April 26, 2019
Writer: Elisa Walker
REXBURG—The National Parks band will return to Brigham Young University-Idaho for a performance on Friday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium as part of the Spring 2019 Center Stage Performing Arts Series.
The National Parks was formed by frontman and guitarist Brady Parks in early 2013 in Provo, Utah. To date, the band has independently released three full-length albums (and a standalone single, “As We Ran”), which together have amassed more than 26 million Spotify streams and garnered praise from press outlets such as NPR’s All Songs Considered, Paste, CMT Edge, Baeble Music, and Pop Matters.
The band continues to be led by Parks and saw a number of changes before settling into the current, dynamic four-piece group including Sydney Macfarlane (Kaysville, Utah) on keys and vocals, Cam Brannelly (Draper, Utah) on drums, and Megan Parks (Draper, Utah) on violin.
The indie/folk pop group continues to gain popularity throughout the country and has sold out shows in New York City, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. Popular among the BYU-Idaho community, this concert will mark the third time the National Parks have been invited to perform on the BYU-Idaho campus.
Tickets for the Center Stage concert are $12 for the general public and $7 for BYU-Idaho students. Individuals who purchase floor tickets will be allowed to stand at this concert. To purchase tickets online, visit go.byui.edu/center-stage/np. Tickets are also available for purchase at the University Store Ticket Office or by calling 208-496-3170.