In 1965 a group of teenagers from Burlington, NC formed a local band in the basement of Hatley Music Store. In a very short time the band received an invitation to audition for Ted Hall at Hit Attractions booking agency in Charlotte, NC. The following weekend the local band became The Attractions.
One of the biggest jobs starting out was a performance in Charlotte on stage with Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions. Also, The Attractions opened for and were the backup band for well known performers such as The Tams, Clifford Curry, Jimmy Ruffin, The Fifth Dimension and The Platters along with numerous other top recording artists of the day.
Years went by as the original members were busy building their careers. But the love for playing music was still a part of them. A few of the members kept playing on weekends with different groups and the other members were still holding onto the dream of being on stage once again.
In November of 1999, after 30 years, a reunion was put together and now The Attractions are back! On September 26, 2001 the Governor of South Carolina inducted The Attractions into the Beach Music Hall of Fame - making The Attractions one of those legendary bands that Party in the Park just loves to showcase.