We’re sad to announce that we’ve CANCELED the Concerts in Warder Park 2020 season due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. See you in May 2021!
Concerts in Warder Park Presented by Jeffersonville Main Street and Jeffersonville Parks Department
Celebrating our 30th Season in 2020!!!
Fridays 7:00 p.m. 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
2020 Concerts in the Park Schedule:
* May 15 Kosair Dance Band Dance & Swing Tunes * May 22 Holy Name Band Show tunes, Marches and Standards * May 29 Derby City Brass Broadway musicals, Light Classics, Marches, Patriotic * June 5 The Polkatz German tunes and Polkas * June 12 (not scheduled) *June 19 The Clark Band 70’s 80’s Classic Rock *June 26 River Cities Concert Band Marches, Show tunes and Standards *July 3 The Don Krekel Orchestra Big Band Swing Classics July 10 The Wulfe Bros. 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, Oldies pop July 17 Hog Operation Classic Bluegrass July 24 ReVinylize Classic Rock, Pop July 31 81st Readiness Div US Army Band Marches, light classic, show tunes Aug 7 The Polkatz German Tunes and Polkas Aug 14 Take Two and Friends Sultry ballads, Bossa Nova, Swing Tunes & Contemporary Classics Aug 21 June Kelley Roy and The Ovation Orchestra Big Band Swing Aug 28 The Cloigheann Irish Band Sept 4 Moonlight Big Band Big Band Standards
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The Free Concerts in Warder 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 Warder 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