Concerts in Warder Park

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.

 


Concert in Warder Park - People Dancing at Blair Carman ConcertThe 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