Music festivals, barbecue picnics and more during August in Owensboro

OWENSBORO, Ky. (July 16, 2015) — Visit Owensboro any weekend during August and you’ll find live music festivals, traditional barbecue picnics and other entertaining activities to make visiting a memorable and fun summertime experience.

 

Here is a list of popular events scheduled for the Owensboro area during August.

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‘Friday After 5’ summer entertainment lineup for July

OWENSBORO, Ky. (June 23, 2015) — The July calendar adds an extra performance of Owensboro’s Friday After 5 series, with a fan-favorite kickoff to the Fourth of July weekend.

 

Friday After 5 is a summer-long concert and family entertainment series with a block party and street festival that take place each Friday through Sept. 4. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. with music playing until 11 p.m.

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Owensboro’s ROMP Festival spotlights top names in bluegrass

OWENSBORO, Ky. (June 4, 2015) — John Prine, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Balsam Range and Hot Rize are among dozens of award winning acts set to perform at this year’s ROMP Festival, June 24-27, in Owensboro.

 

ROMP is a four-day, traditional bluegrass festival with music, camping, concerts and impromptu jam sessions that attract top acts and thousands of fans. In 2012 ROMP was named event of the year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, which originated in Owensboro. The area is rich in bluegrass history, with the birthplace of Bill Monroe in nearby Rosine, Ky.

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Owensboro Ushers in Summer Series of Parish Barbecue Picnics

St. Mary Magdalene Parish to mark its 100th annual event

 

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Owensboro’s International Bar-B-Q Festival early each May is only the start of a summer of hickory-flavored festivities.

 

From May through the end of September, the area’s Catholic churches celebrate tradition and raise a bit of money, too, at 22 parish barbecue picnics that serve tasty chicken, pork, mutton and burgoo to all comers. All are within a 45-minute radius of downtown Owensboro.

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‘Friday After 5’ summer entertainment series returns to Owensboro

OWENSBORO, Ky. (May 13, 2015) — Owensboro’s emerging music scene strikes a resonating cord when Friday After 5 returns to the downtown riverfront for 17 consecutive weeks of live music.

 

Friday After 5 is a summer-long concert and family entertainment series with a block party and street festival that take place each Friday from May 15-Sept. 4. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. with music playing until 11 p.m.

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$5 Million Boost Puts International Bluegrass Music Center on Track for 2017 Opening

Center reinforces Owensboro’s place as a music destination

 

OWENSBORO, Ky. (April 14, 2015) – A $5 million boost from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has put the International Bluegrass Music Center on track to open in 2017 and secured Owensboro’s place as one of America’s top music destinations.

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