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Play America

Friday, July 5, 2024 6:00pm

Event Description

Play America
July 5th, 2024 at America Place at River Ridge
Sponsored by the Jasteka Cultural Center

6:00 – 8:00 PM – Food Trucks & Family Field
8:00 – 10:00 PM – Louisville Orchestra Concert Conducted by Teddy Abrams

Teddy Abrams, conductor
Jason Clayborn, vocalist
Daria Raymore, vocalist
Teaira Dunn, CeCe Dunn, Latiana Clayborn, vocalists

Join us for The Louisville Orchestra’s free Independence Day Weekend Community Concert, “Play America!” on July 5th, 2024, at America Place at River Ridge. Sponsored by the Jasteka Cultural Center, this family-friendly event promises an evening filled with diverse and dynamic music.

The Louisville Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Teddy Abrams, will present a vibrant mix of classical and contemporary pieces. Experience the rhythm and soul of America through dynamic performances by vocalists Jason Clayborn, Daria Raymore, Teaira Dunn, CeCe Dunn, and Latiana Clayborn.

This musical journey spans time and genres, featuring Bernstein’s energetic *On the Town*, the sweeping beauty of Dvořák’s *Symphony No. 9*, and timeless hits by legends like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Lionel Richie.

Play America is more than a concert; it’s a Free family and community event that promises to be a highlight of your summer. The festival includes a variety of food and beverage trucks, offering delicious options for everyone under the shade of tents and with picnic tables available.

Food and Drinks:
Enjoy a variety of delicious options from our food trucks, with picnic tables and shaded tents available:

  • Spotz Gelato – Cool off with artisanal gelato
  • Kona Ice – Enjoy refreshing shaved ice
  • Bamba Eggroll – Delight in unique and tasty eggrolls
  • Ramiro’s Cantina & Bar – Savor authentic Mexican flavors
  • Big Moe’s BBQ – Feast on smoky, tender barbecue
  • Hot Buns – Indulge in gourmet sandwiches

Family Field:
Bring the whole family for an evening of fun activities, including:

  • Community Musical Performances
  • Balloon creations
  • Bounce houses
  • Louisville Orchestra Crafts
  • Face painting and more!
  • Don’t miss out on this vibrant musical celebration with activities for everyone!

FREE Event
Tickets are not required, but registration is recommended.
By registering, you’ll receive important updates about parking, the program, and event details. 

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to relax and soak in the festive atmosphere. There will also be a hospitality tent providing sunscreen, first aid, and other essentials. Parking is free, and we encourage you to bring your own bottles of water. For everyone’s safety and comfort, please note that no dogs are allowed.

Come and be part of this vibrant musical celebration. “Play America!” is more than a concert; it’s a festival experience that promises to be a highlight of your summer. Don’t miss out on this wonderful event!

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No outside alcohol will be permitted.
No raincheck. No pets permitted.


Leonard BernsteiN

Experience the exhilaration with “Three Dance Episodes from On the Town,” featuring the lively “The Great Lover” and the iconic “Times Square: 1944.”

Antonín Dvorák

Dive deep into the emotional landscape with the powerful first movement, “Adagio-Allegro Molto,” from Symphony No.9 in E minor.

soul Classics Reimagined

Soul-stirring performances and electrifying arrangements by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich of hits like:

  • “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (by Carole King and Ashford & Simpson), featuring vocalists Jason Clayborn and Daria Raymore.
  • “Cold Sweat” (originally by James Brown), featuring vocalist Jason Clayborn
  • “Rock Steady” (by Aretha Franklin), performed by Daria Raymore
  • “Sir Duke” (by Stevie Wonder), featuring vocalist Jason Clayborn
  • The romantic duet “Endless Love” (by Lionel Richie), performed by Jason Clayborn and Daria Raymore.

Contemporary Works

Creator Corps Composer, Tyler Taylor’s introspective “…Do you really wanna know?…”, inspired by Tytianna Wells’ poignant “American Dream” and commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra in 2021.


Sponsored by the Jasteka Cultural Center

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Event Venue

America Place at River Ridge
101 Logistics Ave.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130 United States