Park Band wants people to leave show with a feeling of fun.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 10, 2019

July Jamz’ headliner for this Thursday night, The Park Band, got its start in the summer of 2008, and has continued to entertain people with their classic cover songs ever since.

“My cousin and I started The Park Band in the summer of 2008,” Lead singer Tucker Park said. “While we were in college at Troy University, we met the other band members. Me and Jim [Lambert] have been hometown friends for a long time, but the rest we met at Troy.”

The band includes Jim Lambert on the guitar, Jonathan Young on drums, James Guiler on bass guitar and Tanner Jackson on the keyboard.

Park said that in the beginning stages of the band, they performed at several events in Troy.

“When we started, we mainly played at different clubs,” Park said. “We were mainly going back and forth between Troy and Mobile. Then, we started playing Greek parties and public events. Now, we play all types of events from Greek parties to private events like weddings.”

Park said that the got into music because he wasn’t good at anything else.

“I kind of had to find something to spark my interests,” Park said. “I have been playing since I was 12 years old and The Park Band started when I was 14.”

He said that the band prefers to play public events because there is a different vibe.

“We love playing at city events,” Park said. “We do city events at Troy and other places. We love playing at these public and family events because it is a whole different vibe. It is a lot more fun for everyone to come out, enjoy themselves and have something fun in the community. It is a good way for everyone in the community to get together and have a night of fun.”

The one thing that Park wants people to get from the show is a feeling of fun.

“On Thursday, I want people to walk away saying that they had a great time at the show,” Park said. “I hope that they come see us again, but I mainly hope that they have a great time.”

The band has traveled all over the Southeast performing music, but has even gone as far north as Illinois.

Most of the band members have day jobs, but Park said that the main goal for the band is to become a well-known cover band.

“I want us to be a band that people know they can call on,” Park said. “I want them to feel like we can provide an atmosphere where they can have a good time and enjoy themselves.

The Park Band plays a variety of cover songs, ranging from classic R&B and country to current Top 40 pop songs.

The gates Thursday will open at 5:30 p.m., and the Foam Frenzy will begin at 7:30 p.m.