Headliners Announced for ROMP

Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs and Sam Bush will be the main acts for the River of Music Party (ROMP) on June 27-30 in 2018 at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky.  This is the first time Krauss, a 27-time Grammy winner has played at ROMP.  ROMP is a bluegrass music festival featuring several performers ranging from traditional bluegrass to a more country sound.  ROMP has become a can’t miss party…

Kirk Hired For New Position At CVB

Owensboro Public Schools public information officer Dave Kirk has been hired by the Owensboro Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau to be in charge of destination management. Kirk will work in a team setting to use a digital platform to promote Owensboro. “I’m very excited to take on this new position where I’ll be telling Owensboro’s story. There hasn’t been a more exciting time to visit Owensboro. We have a…

Owensboro’s Local Scene: Oct. 18-31, 2017

Upcoming Conventions at the Owensboro Convention Center

  • Oct. 19-20: 2017 Kentucky Law Update
  • Oct. 21-22: Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police Fall Conference


Wednesday - Oct. 18

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Mullins is a finalist for the Predators Anthem Contest

There are four vocalist competing to become the National Anthem Singer for the Nashville Predators’ 2017-18 hockey season! One of the four vocalist competing is Owensboro local, Cathy Mullins. Read all about her journey in Bobbie Hayes article posted in the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer.   It is up to us to pick the Predators anthem singer by voting at https://www.nhl.com/predators/fans/anthem-singer-tryouts. Voting concludes at 5pm on Thursday, Oct. 5!

Kentucky Tourism is Growing

According to the Kentucky’s Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet, “Kentucky tourism grew another 5 percent in 2016 with an economic impact of $14.5 billion.” The Kentucky Bluegrass, Blues, & Barbecue Region had an economic impact of $591.3 million in 2016. Check out the article in the Lane Report called Tourist Season Goes Year Round in Kentucky to see how the hospitality sector is growing.  

16 Reasons to Visit Owensboro, KY in October 2017

  1. International Bluegrass Music Museum’s 2017 Fall Concert Series
  • The International Bluegrass Music Museum hosts a 2017 Fall Concert Series to help raise money for the museum to continue their efforts to preserve and honor the legacy of bluegrass music including music educational programs, general museum operating expenses, the Video Oral History Project (VOHP), and artifact collection efforts. For more information about the IBMM’s 2017 Fall Concert Series, click here.

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Motown Comes to The RiverPark Center

What began as one man’s story became everyone’s music and is now a Broadway musical coming to the RiverPark Center on Friday, September 29 at 7pm. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a true American dream story of Motown Founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight musical mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown helped shape our lives and made us all dance to the same beat.

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