Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: February 11-13

Green River Bourbon Launch 

After more than five years in the making, Green River Distilling Co. is launching its Green River Straight Bourbon Whiskey at the distillery on February 10 and available for purchase beginning Feb. 11. The 90-proof bourbon has been aged for over 5 years in Owensboro, is rich in color with an amber hue, and made with all Kentucky-grown corn, mostly from Daviess County. With an aroma comprised of warming spice notes, cinnamon, dried cherries and light leather and tasting notes of cinnamon, vanilla, caramel and chocolate mint, this is expected to be a bourbon to brag about for the long haul. The distillery will be open on Feb. 11 with a celebration of Bluegrass, BBQ and Bourbon from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. You can expect to see Green River Straight Bourbon Whiskey at select retailers in Kentucky after Feb. 11 and at select retailers in Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana and northwest Florida in the coming months.

Aaron Lewis Live 

Aaron Lewis will be hitting the RiverPark Center stage on Friday, Feb. 11 for his “Frayed at Both Ends” tour. Lewis boasts an impressive music career and is known best as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and founding member of the rock band Staind, with whom he released seven different albums. Lewis has pursued a successful solo career in country music with his debut “EP Town Line,” which was released in 2011. Lewis’ “Frayed at Both Ends” acoustic tour has played all across the country, and this is a great chance to see this famous musician play some of his newest hits, all of which are streaming on multiple platforms right now. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets for this show are almost sold out, so grab them while you have the chance!

The Kody Norris Show  

A blend of retro, hillbilly, bluegrass and rockabilly, The Kody Norris Show is bringing you all the live music and entertainment you could ask for on February 12 at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Deeply rooted in North American folk music, Norris has crafted a performance that harkens back and tips a hat to the traditions created by Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin’s showmanship, the Stanley Brothers’ harmonies, performances of the Grand Ole Opry and a bit of Vaudeville. Expect to see top-notch picking coupled with humor and visual flash, including colorful, tailored suites adorned with rhinestones, ties, classic hats and ornate boots. Tickets for The Kody Norris Show are $20, so grab your best hat and a pair of boots, and head on down to Owensboro for a good time.