Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: February 25-27

Winter Dance Party   

Let’s start off with this cool fact: John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party is the official live and authentic recreation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour. What makes it even cooler, it’s the only show of its kind endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each live concert includes over two hours of hit songs from the 1950s. We’re talking the likes of “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Oh, Boy,” “Rave On,” “La Bamba,” “Chantilly Lace,” and many, many more. The Winter Dance Party has performed in front of over 2 million people on national TV and toured extensively throughout the US and Canada. You can catch this critically-acclaimed concert at the RiverPark Center on Friday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, and this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity in Owensboro, so swing on by and join the fun!

Brennen Leigh Concert 

An American songwriter, guitarist, mandolin player and singer whose “to-the-point” storytelling style has elevated her to cult icon status in Europe, Scandinavia, South America, the UK and the US (wow!), seeing Brennen Leigh perform live in Owensboro is a huge deal! Leigh’s songs have been recorded by some of the greats, including Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Crowell, Sunny Sweeney, Charley Crockett and many others. With writing described as “tender, violent, sentimental, foolish and wise,” Leigh has a lot to say, and right now’s a great time to hear it. Tickets are on sale for $20 and the show kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, Feb. 26.

Mardi Gras Party   

O’Bryan’s Bar & Grill is throwing down this weekend with its annual Mardi Gras Party! It doesn’t get more fun than this, with tons of drink specials and live music playing all night on Saturday, February 26. The band Kalico—featuring a blend of country and southern rock–will take the outdoor stage at 9 p.m. and the party continues until 2 a.m. A locally-owned bar and grill located about 10 miles outside of Owensboro city limits, O’Bryan’s offers a huge variety of amazing food and drink options. This party is strictly for the adults, and there is a $10 cover charge at the door.