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Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 11-13

Home & Garden Show     It’s going to be a homeowner’s paradise this weekend with the Owensboro Home & Garden Show bringing you all the homebuilding and remodeling tips and tricks you could ask for. Located at the Owensboro Convention Center, the Home & Garden Show will convert over 44,000 square feet of convention space…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 22-24

Daviess County Fair     It’s that time of year again, folks! The Daviess County Lions Club Fair will be bringing you all the rides, food and good times you could ask for July 20-23. You can click here to check out the four-day schedule, which will include events such as an open dairy show,…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: May 6-8

Dailey & Vincent   If you’re in the market for a concert from some high-profile, multi award-winning musicians, then we’ve got you covered this weekend. On May 6, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum will host Dailey & Vincent to perform live for a night of amazing Bluegrass music. Individually, Jamie Dailey and Darrin…

Date Night on a Budget

Every couple needs a good date night. But the one thing about date nights is, they can be costly. Once you’ve tallied up the costs for dinner, drinks, a show and/or an experience for a night on the town, you end up with a lighter wallet and, sometimes, a tighter budget to get through the…

Owensboro Expecting Record-Breaking Turnout for 2023 Jeeps and Jamz Expo

There are people who love their cars and trucks, but there’s an even bigger group of people who LOVE their Jeeps, which is why Owensboro will be hosting the first-ever Jeeps and Jamz Expo this year for all the Jeep enthusiasts across the country!    Held for two days on May 19 and 20 2023…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: December 16-18

Jimmy Fortune     You can hear legendary artist Jimmy Fortune perform live at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum on December 15! For those who may not know, Fortune climbed to fame by singing and touring with the Statler Brothers for 21 years, where he wrote the group’s No. 1 hit “Elizabeth,”…

Your Two-Day Itinerary for Owensboro

Owensboro is the perfect place to spend a weekend getaway. Whether you’re on a cross-country roadtrip to a city like St. Louis (only three hours away) or Nashville (only two hours away), or you’ve just decided to get out and explore the great state of Kentucky, our northwestern city should absolutely be a destination on…

Steven Curtis Chapman bringing the Christmas spirit to Owensboro with December show

Gospel Music’s most awarded artist, Steven Curtis Chapman, is coming to Owensboro for a live performance, and it’s a big deal. The five-time Grammy winner is recognized across the world for his faith-based music, and now Chapman is expanding on an already wide range of versatility with his newest Bluegrass album, “Deeper Roots: Where the…

Owensboro: The Bluegrass Music Capital of the World

Owensboro put the work in for decades to become a music destination, and after officially being declared the Bluegrass Music Capital of the World in November, our city is just one step closer to being the hot spot for all things Bluegrass. Being the Bluegrass Music Capital of the World is more than a declaration,…

Travel to Owensboro to Catch Jake Owen Concert

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a country music concert from one of the biggest names in the game?!   Country music star Jake Owen will perform live at the Owensboro Sportscenter on November 10, with special guests Travis Denning and Mackenzie Carpenter singing along with him.    Owen has…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: January 14-16

2A State Championships The 2A Kentucky State Basketball Championships are kicking off this week at the Owensboro Sportscenter. Featuring eight girls’ and eight boys’ teams from schools with 500-900 students, the 2A Championships will bring hundreds of student athletes to Owensboro for some exciting competition. The tournament runs Thursday-Sunday, with the state championships taking place…

Briarpatch Salad Bar a Must-Have for Your Next Owensboro Visit

It’s inevitable that, over time, things go in and out of style. But one thing that has remained a solid fixture in Owensboro is the world-famous salad bar at Briarpatch Restaurant.    Salad bars at local restaurants were a big deal for decades but, as time’s gone on, salads have largely been contained to their…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: October 14-16

Cole Swindell      Country superstar Cole Swindell is bringing his “Back Down To The Bar” tour to the Owensboro Sportscenter on October 14 at 7 p.m., along with special guests Ashley Cooke and Dylan Marlowe. Swindell will be performing all his greatest hits, including “You Should Be Here” and “Middle of a Memory,” as…

Head to Owensboro to explore a variety of outdoor murals

With so many talented artists living in Owensboro, outdoor murals are becoming more widespread across the city. You can take a stroll through downtown Owensboro and see most of these murals for yourself, but we thought we’d break some of the locations down for you to make your journey a little easier.  Owensboro’s “Be the Change”…

Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining

When the sun’s shining, the humidity is low, and the temps are warm, there’s nothing like a good lunch or dinner on an outdoor patio. Luckily for all those traveling to Owensboro, we’ve got tons of great restaurants that offer outdoor seating.    Since everyone loves a waterfront location, we’ll start with some of the…

Cheers! Check Out These Fall-Themed Drinks in Owensboro

There are countless ways to celebrate the fall season this year, but one of the tastiest methods is by ordering a fall-themed drink!    Here in Owensboro, our bars and restaurants have everything you need for that perfect seasonal beverage to help you relax, unwind and enjoy this beautiful sweater weather. Whether it’s a beer,…

Owensboro Music Business Expo Will Change the Game for Those Seeking Careers in Music

For anyone and everyone trying to break into the music business, it can be a long, tough, seemingly impossible process. And that is why Owensboro is hosting an exciting new event to help make your dreams come true.    The Owensboro Music Business Expo (OMBE) is a brand new event that will be held at…

Free rides on the downtown Trolley are a must when visiting Owensboro

One of the coolest (and most convenient!) things about being an out-of-town tourist in Owensboro is the downtown Trolley service.  One thing that makes the Trolley stand out most–aside from the old-school look of the bus itself–is that it’s FREE to ride. And yes, you heard that right! The Trolley provides free transportation on both…

ROMP bringing amazing lineup of Bluegrass artists to Owensboro

“There’s just no other place like it” is a phrase we hear from ROMP-goers year after year. And this year, we expect to hear that very same sentiment. With tons of chart-topping headliners and enough musical talent to change the mind of almost any naysayer regarding Bluegrass music, we couldn’t be more excited for this…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 18-20

We Banjo 3      This quartet is comprised of Galway, Irish and Nashville roots, and that combination has proven to be a major success in the U.S. since their 2012 debut! We Banjo 3 has quickly risen to superstardom in the Bluegrass music world as they continue to push boundaries while maintaining an unwavering…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: May 13-15

Bar-B-Q Block Party   This is for all the mutton, pork and burgoo fans out there, because this event is ALL about the barbecue. Bring your family, your friends, or just yourself to downtown Owensboro May 13 and 14 for Owensboro’s Bar-B-Q Block Party. Both similar to, and different from, our previous Bar-B-Q festivals, this year’s…

Visit Owensboro bringing back Mocktail/Cocktail Crawl

What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a delicious cocktail? Whether it’s a frozen margarita or a non-alcoholic strawberry daquiri, there’s something magical about sipping a fruity drink on ice under the warm sunshine. Bringing back a fan favorite, The District Mocktail/Cocktail Crawl will run for two weeks from May 13-27.…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: August 5-7

Saturdays at the Still      Green River Distilling Co. and Friday After 5 are coming together to bring you a series of events focused on bourbon, live music and local food. The event takes place every first Saturday of the month, and this month’s event will be held on August 6 from 11 a.m.-2…

ROMP 2022 bringing the best of Bluegrass to Owensboro

It might be cold out there now, but we’re looking forward to better, warmer days ahead. And what comes with those better, warmer days is one event we look forward to all year long—ROMP. And this year’s Bluegrass Roots and Branches Music Festival is going to be one of the best shows yet. Celebrating its…

Beat the Summer Heat in Owensboro

Here in Kentucky, summer likes to stick around all the way through September, and it’s no secret that it can get really, really hot. But here in Owensboro, we’ve got tons of amazing ways to help you beat that summer heat and have a good time doing it.    If you’re looking for a great…

Pub on Second Opening New Brewery in Owensboro

There are a lot of reasons to get excited about visiting Owensboro, and another one just got added to the list! Soon to be opening in February is our city’s second hometown brewery at the Pub on Second.    The Pub on Second has spent the last few years operating as a local bar focused…

With over 700 different bourbons to try, The Miller House is well worth a trip to Owensboro

It’s no secret that, here in Kentucky, bourbon plays a huge role. The amber, barrel-aged whiskey is meshed deeply into our state’s history and it’s currently one of the top economic drivers across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Having your first bourbon is basically a rite of passage when you’re from the Bluegrass State. Here in…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: October 28-30

