Fun times are still going strong in the last days of summer in SoIN. With two music festivals and a party “on the rocks,” these events will rock your socks off!

Get ready for this: a blues, brews and barbecue festival in downtown New Albany!

Bicentennial Park concert band view

The NABBB Fest will debut at the end September. It promises smokin’ hot blues music, craft beer, and Kansas City-style barbecue.

New Albany blues fest barbecue image

The impressive line-up includes the Welch Ledbetter Connection, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Tad Robinson Band (featured below), and local-favorite, Jimmy G. and the Sidewinders.

New Albany Blues Fest Tad Robinson

While listening to great blues and sampling brews, sample the Stand-Alone BBQ Contest competitors’ barbecue! It’s all happening on Saturday, September 29, 1-10:30 p.m. If you purchase tickets before the event, you’ll get $2 off the $12 ticket price.

On Sunday, September 9, Jeffersonville will again host the Contemporary Christian music festival, Rock on Water. Since 2013, local and national Christian artists have performed on the RiverStage, a floating venue anchored on the Ohio River. The outdoor music festival draws more than 5,000 people who come ready to be inspired and uplifted.

Jeffersonville RiverStage concert crowd with full moon

This year’s Rock on Water will feature local artists Ryan Lynton, Hush Harbor, Chaotic Resemblance, and Stephen Moore. Nationally-known artists include Carrollton and the Rhett Walker Band. Be sure to come early and bring blankets and lawn chairs! The event is free and starts at 5 p.m. Find more information at: www.RockOnWaterFestival.com

Falls of the Ohio fossil bed

Each year, “Rock the Rocks” a fundraiser for the Falls of the Ohio State Park, has a unique theme and is held at the park’s Interpretive Center. This year the theme is “Margarita on the Rocks,” and it will include a catered meal, live music from the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet, a bourbon, margarita, beer and wine tasting area, and a silent auction.

Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center

Guests will get a special viewing of the Interpretive Center’s new film this year. Fossil bed walks, bald eagle sightings, and sunset-watching are always part of the Rock the Rock experience.

Leave the tuxes and formal dresses at home! Beach-themed or casual clothes are the accepted attire. Tickets are $75, and $600 for a table seating eight. Call 812-283-4999 or go online soon to make your reservations for the event, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, September 29.

Want to know what other fun is happening in SoIN? View more events coming up to plan ahead.