Tommy Emmanuel with Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

On Saturday, June 26th, guitar master Tommy Emmanuel and bluegrass power-duo Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley will perform together live at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum at 8 p.m.   Acoustic guitar icon Tommy Emmanuel may hail from Australia, but he’s certainly no stranger to Kentucky. Not only has he been made a Kentucky Colonel and honorary citizen of Larue County, Emmanuel even hosted his own music…

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

Porchfest  Southern charm is at it’s best at Porchfest! This Saturday, June 12, watch Griffith Avenue be transformed into the grounds for a one-of-a-kind music festival! The event begins between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. while evening performances will begin between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. depending on the stage. Residents on Griffith Ave. will convert their stunning porches into “stages” and their lawns will become grounds for people to…

Rolling Stone names Owensboro one of 7 must-visit cities for country music fans

Owensboro is staking its claim as one of the most “ideal places to dig into country music’s roots” and solidifying it’s spot on the map of best music cities around the country. Owensboroans already knew that, but now word is spreading! In a recent article, Rolling Stone names Owensboro one of seven must-visit cities for country, western, and bluegrass fans.    The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Friday…

The Great Race 2021

Head to the downtown Owensboro riverfront for a once-in-a-lifetime car spectacle on Wednesday, June 23! The Great Race, the world’s premiere old car rally, will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to town for the event, with the first car rolling into downtown starting at 5 p.m.    Once the race is finished, participants in the event will have covered more than 2,300 miles over a span of just…

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

Art by the Stars Enjoy a night of music and art at Art By the Stars, a benefit gala for the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art on Saturday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. Art by the Stars offers a unique evening out, featuring an exhibition and auction of works by a roster of “non-artist” business leaders, educators, and elected officials created with the help of the community’s outstanding artists. The…

2021 Dazzling Daylily Festival

It’s almost time for the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden’s award-winning, flower-filled festival! June 19 through June 26, view thousands of blooming daylilies and celebrate the summer with Owensboro’s annual daylily festival.   Saturday, June 19 kicks off the celebration with the Owensboro Art Guild Plein Air event featuring artists painting live throughout the garden beginning at 7 a.m. Start the day off strong with Yoga in the Garden at 8…

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

MOGA Geocachers from around the country will travel to Owensboro to participate in MOGA, or the Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure, at Yellow Creek Park and Rudy Mines Trail beginning Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31. MOGA is one of the oldest and largest geocaching events in the world, and for the first time ever it is free! If you don’t already know, geocaching is an outdoor activity in which…

Porchfest OBKY 2021

Experience Southern charm at its best at Porchfest! On June 12, Griffith Avenue will be transformed into the grounds for a music festival at this trendy, one-of-a-kind event. The first performances will start between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., while the evening performances will begin between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., depending on the location.   Residents on Griffith Avenue will convert their beautiful, spacious porches into “stages” for the…

Rolling Stone: Owensboro a ‘must visit’ music town

Rolling Stone magazine says there are seven “Must-Visit Places Country Music Fans Should Flock to Now.” And Owensboro is one of them. The article, published last Thursday, also lists Nashville, of course; Southwest Virginia; Austin, Texas; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Branson, Missouri; and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.   The article says, “This year, fill up your gas tank, sing along with the radio and take a drive down country roads. A country music…

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

Some of your favorite local summertime festivities are back! Pick from great music, live shows, and thrilling rides for a fun weekend.   Friday After 5 – Owensboro Night Friday After 5 is where the weekend begins! The 16-week summertime festival will return on May 21 for “Owensboro Night.” The opening night has a stacked performance schedule featuring rock & roll, country, folk and bluegrass, and even reggae and electronic…