Asleep At The Wheel     Grammy-winning band Asleep at the Wheel will be swinging through Owensboro for a concert on October 29. Held at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, you can see for yourself why Asleep at the Wheel has garnered decades of loyal fans for the past 50 years of…

Celebrate Dolly Parton’s Birthday in Owensboro

This is for all the Dolly Parton fans out there!   On Thursday, January 19, Brasher’s Lil’ Nashville is going to celebrate the country music icon’s birthday with a Dolly-themed party.    “In Dolly We Trust” will feature karaoke, a look-alike contest, drink specials, photo opportunities and more! The singer, actress and philanthropist is turning…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: January 28-30

Night at the Oscars Who hasn’t dreamed of hearing the songs from their favorite films performed live? You’ll have that very chance on January 29 at A Night at the Oscars, where the Owensboro Symphony will roll out the red carpet and transport you right onto Hollywood Boulevard for a night of live music from…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: August 12-14

Friday After 5      Owensboro’s outdoor summer concert series is celebrating the last few weeks of summer in a big way this weekend. With live music performances from the Jim Gustin Band, Velvet Bombers, Headliners and Dalton’s Burning, you’ll be entertained across four different stages from 5 p.m.-midnight. WBKR will also host a scavenger…

Goodwood Brewing to open this year on downtown riverfront

It’s time to get excited, because Goodwood Brewing is coming to Owensboro!  Located at 101 Frederica Street on the Ohio River, Goodwood is going to soon become a hot spot in downtown Owensboro, and we are here for it.    The brewpub will be offering a variety of their specially-crafted beers all day and night,…

Take Your Next Guys Trip to Owensboro

Whether you’re married, single, engaged or somewhere in between, every man knows that, sometimes, you just need to kick it with your boys.    A guy’s trip is something you grow to appreciate more and more as you get older. And in a city known for bourbon, bluegrass, barbecue and the beauty of nature, there’s…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: November 4-6

Bela Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart       One of the most talented Bluegrass musicians around, Bela Fleck will perform “My Bluegrass Heart” at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum on November 4. Joined by Stuart Duncan, Jacob Jolliff, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz and Bryan Sutton, Fleck’s first bluegrass tour in 24 years…

PorchFest 2022 bringing live music to Owensboro’s Midtown

If you’ve never attended PorchFest in Owensboro, this is the perfect year to check it out, because PorchFest 2022 is going to be one to remember. This annual outdoor music festival is incredibly unique, bringing you a day and night of live music played from the front porches of houses in one of Owensboro’s most…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: January 13-15

Kentucky 2A Championships         If you want to see some of the best high school athletes in Kentucky compete for a state championship, then Owensboro should be on your radar. We’ve got the boys and girls 2A State Basketball Championships coming to the Owensboro Sportscenter January 13-15 for a weekend of top-notch…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: May 20-22

Friday After 5    Friday After 5 is kickin’ off its summer concert series this weekend with TONS of amazing music, entertainment and food for the whole family to enjoy. This weekend’s theme is “City Night,” and all proceeds from the FA5 5K will go toward Brescia University’s Track & Field department. You can find…

Emmy-Nominated Gangstagrass Bringing Hip Hop and Bluegrass to Owensboro

Possibly one of the most ingenious and innovative music groups to come through Owensboro, Gangstagrass is coming to the RiverPark Center on February 11, and we’re going to break down the many reasons why you should treat yourself to this amazing show!    First of all, Gangstagrass combines two great American traditions into a perfectly…

This is not the same Owensboro you visited before

Owensboro is not the same place you visited in the past. And for natives of Owensboro who’ve since relocated, this is a very different city than the one where you grew up. While Owensboro remains a family-friendly place known for great parks, great food, and great people, a lot of aspects about our city have…

Car, Truck & Jeep Show to feature hundreds of vintage vehicles

One of the biggest car shows of the year will be hitting the pavement this Fall in Owensboro. You can check out tons of vintage, modern and custom classics at the 11th Annual Car, Truck & Jeep Show, held at Kentucky Wesleyan College on October 9.    Hundreds of cars, Jeeps and trucks will be…

