Mayor Jeff Gahan and the City of New Albany are pleased to announce the return of The Bicentennial Park Concert Series on Friday evenings in August, September and October.
2018 marks the 6th year of the Bicentennial Park Concert Series. Each show will be held on Friday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 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!
August 10th Southern Avenue is the name of a fiery young Memphis quintet that embodies its home city's soul, blues and gospel traditions, while adding a youthful spirit and dynamic energy all their own. “If Memphis is a genre, this is it!” proclaims American Blues Scene and Rock 103FM calls Southern Avenue - “The most talked about band in Memphis.” Paducah’s Shannon Vetter will open the night with his blend of Folk/Rock/Jammy/Blues.
August 17th Bendigo Fletcher a local indie-folk quartet that was nominated in 2017’s Louisville Music Awards for “Americana Artist of the Year”. Bendigo Fletcher’s sound tips its hat to its 70’s West Coast folk, pop and psych-rock influences while keeping their Kentucky roots close at hand, showcased on their self-titled EP released in 2017. Getting the night started is Quality Cable , a Zesty / Nostalgic / Chill Indie Rock band.
August 24th Ryan Marsh is a native of New Albany, Indiana. He grew up listening to artists such as Stevie Wonder, and was later strongly influenced by Neo-Soul and R&B singers such as Musiq Soulchild and Maxwell. After discovering his smooth and soulful voice in high school, Marsh quickly found his place in the realm of soul music. A part of the music scene in Louisville, Kentucky, Ryan began writing pop songs that used the textures and colors of jazz and R&B styles.
August 31st The Sea The Sea is an Upstate New York based indie folk-pop duo-band featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Their 2014 debut release, Love We Are We Love, received praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and No Depression, among others, gathering over 15 million streams on Spotify. Their 2016 release, the six-song EP In the Altogether, recently earned features by Apple Music including Best of the Week and A-List Singer/Songwriter.
September and October schedules will be released soon!