2018 International Bar-B-Q Festival

Attention all Bar-B-Q lovers:  The 2018 International Bar-B-Q Festival is almost here!  Head downtown on May 11 and 12 to cheer on the fierce competition, enjoy the non-stop entertainment like the most famous competitive eater who’s ever lived, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and of course eat some Bar-B-Q!  The International Bar-B-Q Festival is the preview to summer and everyone is excited for the fun beginning Friday afternoon and ending Saturday night. …

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: April 27-29

Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming presented by Encore Musicals Encore Musicals presents a touching show on April 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Third Baptist Church Sanctuary.   It’s October 1945.  The war is over, and America’s years of prosperity are just beginning.  Having been called to preach in Texas, Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe is giving his last sermon at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church before…

Center will now be Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Forget about the International Bluegrass Music Center that Owensboro has been talking about since 2010. That $15.3 million building at Second and Frederica streets will be the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum when it opens in October. The new signage should be going up on the building soon, Chris Joslin, the museum’s executive director, said last week. The Hall of Fame, housed in the museum, actually belongs to…

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

OSO’s Cosmic Convergence Music and science will be masterfully combined as Troy Quinn and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra return to the stage of RiverPark’s Cannon Hall on Saturday, April 21, 2018 for their final performance of the season.  Cosmic Convergence will transport the audience to the edge of the universe through a full-sensory experience. Combine the sounds of the Owensboro Symphony with high-definition videos of the Great American Eclipse from…

Kentucky bourbon debuts

O.Z. Tyler Distillery will join state’s bourbon trail June 1 Earl Hewlette, CEO of Terressentia Corp., had waited a decade for Thursday — the day he was able to sell a bottle of Kentucky bourbon for the first time. Terressentia’s O.Z. Tyler Distillery, which is producing 70,000 barrels of bourbon a year in Owensboro, finally had bourbon aged enough to sell. Jacob Call, master distiller and operations manager, said 850…

Beatles vs. Stones

Ah, the age-old debate: who’s the greatest rock band in history?  Now you can decide for yourself on Monday, April 23 at the RiverPark Center as they host “Beatles vs. Stones”.  The two bands will face off in a high-energy, adrenaline-pumping musical showdown that’s sure to make you “Twist and Shout”.  The Fab Four, represented by tribute band Abbey Road will engage in a barrage of hits against premier Rolling Stones…

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

RiverPark Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration The Owensboro RiverPark Center invites you to join the 25th Celebration of providing performing arts to the tristate area. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.  The RiverPark Center 25th Anniversary Celebration will feature award-winning pianist, Jim Brickman.  This exciting evening will also include performances by Goldie Payne, The International Bluegrass Music Museum, Owensboro Dance Theatre, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and Theatre Workshop of…

City will host new tourneys

Owensboro has landed the inaugural Kentucky 2-A Championships for basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer. “It’s a very big deal,” Jared Bratcher, sports marketing director for the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said Wednesday. The action begins Jan. 18-20, 2019, with eight teams from across Kentucky competing in the boys’ 2-A basketball championship at the Sportscenter and eight more competing in the girls’ tournament. That means 16 teams and…

RiverPark Center 25th Anniversary Celebration

The beautiful downtown Owensboro RiverPark Center invites you to join the 25th Celebration of providing performing arts to the tristate area. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.  The RiverPark Center 25th Anniversary Celebration will feature award-winning pianist, Jim Brickman.  This exciting evening will also include performances by Goldie Payne, The International Bluegrass Music Museum, Owensboro Dance Theatre, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and Theatre Workshop of Owensboro Youth Theatre.…

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

USFA Softball Tournament The USFA girl’s fastpitch softball tournament begins at 8 a.m. on April 7 and ends at 11 p.m. on April 8.  Tournament games will be played at both Panther Creek Park and Fisher Park.  Roughly 20 teams from across Kentucky will be playing.  Come on out to enjoy some fresh air and support the players! Downtown Cruise In Owensboro’s Cruise In comes to downtown on the first…