Staycation in Owensboro

Staying in Owensboro over spring break?  Don’t worry– we’ve got you covered. If you’re like me, you’ve refused to make the trek south this spring break and opted to stay home to de-stress and save your money.  There’s nothing relaxing about long drives, overpriced food, crowded beaches and cranky kids.  Luckily, the perfect staycation is…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 30- April 1

Owensboro’s Got Talent It’s the final countdown! One of Theatre Workshop of Owensboro’s most popular events, Owensboro’s Got Talent presents the grand finale on March 31. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Empress Theatre.  Shows leading up to the big night have narrowed down Owensboro’s premiere talent for a spectacular final show.  Cash prizes…

Bluegrass Center to open in October

The new International Bluegrass Music Center will open with a three-day celebration on Oct. 18-20, Chris Joslin, the center’s executive director, told the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The opening is expected to bring several hundred people to town that weekend. “We’ll have three days of live music,” Joslin said Wednesday. “One day will…

Hampton South wins national honor

“This award was earned by giving our guests in Owensboro only the highest level of service each and every day,” Mark Calitri, CEO and President of Visit Owensboro, commented on the achievement. “As someone who’s been in the hotel business a long time, this award is extremely difficult to earn. Congratulations to the entire Hampton…

Derby Time At O.Z. Tyler Distillery

Come enjoy fine Kentucky bourbon and celebrate the Kentucky Derby at O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro, Kentucky.  Horses and bourbon go hand and hand at this unique event.  Save yourself from the stress of Churchill Downs and enjoy the party with your best friends at this affordable experience located on the front lawn of the…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 24-26

Pigtails & Cowlicks + Girls Day Out The Owensboro Convention Center is hosting the Girls Day Out and Pigtails and Cowlicks to offer double the spectacular vendors and awesome savings to the Owensboro community. This sale provides families over 35,000 options of new or gently used clothing, toys, furniture, books, baby gear, shoes and other…

Weekend will be crowded with events/ Lot of out-of-towners expected

If you can’t find something to do in Owensboro this weekend, you’re not trying. At least 11 major events are on tap — most of them downtown. Probably the biggest will be the St. Patrick’s Day block party that O.Z. Tyler Distillery, Bar Louie, The Miller House and Republic Bank will host in the 200…

Willie Nelson & Family Concert

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Willie Nelson in concert, right here in Owensboro! The country music legend will be making a tour stop on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. to perform at the Owensboro Convention Center. With a career spanning over six decades and over 200 albums, this iconic performer has earned…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 16-18

KY Fried Pickin’ End of Winter Bluegrass Jam Festival Looking for a chance to jam out on your guitar or meet other bluegrass fanatics?  Come and enjoy the best of bluegrass at the gorgeous Holiday Inn Riverfront!  This is the first official indoor hotel bluegrass jam festival in Owensboro, KY in which musicians from across the…

Hotel revenue rising, occupancy declining

CVB working to fill rooms Hotel revenues in Owensboro jumped $600,000 in 2017 to a record $24.5 million. But occupancy rates dropped from 56 percent in 2016 to 54 percent last year. “We are at a critical point,” Mark Calitri, president of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, told his board last month.  “South…