May 3, 2017
Writer: Brett Crandall
REXBURG-A second concert for The National Parks band has been added in Rexburg due to popular demand. The band will perform both Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirkham Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
"After originally booking just one night, it quickly became obvious that there was going to be a big demand from students for tickets," said Don Sparhawk, coordinator of the Center Stage Performing Arts Series. "Fortunately, they were available the following night, so we booked them."
Opening the show will be Goldmyth, a Utah-based singer-songwriter who makes electro-pop music in an unusual way-with the harp.
The National Parks began making music in early 2013 in Provo, Utah. Later that year the five-piece band released its first album, "Young," and saw it climb to No. 13 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.
The success of that album, along with additional chart success from its stand-alone single, "As We Ran," helped the group get out on the road to play for fans across much of the United States. In August 2015 the group released "Until I Live," its second full-length album.
The group was named Utah's "Band of the Year" in 2016 by Salt Lake City Weekly.
Tickets for the Center Stage concert are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. Tickets can be purchased at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, by calling 496-3170 or online at tickets.byui.edu.