Billy Scott & The Party Prophets in Banner Elk Aug. 4

Article Published: Jul. 28, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Billy Scott & The Party Prophets in Banner Elk Aug. 4

The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce's seventh Concert in the Park for 2011 will be on Thursday, Aug. 4, featuring Billy Scott & The Party Prophets.

The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Tate Evans Town Park stage behind Bank of America on N.C. 194.

Formerly known as Billy Scott & The Prophets, this veteran music group is well known for such beach music classics as "I Got The Fever," "California," "Beach Trip," "Roll Around Rockin," "Rockin' Good Way," and the smash No. 1 hit song for 21 weeks on the Rhythm 'n' Beach Top 40 Chart, "My Kind of Girl," to name a few.

Billy Scott & The Party Prophets has been a main staple on the southeastern private party, festival, concert, corporate functions, night club and wedding circuit for more than 30 years.

In 1997, they opened for The Temptations at Blockbuster Pavilion in Charlotte to a sold-out crowd of 17,000. This award winning six-piece dance and show group plays a wide variety of music, including beach, blues, Motown, retro, funk and oldies.

Billy Scott has been inducted in the Beach Music Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame and has a room full of Cammy Awards to his credit.

He was awarded with three more Cammy Awards on Nov. 11, 2001, at the Alabama Theater in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Scott's hit song, "My Kind of Girl," won Song of the Year and Ballad of the Year, and he also took home the 2001 Male Vocalist of the Year award.

Female vocalist Cindy Floyd was nominated two years in a row for best female vocalist at the 1998 and 1999 Cammy Awards. A duet with Scott on a song, titled "Rockin' Good Way," from their "Ready to Party" CD, also garnered a nomination in 1999.

"Ready To Party," nominated for three 1999 Cammy Awards, landed at No. 6 on the Rhythm 'n' Beach Top 20 CDs Chart for 1999. In 2001, Billy Scott & The Prophets released a new CD, "Looking Back," a retrospect of their best songs from 1968 through 2000.

In September 2003, Billy Scott & The Prophets released a new CD consisting of all original music composed by the group and a few outside writers. The CD, titled "Singers & Songwriters," features lead vocals on songs by all the band members, including Scott's duet with the legendary Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bill Pinkney of The Original Drifters.

Find out more about Billy Scott & The Party Prophets at

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets and coolers. Food will also be available for purchase, as will raffle tickets for prizes, as well as for a cash drawing. Admission is free.

This week's sponsors are Banner Elk residents Frank and Mary Watts.

The next concert, set for Aug. 11 and sponsored by The Country Kitchen, will feature Buck Haggard, which plays classic country.

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