SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Kings today announced programming details for the LONG LIVE THE KINGS RALLY presented by Sleep Train Mattress Centers, which will take place on Thursday, May 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Park in Downtown Sacramento.
Kings legends Chris Webber and Mitch Richmond are set to join Sacramento fan-favorites Scot Pollard and Bobby Jackson alongside dynamic backcourt duo Tyreke Evans and Isaiah Thomas as the rally’s special guests.
The star-studded group joins an elite event lineup that also boasts Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadivé, Mayor Kevin Johnson and Kings general partners – including Dr. Paul Jacobs, Raj Bhathal, Mark Mastrov, Mark Friedman, Andrew Miller and Chris Kelly – as well as Kings broadcasters Grant Napear and Jerry Reynolds, Kings announcer Scott Moak, community organizer Carmichael Dave, Slamson and Kings Dancers.
Acclaimed father-son pair Chord and Paul Overstreet will headline the celebration’s musical acts, as the star of the hit TV series “Glee” and the renowned country singer/songwriter perform a memorable music set, including the Grammy-winning single “Forever and Ever, Amen”.
“When my friends from the Kings called and told me about the Long Live The Kings Rally, I couldn’t say no,” said NSAI Hall of Famer Paul Overstreet. “I have a great history in Sacramento, and it’s one of my favorite cities to perform. Great fans and, considering the theme of ‘1985-Forever’, I can’t wait to play ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’. It’s going to be an amazing night. Long live the Sacramento Kings!”
The evening will also feature local rapper Alex Johnson’s anthem “NBA” and Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon performing “Love Song”.
Nationally-recognized performance painter and the River City’s own David Garibaldi will be accompanied by Kings Breakers in another epic fusion of music and art.
Fans who renew their Kings season tickets or place a deposit on new season tickets by visiting Kings.com or calling 888-91-KINGS by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 will have the opportunity to win VIP access to hang out in the owners’ VIP tent at the festivities.
Gates open at 5 p.m. for the FREE, public event.
Those unable to attend are encouraged to watch the rally in its entirety on Kings.com.
By Antonio Harvey
OBSERVER Staff Writer