Presented by Jeffersonville Main Street and Jeffersonville Parks Department
Celebrating our 29th Season in 2019!
Fridays 7pm at Sonny Brewster Bandstand in Downtown Jeffersonville’s Warder Park (109 E. Court Ave.)
Thanks to our Signature Concert Series Sponsor: The City of Jeffersonville
2019 Concerts in the Park Schedule:
May 17 Kosair Dance Band Dance & Swing Tunes
May 24 Derby City Brass Broadway Musicals, Light Classics, Marches, Patriotic
May 31 Holy Name Band Show Tunes, Marches, and Standards
June 7 The Clark Band 70’s, 80’s Classic Rock
June 14 Take Two and Friends Sultry Ballads, Bossa Novas, Swing Tunes, & Contemporary Classics
June 21 River Cities Concert Band Marches, Show Tunes, and Standards
June 28 The Don Krekel Orchestra Big Band Swing Classics and Patriotic Favorites
July 5 Hog Operation Classic Bluegrass
July 12 Early Autumn Big Band Swing
July 19 The Polkatz German Tunes and Polkas
July 26 Wulfe Bros. 50’s, 60’s, 70’s Oldies Pop
Aug 2 Grand Slam Variety, Oldies
Aug 9 June Kelley Roy and Ovation Orchestra Big Band Swing
Aug 16 ReVinylize Woodstock 50th Anniversary
Aug 23 The Cloigheann Irish Band Traditional Irish and Bluegrass Roots
Aug 30 The Saints Blues Band Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, and Rock & Roll
Sept 6 Moonlight Big Band Big Band Standards
Looks Like Rain?
In case of rain, call (812) 283-0301 and the message will tell you if the concert has been canceled. We will also post an announcement on our Facebook page.
The Free Concerts in the Park are a wonderful tradition, sponsored by our nonprofit organization, Jeffersonville Main Street Inc. and the Jeffersonville Parks Department. On Friday evenings Mid-May to Mid-September you can find the Warder Park gazebo replete with a brass band and surrounded by a crowd of all ages. Some bands pay tribute to the people who served in the armed forces and it makes for a lump-in-your-throat moment – genuinely patriotic and heartfelt. Veterans stand and are applauded as their branch’s theme song is played. It’s an image Norman Rockwell would have admired. The look and spirit of this historic downtown Jeffersonville Park are part of the draw to this special place. It’s a slice of Americana.
At the Concerts in the Park, people sit back in their lawn chair and hear first-rate local music. Many times the dance floor is crowded with couples who are cheek-to-cheek in the dappled light coming through the leaves. At intermission, they visit with friends and buy refreshments from the Boy Scouts or a church group. People stroll down the sidewalks of Spring Street and Court Avenue, peeking in shop windows and taking note of the way the area has revitalized in the last 20 years. While a good number of the audience have gray locks on their heads, we also see lots of younger families in attendance that are looking for more wholesome quality time with their children and neighbors. The concerts were originally designed to bring people back downtown. That we have achieved: at several concerts we usually surpass 700 attendees. Estimated seasonal attendance for the concerts is more than 10,000. The people in the audience make the concert series a success and it is a pleasure seeing so many familiar faces every Friday night.Click here to read Bob Hill's article on the Concerts in Downtown Jeffersonville