Brothers Nick and Drew Lachey will lead the self-proclaimed 'world's largest chicken dance.' (Photo: FOX19/Mike Buckingham)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
City officials and organizers of the annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati announced Friday that Nick and Drew Lachey will be this year's grand marshals.
The major responsibility of the grand marshal is to lead the self-proclaimed "World's Largest Chicken Dance."
There's been a variety of grand marshals over the years. George Takei from "Star Trek" led the dance in 2013, while other marshals have included former Reds stars Joe Morgan and Tom Browning, former Bengal Chad Johnson, Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil and music satirist Weird Al Yankovic.
Originally from Cincinnati, Nick and Drew Lachey attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts and later rose to fame as memebrs of the boy band 98 Degrees.
Production is underway by A&E
Network on a new unscripted show from the brothers entitled "Lachey's Bar." The
show will track the duo as they open a bar at 1201 Walnut Street in Over-the-Rhine.
The celebration of the city's strong German heritage is expected to draw more than 500,000 people over the three days beginning Sept. 19.
The event is held along Fifth Street in downtown Cincinnati.