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Food might be a way to a heart, but wine doesn’t hurt either! Spectra, the providers of Venue Management to the Owensboro Convention Center, is excited to announce the 25th installment of Cork & Cuisine just in time for Valentine’s Day! Cork & Cuisine, Love Birds is Thursday, February 11 at 6:00pm.
Attendees can enjoy a Valentine’s Day themed menu to fall in love with plus special giveaways! Guests will have a chance to take home one of the wines and spirits featured throughout the dinner
Due to COVID-19 policies, no more than 6 people will be allowed to sit at a 66″ banquet table. Tables will be set 6 feet apart from each other to allow for proper social distancing. For seating requests, please contact sales.owens[email protected] All courses will be served. At this time, guests are also required to wear masks except when eating or drinking.
Cork & Cuisine – Love Birds is sponsored by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Creation Gardens, and Ivy Trellis.
Tickets are $65.25 per person and include all wines and spirits. Reservations only. 21 and over only. Tickets are available online at OwensboroTickets.com. Additional processing fees apply to all ticket salesView Details
John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party” ® is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each live concert performance includes over two hours of unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50’s era: That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh, Boy, Rave on, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, and many, many more.
John Mueller, the critically acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway hit musical “Buddy..the Buddy Holly Story,” performs as Buddy Holly and Linwood Sasser fills the legendary footsteps of the Big Bopper. Ray Anthony performs as Ritchie Valens and is a renowned star of the “Legends of Rock and Roll” show at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. The very authentic and energetic four piece band (guitar, drums, stand up bass and sax) includes Grammy award winning Mike Acosta on saxophone.
The Winter Dance Party show has performed in front of over 2 million people on national TV for the Jerry Lewis Telethon, has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada at theatres, performing arts centers, ballrooms, corporate events, casinos and even the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with John Mellencamp, Marshall Crenshaw and others.
Highlights over the years have included receiving the keys to the city of Green Bay, WI from the Mayor, playing in the legendary Surf ballroom on the same day Buddy, Ritchie, and the Big Bopper did 40 years prior and performing on stage with Maria Elena Holly (Buddy’s widow), Niki Sullivan (an original Cricket band member) and Tommy Allsup (original Winter Dance Party guitarist and legendary Nashville producer.)
“A slice of music history that we don’t often think about. A beautiful celebration of these musicians at the peak of their careers… the day the music died.” – Rich Jorn, Executive DirectorView Details
CMA and Grammy award winning country artist, Travis Tritt will perform on Saturday, February 13 at 8PM. Enjoy a special evening featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting performing some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive,” and “Best of Intentions.” The Grand Ole Opry member will also share personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences. It’s a perfect date for Valentine’s Day!
Tickets start at $49 and will go on sale on Friday, January 15 at 10am. Event parking will be $10 in the Owensboro Sportscenter parking lot. Tickets and parking passes will be available online at OwensboroTickets.com or at the Owensboro Convention Center Box Office. Additional processing fees apply to all ticket sales.
- Attendees will need to stay in their seats unless using the restroom or purchasing merchandise or food/beverage.
- Masks or facial coverings are required unless eating and drinking while in your seat.
- Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the venue.
- Capacity has been reduced to allow for social distancing.
- Seating has been assigned in groups of 1,2,3,4,5, or 6 seats. Each group must be purchased in its entirety.
- Social Distancing line ques will be marked for concessions, ticketing, and merchandise.
- Doors will open 1.5 hours prior to show to allow for more time to get in and find your seats.
- Pre-Event emails will be sent out closer to concert date with further instructions on more safety protocols on entering/exiting the building.
Need help planning your wedding? Come to the Your Perfect Day Wedding Show on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from Noon to 4:00pm at the Owensboro Convention Center!
Find everything you need to plan your special day! Meet with wedding planners, florists, DJ’s, photographers, and more! Sample food from caterers to help you plan your menu, plus all brides, register to win great door prizes from some of the vendors!
Admission is $3 for Adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets will be available at the door.View Details
Jabali is one of the most accessible performance groups in the world. They have worked at many of the world’s top festivals of the arts, including the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, the Adelaide Festival in Australia, the Tokyo Festival in Japan, Circo Moira Orfei and Gatherland Park Verona in Italy. Additionally, they have performed at various International Children’s Festivals and Performing Arts Center throughout the United States and Canada.
