BB&T and the Downtown Redevelopment Authority invites Southern Kentucky and area visitors to attend the 38th annual Concerts in the Park Series coming JUNE 2017! We look forward to providing this FREE, family-friendly and open event to the public! Our 2017 concert series will feature food & arts vendors, kid’s activities, beverage garden, & much more! Make plans to enjoy the sounds of summer in beautiful downtown Bowling Green.
BB&T Concert Schedule
Wednesday Noon Concerts in June at Fountain Square Park – noon to 1:30 pm
- June 7th – The Blue Diamond Band: We are a newly formed band of experienced musicians. The members of TBDB have multiple state championships from many states. Band member experience includes: Mr Shawn Whitely on fiddle has played for such acts as Montgomery Gentry, Blake Shelton and Rascal flats to name a few. Mr. Earl Combs has traveled with many different Bluegrass bands and is accomplished on guitar, banjo, mandolin and violin and is a music instructor at his own studio by day. Collin Coots is the youngest member of the group, he is considered by many in the business as a prodigy, only play for four years has mastered the instrument. Mr James Robinson handles the bass duties. James is a road tested southern gospel singer and bass player since the young age of fourteen traveling the country on the southern gospel circuit.
- June 14th – Mt. Victor Revue: The Mt. Victor Revue has been together as a band for about three years. The group consists of Ernie Small on mandolin and vocals, Chris Durbin on banjo and vocals, Eddie Mills on electric and upright- acoustic bass, Bob Zoellner on accordion and melodica, Joel Whittinghill on fiddle, and Bruce Kessler on guitar and vocals. While their instruments are mostly typical of bluegrass bands, the Revue has a sound that cannot accurately be described as bluegrass. Their repertoire includes personalized versions of songs from Bob Dylan, The Byrds, and Buffalo Springfield to Billy Joel, Elton John, Alice in Chains, Green Day, and The Black Keys, along with several original songs written by members of the band. Whatever it is called – pop grass? – the common theme is fun, fueled by the diversity and camaraderie of the band members and their love of performing.
- June 21st – Arthur Hatfield and The Buck Creek Band: Arthur Hatfield and Buck Creek are a renowned Bluegrass group. Started in 1993 in Glasgow, KY. Members are Gary Minor, guitar and lead singer, Amanda Everett, mandolin and bass and Todd Strange. They have been a favorite at the Horse Cave Heritage Festival and Cave City Good Old Days.
- June 28th – The Carmona’s: The Carmona’s take their roots-bound sound to fresh melodic and lyrical regions with cut-above song crafting, strong vocal choruses and ear-grabbing harmonies. The natural blend of the voices of primary members and siblings Chad, Alison, and Aaron Carmona is what really draws attention to the talent apparent in this Americana 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. As an up and coming band The Carmonas have had the chance to perform at a wide variety of venues across the country from New York to Nashville and California to the Dakotas. In addition to stateside touring they have had the chance to tour Europe, South and Central America, and the Middle East. They are currently promoting their recently released first full length studio album “The Carmonas”, the follow-up to their debut EP, “Oh, Alice“. They have been given the opportunity to share the stage with Emmy Lou Harris, Marty Stuart, Dale Ann Bradley, Band of Heathens, and the Blind Boys of Alabama among others.
Friday nights Concerts in June, July & August at Circus Square Park – 7 pm to 9 pm
- June 30th – Bueler’s Day Off, sponsored by Landmark Financial Advisors: You name it we play it! We’re a hometown band from Bowling Green, KY. We are best described as a band that likes to have a good time. We play all genres of music. Whether it’s a pool party or a wedding, we can do it! Band Members include: Alan Simpson, Craig Mc Allister, Paul Lowe, John McCracken, Ronnie Stillwell and Ryan Stiles. After a winter hiatus, we have a few very cool changes coming. Andrea Childress Tanaro and her hubby Tony Tanaro are joining the band along with the one and only Randy Thomas.
- July 7th – Tyrone Dunn & Kinfolk, sponsored by Franklin Pharmacy: Tyrone Dunn and Kin-Foke is a local band of mainly family and cousins. This is a band that plays a little bit of everything for everybody. There is no genre to put them in. Their music variety ranges from Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder to Credence Clearwater Revival, Prince and John Legend to Three Dog Night-old school classics to new school hits. Tyrone Dunn and Kin-Foke have one main goal in every performance and that is take the harmony and soul from music and place I inside of youwhich equals “one love”.
