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Jimmy Buffet cover band performs
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As expected the square in Covington was packed with Parrot Heads Friday night. They adorned Jimmy Buffet labeled apparel, typical of this sort of easygoing crowd.

On Friday, A1A, the Official and Original Jimmy Buffet cover band played tropical tunes for the crowd of Jimmy Buffet fans (Parrot Heads).

Residents of all ages attended the event. There was even face painting for the kids and some even camped out early to get a good spot for their tables, chairs and food.

"I come down here for the festivities and to see the people I grew up with," said April Sasser. She said she also loved the performance of the Atlanta-based band.

"How many Parrotheads do we have here tonight?" said Jeff Pike, the lead singer of A1A, to the crowd. The band played sounds from their 2011 release, "Road to Paradise" which was on sale at the show.

Pike encouraged the crowd to cheer louder, saying that Jimmy was probably right around the corner, considering he was playing in Atlanta the following day.

"I like Jimmy Buffet very much. I have been to several of his concerts. The music is great," said Tommy Hollis, who sported a Parrothead hat, in honor of the event.

This is the first of three shows in the second Friday Downtown Covington Concert Series. All concerts are free.

Next, Covington will welcome native, Corey Crowder to perform at 7 p.m., August 10.