Saturday Jun 18 2011 comments It's a Party in the Park By: Photos by Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal -A +A Kali Pay, 5 of Auburn, dances with Scooter, mascot for Spare the Air during Mumbo Gumbo?s performance at Party in the Park. Taking a spin at hula hooping and making it looks ease is Justin Hewitt who is visiting his grandma. Vince Herman leads his band the Great American Taxi make a stop in Auburn on their North American tour to play the 10th annual Party in the Park at Regional park. Vince Herman of the Great American Taxi band joins Mumbo Gumbo onstage for a turn with the washboard at Party in the Park. Vince Herman, band member for the Great American Taxi band joins Chris Webster of Mumbo Gumbo for a Cajun style song where the duo serenades the crowd and each other with their washboard musical instruments. The hula hoop is not just for kid?s anymore. Ty Yarnell shows daughter Makanna she can keep up with her and dance to the tunes of Mumbo Gumbo while hula hooping at the same time too. Reggy Marks adds a dancing rhythm as his band Mumbo Gumbo, a local favorite, while they play at the 10th Annual Party in the Park. Mumbo Gumbo played many popular favorites and some new tracts too. Judith Barker of Foresthill picks us a free fan to cool off from Jason Smith and Leslie Barnett of Festival Funk Junk at the Party in the Park where temperatures were in the upper 80?s. Scott Holbrook fires up the crowd by tossing out beads during Mumbo Gumbo?s performance at the Party in the Park. ?This is the largest crowd so early in the night at any of the Party in the Park?s in the past. It is so great to see everyone come early and support these 2 amazing bands? said Holbrook. The 10th Annual Party in the Park was a hit with locals favorite band Mumbo Gumbo who started off the show and drew an early record crowd. The Great American Taxi band rounded up the evening as the sun went down. Six year old Aiden Baily gets ready to take a ride on the mechanical bull. ?I love that bull!? said Baily. Ariana Capel, 11 year old, gets ready to climb up to the top and ring the bell with the assistance of Christian Perry at the Party in the Park. 23 month old Aryanna Sage devours a chocolate frozen banana while Mike & Nancy Sage are quick with their wiping skills. Mumbo Gumbo starts off Party in the Park with their afropop Cajun danceable with a bit of a country kick to it?s beat and keeps dancegoers movin and shakin throughout the entire set with many of their popular favorites.