This versatile group can perform either indoors or outdoors and are extremely high energy and one of a kind. Very few people have had the opportunity to view Acrobats from Africa and they are by far the most talented and original performers that you could come across. The Jabali African Acrobats are a guaranteed hit with all age groups and all multi cultural events. They are especially suited for motivational and high-energy presentations accenting youth and positive thinking. The show can be up to 35 minutes in length and features six talented acrobats from Kenya, East Africa who perform a show set to recorded music. The performance highlights interaction with the audience with such dances as Flamingo Limbo Bar Dance, Congo Snake Dance, and Skip Rope Jump techniques. They can also perform tumbling, contortion, linking of arms, human pyramids, chair balancing and their acrobatic specialties.
Join us virtually to hear from Julie Croteau, former college baseball player and coach. You will be inspired to pursue your dreams.View Details
Join us for a fun-filled day of fashion, free gifts, fabulous products and some of the greatest vendors around!
In addition to the shopping, we will have a DJ providing music all day…..and DOOR…prizes given away all day!
FREE ADMISSION!View Details
Owensboro Home and Garden Show 2021
Homeowners, get ready to plan your spring and summer projects! The Home Builders Association of Owensboro will have over 44,000 square feet of exhibitors showing the newest innovations in home design and remodeling ideas! All aspects of building and remodeling will be on display!
Saturday, March 13: 10am – 5pm | Sunday, March 14: 10am – 4pm
Admission is $5 for Adults. Children 12 and under are admitted Free.View Details
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage – 5:00 pm and 8:30 p.m. show
Show starts at 5 pm and 8 :30p.m. Social distancing is required, and attendees must remain in their seats unless at concessions or restrooms. Masks are required during the event.
Rhonda Vincent is a firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest shows in any genre of music!
World Class Musicians, and an Award Winning Voice seamlessly set the stage for a breath-taking, one-of-a-kind, must-see performance; that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music!
Written words can give you but a glimpse of the artist known as The Queen of Bluegrass, as deemed by the Wall Street Journal. But it’s only when you see this artist, that you can feel the energy and experience the excitement of her music, to truly know why she and her amazing band are the “Most Award Winning Band in Bluegrass Music History, with over 100 awards!”
“We’re changing the landscape of our music in many aspects; to show we are sophisticated, educated, and hold a deep respect for the tradition of our music, keeping the roots embedded within the perimeters of our songs, to create a balance of tradition mixed with a contemporary flare, and present our own unique brand of music,” Rhonda explains.
“We want our listeners to hear with their hearts,” says Rhonda. “Music is a business, but I hope we don’t let it show that much,” she continues, “The business part is a necessity; but most of all it’s the love of the music, that keeps us doing what we do!”
Rhonda Vincent makes having a successful career look easy. Behind the scenes, she’s a savvy businesswoman with a tireless work ethic. At center stage, she makes a magical transformation to wow her audiences, with a fresh cover girl face, and complimentary curves; all while showing off her chops as the genre’s finest vocalist, and playing break-neck riffs on the mandolin.
The Voice of Rhonda Vincent is the centerpiece, surrounded by the rhythms of each instrument; featuring the individual styles of the world class musicians that collectively make up The Rage. Their talent is unmatched. Each and every member can sing every part, and play every instrument. Their depth of skill sets the stage for the highest level of professionalism in every performance.View Details
10 AM CENTRAL – CONTEST BEGINS IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:
Jr Jr Fiddle (Ages 12 and under)
Jr Fiddle (Ages 13 to 17)
Adult Fiddle (18 to 49)
Sr Fiddle (50 and over)
Dancing – Junior (Ages 17 and under)
Dancing – Senior (Ages 18 and over)
Pigtails & Cowlicks Children’s Spring 2021 Consignment Sale offers area families the chance to shop from 425 families selling new or gently used items ALL for kids – from babies to teens! Clothing, toys, furniture, books, baby gear, shoes, boutique, and more.
No Admission Fee to Shop! Open to the public! Cash and debit/credit cards accepted.
Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar, comprised of Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar & backing vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards & backing vocals), has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, including one of the most iconic love songs of all time, ‘Amazed.’
Come help us celebrate with the Easter Bunny! All the fun starts at 11:00am with games, lunch, pony rides and finishes up with our huge Easter egg hunt!
he Hillbilly Silly Science Backyard Boom Show is an amazing stage show like none other out there! We’ve all seen scientist shows, and we have seen comedy shows — but this new show concept goes beyond description. Unlike other science stage shows, this is more than just a guy in a lab coat – it is a theatrical experience with story lines, music, costumes, and decorated sets that presenters and audiences love.
The beauty of the show is that it combines clean family humor with educational material. Kids will learn about basic science concepts and develop hypotheses for what will happen with each experiment. There are also positive message undertones regarding keeping motivated for success and staying in school, as well as safety! It is approved by both parents and educators – and children LOVE it!
Each show contains fast paced antics, clean humor, visual props, audience participation, and amazing science experiments that will blow the audience’s minds away! This is one of the most insane series of BIG STAGE shows out there for science, featuring huge visual props, detailed backdrops, amazing science experiments, and crazy explosions of hillbilly proportions!
“The Hillbilly Silly Science Backyard Boom Show is the perfect combination between education and fun!” – Grae Greer, Director of Marketing & Education
“It’s a way of learning science through the ‘yall watch this’ approach!” – Rich Jorn, Executive DirectorView Details
Here it comes. Everyone’s favorite game show is on its way to you, along with the chance to win a share of the more than $10 million in cash and fabulous prizes we’ve given away!
Alongside our Celebrity Host, randomly-selected contestants play everyone’s favorite games like Plinko™, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Lucky audience members can even win prizes right from their seat.
Generations of fans all across America have made The Price is Right Live™ the perfect family entertainment experience. And the next contestant might be YOU!
Dr. T-Rex is a well-versed Paleontologist who is also a ton of laughs! His one-of-a-kind, hilarious show is jam-packed with unexpected surprises and amazing information with lots of prehistoric mischief and mayhem thrown in just for fun.
Using his six totally realistic and life-size dinosaur puppets and lots of audience participation, Dr. T-Rex shows children and adults why “it stinks to be extinct.” From the moment he leaps on-stage, you are on The Dinosaur Quest of Dr. T-Rex!
Paramount’s Laser Spectacular is the smash hit multimedia laser and light show, featuring the Original Master Recordings of Pink Floyd.
The Laser Spectacular has become a cultural phenomenon; carrying fans away on a mind-expanding journey, driven by cutting-edge Laser, Lighting and Video effects.
“Pink Floyd’s music is very dramatic and visual,” says Paramount’s producer Steve Monistere. “You can imagine images when you listen to Pink Floyd’s music, and with no visual stimuli, there is still a show in your mind”.
Now imagine using lasers, lighting, video and other special effects to interpret what your mind is ‘seeing’. That is why people love this show so much. It excites their visual, audio and creative senses.”
“Lasers are like no other light source,” says Monistere. They are as brilliant as the sun, and the colors have to be seen to believe!
The Laser Spectacular has become a rite of passage for any young rock n’ roller. You are not “Rock Certified” until you have witnessed the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular!
“Over the years, the show has changed and so has the audience. Nowadays, you will see Classic Rockers along with a new generation of fans! So, parents, score “cool points” with your teenagers and bring them along!”View Details
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden Annual Plant Sale will be an online event this year!
Sale begins Monday, April 24th, with the sale order form available for you online.
- See pictures, descriptions & plant prices and make your selections
- Place your order and pay
- WKBG will contact you by phone or email for your pickup time at The Garden
View more plants this year with a larger selection of beautiful perennials, pollinators, annuals and succulents. Many plants will be from WKBG and grown by local gardeners, including the Herb Society and Master Gardeners.
Heroes Tribute Gala is when we gather in the presence of heroes with the families of heroes to remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
Whether you work in Public Safety, are the survivor of a fallen hero, or simply appreciate the service and sacrifice of heroes, you will not want to miss this event.View Details
This brand new event is not sanctioned, but is a great way to get into competitive cooking! Just $100 entry fee gets you into the contest for the best Chicken, Ribs and Boston Butt! $25 entry fee for the separate Dessert contest! More details soon!!
Part rock concert and part interactive experience, the four members of Recycled Percussion use buckets, power tools and anything else they can get their drumsticks on to create a riotous blend of music and comedy.View Details
For Mothers, Family and Friends on Sunday, May 9th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
A most special of Kentucky Mum’s Day Treats….Picnic Style! Enjoy Spring’s Beauty at It’s Finest in The Garden!
