Weekend Event Guide - Summer Fun in New Albany

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There’s lots of fun happening in New Albany this weekend. Check out some of these highlights, make some plans with your friends and family, and come join us for some weekend fun!


Friday, May 31 - Opening Night for the Bicentennial Park Concert Series

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The lineup is looking amazing for this year’s concert series! Kicking it off will be local favorite VILLA MURE opening for The Cunning. The Cunning make raw, real, indie rock & roll, firing twin barrels of guitar-fueled stomp and anthemic pop melodies. This year the band have teamed up with producer Lincoln Parish formerly of Cage The Elephant and are releasing two new singles in Summer 2019. With a huge melodic sound that nods to groups like The Beatles and R.E.M. one minute and the anthemic sweep of My Morning Jacket and The Who the next.

Beverage partners Donum Dei Brewery will be on hand for those 21 and over, and local Boy Scout troops will be selling waters and sodas to keep you hydrated and cool. Be sure to visit one of downtown New Albany’s wonderful restaurants and grab some food for the concert! Some seating is available, but guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to the park.

Concerts run from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Bicentennial Park is located at 118 E Spring Street.

For more information about the Summer Concert Series, including the full lineup for the season, please visit: https://newalbanycityhall.com/bicentennialpark


Saturday, June 1 - 14th Annual Keg Liquor’s Fest of Ales

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The 14th Annual Keg Liquors Fest of Ale is coming up on Saturday, June 1, from 3pm-7pm located on the breezy banks of the Ohio River at New Albany's Riverfront Amphitheater. This event will feature a sampling of more than 250 craft beers, ciders, wines and more in a grass roots style beer festival environment. Enjoy local and world renowned beers from breweries like Sun King Brewing Company, Short's Brewing Company, plus meads and ciders from our friends to the north at New Day Craft. You'll find many limited releases and specialty brews at the featured "House of Hops" and the "Sour Shack."

Music and local food trucks round out the day. The Keg Liquors Fest of Ale is a charity fundraiser for the Crusade for Children through New Albany's finest at New Albany Fire Department. In addition to sipping your way through incredible craft brews, there's a charity raffle too with your chance to win prizes!

For more information and tickets, go to www.TheKegFestofAle.com


Sunday, June 2 - Back in Time Car Club Spring Mayor’s Car Show

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Back in Time Car Club presents the 2019 Spring Mayor’s Car Show! The event is from 10am-4pm in downtown New Albany (corner of Hauss and Market Street). The show is $15 per car, with dash plaques for the first 150 cars. Awards will be given to the top 50 cars. For more information, call Walter Smith at 812-987-6179.


Sunday June 2nd - Hugh E Bir’s Cafe 53rd Birthday Bash

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Hugh E. Bir’s Cafe is celebrating 53 years of business! Congratulations to this local establishment! Live bands will be playing all day, along with grilled ribs and chicken being served. Hugh E. Bir himself will take the stage at 7pm with his band, the Concrete Canyon Cowboys, and you won’t want to miss it!


All Weekend! - River Run Family Waterpark

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River Run Family Waterpark kicked off their season last weekend with some packed crowds hungry for summer fun! Join us anytime this weekend for a relaxing cruise around the lazy river, some thrilling water slides, or a dip in the activity pool. More information about River Run Family Waterpark, including hours and ticket pricing can be found here: https://www.nariverrun.com/