Below is today’s press release, verbatim, as forwarded by the city of New Albany.
NABC will be involved on the beer vending side of the street festival, in a yet-to-be-determined format. We hope to have taps inside the Grand for the evening show.
For now: Mark your calendars and hope there’s no snow in May.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mayor Jeff M. Gahan and the City of New Albany, along with 91.9 WFPK and Houndmouth, are proud to present the The Boomtown Ball & Festival.
Houndmouth will be headlining the festival with a concert at The Grand Sunday, May 25th. Tickets for the 18 and over concert go on sale Friday March 7th at 10am.
“The Boomtown Ball & Festival will serve as the kick-off for the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series,” stated Mayor Jeff M. Gahan. “The festival will consist of a free outdoor music stage curated with the help of Houndmouth and an open air flea market/bazaar, all contained right in our downtown.”
This event will be held on Market St. in downtown New Albany on Sunday, May 25th. The City of New Albany has enlisted the support of Flea Off Market, a unique Louisville-based outdoor bazaar that will feature tons of regional and local vendors offering records, books, antiques, vintage items, fine arts & crafts, esoterica, and more.
Gates for this free family friendly event open at 1pm. Stay tuned for a full line-up of music on the outdoor stage curated by Houndmouth.
The Boomtown Ball & Festival will culminate with a ticketed show at the Grand with New Albany’s own Houndmouth as the headliner.
That first November 2011 night, when Houndmouth all fell together at the Green House in New Albany, was nothing more complicated than four friends playing music, armed with a curiosity about what might happen. Matt Myers (guitar), Shane Cody (drums), Katie Toupin (keyboard/organ), and Zak Appleby (bass) all hail from the Indiana side of the river, where they knew each other from…around.
It all happened in a tumble. After playing locally in Louisville and Indiana for three months, Houndmouth made the pilgrimage to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas with just their homemade EP in hand. A little buzz convinced Rough Trade Record’s Geoff Travis to come have a listen. Of such things are dreams made. Months of conversation and a proper studio later, their debut album, From the Hills Below the City, was released by Rough Trade in June of 2013.
The band have been on the road for over a year — opening for the Drive-By Truckers, the Lumineers, the Alabama Shakes, Lucero, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals — as well as headlining on their own. The band is more than excited to finally play their first proper hometown show in New Albany: “It’s been a crazy ride since we started as a band, and one thing we’ve always wanted to do is play a special New Albany show. All of the amazing local fans, from both sides of the Ohio, have become an extended family to us. So much of our music and our success are directly influenced by our hometown, and we couldn’t be more grateful. We look forward to celebrating with everyone on May 25th.”
This event is produced by Louisville based buyers Production Simple, Concerts & Events and
radio sponsorship is being provided by 91.9 WFPK.
For full, up-to-date event information, including on sale and ticket info, please visit:
City of New Albany and Production Simple
For band information please visit:
For Flea Off Market information:
Flea Off Market on Facebook or call 502-552-0061
For more local information, please contact: