Calling all live-music lovers - the final four shows of the 2017 Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series are coming! As a reminder, there will be no show on Friday, August 4th. This date served as our rain-out date for the annual Riverfront Independence Day Festival.
Thanks to everyone for a wonderful season - and we hope to see you out at the final four shows of this year!
AUGUST 11TH NICK DITTMEIER AND THE SAWDUSTERS
A four piece Americana band from Louisville, KY. Through relentless touring, they’ve become mainstays of the Midwest Americana scene. In September of 2015, they set ten highway-tested, fine-tuned songs loose in the confines of LA LA Land Studios. The result is “Midwest Heart/Southern Blues”. The new album is a gritty, upbeat collection of songs, full of characters who were developed while staring over the dash of a beat up Ford van cruising through towns in the South and Midwest, whose better days are behind them. The Sawdusters will be on the road in 2016 and beyond. For fans of The Band, Little Feat, and the Turnpike Troubadours.
AUGUST 18TH BROOKS RITTER with SILVER SPOONS
Brooks Ritter debuted his newest album, Stereo of Steel, on August 26, 2016. Ritter is a Louisville, Kentucky native musician, and his music ranges from “soul to roots music, with a little indie-rock.” Stereo of Steel follows the same pattern with 10 original songs. Ritter has toured with various bands during his music career, including Sara Watkins from Nickel Creek, Greg Laswell, Anderson East, Zella Day, Ben Sollee, and others.
Silver Spoons is a three piece indie pop-rock band hails from Louisville, Kentucky. Their first five song EP Ready, Set, Stay was released in the fall of 2014 and they are currently recording a follow up EP.
AUGUST 25TH CIRCUS NO. 9 with PENTLY HOLMES
Based out of East Tennessee, Circus No.9 is a new progressive acoustic group that embraces the influence of Bluegrass, Americana, and Folk. The group has appeared on stage alongside artists including David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, and more. With awarded musicians Matthew Davis (2016 National Banjo Champion), Thomas Cassell (2016 Rockygrass Mandolin Champion), and Colin Hotz, Circus No.9 is taking the new acoustic scene by force.
Phillpsburg New Jersey native, Pentley Holmes is truly that rare artist whose work achieves both technical and emotional brilliance. A self taught guitarist, pianist, and vocalist, Pentley is as well-rounded musically as they come. Pentley’s signature blend of contemporary folk and soul pop make his music as easy on the ear as it is on the heart. With an acoustic EP forthcoming, Pentley is undoubtedly one to watch.
SEPTEMBER 1ST ZLP - ZACH LONGORIA PROJECT
The Zach Longoria Project is an 11-member band with an incredibly soulful vein. With R&B seated at the core of their music, ZLP weaves elements of jazz and a touch of old-school this & that to create what they like to call “Kentucky Fried Soul”. Their music has just the right amount of the south mingled in.
ZLP is a collaboration of musicians who are all in it for the love of music, and are driven by the passion of creating it. They came together in 2013 in a town that is much smaller than it seems. Zach had a vision early- to have a band that was made up of people who are good to each other and share the same set of values, musically and by virtue. This group is a close-knit partnership of kindred spirits, and it shines through in the music they put forth.