Parachute headlines Huntingdon's CloverJam 2012
Montgomery, Ala.—CloverJam, an annual spring community music event at Huntingdon College since 2005, will feature the contemporary rock band Parachute with special guest Benjy Davis, Friday, April 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This year's concert will benefit Montgomery's Common Ground ministries. Tickets—on sale now from a link on the homepage of the Huntingdon Web site, www.huntingdon.edu—are$10 until April 1, $15 from April 1 until the day of the event, and $20 at the gate.
Originally named Sparky's Flaw, the band changed its name to Parachute in 2008. Since their graduation from college, the members of Parachute have been touring with artists such as O.A.R., Switchfoot, Michelle Branch, Jon McLaughlin, The Goo Goo Dolls, 3 Doors Down, The Script, Secondhand Serenade, and Kelly Clarkson. Parachute's debut album, Losing Sleep, was released in 2009, followed by a second album, The Way it Was, released in 2011. Singles from these albums have included "She Is Love" and "Under Control," from Losing Sleep, both used on Nivea's national skincare commercials; and "Something to Believe In," "Kiss Me Slowly," "You and Me," and "What I Know" from The Way It Was. They have performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the CBS Early Show, ABC's Good Morning America, and Jimmy Kimmel Live, among other programs. Their music has been featured on such programs as One Tree Hill, 90210, and Vampire Diaries.
Benjy Davis, on hiatus from his band, Benjy Davis Project, will perform solo. Benjy Davis Project's most recent studio album, "Lost Souls Like Us," debuted in 2010 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at number 15, the Billboard Indie Albums Chart at number 50, and at number 76 on the Billboard Current Digital Albums Chart. On iTunes, the album hit number 5 on the Rock Chart and was Top 30 on iTunes in overall sales the week it was released. Benjy Davis Project has toured extensively, including seven performances at New Orleans' annual Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, and numerous college performances, as well as sharing the stage with Sister Hazel, Robert Randolph, Buckwheat Zydeco, Ingram Hill, and many others.
CloverJam is an annual family event held on the Huntingdon College Green. As the bands play, vendors will sell food and beverages on the Green. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and folding chairs. No coolers or outside beverages or food will be allowed on campus. Huntingdon College is an alcohol-free campus and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. In the interest of public safety, no pets will be allowed on campus during this event. In the case of inclement weather, bring ponchos and rain gear, as this is a "rain or shine" event.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college.