By David Meade/The Journal
The next GWBA “Party in the Park” music series event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 2 featuring Delvin Choice, a top five finalist on “The Voice” singing competition and Outshyne, whose single “Moonlight Crush” recently hit #1 on Sirius XM.
The event, held in Mineral Spring Park, is the third this summer and is sponsored by The Greater Williamston Business Association (GWBA) and The Town of Williamston.
Party in the Park features free live entertainment, free activities for children, food, fun and an opportunity for local businesses to promote themselves, said GWBA president Chris Trotter.
While activities and the concert event are free, there will be a $5 charge for parking, organizers said. The Williamston Fire Department will be helping organize parking for the event which is expected to draw a large crowd organizers said.
Proceeds from parking will be divided between the fire department and the GWBA.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the show!
The five piece country music band Outshyne will headline the Party in the Park.
Just recently, their hit song “Moonlight Crush” hit number one on Sirius XM’s The Highway’s “Hot 45 Countdown”
The song is averaging 3,000 downloads a week on iTunes and a recent live interview and acoustic performance of the song on the channel’s “Mornings with Storme Warren” prompted 833 sales within 24 hours of the broadcast.
“Moonlight Crush” was co-written by Marv Green, Blake Wise and BMI songwriter of the year Rodney Clawson, whose 13 #1 singles have included hits for Florida Georgia Line (“Get Your Shine On,” “Round Here”), Luke Bryan (“Crash My Party,” “Drunk on You”) and Jason Aldean (“Amarillo Sky,” “Take A Little Ride”).
All members of Outshyne are from Greenwood.
The band includes Waylon Owings (lead singer, guitar), Josh Coleman (lead guitar, vocals), Casey Joe Kelly (rhythm guitar, vocals), Jason Paxton (bass) and Matthew “Smiley” Norris (drums). The band is managed by Millstar Entertainment Group in Florence.
They performed to a large crowd last year at one of two GWBA Party in the Park events.
Choice, 24, a singer from Simpsonville, made it to the top five on the popular TV show The Voice.
Choice sang “Young Girls” for his last-chance performance and during the live broadcast, sang “I Believe I Can Fly.”
Choice’s parents Hennie and Willie Choice of Simpsonville attended the live broadcast in LA.
Choice graduated from Greenville’s Fine Arts Center and Wade Hampton High School in 2008 and has appeared in several Greenville Little Theatre productions, beginning with “Ain’t Misbehavin’” when he was a senior in high school.
He attended Coastal Carolina University for a semester and more recently has performed regularly at NewSpring Church with the worship band. He also worked at Starbucks in Anderson.