By SARAH BRADBURY
Pulaski’s own 70s and 80s music band, Legacy, will be performing a free concert in Jackson Park Friday, July 26. Legacy is a local four piece band playing music styles from classic rock and pop from the 70s and 80s to classic country, new country and southern rock.
The band has been playing together for about eight years and consists of Paul Surratt, vocals and guitar; Charlie Smythers, bass guitar; Sherman Wright, guitar vocals, keyboard and sound; and the late Scott Allison on drums. Allison recently passed away after a long time battle with diabetes. Allison is greatly missed by his loving family, friends, and bandmates. Mike Gray, Legacy’s original drummer, will be playing with the band on Friday. The band photograph has Allison pictured in his honor. His legacy lives on with the band.
Legacy plays private parties, fundraising events, and for many of the Moose Lodges in Southwest Virginia. The band’s schedule can be found on Facebook by typing in “Legacy Band Pulaski, Va.”
Join the band for this segment of the Jackson Park Concert Series. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music. Concessions will be provided by Kathy & Jim’s Sabrett Hot Dogs from Wytheville. They will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, corn dogs, nachos, pretzels, chips, ice cream treats, soda, tea, lemonade, and water.
This free concert will be held at Jackson Park, 1st Street, NW, Pulaski. The park opens at 5 p.m. and the concert 7:30. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Pulaski Theatre, 14 West Main St, Pulaski. Any questions about this event can be directed to the Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley at 980-7363.