Queen’s Quiche – Fresh Marinated Asparagus with Hearts of Palm & Artichoke Hearts – Lush Fruit – Delectable Sweets – “Miss Daisy’s Tea
Advance Reservations with Prepayment is requested. Please contact The Garden for reservations or any questions.View Details
The Guess Who comes from Winnipeg, Canada and was born in 1962. The band members are Jim Kale, Burton Cummings, Donnie McDougall, Greg Leskiw, Randy Bachman, Kurt Winter and Gary Peterson.View Details
Since 2004 MOGA has brought world-class, internationally known geocaching competitions to the Midwest. Now in its 18th year, MOGA is growing and will venture south to the great state of Kentucky!
Kentucky is one of the strangest places in the country with accounts of UFO’s, flying creatures, Lizard Men, werewolves, and goblins. But one stands out above the rest – Bigfoot! Delve into the long, strange history of Bigfoot in the Bluegrass State that goes all the way back to the legend himself, Daniel Boone.
Come and experience MOGA and you may just have you roaming the woods and hills in hopes of an encounter of your own!View Details
Come join us for a touching flag raising ceremony in front of the Pit Stop Grill. Then, are you good at driving blindfolded? Test your driving skills at our Golf Cart Rodeo!
Bring your own cart or rent one of ours.
OMG!con is returning again to take over the Owensboro Convention Center, June 11-13, 2021
This annual event brings together anime, video games, tabletop, and general fandom for a weekend of fun and excitement. There are special guests (such as voice actors and artists), dealers (for getting those hard-to-get merchandise), and events (like cosplay and video game tournaments.)
An event you don’t want to miss!View Details
Cardboard Boat Building and Races!!! Hope much fun!!
Diamond Lake Resort, June 12th
Build a boat and enter it into our Cardboard Boat Races! This event has been a huge crowd pleaser in the past years, and it’s back this year. Build you boat early or when you get to Diamond Lake Resort.
Rules are available at the office, call for information and times! Great family fun either watching or participating!
Blood, Sweat & Tears is not the first band to ever use a horn section, but they are the first to fuse it with rock, jazz, and some blues thrown in for good measure.
From the first ensemble in the late sixties practicing in a loft on Bleeker Street in New York’s Greenwich Village and having crowds clapping on the street below between songs, founding member and drummer Bobby Colomby knew they were on the right course. Since then, the band has never stopped touring for over 50 years.
The first Blood, Sweat & Tears album, “Child is Father to the Man”, was released to little fan fair. After band member changes and replacing a lead singer, the second album self-named “Blood Sweat & Tears” was a success, rising to the top of the charts for 7 weeks and yielding 3 top 5 singles. The album received the Grammy Award for “Album of the Year” in 1970 beating out the Beatles’ “Abby Road”. That album went on to earn quadruple Platinum status with sales well over 4 million units.
Blood Sweat & Tears went on to receive 10 Grammy nominations and won 3. Other prestigious awards and recognitions include: The Playboy Jazz & Pop award, the “Blood, Sweat & Tears” 1969 album induction into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002, and in 2008 they were recognized as an Honorary Ambassador of Peace Republic of Korea.
Blood Sweat & Tears performed on Sunday August 17, 1969 at Woodstock same day as Jimi Hendrix among other great bands.
Blood Sweat & Tears has had many firsts. They are the first rock band to tour behind the former Iron Curtain, and the first rock band to play Las Vegas among major protest from fans who felt the band sold out.
Blood Sweat & Tears has had many configurations over its 50 plus years of touring but one thing for sure is that the music is timeless, and fans are never disappointed. BS&T tours with the greatest musicians available, stars in their own right (most coming off major tours with other artists). BS&T still headlines jazz festivals all over the world. BS&T only performs about 60 shows a year so it’s a rare treat to see them live.
The band members are always looking to inspire the next generation of musicians so don’t be shy walk up and talk to them.
To this day Bobby Colomby (founding member) still hand picks the musicians for every tour. Colomby still uses the same theory: “Great Musicians Make Great Music”.View Details
The Tractor & Implement Show will bring the best tractors and implements from all over!
Come see the “Show n’ Shine” with both stock and modified tractors! Judging will be optional. There will also be some “Rodeo” type events and a parade through the park! Also, if you need to clear out some of your unused “stuff,” bring it to our annual Yard sale. Remember, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure!!
