RiverStage season starts May 26

By DAVID A. MANN

JEFFERSONVILLE — After long months of politico speak about what shall and shan’t be done with RiverStage I, Jeffersonville residents can rejoice in the fact that the popular entertainment barge will soon be back on the riverfront.

The barge has been in winter storage as discussions about renovation — and even possible replacement — have taken place. On Monday the vessel is supposed to be back to its dock, at the Terrace Lawn just south of Spring Street and Riverside Drive.

According to Jeffersonville Parks and Recreation Director Paul Northam, a new stage floor, back stage wall construction, railing repairs and additions and replacement of exterior bumpers have all been completed. Crews have already started painting the barge and new lights and sound system are set to be installed next week.

The cost of all that work will be about $270,000, which will be paid by funds received from the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau.

The city is still seeking to sell RiverStage II, a vessel that was purchased to replace RiverStage I by the previous administration. Plans to replace RiverStage I were scrapped when renovation estimates for RiverStage II came in much higher than expected.

SUMMER SCHEDULE  

May 26 – Opening Night: The Louisville Crashers w/ guest The American Dream

June 1 – Summer Concert Series: Kiss Army w/ guest Second Day Romans

June 2 – Twilight Cinema: Kung Fu Panda 2

June 8 – Summer Concert Series: The Monarchs w/ guest The Vinyl Kings

June 9 – Twilight Cinema: Happy Feet 2

June 15 – Smokin’ On The River BBQ, Blues and Brew Festival featuring Charlie Edmonds, The Tarnations Blues Band, Marilyn Kington and 2 Loose, Josh Garrett

June 16 – Smokin’ On The River BBQ, Blues and Brew Festival featuring Porkpie James Band, Jimmy Davis Band, da Mudcats, The Snakehandlers Blues Band and Teeny Tucker

June 22 – Summer Concert Series: Jefferson Tarc Bus w/ guest Parts Unknown

June 23 – Twilight Cinema: Smurfs (Radio Disney Crew)

June 29 – The Blues Bros. (Jake/Elwood) w/ guest TOG

June 30 – Twilight Cinema: The Zookeeper

July 3 – Independence Celebration: Tim Dugger w/ guest The Linda Smith Band

July 4 – Independence Celebration: Endless Summer Band w/ guest Zellus

July 6 – Summer Concert Series: The Rumors w/ guest Horizontal Boogie Band

July 7 – Twilight Cinema: Spy Kids 4

July 13 – Summer Concert Series: The Marlins w/ guest Pawn Shop Guitar

July 14 – Twilight Cinema: Dolphin Tale (Radio Disney Crew)

July 20 – Summer Concert Series: Unlimited Show Band w/ guest Soul Circus

July 21 – Twilight Cinema: Hop

July 27 – Jeffersonville Goes Country: J.D. Shelburne guest Black Mudd

July 28 – Jeffersonville Goes Country: KIP MOORE w/ guest Olivia Henken Band and Edgewood

Aug. 3 – Summer Concert Series: The Wulfe Bros. w/ guest The Hiding

Aug. 4 – Twilight Cinema: Puss In Boots (Radio Disney Crew)

Aug. 10 – Summer Concert Series: Eight Inch Elvis w/ guest Sparechange Millionaires

Aug. 11 – Back to School Bash!: The Hi-Tops w/ guest Beyond Doubt

Aug. 17 – Summer Concert Series: The Devonshires w/ guest Black Magik Marker

Aug. 18 – Summer Concert Series: 100% Poly w/guest The Sequel

Aug. 24 – Kentuckiana’s Got Talent

Aug. 25 – Summer Concert Series: Meet The Beetles w/guest The Rigbys

Aug. 31 – Summer Concert Series: Thumper & the Plaid Rabbits w/ guest Lindsey Lane & Axis

Sept. 1 – The Louisville Crashers w/ Juicebox Heros

Sept. 6 – Wine tasting event to benefit Jeffersonville’s City Pride

Sept. 8 – Celts on the River Festival

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