Owensboro Convention Center Opening

January 31, 2014 – February 2, 2014 all-day
Owensboro Convention Center
501 W. 2nd Street

Celebrate the three-day opening of Owensboro’s new Convention Center.

The City of Owensboro and the Management Company, Global Spectrum, are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the New Owensboro Convention Center. The celebration is set for three incredible fun and entertainment filled days in 2014, from Friday, January 31, through Sunday, February 2.

On Friday, January 31, a Grand Opening Gala has been created to showcase the new facility to the region and potential future clients. “This event will be our opportunity to host and entertain future clients,” said Dean Dennis, Global Spectrum’s General Manager of the Owensboro Convention Center. “There is no better way to sell space like we have, than to actually entertain our clients in that space.” In addition to the sales opportunities associated with the Friday night event, the City of Owensboro has also made tickets available for it through local City funded non-profits. Participating non-profits will be able to use the tickets for fundraising opportunities. Highlights of the Gala include performances by the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Second Street Big Band, the Jimmy Church Band, jazz and bluegrass performances, Aaron Kizer and feature entertainment by CMA Award Winning Country Artist Sara Evans (slowmedown.saraevans.com). Sponsorship opportunities for the Gala are available.

On Saturday, February 1, the public is invited to enjoy a full day of events and tours of the facility. The official Ribbon Cutting will take place at 10:00 a.m. in conjunction with the Hampton Inn and Suites. Doors will open to the Convention Center immediately following the ribbon cutting. A variety of different activities and entertainment for the whole family have been planned throughout the day, concluding with a performance by Great American Country TV stars The Willis Clan (thewillisclan.com).

On Sunday, February 2, at 12:30 p.m., a buffet lunch will be available to those that purchase tickets in advance. An interfaith blessing of the building and service will take place following the lunch. The public is also invited to watch the big game on large screens around the facility and cash concessions will be available. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the entire weekend.

This three-day event is just the beginning to a month filled will exciting events like the GRADD Annual Dinner, The Owensboro Chamber Rooster Booster, Outdoor Owensboro Hunting and Fishing Expo, Your Perfect Day Wedding and Prom Show, Bourbon Ball and the Owensboro Boat and Recreation Show.

For more information, please contact:
Owensboro Convention Center | Global Spectrum
Madison Strobel, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Main 270.687.8800 | Direct 270.687.8929 | [email protected]