All Roots Lead to Owensboro

Last week we sat down with Chris Joslin, Executive Director of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, to talk all things Owensboro and bluegrass music. Joslin, a self-proclaimed “banjo nerd”, has always had a love for bluegrass music, playing various instruments at a young age and studying both music and business in college.…

Owensboro Eats During Lent

There’s a time for meat (like Owensboro’s famous bar-b-q), and there’s a time for veggies. Visit Owensboro can help you find the latter, especially now that Lent is upon us. Catholic’s give up meat in exchange for fish, seafood, and vegetarian meals every Friday between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Whether you observe the religious season…

The Bluegrass Music Capital of the World

You’d be hard-pressed to find any Kentuckian who couldn’t recite the lyrics to “Blue Moon of Kentucky” on the spot. When Bill Monroe wrote the lyrics to this iconic song, he had no idea the legacy he was creating for himself, for the music industry, and for Owensboro, Kentucky. The song became a smash hit…

Owensboro Burger Week

So many amazing hamburgers in Owensboro.  Don’t you wish you could just try all of them for a reasonable price in one week?  We thought so.  That’s why we along with the City of Owensboro have created Owensboro Burger Week which is March 2-6.  A fun event dedicated to everyone’s favorite all American food, the…

Make Owensboro Your Safe Haven

Safe Havens are places of refuge or security.  Refuge is described as a destination to flee to in order to get away from people or places that are unsafe.  Safety is certainly an important topic with regard to COVID-19. To many, Owensboro is a Safe Haven.  It’s like your beloved teddy bear as a kid. …

Terry Bradshaw’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon

When you hear the name Terry Bradshaw, you likely think of the Pittsburgh Steelers star quarterback who led the team to win the Super Bowl four times between 1975 and 1980. You may also know him now as one of the most iconic sports analysts on broadcast television. Regardless of how you know him, you…

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…

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…