Mayor Jeff M. Gahan and the City of New Albany, along with proud radio partner 91.9 WFPK, are pleased to announce the return of The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series – Fridays in June, July*, August and September.*(Due to the Riverfront Independence Day Celebration, there will be no concert at Bicentennial Park on 7/1)
This year marks the 4th year of the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series. Each show will be held on Friday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. throughout the summer in historic downtown New Albany’s Bicentennial Park, located at the corner of Spring Street and Pearl Street. These events are free and open to music lovers of all ages! Thanks to our sponsors McNeely Stephenson and the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County.
June shows begin on the 10th with Wild Adriatic. Wild Adriatic is a rocking blues and soul band from Upstate New York. "Flawlessly tight with infectious melodies & tons of soul." - Relix "Full of rocking blues, soul, and depth." - Huffington Post "An act to get behind." - USAToday
On the 17th, vintage pop band Fredrick The Younger will perform. Fredrick The Younger has no shortage of guitar hooks, ambient washes, and bombastic drumming. Their infectious rhythm section and jangly guitars are the perfect companion to Jenni’s lush vocals that harken back to an earlier time. Their songs blend vintage pop melodies, unique harmonies, and uncommon chord changes and are as explosive as they are intimate. Treading a broad sonic landscape, their live performances keep the energy high while still embracing the vulnerable moments.
And rounding out the June shows on the 24th is Vessel. Vessel in its current configuration came together as some of the best players in Louisville at the time, each in successful bands, ended up jamming with each other. The Magic was easily recognizable, and their repertoire has grown to over 100 original songs, ranging from bluegrass to funk to electronica and elsewhere.