SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It’s nearly time for Kings fans to party! A rally celebrating the Kings staying in Sacramento is only hours away.
The “Long Live The Kings Rally” will be held from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. in Cesar Chavez Park in downtown Sacramento and will be attended by the new majority owner of the Kings, Vivek Ranadivé — along with some general partners including 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov and former Facebook executive Chris Kelly — Mayor Kevin Johnson, team mascot Slamson, Kings Dancers and other special guests, according to a press release issued by the team Sunday.
Kings legends Chris Webber and Mitch Richmond — along with former players Scot Pollard and Bobby Jackson — will join current players Tyreke Evans and Isaiah Thomas as the rally’s special guests. Kings broadcaster Grant Napear and Kings announcer Scott Moak will also be attending.
Headlining the evening’s musical acts will be “Glee” star Chord Overstreet and his father, Grammy Award-winning country singer Paul Overstreet.
The performances will also include local rapper Alex Johnson, Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon, and performance painter David Garibaldi — who will be accompanied by the Kings Breakers.
The rally is a celebration of the Kings staying in the capital city and marks the triumphant end to a long fight waged by Mayor Johnson, fans, the team’s new owners and many others.
The event is free and attendees are encouraged to come decked out in their Kings-branded attire. They’re also being asked to share their experiences at the rally on twitter using the hashtag #LLTKRally.
Street parking is available in the area as well as parking structures on 10th Street between J and I Streets — across from the park — the Sheraton Grand parking structure on the corner of J and 13th Streets, and the library between 9th and 10th Streets on J Street.
Police are ordering several road closures around the rally site. Ninth Street between I Street and J Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to midnight.