The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series
Mayor Jeff M. Gahan and the City of New Albany are pleased to announce the June lineup for The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series. Each show will be held on Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 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!
May 30th : Billy Goat Strut Revue
It's been an unpredictable journey since our founding Billy Goat (Mark Hamilton) took a trip to New Orleans and quickly became intoxicated with the city's rich musical culture and tradition. He brought us together on a cold and rainy Kentucky autumn day in 2011 and shared his vision of forming an ensemble of allstar players for an old-time project. Our result is a fun and exciting new genre of music that travels a centuries-old path down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, through the bourbon trail, from Derby City to the Chocolate City and back. Ladies and Gentlemen: THIS IS BOURBON JAZZ!
June 6th : Barefoot Movement
Johnson City's The Barefoot Movement have been making waves in the folk world since the release of their 2011 debut album Footwork. From the foot-tapping instrumental "Sheepherder" to the emotional ballad "Thunder" and everything in between, these roots music newcomers have assembled quite the collection here, both old songs and new, offering something for everyone.
The Hart Strings will open for Barefoot Movement.
June 13th : James Wallace and The Naked Light
James has lately divided his time between Richmond and Nashville, but his most recent album with his band the Naked Light, More Strange News From Another Star, shows that Wallace is a traveler with no fixed place in the musical universe. You can call it Indie Gospel Folk Hop Rock, or you can suspend your expectations and the tendency to aurally fingerprint everything you hear and soak in the diverse soundscape that James Wallace inhabits like a childhood home.
The County Line will open for James Wallace and the Naked Light.
June 20th : Machines Are People Too
Machines Are People Too is a Dream-Pop band formed in Chattanooga,TN in the sweaty summer months of '09 when Brian began writing vocals over JJ Clark's well-produced beats. The two began writing together and performing as Machines Are People Too at monthly dance parties with two keyboards, a laptop, and a microphone. After a year of dancing and playing with DJs, the duo was ready to expand their band and overall sound. The band's eclectic sound and progressive music creates a live show that leaves no toes untapped and will leave you with no other choice but to let go and dance.
June 27th : Appalatin
Foot-stomping, hip-swinging sounds organically unite Appalachian folk and high-energy Latin music. The name, Appalatin, reflects the unexpected meeting in Louisville, KY of Kentucky-raised musicians and masterful Latin émigrés from Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Their all-acoustic performances of traditional stings of guitar, mandolin, upright bass, and charango, indigenous Andean flutes, hand percussion, harmonica and vocal harmonies have brought joy and happiness to listeners of all ages.
Thanks to our sponsors!!!!
Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County
For full, up-to-date event information, please visit:
City of New Albany and Production Simple