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Live music returned to downtown Jeffersonville’s RiverStage Friday night, with “Shoe Sensation’s Jammin in Jeff” summer concert series. The Crashers headlined the opening night, with Animal Tracks opening for them.
Jeffersonville’s downtown area near the river will turn into a block party each Friday night, called Summer on Spring.
Every Friday, Spring Street will be closed to traffic from Maple Street to Riverside Drive for the concerts from 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
The closure will also be in effect Saturday, July 31st.
Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore hopes it will help local businesses and allow more people to enjoy downtown Jeffersonville.
For the first night of “Jammin in Jeff,” Judy Chastain made sure to get there early,
“Oh yes! We heard we better get here to save our seats,” Chastain said.
She saved a space for her and some friends. Hundreds of other people had a similar idea, marking their places with lawn chairs hours before the concert started.
“After the pandemic, we’re ready to get out again and see our friends,” Chastain said. “We’re meeting friends here.”
Up and down Riverside Drive, dozens of food vendors set up on the street, like Cosmos Craft Chicken.
Zayne Hutchison, one of the owners, started the food truck six months ago.
“Most people come from the fries,” Hutchison said. “The fries are really, really good.”
“Jammin in Jeff” was Cosmos Craft Chicken’s first big event. Hutchison said they have been going to neighborhoods and factories, so he was looking forward to an even busier night.
“We’re going to sell food to a thousand people,” he said. “It’s going to be awesome.”
The Shoe Sensation’s Jammin in Jeff at the RiverStage concert series will be here every Friday through August 6. To learn more, click here.