NJ State Park Service Launches Series of Promotional Videos Featuring Music from the Band Phish

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Parks and Forestry has launched a series of social media videos featuring music performed by the improvisational rock band Phish to promote outdoor recreation at New Jersey’s parks, forests and recreation areas.

“These videos, featuring stunning aerial views of parks from High Point to Cape May Point, showcase the beauty and diversity of New Jersey’s park system,” said Mark Texel, Director of the Division of Parks and Forestry. “We are particularly pleased that Phish gave the state park service permission to use their music to encourage an even broader audience of visitors to tune into our parks and historic sites – and all that they offer.”

The videos – each about a minute long – feature High Point State Park, Stokes State Forest, Spruce Run Recreation Area, Round Valley Recreation Area, Island Beach State Park, Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, Batsto Village Historic Site and Cape May Point State Park.

The videos have already generated record visits to the New Jersey State Park Service Facebook and Instagram pages.

The band’s lead guitarist and singer, Trey Anastasio, and keyboardist, Page McConnell, both grew up in New Jersey. In 1993 and 1995, Phish performed at the Waterloo Village Historic Site, which is part of the New Jersey State Park System.

The group is noted for instrumental improvisations that draw from jazz, rock and country. The videos feature instrumental clips from eight Phish songs – including Harry Hood, Glide and Divided Sky. Read the rest of the story here.