Marshall Tucker Band performs at Pyne Road Park

Asia Ashley Staff Writer

September 23, 2013

Music was in the air at Pyne Road Park Saturday night during the Junior Service League’s “Pickin in the Park” concert.

Hundreds filled up the park as they awaited performances by the Marshall Tucker Band, Wet Willie and up and coming band Paris Luna.

Susan Riley and Lyn Gabriel drove from Lizella Saturday to see the Marshall Tucker Band.

“I grew up with Chris Hicks (a member of the band) and he lived a mile away from me,” said Gabrielle. “I was excited when I won the tickets to the concert to see the band.”

They planned on dancing and having a good time at the concert.

Others who came to see Wet Willie and the Marshall Tucker Band became new fans of Paris Luna after the band’s performance. They were the first to perform.

“We like Paris Luna now. Their music was really good. We really enjoyed it,” said Emily Price.

Price and her husband and friends said that it was great to be able to attend their first concert in LaGrange.

Much of the younger crowd did not know much about the bands, but were there to have a good time.

“When I heard people talking about it, it sounded like it would be fun and I’ve never been to a concert,” said Jamie Palmer. “It’s a good time for me and my friends to just hang out and hear some new music.”

The concert benefited the West Georgia Health Community Cancer Center; the JSL said that they would like to have the event annually.