Kentucky Fried Pickin’ Bluegrass Jam Festival

Get out your banjos, fiddles and mandolins –– it’s almost time for the fourth annual Kentucky Fried Pickin’ Bluegrass Jam Festival.  This is a free event and it’s happening Thursday through Saturday, April 29 through May 1 at the Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront.    The all-night jam sessions are back! We had to skip last year’s event out of caution, but that just means that we’re readier than ever to…

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

Dan Tyminski Grammy Award Winner Dan Tyminski will perform two shows at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum on Saturday, April 10 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tyminski has left his mark on bluegrass music playing guitar and mandolin for Alison Krauss and Union Station since 1994. His voice famously accompanies George Clooney’s performance of “I’m A Man of Constant Sorrow,” in the film, Oh Brother, Where…

Boro Brawl Nationals

The Boro Brawl is a national wrestling competition held on April 10 and 11 at the Owensboro Convention Center, Owensboro’s state-of-the-art facility with over 100,000 sq. ft. of space. The event will run from 9 a.m. on April 10 to 5 p.m. on April 11. Click here to see the complete schedule of events. All Covid-19 requirements will be followed including socially distanced competitions and masks. Temperature checks will be…

5 Ways to Have A Fun Staycation in Owensboro

Spring break is almost here, and we know you’re itching to get out of the house. Skip the risk and have the perfect staycation right here in Owensboro. Who wants long car rides, overpriced food and cranky kids anyway? Whether you need fun for the whole family or excitement for a night out, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few of the best events happening soon around town. Cottontails…

Dan Tyminski – Back to Bluegrass

Whether you listen to bluegrass or not, Dan Tyminski has one of the most recognizable voices in the music industry. Tyminski has touched nearly every corner of the music industry, but he’s best known for playing alongside Alison Krauss in her band Union Station. Having received 14 Grammy Awards, one CMA award, and 11 IBMA awards, his talent is unmatched. On April 10, Dan Tyminski will perform two shows at…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 26-28

The weather is warming up just in time for some fun spring activities. Get the family together and enjoy a variety of entertainment this weekend in preparation for Easter!   Egg-ceptional Ester Egg Hunt & Bunny Fun Head to Trunnell’s Farm Market & Fun Acre for the Egg-Ceptional Egg Hunt & Bunny Fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 and April 3! Join the Easter Bunny,…

CVB wants Holiday World visitors to stay here

Leah Koch, director of communications at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana, says the theme park averages about 1 million visitors a year. “Most of them come from Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois and Missouri,” she said. “But we occasionally have families that travel across the country, and even some who travel from other countries, just to experience our four renowned roller coasters.” Many of the visitors are…

2021 Bar-B-Q Block Party

As vaccinations roll out and Owensboro begins to recover from Covid-19, we’re all looking to the warmer months for the return of our favorite events. One of Owensboro’s most beloved traditions, The International Bar-B-Q Festival, will look a little different this year. 2021 introduces the Bar-B-Q Block Party, a one-day event on May 8.   The International Bar-B-Q Festival brings everyone together on Owensboro’s beautiful riverfront and foreshadows the summer’s…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 19-21

Bluegrass Weekend is here! Owensboro is excited for one more reason to jam out as the Bluegrass music Capital of the World, and now it’s an annual weekend celebration! Check out all the ways you can have fun this weekend below:   The Nashville Songwriter Get an inside look into the songwriting process and life as a musician at The Nashville Songwriter. The monthly event takes place at the Bluegrass…

Lacy Green – The Nashville Singer

Lacy Green is a talented Nashville-based singer/songwriter being featured in the upcoming event at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Lacy is one of three artists that will perform in the monthly writer’s round called “The Nashville Songwriter”. This month’s event will take place on March 18 at 7 p.m. and will also feature artists Madison Lewis and Adam Wood. Click here to purchase tickets now.   Green,…