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Summertime is really starting to heat up as bands begin to take over the outdoor stages in Clark and Floyd counties.

Outdoor music begins May 27 at New Albany Bicentennial Park, followed by Jeffersonville Concerts in the Park and Jeff’s Riverstage on June 3. Opening day at Charlestown Family Activities Park is Saturday May 28th.

If you’d rather catch a movie outdoors on the big screen, there are plenty of options this summer, starting with Clarksville’s Movies in the Park on June 3rd and Saturday Family Night in Riverstage with a car show and family movie on June 11th .

Here is your summer entertainment program:

Bicentennial Park concert series

The annual Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series begins Friday evening, May 27th and lasts 10 weeks on Fridays. Each show takes place May through August from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in historic Bicentennial Park in downtown New Albany at the corner of Spring Street and Pearl Street. These events are free and open to music lovers of all ages.

May 27 – Sheryl Rouse and Unlimited with Tyrone Cotton

June 3 – Johnny Berry and the Runaways with The Get Down

June 10 – Mamma Said String Band with the Blakeley Burger Trio

June 17 – Allanna Royale Band with Mount Worster

June 24 – The Jesse Lees with Villa Mure

Concerts in July and August will be announced at a later date.

The concerts in the park begin on Friday 3rd June. Concerts at Warder Park, presented by Jeffersonville Main Street and the Jeffersonville Parks Department, begin Friday, June 3 to celebrate the 31st season in 2022. It has not yet been decided if food concessions will be offered at the concerts this year, but water and soft drinks will be available. You can choose to dine at a downtown Jeffersonville restaurant or bring your own food and picnic in the park during the concert.

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The concerts are held every Friday night at 7pm from June 3rd through August 26th at the Sonny Brewster Bandstand in Warder Park in downtown Jeffersonville (109 E. Court Ave.).

2022 Concerts in the Park schedule:

• June 3: River Cities Concert Band – performs marches, show tunes and standards

• 10 June – Derby City Brass Band

  • 17 June – 100th Army Band

• June 24 – Kosair Band

• 1 July – Cloigheann Irish Band – performs Irish folk songs

• July 8th – The Polkatz – performs traditional Oktoberfest songs and polkas

• July 15th – Revinylize – plays music from the Beatles era

• July 22 – Take Two & Company

• July 29 – The Wulfe Bros. – perform pop songs from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s

• August 5 – The Don Krekel Orchestra

• August 12 – Moonlight Big Band

• August 19th – Eric & Kenny – play hits from the 50’s to today

• August 26 – The Clark Band – plays classic rock from the 1970’s and 80’s

If it rains, call 812-283-0301 and the message will let you know if the concert has been canceled.

The free concerts at Warder Park are a tradition sponsored by Jeffersonville Main Street Inc. and the Jeffersonville Parks Department. On Friday evenings from May to August you will find the Warder Park Pavilion with a marching band and a crowd of all ages surrounded.

Riverstage schedule of concert events

Summer is filled with fun and live music at the Jeffersonville Riverstage with free concerts every Friday night June 3rd through August 12th. The lawn opens at 6pm, the opening bands begin at 7pm and the headliners take the stage at 8:30pm each Friday. Shoe Sensation’s Jammin in Jeff at the Riverstage begins June 3 with The Crashers.

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Riverstage Schedule:

• June 3 – The Louisville Crashers

• June 10 – A1A (Jimmy Buffett Tribute)

• June 17 – Motown Tribute by Sheryl Rouse & Friends

• June 24 – The Newbees (8-track flashback)

• July 1st – The rumours

• July 8 – Black 2 Mac (Fleertwood Mac Tribute)

• July 15 – Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute)

• July 22 – Jeff Goes Country (Scotty McCreery and Clayton Anderson)

• July 29 – Radiotronic

• August 5 – Thunderstruck (AC/DC Tribute)

• August 12 – Season finale with The Juice Box Heroes

Food and treats are available from a variety of Jeffersonville vendors including Skyline Chili, Kona Ice, Jet’s Pizza and more.

Riverstage events are free and open to the public. Participants may bring chairs, but no tents or tables. Small coolers are allowed, but no alcohol allowed outdoors. Pets are not allowed on the lawn. No smoking on the lawn.

Family night on Saturday at the Riverstage

Riverstage Family Night will be held on June 11th, July 16th and August 13th. The three special Saturday nights include a car show, touch-a-truck, children’s activities and family film. Car show, touch-a-truck and children’s activities start at 6pm and family movie starts at 8:30pm

Register for the car show at jeffparks.org

Clarksville Movies in the Park

All films (rated PG) are free and will be screened on the event lawn at Clarksville’s Gateway Park, 500 Little League Blvd., Clarksville. Movies are shown every first Friday of the month (Jun-Aug) and all movies start at 7:30pm. Be sure to bring a deck chair or blanket to sit on. Coolers are welcome, but no alcohol or smoking is allowed. Concessions are not sold.

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• Friday, June 3 – Sing 2

• Friday, July 1st – Space Jam: A New Legacy

• Friday, August 5 – Encanto

Floyd County Parks Department Summer Concerts

• June 12 – The Floyd County Parks Department is sponsoring a free outdoor concert at Hammersmith Park, 4400 Lewis A. Andres Pwky., New Albany with the Corydon Dulcimer Society on Sunday, June 12 from 4pm to 5pm.

• July 23 – Outdoor Concert, 7pm at Sam Peden Park, 3037 Grant Line Rd., New Albany. Band will be announced at a later date.

  • August 20 – 7 p.m. at Greenville Park, 6455 Buttontown Rd., Greenville. Band will be announced at a later date

• September 24 – Season finale featuring three bands performing at Sam Peden Park, 3037 Grant Line Rd., New Albany. The open-air concerts will open at 6pm with Six String Hustle, followed by Confederate Railroad at 7pm. The final performance of the evening begins at 8:30 p.m. with Kentucky Head Hunters.

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