy the cars. The parade starts just after 6:30 p.m. when the cars roll off site and towards downtown.