Taste Authentic Kentucky Cuisine at Sassafras in Owensboro

During your visit to Kentucky, you’ve gotta have some authentic Kentucky cuisine. And that’s why Sassafras should definitely be on your radar.    Newly opened in downtown Owensboro, Sassafras is a restaurant unlike any other in our area. Using locally sourced ingredients and all menu items deliciously made from scratch, you’ll find a long list…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: February 4-6

East Nash Grass Dubbed the “hottest young band of pickers” in the entire city of Nashville is pretty cool, and that’s why East Nash Grass is blowing up all across the country right now. And their backstory—being founded in 2017 as a part-time pickup gig band—makes them even cooler, if that’s possible. East Nash Grass…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 25-27

Red Hot Chili Pipers       A little background story: The Red Hot Chili Pipers are a Celtic rock band from Scotland. Formed in 2002, the group gained international popularity after winning the BBC talent show, “When Will I Be Famous?” The band’s lineup features three highland bagpipers and traditional marching snare, backed by a…

One Month Out From ROMP: What to Know

It’s time to start packin’ your best lounge chairs and tie-dyed shirts because we are only one month out from Owensboro’s biggest music festival of the year, ya’ll!    ROMP 2022 will be bringing you some of the best Bluegrass music in the world for four days on June 22-25. And when we say this…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: February 11-13

Green River Bourbon Launch  After more than five years in the making, Green River Distilling Co. is launching its Green River Straight Bourbon Whiskey at the distillery on February 10 and available for purchase beginning Feb. 11. The 90-proof bourbon has been aged for over 5 years in Owensboro, is rich in color with an…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: January 21-23

Dolly Parton’s Birthday Celebration        Brasher’s Lil’ Nashville is celebrating Dolly Parton’s birthday in style this year! Head to downtown Owensboro on January 19 for a night of all things Dolly. There will be a look-alike contest, drink specials, and karaoke, so you can sing your heart out to all your favorite songs.…

10 Insta-Worthy Spots in Owensboro

In today’s modern world, part of traveling includes finding the perfect setting for our Instagram pics. We’ve broken down the Top 10 Insta-Worthy Spots in Owensboro to make your search for that perfect picture a little easier!    In no particular order, here are 10 spots that showcase the beauty, history and geography of our…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 3-5

Downtown Car Show   Sunset Cruisers is hosting an excellent car show in Owensboro this weekend at the Downtown Cruise In. On Saturday, June 4, you can check out the coolest makes and models from General Motors from 4-8 p.m. While the cars will be the highlight of the show, guests can also enjoy a…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: April 1-3

Artrageous      Imagine watching an artist create a masterpiece (in only a few minutes!) before your eyes. For those who love art and entertainment, Artrageous is the show for you. Held at the RiverPark Center on April 2 from 7-9 p.m., Artrageous captivates audiences by combining impressive vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction…

See ROMP’s amazing lineup from the skies in hot air balloon ride

It’s almost that time, folks! ROMP – Owensboro’s biggest Bluegrass music festival of the year – is just days away, and we have some extra special surprises in store for this year’s event.  If you’re ready for an amazingly unique (and thrilling!) experience at this year’s ROMP (and who isn’t?) Don Moore Automotive is giving…

From the beginning, Green River Distilling earns reputation for top-notch bourbon

Green River Distilling Company has a long, fascinating–and, at times, tumultuous–history. Before we dive into all the details of the last century, we’ll start at the beginning of the story. The original distillery was founded in 1885 by John W. McCulloch, 137 years ago. Along the Ohio River, it was located at the very same…

Book a stay at Diamond Lake Resort for this awesome BBQ Cook-Off

One of Owensboro-Daviess County’s top-notch camping spots, Diamond Lake Resort, is hosting its annual Grillin & Chillin BBQ Cook-Off, kicking off this spring. And this year, the event is going to be bigger and better than ever.  Grillin & Chillin is exactly as it sounds. You get to spend the day chillin’ outside, enjoying all…

Visit Owensboro Wins Prestigious Tourism Awards

The team at the Owensboro Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau earned three Traverse Awards for Excellence in Kentucky marketing at the Annual Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Gala. The CVB earned silver place for its Burger Week campaign in the COVID-19 Community Support & Engagement category.  Burger Week was responsible for driving sales for local…

Green River boasts historic DSP-KY-10 title

Green River Distilling Company is one of the most historical landmarks on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Established in 1885, Green River holds the title of DSP-KY-10, meaning it is literally the 10th oldest registered distillery in the entire state of Kentucky. That includes all the distilleries that have ever been registered in the state, including…

Travel to Owensboro for the Great American Bluegrass Jam

Owensboro is doing big things when it comes to Bluegrass music, y’all. And this year, we’ve got a brand new event dedicated to all things bluegrass with The Great American Bluegrass Jam!    This weekend-long festival will take place in downtown Owensboro March 17-19 with TONS of different events for all bluegrass fans to enjoy: …

Green River Distilling reviving Owensboro’s ‘rich bourbon heritage’

“The Pride of Owensboro” is a phrase that Green River Distilling Co. takes to heart, and for a lot of good reasons. In fact, each bottle of the distillery’s flagship Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will have the phrase, “The Pride of Owensboro,” included to pay homage to the city and its incredible bourbon…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 17-19

Dazzling Daylilies Festival     This five-day festival celebrates one of the prettiest flowers in Kentucky with live music, family fun and, best of all, the chance to take home your own daylilies from Western Kentucky Botanical Garden. Running June 13-18 this year, the Dazzling Daylilies Festival will feature a Lunch, Listen, Learn event on…

Green River: The Whiskey Without Regrets

“The Whiskey Without Regrets” is an iconic slogan that sticks with you. And John W. McCulloch, Green River Distilling Company’s original founder, knew that better than anyone. And that very slogan is still being used by Green River Distilling to this day. Even better, McCulloch’s whiskey held up to its newfound slogan, as Green River…

Green River Whiskey: The Most Expensive Spirit in the World

When you’re trading barrels of whiskey for stakes in a gold mine, it indicates you’re producing some pretty great whiskey.  And that’s exactly how original founder J.W. McCulloch’s whiskey earned the title as “the most expensive spirit in the world.”   McCulloch’s whiskey was so good, in fact, he was able to trade only 20 barrels…

1918 fire delivers fatal blow to Green River Distilling

After earning worldwide recognition for its premium quality, Green River was reaching incredible heights in producing some of the best whiskey on Earth. However, Green River would face an unfathomable blow in 1918 due to a fire that burned through the entire distillery.  All of the whiskey, and almost all of the buildings, were completely…

Medley family continues legacy in local bourbon industry

Green River owes a big part of its distillery history to the Medley family, who kept the stills flowing from 1940-2008. The Medley family legacy goes back—wayyy back—in Owensboro’s local distilling industry. In fact, John Medley VI moved from Maryland to Washington, KY in 1800 to begin distilling whiskey. He found success in the business…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: September 9-11

Nashville Songwriter       The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum is bringing you live music, stories and great musicians to Owensboro with another round of the Nashville Songwriter! Held on September 8 at 7 p.m., you can enjoy a night of music under the stars at the outdoor stage. Nashville musicians performing…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: February 18-20

KY State Archery Championships   Archery—both indoor and outdoor—is a sport that’s quickly gaining popularity across the country, and Owensboro will be hosting the 2022 KY S3DA Indoor State Championship Feb. 18-20 at the Owensboro Convention Center. The S3DA program’s mission is to foster, educate and guide youth in the areas of indoor target, 3-D and…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 24-26

ROMP    Owensboro’s biggest Bluegrass music festival of the year is happening THIS WEEK, y’all! If you haven’t already bought your tickets, now’s the time, and if you’re interested in hearing music from some of the greatest Bluegrass musicians on the planet, this is the place. Held at Yellow Creek Park on June 22-25, you…

Green River Distilling: A legacy revived

A legacy has been revived at Green River Distilling Company. And that is more than enough reason to celebrate. Fire and Prohibition may have relegated Green River to history before, but now, more than 100 years later, history has come full circle with the release of the new Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. “For…

Green River Distilling Co. to launch Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Green River Distilling Co., the 10th oldest distillery in the state of Kentucky, today announced the launch of its flagship Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Aged more than five years, this is the first Green River bourbon to hit shelves in more than a century and comes on the heels of the historic revival…

Owensboro restaurants serving food from all over the world

Owensboro is undergoing an evolution in the restaurant industry, and that is something to get very excited about. While Owensboro has always been known for its impressive lineup of culinary treasures, the growing diversification of restaurants and food options in our city is something that should definitely be on your radar when planning your trip.…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 1-3

