Friday, July 11, 2014

The NABC Weekend: Black Cadillacs at BicenPk, Public Art at the Carnegie and Poorcastle.

As NABC summer weekends go, it's a relatively light one. Let's specify light schedules, not light beer.


Tonight (Friday, July 11), New Albany’s Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series features the Black Cadillacs. Production Simple offers this synopsis:

One of the bands to watch at Bonnaroo, 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.

The Violet Knives open. Also on Friday, roughly one block from Bicentennial Park, Big Four Burgers' mobile trailer returns to Bank Street Brewhouse (5 pm - 10 pm). You can have NABC beer on site with the music, and then another with Big Four Burgers at home base. 

We've just learned that due to unforeseen staffing circumstances, the Big Four Burger trailer cannot operate this evening at BSB. Apologies; no one likes last-minute changes, but sometimes they're unavoidable. Please stay tuned for further updates

No hype; no fuss. Just great local beer, burgers and tunes.

In addition, Friday the 11th is designated as Night Out New Albany.

Night Out New Albany is a night for local retailers, restaurants, galleries and shops to showcase their business. Night Out New Albany is a night for local customers as well as tourists to enjoy an evening of art, entertainment, food, drink and shopping.

Side note: There's something quaint about the usage of "tourists" in this context. "Visitors" sounds better to me; then again, DNA doesn't allow me to write for it. 

But enough of that. There's still more to explore on Bank Street alone tonight: New Albany Public Art Project: The catalog, and a whole new series, at the Carnegie Center.

On Friday July 11, 2014, from 6-8 pm, we invite the public to join us in celebrating the launch of the New Albany Public Art Project catalog. This event will be the public’s first chance to get a copy of the catalog, available for a suggested donation of $10. Attendees to this event will also be the first to hear about the New Albany Public Art Project: Today and Tomorrow Series, which will bring new public art to the community beginning in 2015. Opening remarks will begin at 6:30 pm.


My top area pick for Saturday and Sunday is being hosted by our friends at Apocalypse Brew Works in Louisville: The Festival for the Rest of Us: Poorcastle. From Kevin Gibson's preview at Insider Louisville comes this explanation:

About a year and a half ago, my irrepressible friend and Crescent Hill Radio show co-host Butch Bays and I were on the air making jokes about how expensive it is to go to Forecastle.

“We should start a festival called ‘Poorcastle’ for people who can’t afford to go to Forecastle,” he said.


The World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina starts at 3:00 p.m. Bank Street Brewhouse will be serving the World Cup Series as well as other Beers of Proven Merit.

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