The Pulaski based band was formed in the fall of 2012 with the mindset of trying something new for the music scene they came from, according to the band. They noticed that modern country music is dominating the airwaves, with many artists becoming crossover stars in the world of Top 40 music.
The initial thought about Buck Nelson was to play the music they enjoy listening to and what they believe the vast majority of our surrounding population enjoys listening to as well. They gave thought to branching out into a “party” type band that played everything across the board, however, Buck Nelson eventually decided that there are already a lot of bands offering that service and very few offering strictly modern country.
The band’s influences include Hootie and the Blowfish, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Eric Church, Justin Moore, Blake Shelton, Jake Owen and Zac Brown. Buck Nelson consists of band members Josh Taylor, Chris Conner, Jake Roseberry, Eric Gress and Rob Abbott.
The Jackson Park Concert Series is co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley and the Town of Pulaski. The concerts are held in Jackson Park located across from the municipal building from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with the park opening at 5 p.m.
The concerts are free and open to the public, and people attending are asked to bring their own lawn chair or blanket. Donna Jones and Main Street Bistro will be providing concessions with her great homemade food.
The Pulaski Theatre is the rain location for the concert series, while the times remain the same. For more information call 980-7363.