First Fridays    The first concert series of its kind in Owensboro, you can catch some of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s outdoor stage on the first Friday of each month. On Friday, July 1, you’ll hear from Cochren & Co. on the Michael…

Green River Distilling Co. named one of Top 10 Bourbon Tours in KY

When it comes to the best bourbon tours in Kentucky, Owensboro’s Green River Distilling Co. ranks at the top of the list. According to The Travel – a blog that covers travel-related topics across the entire globe – Green River Distilling is one of the top 10 bourbon distilleries in the entire state to visit.…

Head to Owensboro for your next cozy date night

Owensboro is famous for a lot of things, but one thing on our radar this week is what a great place it is for a cozy date night. And because it’s still cold outside, cozy—for now—means indoors. But being cozy is about more than escaping the frigid wind. It’s about ambience, the soft glow of…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: November 18-20

Bill Engvall       This Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and comedian is heading to Owensboro for a night of great laughs. On Friday, November 18, you can catch Bill Engvall at the RiverPark Center at TWO different times: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Engvall has garnered worldwide fame for his FOX sitcom Last…

Experience Diverse Lineup of Live Music in Owensboro this Winter

Just because winter is coming doesn’t mean the fun stops in Owensboro! In fact, we’ve got an amazing lineup of live music coming to you from several different venues this holiday season. You can find everything from rock to bluegrass to symphony music over the next few months!    Brasher’s Lil’ Nashville has released its…

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to Perform Live in Owensboro

You can see world class musicians Nitty Gritty Dirt Band perform live in Owensboro on November 19! With a refreshed lineup and more energy than ever before, this is the perfect time to hear the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.    The six-member band will hit the stage at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and…

Kentucky Fried Pickin’ bringing hundreds of musicians to downtown Owensboro

One of the biggest Bluegrass jam sessions in the state is making its way back to Owensboro this year for the fifth time since its inception. Kentucky Fried Pickin’ will bring in Bluegrass pickers and strummers from all over for a weekend of live music at the Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront. Kentucky Fried Pickin’ will…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: November 25-27

Shop Owensboro       When it comes to shopping for your loved ones, Owensboro has tons of amazing, locally-owned stores that make it easy to find anything and everything you could possibly find on a Christmas List. Powered by Independence Bank and hosted by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, you’ll have the chance…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: April 22-24

KY 2A Championships       You can catch some of the best high school athletes in Kentucky compete for a weekend of tournament play at the Kentucky 2A State Championships for both baseball and softball. Held at two different locations and featuring 16 teams from across the state, you can watch these athletes compete for…

Explore the Evolution of Downtown Owensboro

It wasn’t too long ago that Owensboro’s downtown riverfront wasn’t much more than a grassy bank dotted with park benches and one boat dock. But these days, visitors are getting an entirely new experience when they travel to Owensboro, and our downtown riverfront is one of the top attractions visitors seek out.   And that’s…

Bar-B-Q Block Party bringing music, rides and delicious fun to downtown Owensboro in May

Visitors far and wide have traveled to Owensboro for the annual International Bar-B-Q Festival for decades. Following a decision to scale down the Bar-B-Q Festival last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Owensboro’s first-ever Bar-B-Q Block Party turned out to be a major success and, in the future, it’s expected to evolve into something bigger…

Coffey Anderson headlining FA5 on July 29

Friday After 5 has long been known for bringing amazing, unique talent to Owensboro, and the free outdoor concert series is doing it again this year with a performance from Coffey Anderson!    For those who don’t know, Anderson is a Texas-born singer/songwriter who mixes mainstream country music with pop, R&B and hip-hop beats. He…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 8-10

Downtown Live     This weekend’s Downtown Live will be focused on all things beer! RiverPark Center will host a “Beer Snobs”-themed event at its 21-and-older entertainment complex on Friday, July 8 from 6-11 p.m. A “Know Your Hops” Beer Competition will be held in the lobby, while beer pong, giant Jenga and other bar…

Make Owensboro your next destination for live music

Here at Visit Owensboro, we’re always looking forward to Spring. The Dogwoods will start blooming all around town, the baseball and softball fields will start coming alive with tournament play, and live music will be played at outdoor venues all across the city. And this year, we’ve got so many events to look forward to,…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: February 25-27

