BB&T and the Downtown Redevelopment Authority invite Southern Kentucky and area visitors to attend the 37th annual Concerts in the Park Series. Featuring 13 outstanding bands from across Kentucky and Tennessee, this event is FREE, family-friendly and open to the public! Features food and arts vendors, kids’ activities, beverage garden and much more! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of summer in beautiful downtown Bowling Green.
Concerts in the Park made possible by BB&T, Graves-Gilbert Clinic, JB Distributors, 106.3 WOVO, Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, WNKY-TV and Lindsey Production Group.
Concerts In The Park 2016 Line Up
“Noon in June” Concert Series – Fountain Square Park – Noon to 1:30 pm
- JUNE 1- MT VICTOR REVUE* – 12 pm – 1:30 pm
- JUNE 8- THE CARMONAS – 12 pm – 1:30 pm
- JUNE 15- MATT BRANDON – 12 pm – 1:30 pm
- JUNE 22- JUSTIN RIVERS – 12 pm – 1:30 pm
- JUNE 29- BRANDY NEELLY* – 12 pm – 1:30 pm
“Concerts in the Park” Concert Series – Circus Square Park – 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
- JULY 8- OLD SCHOOL – 7 pm – 9:30 pm
- JULY 15- ERNIE SMALL BLUES BAND* – 7 pm – 9:30 pm
- JULY 22- ANDY & THE ROCKERS* – 7 pm – 9:30 pm
- JULY 29- DIZZORDERLY CONDUCT* – 7 pm – 9:30 pm
- AUGUST 5- TYRONE DUNN & THE KIN FOLK – 7 pm – 9:30 pm
- AUGUST 12- NASHVEGAS ALLSTARS* – 7 pm – 9:30 pm
- AUGUST 19- FATBOX* – 7 pm – 9:30 pm
- AUGUST 26- BUELER’S DAY OFF* – 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Band Information & Details
(12:00 pm – 1:30 pm) Wednesday June 1st – Mt. Victor Revue
- Mt. Victor Revue consists of Ernie Small on mandolin and vocals, Chris Durbin on banjo and vocals, Eddie Mills on electric and upright-acoustic bass, Joel Whittinghill on fiddle, Bob Zoellner on accordion and melodica, and Bruce Kessler on guitar and vocals. There is no way to put the Revue into any genre: they play covers from artists like Bob Dylan, Elton John, and the Black Keys, and original songs from the various band members, all with a bluegrass slant. Fueled by the diversity and camaraderie of the band members and their love of performing, their shows are always light-hearted and fun.
(12:00 pm – 1:30 pm) Wednesday June 8th – The Carmonas
- The natural blend of the voices of primary members and sibilings Chad, Allison, and Aaron Carmona is what really draws the attention to the talent apparent in this Nashville based group. The band blends a wide range of musical styles into a cohesive, original sound. With fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and upright bass, one would expect a traditional bluegrass sound, but what you hear is something much more complex.
(12:00 pm – 1:30 pm) Wednesday June 15th – Matt Brandon
- With a powerful, saccharine voice and contagious enthusiasm, Matt Brandon has charmed audiences from L.A. to Washington, D.C. The multi-instrumentalist comes by it honestly having accumulated thousands of hours on stage including over 200 performances in 2015 alone. Backed by some of the most experienced and skilled musicians in his home state of Kentucky, Matt Brandon concentrates on raising the bar with each and every show. Borrowing the best from rock, pop, country, and dance genres, Matt Brandon’s approach is similar to the eclectic tastes of contemporary audiences.
