Summer Celebration

We had a great time at this weekend's Summer Celebration! Thousands came out to celebrate back to school time with some fun music, great local food, and beautiful fireworks.

 August 6th, 2016. Summer Celebration at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater.

August 6th, 2016. Summer Celebration at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater.

Local country music favorites WildWood kicked things off with their high-energy set and southern vocal stylings, playing tracks off their 2015 release Leave the Light On along with modern country hits. After their performance, we were joined by the Indiana State Basketball Champion New Albany Bulldogs who thanked the crowd of New Albany faithful for their support on their historic run, before presenting the crowd with the state title trophy, bringing it home for the first time since 1973. After, members of the New Albany Floyd County School urged residents to support the upcoming school referendum that will add improvements for 9 community schools, a measure that Mayor Gahan strongly endorsed after touring the school system earlier this year. A state championship winning choir from our local schools then led us in the National Anthem before the legendary Louisville Crashers took the stage.

 WildWood takes the stage.

WildWood takes the stage.

 Coach Shannon and New Albany Basketball Players.

Coach Shannon and New Albany Basketball Players.

After the anthem, the Louisville Crashers took the stage and wowed the crowd with their unbelievable take on modern pop music, keeping the crowd dancing and singing their hearts out until it was time for the fireworks. As the time came near, lead singer Mark Maxwell led the crowd in a countdown to the fireworks - and the night sky lit up beautifully on cue.

Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated back to school time with us at the 2016 Summer Celebration. We also want to thank our sponsors for the event, the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County and McBrides Fleet.