Bring your family and friends to a good time at Diamond Lake!View Details
ROMP FEST 2021 is hosted by the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Celebrating its 17th year, ROMP Festival will return to Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park June 23-26, 2021.
Daviess County’s Yellow Creek Park is located, 5710 KY 144, Owensboro, KY 42303, a 150-acre picturesque park with rolling hills famous for its nature trails, winding creek and fishing lake, and sweeping tree-lines, plays host to ROMP each year.
A full line-up of artist-led instrument workshops takes place throughout the day, as ROMP artists interact with fans and players of all ages and skill levels. Other workshops and forums include songwriting, clogging and flat-foot dancing, yoga (all levels), and bluegrass jamming 101.
Additional offerings at ROMP Festival include organic and farm-to-table food vendors, craft vendors featuring Kentucky Proud products, art installations and professionally-led children’s activities.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam throughout the weekend, as well as dance the night away at the late night stage, featuring nationally acclaimed acts in the park’s rustic Pioneer Village.
One of the United States most famous car races is making an overnight stop in Owensboro on August 25, 2021. The Great Race, the world’s premiere old car rally, will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to town for the event, with the first car rolling into downtown starting at 5 p.m.
Participants in the Great Race will cover more than 2,300 miles over nine days. The race will start June 20 in front of the Alamo in San Antonio and finish in Greenville, S.C., on June 28. Teams and cars from Japan, England, Germany, Canada and every corner of the U.S. will participate in their vintage automobiles that date back as far as 1916.
Visit Owensboro and partners are so excited for this unique event! These racers are coming from all over the world to experience our city! When the Great Race pulls into a city it becomes an instant festival! The riverfront will have an exciting atmosphere not only for the racers but for the entire community to come downtown to view the incredible cars while enjoying live music and having great foods and drinks! Not only will this event be a great opportunity for the residents to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime car spectacle, it will also have a nice economic impact for our hotels, restaurants and shops!
This will definitely be a “busy week” for Owensboro with ROMP, per Chris Joslin, Executive Director Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, “we are happy to share our property with the Great Race as the Road to ROMP”!
The Great Race began 37 years ago, it is not a speed race, but a time/speed/distance rally. The vehicles, each with a driver and navigator, are given precise instructions each day that detail every move down to the second. Each are scored at secret check points along the way and are penalized one second for each second either late or early. As in golf, the lowest score is the winner!
Celebrate your July 4th at Diamond Lake Resort! Spend the entire July 4th weekend with us.
Wear your red, white and blue to show your patriotism. Join in the fun for the pie eating contest then try your hand at “Chicken Chuckin”!
July 3th we will celebrate with our fabulous fireworks display.
Always family fun at Diamond Lake Resort!View Details
Christmas in July at Diamond Lake Resort, July 17th!
You’ve asked so we’re doing it!
Bring your favorite Christmas decorations and enter our golf cart or what you are driving and campsite decorating contests. We will also have fun Christmas games plus bring your cameras and take a photo with Santa! And who knows…maybe it will snow!?View Details
Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this hilarious hit Broadway musical features original music and lyrics by Grammy® Award winner Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), original choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Waiting For Godot), recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O’Brien and original direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin), recreated by tour director Susanna Wolk.
“WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine.
“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Jefferson Starship is one of the most successful arena rock groups of the 1970s and 80s, earning 3 platinum and 8 gold records, as well as numerous Top 40 singles. While Jefferson Starship continues to tour today, the band has experienced numerous lineup and personnel changes, and each of those members have contributed to the magic and alchemy that make Jefferson Starship iconic.
Currently, the Jefferson Starship lineup features founding member David Freiberg, along with Donny Baldwin, Jude Gold, Cathy Richardson, and Chris Smith.View Details
Native American Artifacts and Ethnography Show
Artifacts from all over the country. Items for show, sale, or trade.
Also vendors with coins, knives, fossils, jewelry, and other collectibles as well. Something for everyone!
Friday, July 30: Noon – 6pm | Saturday, July 31: 8am – 5pm | Sunday, August 1: 8am – Noon
Admission: FreeView Details
Our debut of this event and it’ll be great fun!! Build a car and race it down our gravity hill!
Any size, any style…be creative! Best design, most spirited team, fastest! Watch for complete rules coming soon!!
IMAGINE an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments.
With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction – Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun!
The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one of a kind crossover experience!
The signature of the Artrageous Troupe is interaction and engagement, so be prepared to be a part of the show!