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June 16, 2014

New Albany announces Bicentennial Park July concert lineup

Free concerts held every Friday

NEW ALBANY — Mayor Jeff Gahan and the city of New Albany today announced the July lineup for the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series, according to a news release from Production Simple.

Each show will be held on Friday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. throughout the summer in downtown New Albany’s Bicentennial Park, located at the corner of Spring and Pearl streets. These events are free and open to music lovers of all ages.

Here is the lineup:

• July 11: The Black Cadillacs: One of the bands to watch at Bonnaroo this past weekend, The Black Cadillacs is a blues-based indie rock band from Knoxville, Tenn. With members from each of Tennessee’s major cities, the state’s famous sounds are well represented. Nashville’s recent brand of rock ‘n’ roll revival takes center stage, but a wash of authentic Memphis blues-soul and a tinge of Knoxville country distill into a sound as rich and Southern as it is alive.

• July 18: Ben Miller Band: Hailing from Joplin, Mo., The Ben Miller Band is a one-of-a kind trio that combines the frenetic energy of bluegrass, the soul of the delta blues and the haunted spirit of Appalachian mountain music. Band members Ben Miller, Scott Leeper and Doug Dicharry create a unique and modern sound while continuing the tradition of blending together many different musical styles, which has long been a trait of their native Ozarks.

• July 25: Junk Yard Dogs: Junk Yard Dogs is a soul/R&B band from Louisville. A chance meeting between bassist Eric Makowski and drummer/spirit animal Van Campbell at the fabled Air Devil’s Inn spurred the formation of the group. It quickly assembled a band and moved into Smoketown, where the band has incubated and carved out their signature sound of B-side soul classics and dance originals.

Full lineup for June/July:

• June 20: Machines Are People Too with The Pass

• June 27: Appalatin with The Afrophysicists

• July 11: The Black Cadillacs with Violet Knives

• July 18: Ben Miller Band with River City Blues Band

• July 25: Junk Yard Dogs

 

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