Chelsea Fest set for June 29 with headliner Trotline

CHELSEA – Organizers are busy preparing for this year’s Chelsea Fest and The Big Kaboom, including announcing headlining act Trotline.

Trotline will entertain an expected 5,000 attendees on Saturday, June 29, with its blend of rock and country music, but fun will be had at the event before and after the band takes the stage.

Chelsea Fest will begin at 5 p.m., and the Red, White and Blue Parade will kick things off at 5:30 p.m.

The parade will feature “children of all ages” riding on patriotic-themed bicycles, wagons, strollers and more, organizers Geri Roberts and Diane Thomas said.

The parade will begin at the intersection of Chelsea Corners Way and Chelsea Road (Shelby County 47).

Opening act Nacho Mama will take the stage at 6 p.m. followed by Trotline at 8 p.m.

The Big Kaboom Fireworks show will begin at about 9:30 p.m.

Food trucks will be offering their fare throughout the evening and will include Frios, Tees, Cajun Boys and Our Poboys, Cheese Louise, City Bowls, Cantina on Wheels, Miami Café, Johnny Rays, Bertolone’s, Whiskers, Tassos, Chick-fil-A, Dixie Land, Cookie Destiny and more.

Parking is available behind Winn-Dixie and behind the site of the festival, which is in the large field behind Dairy Queen, but roads in the area will close at about 4 p.m.