CVB to add Marketing Assistant

The Owensboro Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau is adding a new position to the team! If you meet the qualifications and are interested in joining the CVB as Marketing Assistant, please read the job description below and respond by Monday, July 20, to be considered. MARKETING ASSISTANT The Owensboro Daviess Co Convention & Visitors Bureau has an entry level job opening for a marketing assistant to work as part…

Owensboro – The Perfect Recipe

From Owensboro’s signature barbecued mutton and burgoo to our ties to the roots of bluegrass music, Owensboro is the culinary and cultural hub of western Kentucky. Owensboro hosts more than 20 annual festivals, including the world-famous International Bar-B-Q Festival, ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival, Big O Music Fest and the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden Daylily Festival. Along with our fun festivals, there are unique attractions and special events in…

What An Inspiring Story!

Two Owensboro girls will appear on the Katie Couric Show. Read about it and watch the video on the Tri-State Homepage about Karlie Hempel and her very good friend Lauren Tucker. http://www.tristatehomepage.com/story/d/story/two-owensboro-kentucky-girls-featured-on-the-katie/22728/-s7pDZBbCkSjjtF944MoqQ#.U5fGmY3HzvQ.facebook

Owensboro’s ROMP Festival named 2014 Event of the Year by IBMA

OWENSBORO — Old Crow Medicine Show, David Grisman, Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Sarah Jarosz, and 23 String Band are among the dozens of talented acts set to perform at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s event of the year — Owensboro’s ROMP Festival, June 25-28.

ROMP Festival is a four-day music and camping festival hosted at both the museum, in downtown Owensboro, and at Yellow Creek Park, a gorgeous 150-acre facility that is a perfect setting for a music festival.  ROMP features traditional and legendary bluegrass artists alongside old time and progressive bluegrass musicians who expand the boundaries to the far-flung roots and branches of bluegrass. more: Owensboro’s ROMP Festival named 2014 Event of the Year by IBMA

Television Premiere

This coming Tuesday, June 10 at 8 p.m. Central Time, turn to KET and catch the premiere of the documentary “Powerfull: Bill Monroe Remembered”. Portions of this documentary were shown at the International Bluegrass Music Museum’s Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration in 2011. After the premiere, the IBMM will show the documentary every day during ROMP on June 25-28.

Garrity Honored as Visit Owensboro Service Star

Congratulations to Bill’s Restaurant employee Sherry Garrity who became the May 2014 “Visit Owensboro Service Star”. She was nominated for giving outstanding service to a visitor to the community within the last month. “Sherry took a call from a visitor to Owensboro with dietary restrictions who wanted to eat at Bill’s,” said Shannon Wetzel, Executive Director for the Owensboro Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “She took the initiative to work…