(12:00 pm – 1:30 pm) Wednesday June 22nd – Justin Rivers
- Born in Mobile, Alabama in 1983, Justin Rivers grew up just a few miles north, in the small country town of Fairford. As he recounts, “From the time I was big enough to walk I’ve had an instrument in my hands.” From the moment he started traveling with a band at the age of 11, Justin knew he wanted to have a career in music. Several opportunities to work on stages and churches before moving to Nashville, TN, in late 2006 helped Justin start the band, Austins Bridge. Justin had the opportunity to work with the likes of Dan Huff (renowned producer) and Jay Demarcus (of Rascal Flatts). When asked about Justin, Demarcus said, “Rarely does an artist come along that is so gifted, genuine and extremely talented.” Hear the blend of country, pop and soul
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(12:00 pm – 1:30 pm) Wednesday June 29th – Brandy Neelly
- WKU student Brandy Neelly was one of the top 15 national television American Idol selections. Whether she is backed by a full band, or going all-acoustic, Brandy delights audiences with her silky powerful voice. Neelly has opened for a variety of talented acts including the Kentucky Headhunters, Love and Theft, Mark Wills, & Lucy Angel. Brandy has performed all across Kentucky and Tennessee, and most recently in the last 2 years has performed at the Kentucky Derby Eve Unbridled Gala. In addition to headlining the Cotton Festival Near Memphis Tennessee, and many other festivals and music events; Brandy also does writers showcase in Nashville at Bluebird Café, Holiday Inn Commodore, and many more.
(7:00 pm – 9:30 pm) Friday July 8th – Old School
- Old School is a classic pop rock, funk and soul horn band that plays all the 70’s & 80’s music you grew up with but rarely, if ever, hear cover bands do. They like to call themselves the ultimate 5 chord band. If you’re not sure what that means, you just have to come out and hear them for yourself. Wear comfortable shoes, because dancing is a must!
(7:00 pm – 9:30 pm) Friday July 15th – Ernie Small Blues Band
- For over 30 years, the Ernie Small Blues Band has been playing a blend of blues, rock and jazz in the Bowling Green community. Ernie Small, on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, and Eddie Mills, on bass guitar, are the remaining original band members. Longtime band mates Ernst Raymer on guitar, Jeff Mollyhorn on alto sax, and Kevin Briley on trumpet join them. Gary Graves on tenor sax and Jeff Jones on drums are more recent additions to the group. The band has always had a strong female vocalist, and currently, Randi Womack is the lead singer.
(7:00 pm – 9:30 pm) Friday July 22nd – Andy and the Rockers
- Andy and the Rockers is a dynamic show band from Central Kentucky! Their powerhouse vocals and high energy music make them a crowd-pleasing favorite! They have a unique ability to capture an audience ad leave them always wanting more! Andy and the Rockers are nothing short of an action packed blast ALL NIGHT LONG!
(7:00 pm – 9:30 pm) Friday July 29th – Dizzorderly Conduct
- Dizzorderly Conduct is an 8-member band with a horn section playing dance hits from the 60’s and 70’s. Dizzorderly Conduct was a merge between two local bands, Skip Bond and the Fugitives and Bluelight Special. Dizzorderly Conduct plays everything from James Brown to Hank Jr. to The Blues Brothers. Come see this high energy band that will get you up and dancing!
(7:00 pm – 9:30 pm) Friday August 5th – Tyrone Dunn & the Kin Folk
- R&B soul, alternative rock, classic rock, country, & the blues – Tyrone Dunn & the Kin Folk are a seven piece band guaranteed to cover your favorite hits from a multitude of genres. Bowling Green locals love Tyrone, as they have been a crowd favorite for local events such as Taste of Bowling Green, Thunder Fest; and also regular performers of country club parties, wedding receptions, private parties, local bars and restaurants downtown.
(7:00 pm – 9:30 pm) Friday August 12th – Nashvegas All-Stars
- The Nashvegas All-Stars are a first class group of five musicians who have shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Rascal Flatts and many more. They cover a wide variety of musical territory and always get the crowd moving. Come get your “Nashville” experience without ever leaving the Commowealth!
(7:00 pm – 9:30 pm) Friday August 19th – Fatbox
- Fat Box plays a unique blend of Rock, Funk, Blues, and Jazz. They occasionally venture into the avantgarde but never lose sight of the groove. Their music features distinct, soulful vocals, fiery improvisations, and songs that don’t conform to predictable formulas.
(7:00 pm – 9:30 pm) Friday August 26th – Bueler’s Day Off
- Bueler’s Day Off was originally formed to play a few gigs “just for fun”. Today they are high energy cover band which features music from Country to Funk, and everything in between. The original idea of just having fun is apparent every time they play. Bueler’s Day Off also features a lot of familiar faces from the Bowling Green music scene, including Alan Simpson, Craig McAllister, Paul Lowe, John McCracken, Ronnie Stillwell and Ryan Stiles. With music that will appeal to almost any music lover, Bueler’s Day Off is sure to put a smile on your face.