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Monday, April 10, 2017

Fort Thomas 150 Celebration Brings The Mighty Mighty Bosstones To Tower Park

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. 
The weeklong celebration for Fort Thomas' 150th birthday will culminate with a series of bands playing at Tower Park's amphitheater.

Borderline and The Leftovers will play before the headlining act and Britney's Lipstick will end the night.

The big headlining music act is taking the place of the act that normally takes place in September during the Merchants and Music festival.

Without further adieu, the headlining band is The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

At a time when so much of the industry’s output has become the musical equivalent of junk mail, listening to the Mighty Mighty Bosstones is like receiving a series of postcards from a vacationing friend: handwritten, infectiously fun, wish-you-were-here inclusive, and, overall, personal.

The Bosstones are often credited as one of the progenitors of the genre of ska punk and the creators of its subgenre ska-core a form of music which mixes elements of ska with punk rock and hardcore.

Since the release of their 1989 debut Devil's Night Out, the band toured and recorded extensively throughout the 1990s, becoming a key figure in the development of the American third wave ska scene and one of the first bands to popularize the genre in the musical mainstream, reaching their commercial peak with their platinum-selling 1997 album Let's Face It and its hit single "The Impression That I Get".

The band had released seven studio albums, three EPs and a live album by the time they announced a hiatus in December 2003. In 2007, the Bosstones reunited to resume recording and touring. From 1994-2002, and since 2007, they have hosted the annual Hometown Throwdown music festival.

Events for the rest of the 150 week:

Sunday, July 2:
9:00 a.m. -- Fort Thomas Conservancy Old Fort Trail Challenge
6:00 p.m. -- Farm to Fort Dinner

Monday, July 3:
5:00 p.m. -- Seersucker Bike Run

Tuesday, July 4:
7:30 a.m. -- Firecracker 5K, YMCA
10:30 a.m. -- 4th of July Parade
12:00 p.m. -- North vs. South Tug of War
12:30 p.m. -- Dedications of The Charters of Freedom
2:00 p.m. -- Mustache/Beard Contest
3:00 p.m. -- Hot Dog Eating Contest
7:30 p.m. -- Northern Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
10:00 p.m. -- Fireworks

Wednesday, July 5:
Fort Thomas Olympics
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. --Multiple Sporting Events
8:00 p.m. - School of Rock concert

Thursday, July 6:
Throwback Thursday 
5:00 p.m. -- Greene St. Open House
6:30 p.m. -- Horse and Buggy Rides

Friday, July 7:
Family Game Night
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. -- Games and Movies

Saturday, July 8:
11:00 a.m. -- Amazing Race
4:00 p.m. -- Classic Cruise In
7:00 p.m. -- The Leftover (Tower Park)
9:00 p.m. -- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones


  1. Glad to see that 4th of July will be celebrated on July 4th. I hope the city has learned from 2016 and will never do that again

  2. Saturday, July 8, 11:00 AM***

  3. I am so excited for this. The MMB headlining this event? It's going to be EPIC!

  4. Looks like a great lineup of activities!

  5. Finally theyre leaving their hometowm area again! I have checked their website so many times for years now and I'm so excited for this event!!

  6. Whoever thought of the Bosstones. Big ups! I can't wait.

  7. How much do tickets cost for Saturday night? Or is it free admission? Thanks!

    1. All concerts in the park are free to the public😁

  8. So is it just bands and cruisin' today?

  9. Will there be activities or games for the kids?