GWBA Party in the Park features music, food, fun


The Greater Williamston Business Association (GWBA) Party in the Park will be held this Saturday, June 6 beginning at 12 noon. The fun filled event will be an all day event continuing until at least 11 p.m., organizers said.

There will be live music by with six different performers, kids inflatables, face painting, a variety of food, drinks and much more!! “This is a free event, so bring all of your friends and family out for an exciting, fun day,” said GWBA president Robin Tucker.

Performing will be Dave Mauldin 12 noon-1 pm; Big Shot Jimmy 1- 2:45 pm ; Abby Leathers 3-4:30 pm; Anna Leigh Band 5- 6:30 pm; Dave Mauldin 6:30-7pm ; Clay Page band 7 to 8:30 pm ; DJ dance music 8:30 to 9pm; Eric Scott Band 9-11pm.

“Big Shot Jimmy” is a newly formed South Carolina based band that is the result of an all star group of musicians who have long awaited an opportunity to put their heads together and create a fresh, yet roots oriented sound. The members of the band have each spent years traveling and performing nationally.

They have appearances on their resume such as the Today Show, Rachael Ray Show, Charlie Daniel’s Show, the Grand Ole Opry and countless other major music festivals and venues across the country.

With Daniel Jackson’s powerful lead vocals, Andrew Crawford and Curt Bumgarner’s abilities on the guitar and banjo, and Chris Karr’s world class percussion skills, their progressive acoustic style is infused with a lifetime of bluegrass, blues, folk and rock ‘n’ roll influences that unite to create a sound.

Dave Mauldin is a solo artist from Anderson. He is an original singer/songwriter who also covers country,rock,and pop hits in his own acoustic style.

Anna Leigh Band is a group of talented musicians with deep southern roots and a belief in simple and honest music. The band includes Anna Leigh-Lead vocals/song writer, Randy Fish-Guitar, Ray Alley (Danny Drew)-Bass/Vocals and Richard Byrd-Drums/Vocals.

Country singer/songwriter Clay Page is a young artist from Georgia who is dedicated to a country and southern rock flavor. Clay just started his own business (Clay Page Entertainment, LLC) and is learning his way around the music biz very quickly! Clay has released two CD’s “Out In the Woods” (Full Album) and “Homemade” (EP) since 2012 and is in the works of releasing his newest single “Love and Sin” in 2015. Clay has recently been pitching his music in Nashville, TN to various publishing companies in hopes of having one of his singles cut by a major commercial artist. A few of his singles have been “kept” by publishing companies big and small.

Abby Leathers from Greer, has a passion for writing music, performance, and singing. “Without music I am lost,” she said. “It all started with my first singing competition. I never anticipated the feeling I would have after.. the adrenaline, the happiness, the love for it.., and I didn’t realize how much of my time would soon start to fall around finding my next event. Soon I was trapped. I itched to be on stage constantly. All my life I have had this surreal dream to sing in front of millions of people, and share my gift. Although it is unlikely, I will never stop trying.”

Headliner Eric Scott Band brings a talented group of musicians with inspirations ranging from Charlie Daniels to Jason Aldean, Rush to Metallica, Bryan Adams to Matchbox Twenty, Pop, Metal, Funk and Bluegrass.

The band includes Eric Scott, Lead Vocals and Guitar; Amos Fleming-Bass Guitar; Andy Fleming-Fiddle, Guitar, and Vocals; Orion Irby-Drums; Brian Speight, Lead Guitar and Vocals. The Eric Scott Band has a rowdy, rockin’ country sound that has been turning heads and winning hearts since 2008.

Three Disney princesses and other characters will be at Party in the Park from 4:30 pm to 7:30pm. Parents are invited to bring kids and have pictures made.

Food vendors include Smokin’ Pig, Sue’s Wings and Things, the Dog House, House of Pizza, Grandma’s Ice Cream, Tony’s Fresh Squeezed Lemonade and Donuts, TKO Funnel Cakes, Hey Bo Sassy Sow and others.

Sponsors of the event include: Town of Williamston-Band and Lighting Sponsor; Gold Sponsorship – 123 Buildings and SunTrust Bank; Silver Sponsorship – Park Sterling Bank, All About Fabrics and Community First Bank; Kids Sponsorship – Calvert Education and Cox and Cole Attorney; Stage Sponsorship – Bunton Extermination; Dance Floor Sponsorship – Gray Mortuary.

GWBA members will also have displays at the event.

Event goers are reminded to bring a lawn chair or blanket. No tents will be allowed.

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