- July 14th – Jordan Allen & The Bellwethers: Jordan Allen & The Bellwethers is an Americana-Folk group from London, KY that blends the musical stylings of the banjo, acoustic guitar, cello, bass guitar, and three-part harmony and the musical influences of The Beatles, The Steeldrivers, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, and The Avett Brothers to create a unique sound unlike any other. They have kept a busy tour schedule since forming in May of 2013, touring in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Ohio. They have had the pleasure of opening for talented acts such as Folk Soul Revival and Holy Ghost Tent Revival, as well as playing the same festivals as people like Chris Stapleton, John Carter Cash, and Dave Eggar. Jordan Allen & The Bellwether’s love and appreciation for the classics, creativity in reinventing popular cover songs, and the originality of their songs are sure to keep you singing and dancing the whole night through!
- July 21st – Pretty Ravens: Based out of Nashville, TN, an Alternative rock band with some sweet dance moves. Band Members: Jose Urmeneta – Vocals, Guitar, Piano; Steve Forbush – Bass, keyboards; Stirling Snow- Drums, Percussion, Vocals
- July 28th – For Balter: For BALTER! is known for being the soundtrack to everyday life with our original songs as well as taking covers and flipping them around 180 degrees. We make sure our cover songs are like nothing you have ever heard! Our originals spread across a wide variety of genres and make every effort to push the envelope of “normal”. We are definitely different than most bands! We bring a giant level of energy to every performance.
- August 4th – Fat Box: Fat Box sets out to write original songs with no parameters – heavy on the funk and soul, of course, but also incorporating bits of bluegrass, jazz, reggae, rock and more. The results of this strange musical brew can be heard on 2014’s excellent (and amusingly titled) Meteor A’ight, a veritable education in genre-hopping – or genre-mashing, rather. From one song to the next, the influences of six like-minded yet free-thinking musicians reveal themselves. The jazz-inspired horns are particularly effective, especially on “Her Name” – which features beautiful trumpet melodies before diving headlong into a mean funk workout and back again – and the wild title track that finds Styles wailing on sax in sync with the Zappa-esque guitar lines. Handling most the lead vocals throughout Meteor A’ight, Powell’s delivery is often humorous, even Les-Claypool-esque at times, but warm and emotive when the mood dictates. Frankly, few bands would be able to pull off – or even have the nerve to attempt to pull off – such a roller coaster ride of an album. But then again, few have the chops or the chemistry of Fat Box. Band Members: Murf Adams – Guitar/Voc, Jonas Butler – Drum Set/Trumpet, Paul Hatchett – Bass Guitar/Voc, Troy Mimms – Percussion/Drum Set/Voc, Clay Powell – Guitar/Voc/Keys & Ryan Stiles -Saxophones.
- August 11th – Ernie Small Blues Band, sponsored by Booth Fire and Safety: 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 Molyhorn 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 this singer.
- August 18th – Peter The Freshman: Bowling Green’s premier 90’s tribute band. Playing all the songs you love and some you forgot you loved. Featuring both male and female lead vocals with a repertoire of about 100 songs. A fun musical break awaits you.
- August 25th – Frontier: Frontier is a band from London, KY that delights audiences with upbeat melodies and swelling three-part harmonies. The band includes Ethan Worley (rhythm and lead guitar, vocals, and songwriter), his brother Andrew Worley (rhythm and lead guitar, vocals, and songwriter), and their cousin Caleb Caudill (bass guitar and vocals). Their passion for songwriting and performing music was born from such diverse musical influences as the Zac Brown Band, Exile, John Mayer, James Taylor, the Eagles, and the Beatles. However, the one event that has shaped their music the most was hearing a live acoustic performance by the band Exile and experiencing the pure, clean power in their harmonies. Whether they are performing cover songs or original songs, these young men put their hearts and souls into their music. Their performances showcase their tight vocal harmonies, their talent as musicians, and their impressive ability to write meaningful songs that people can relate to. They have recorded a demo in Nashville and locally recorded two albums of their original songs. They perform at a variety of venues and events throughout the region. Audiences should come expecting to hear an exciting show by these very talented young men.
Vendors from the following categories are welcome to apply: food, arts/crafts, entertainment, consultation services, etc. Applications are due by May 15, 2017 to ensure review and placement at the 2017 Concerts in the Park Series.