Trademark Band celebrates 25th anniversary with Dogwood Dell performance July 15
7/13/2018, 7:26 p.m.
In 1993, James Carson Jr. brought a musical revue of ’60s and ’70s music to the Dogwood Dell stage as part of the annual summer Festival of Arts.
Twenty-five years later, he’s returning to the same stage to showcase the Trademark Band he created after that production.
The band will perform 8 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the Dogwood Dell amphitheater in Byrd Park in a free show to mark its silver anniversary. The performance is part of this year’s Festival of Arts sponsored by the city’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities.
Mr. Carson said he loved that original show so much, “I asked six people from the show if they would like to form a band, and Trademark was born. Twenty-five years later, we’re still going strong.”
The band appears at many community events and private affairs and performs a wide range of musical genres, from Motown and disco to R&B, pop, rock, contemporary, swing and jazz.
“We try to offer something for everyone,” said Mr. Carson, who plays the drums.
His wife, Kathy Carson, joins Calvin Dugger and Kevin Ervin as the lead singers. Milton Gross is on the keyboards, Stan Scott plays guitar and Garry Tucker performs on the bass.