Winter Dance Party    Let’s start off with this cool fact: John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party is the official live and authentic recreation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour. What makes it even cooler, it’s the only show of its kind endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each…

Owensboro Burger Week featuring every burger imaginable March 1-5

Owensboro Burger Week is back, ya’ll! And this time, it’s bigger and better than ever, with more than 30 different restaurants selling their delicious burgers—many of which were created just for this event–for an entire week. We’ve got every kind of burger on the list you can possibly imagine this year—and some you probably haven’t…

What to look forward to in 2022

With the new year coming in strong, there are a lot of reasons to look forward to what’s coming in 2022. Owensboro-Daviess County is producing more and more exciting reasons to visit our area each year, and we are absolutely pumped to see so many concerts, events and programs in the works for the year…

Top 6 Destinations to Visit in Owensboro

Green River Distilling Co.    Enjoy and explore over 100 years of history at this newly renovated facility located on the Ohio River. After restoring the distillery to its original glory in 2014, Green River Distilling Co. has continued to impress and amaze visitors with one of the top-ranked bourbon tours in the state of…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 4-6

Owensboro Burger Week    It’s finally here, and we hope you’re as ready as we are! This week, it’s all about the burgers. With over 30 different restaurants participating in this year’s Owensboro Burger Week, you’ve got more to try and taste than last year, and these burger choices are looking better than ever. From…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: January 7-9

Harlem Globetrotters The Harlem Globetrotters will perform live at the Owensboro Sportscenter for their Spread Game Tour and slam dunk contest with the Generals on January 6 at 7 p.m.! Known for their unbelievable athleticism and funny personalities, seeing the Globetrotters in person is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! What’s new about this year’s event? Well, the…

Green River Distilling Co. earns glowing reviews for newly released bourbon

Reviews for Green River Distilling Company’s new Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey are pouring in (we had to do it) from bourbon enthusiasts and experts all over. So far, we’re hearing words like “excellent,” “superb,” and “very, very good.” And this is just the beginning. To quote one of the most well-known bourbon reviewers and a…

What Makes Owensboro’s BBQ So Famous?

While there is a huge variety of barbecue to be enjoyed in Owensboro, our city is world famous for a couple of barbecue staples that you just can’t find anywhere else.    Barbecued mutton and burgoo are two things you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the world. And even if you happen to…

Owensboro BBQ restaurants have you covered for holiday cooking

Here in Owensboro, where we live in BBQ paradise, sometimes we don’t feel like doing the Holiday cooking ourselves.  We order it from our local barbecue restaurants. In fact, our three most popular BBQ establishments make more than 10,000 pounds of side dishes for each holiday alone. And that’s just the sides! Can you imagine…

O.Z. Tyler Bourbon Distillery 11 a.m.

Head on over to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail’s O.Z. Tyler Distillery where you’ll learn and taste how O.Z. Tyler is making bourbon unlike anywhere else in the world through a speed-aging process. Tradition meets innovation at this new Kentucky Bourbon Trail distillery. Here you’ll enjoy a tour and tasting where you’ll learn about how this…

Old Hickory BBQ Noon

Grab lunch at the locals favorite Old Hickory BBQ. Try the mutton and burgoo.

Bill Monroe Homeplace 1:30 p.m.

Just a 30-minute drive away, check out the Bill Monroe Homeplace and museum where bluegrass music was invented.

Hotel 3:30 p.m.

Check into one of our hotels located on Highway 54 with the Courtyard Marriot, or the Towneplace Suites.

Grab a Bourbon 5 p.m.

Grab a bourbon or wine at Legends Sports Bar or SIP Wine Room.

Dinner 6 p.m.

Enjoy a bourbon inspired meal at Colby’s Fine Food and Spirits or Bill’s Restaurant.

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum 7 p.m.

It’s time to visit the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum to catch a show and tour the museum. Home to the only bluegrass music hall of fame, this brand-new facility hosts world-class bluegrass, newgrass and Americana artists every weekend in its 450 seat state-of-the art theater. While you’re there catching a show, check…

The Miller House/Spirits 9 p.m.

Time for a nightcap at Spirits, one of the largest bourbon bars in America. It’s located in the basement of The Miller House. This historic Sears-Roebuck house was brought back to life in 2008 when it was transformed into a fine southern cuisine restaurant. Each dining room is decorated with a different color and unique…