Kentucky State Fiddle Championship

With last year’s concerts and the ROMP festival cancelled, we’re overdue for some rompin’ and stompin’ around Owensboro. Thankfully, The Bluegrass Museum and Hall of Fame and museum is delivering just that! 2021 marks the 47th Kentucky State Fiddle Championship in its new home in Owensboro. The competition has been held in a variety of…

21 things to do in 2021

2020 is finally over. And the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau is looking ahead — hopefully — to better days in 2021. So, the agency has released a list of “the Top 21 Things To Look Forward to in 2021.” To read the full article by Messenger-Inquirer reporter Keith Lawrence, click here

Iconic Images: Penny Sisto Portraits in Fiber

When we think of quilting, we often think of comfort and nostalgia. We think of the time spent snuggling up in your favorite grandparents’ bed as they recount the stories behind the quilt that covers you. Penny Sisto, internationally recognized fiber artist, takes the tradition of quilting to new heights through her unique approach to…

MOGA Geocaching Coming to Owensboro

So, you’ve conquered your Netflix queue, spent way too much money on take-out, and you probably have an art project lying around that you never finished. Thankfully, MOGA is here to provide some much-needed relief for those of us going stir-crazy during the pandemic. MOGA, or the Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure, is one of the…

Things Are Starting To Look Up

“The travel and tourism industry continues to face ongoing setbacks and tremendous challenges,” he said. “Because of COVID, ‘back to normal’ might not happen in 2021. Despite that, we are using this time to envision a new future and looking to open new doors of opportunity.” Calitri said, “Staking our claim will be an important…

The First Concerts of 2021

Indoor concerts are making their return to Owensboro.  Sure, it will look a little different.  Audience capacity will be limited to ensure there’s room for social distancing.  You must also wear a mask unless eating or drinking.  Hand sanitizer will be a plenty.  But of course, it’s for your own safety and for those around…

Top 21 Things to Look Forward to in 2021

We can all agree.  2020 was terrible.  Horrible in fact.  It was gut punching, depressing and felt like that same nightmare over and over again.  It was hard.  Sad.  Though it may not happen as quickly as we would like, 2021 will be different.  It will be better.  Eventually, it might even be best.  Joy. …

What will Owensboro’s ‘flag’ be?

When Andrew Davis spoke to the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 5, he advised community leaders to find a “flag” that they could rally around to promote the community. Should it be bluegrass, bourbon, barbecue or something else? “Why are we doing this?” Mark Calitri, CVB president, asked. “The answer is simple. If…

Support Now So They’ll Be Open Later

We will all wish we could go eat at our favorite restaurant right now.  Get a drink at our favorite bar.  Meet friends for a night out to celebrate the holidays.  The reality is that COVID-19 has taken a lot of that from us. And for some, it’s taken more than we can imagine.  The bottom…

Celebrate the Holidays In Owensboro

The Holidays may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of ways to celebrate them even living in this COVID world.  Here’s a few of our favorite traditions to ring in the Christmas spirit. Get A Real Tree Head on out for a visit to our friends at Trunnell’s…