93.1 The Lake’s Brent Johnson announced as 2019 Shamrock Parade Grand Marshal

Brent Johnson (right) was announced as the Shamrock Parade’s Grand Marshal at a Wednesday luncheon. Photos provided by Lexington County Blowfish.

The Lexington County Blowfish hosted a “Shamrock luncheon” Wednesday to announce several additions to the organization’s Shamrock Parade and Festival. The event will be held March 9 from noon until 5 p.m., with the parade at 2 p.m.

The parade’s Grand Marshal had not been revealed prior to the meeting. However, it was announced that Brent Johnson, the new Programming Director and morning show host of 93.1 The Lake will be claiming the title. Johnson also served as the emcee of the Lexington County Chili Cook-off in January.

“Brent Johnson is a voice and face recognized by people throughout the Lexington County community as well as the entire Midlands,” General Manager Theo Bacot said. “We are thrilled that Brent will be joining us for our annual Shamrock parade.”

In addition to Johnson’s big reveal, it was also announced that a family festival will be held in the Icehouse Ampitheater parking lot. Blowfish co-owner Bill Shanahan said the festival will be a great addition to the event.

“In partnership with a number of community minded groups including the Connick School of Irish Dance, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Palmetto Amusements (weather pending), On Stage Productions, Fort Jackson Recruiting Company, Emerald Artistry-Face Painting and Balloon Making, and more. We believe this will become one of the great traditions in the town of Lexington, and Lexington County,” said Shanahan.

Joe Pinner will be the parade’s emcee in front of the Blowfish store on Main Street.

More information on the event can be found on their Facebook page.

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