We will be celebrating our 21st anniversary of FREE Gulley Park Summer Concerts this summer. You will not want to miss the big celebration as we bring in some of the best bands yet! The Gulley Park Summer Concert Series includes seven concerts in all. Concerts are on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm. Thanks to the bands, sponsors, and fans who make the Gulley Park Summer Concert Series what it is. See you at the shows!
May 25th:Since making their debut at Bikes, Blues & BBQ two years ago, the Divas have been busy playing regional festivals and club gigs. They’ve been focusing on writing original material and honing arrangements. You’ve heard the adage, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. They're a group, made stronger by the experience of individual members. Divas On Fire is a way for synergy to take over and magnify their strengths in an emotionally powerful connection to the audience. Drawing on individual experiences as songwriters and touring artists, they fan the flames to give audiences a moving experience they can see, hear and feel deep down.
June 8th: Jakubi is a Melbourne-based band composed of two brothers, two cousins and one friend whose love for producing music brought them together and whose pure talent propelled them forward. Jakubi’s unique flavor stems from an irresistible combination of jangly guitars, hip-hop beats and sailing synth rhythms. Flawlessly melding the sounds of a talk box one minute and reggae-inspired guitar the next, the band’s infectious experimental songs are guaranteed to get everyone dancing.
June 22nd: The Delta Saints’ have stripped their roots/blues sound down to its essence, having rearranged the elements into something uniquely their own. Steeped in rock ‘n’ roll’s building blocks – country, R&B, soul and gospel – The Delta Saints’ second full-length effort explores influences like Jack White, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Led Zeppelin. The Delta Saints’ have spent the last eight years touring the US averaging almost 200 shows per year, organically growing their audience, fan by fan, city by city.
July 13th: Melody Pond is the song that dances on the water, echoes on the wind, and enchants your ear drums. The duo made up of Candy Lee and Emily Rowland, have been singing together in various band formations for almost a decade, perfecting their tight, seamless harmonies. Their sound ranges from fun and powerful to honest and tender.Rooted in the earthiness of folk, Melody Pond keeps it fresh by merging modern indie influences with throwback moods of funk and blues, with jazz inspired vocals reminiscent of Billie Holiday and The Boswell Sisters. The duo has been compared to modern artists Rising Appalachia, First Aid Kit, and The Ditty Bops. Melody Pond performs original songs by Candy Lee and Emily Rowland.
Facebook Link: www.facebook.com/MelodyPondBand
July 27th:Arkansauce is a genre-hopping four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, and country. With two albums under their belt in the last two years, and loyal followers growing every day in the Natural State, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound they can call their own. The band’s roots go back to 2011 when founding members Ethan Bush, Zac Archuleta, and Stephen Jolly began playing together after becoming acquainted through mutual connection in the close-knit Fayetteville music scene.
August 10th: With 2 Top Ten singles and 1 Top 50 song of the year on the Texas Music Chart, Waylon Pierce's style of music comes from his deep native Texan roots. Influenced by the styles of Waylon Jennings, George Strait and Dwight Yoakam, and blessed with a natural talent, it is no surprise that Pierce has chosen to make music his career. His deep rich voice hits tones that set him apart from the pack while his acoustic guitar sings warm rich tones of its own. While based in Texas, it is important to know that the sound of his music is best described as Old School Country - a little traditional, a little outlaw and a spice of Pierce's own style.
August 17th: As the U.S. Navy's premier contemporary entertainment ensemble, the Cruisers feature some of the Navy's most dynamic performers. Formed in 1999 as a specialty unit of the United States Navy Band, the Cruisers takes its name from the Navy's versatile, flexible, multi-missioned ship – the Cruiser – and the band lives up to their namesake by having the capabilities of playing genres of music ranging from jazz & standards, rhythm & blues, classic rock, adult contemporary and pop as well as original material. This elite group has engaged and excited audiences of all ages throughout the U.S. and abroad with world-class musicianship and high energy, fun-filled performances.