‘Kentucky’s Music City’

CVB wins honors for rebranding   For the second year in a row, Visit Owensboro has won top honors for marketing at the recent Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s annual conference.  The new International Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum, annual ROMP music festival, and recent selection as one of the top 10 music cities in…

Hall of Fame lands national PBS concert recording

In 2020, PBS will broadcast a historic concert featuring a range of up-and-coming and hall-of-fame bluegrass artists in an upcoming special called Bluegrass Now! The event, celebrating 75 years of the musical genre, will be filmed at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum on December 19.  This unique opportunity comes after Brand USA…

HOF drew more than 35,000 in first year

If you have yet to visit the new state-of-the-art Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, you’re missing out! In its first year that ended on October 18, the museum saw over 35,000 visitors from 47 states and 15 other countries.  Crowds flocked to the new facility for the variety of exciting new entertainment events,…

Airport receives makeover through CYP partnership

With renovations taking off, the Owensboro Airport is ready for the runway!  The Chamber of Young Professionals along with Visit Owensboro partnered with the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport to give the terminal a special makeover.  A recent reveal showed off the newest addition, a TV display transforming the wall above baggage claim into an insider…

Chamber Young Professionals teams with airport to promote Owensboro

Tourism at the Owensboro Airport is taking off!  2018 marked a peak in tourism for Owensboro as a whole, but particularly at the Owensboro Airport.  Now, bigger flights are opening up out of the Owensboro Airport and attention is increasing around Owensboro’s key assets like O.Z Tyler and the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame &…

PBS to film bluegrass concert at Hall of Fame

If you were a lover of bluegrass music but hadn’t heard of Owensboro before, you sure have now!  PBS is coming to Owensboro to film a special program, “Masters of Bluegrass”, a concert headlined by The Del McCoury Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Sam Bush and other bluegrass stars, right in our very own…

CVB creating ‘Storytellers’ program

There’s always something to do in Owensboro– spread the word!  Visit Owensboro is working to launch a special program they’re calling “Owensboro Storytellers”, a program to train frontline workers around Owensboro in hospitality and how to best share the city’s story with visitors.  Officials in Owensboro have worked hard to create an environment fun for…

CVB, O.Z. Tyler, Miller House, Hall of Fame, partnership highlights Owensboro to larger market

The communal powers of bourbon have created a unique partnership between Visit Owensboro, O.Z. Tyler Distillery, Miller House, and the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.  The Bourbon Review, the most popular bourbon publication in the world, is helping to market an Owensboro-themed campaign across its website and email platforms.  Already, banner ads in…

CVB contributes $1,000 toward mirror mosaic

The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau has agreed to provide $1,000 toward the cost of replacing Gary Bielefeld’s Kentucky Mirror Mosaic — a giant mirrored map of Kentucky that is Owensboro’s largest and most visible piece of public art.  The mosaic, which welcomes over 8,500 people to Owensboro from the Ohio River “Blue Bridge”,…

Artist begins Kentucky Mirror Mosaic replacement project

We are sprucing up the city!  The Kentucky Mirror Mosaic, one of Owensboro’s most recognizable landmarks, is undergoing a makeover which is hoped to be revealed before Christmas.  Commercial artist Gary Bielefeld, who created the original art installation 36 years ago, will be leading the restoration of the mosaic that welcomes those entering the city…