Bourbon Trail drew 1.7 million in 2019

Last year, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and its companion Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour drew 1.7 million visitors from around the world, including 5,308 who toured Owensboro’s O.Z. Tyler Distillery.  Owensboro’s numbers are expected to grow even more as Duke Spirits prepares to launch its John Wayne Experience featuring memorabilia from the iconic western film…

Officials confident 2020 will bring strong local economy

The local economy is bound to be booming in 2020!  Owensboro has experienced a steady trend of economic growth for the past few years which will begin to ramp up in the up-coming year.  From redeveloping Towne Square Mall to more conventions to new apartments and hotels, big things are happening!  Owensboro is becoming a…

Downtown hotel should help draw larger conventions

The new downtown hotel, Home2Suites by Hilton, will be a transformative addition to Owensboro and its bustling tourism development.  The new hotel is located on Second Street across from the Owensboro Convention Center and is set to open for guests in April 2021 or sooner.  The 120-room hotel gives Owensboro three downtown hotels to help…

Kentucky 2A Championships

Score!  Owensboro is hosting the Kentucky Legend 2A Basketball Championships sponsored by Owensboro Health this year at the Owensboro Sportscenter.  The tournament will take place January 16-19 for the boys and girls basketball state championship!  Don’t miss out on four days of exciting basketball! Eight boys and eight girls teams have battled to represent their…

30-plus international tour operators visited Owensboro

More than 30 international tour operators and travel planners from Brazil and Europe visited Owensboro on Thursday, Dec. 5, checking out the city’s attractions.  Their tour spanned several cities across Kentucky, but Owensboro was the first stop and the first impression.  The tour of Owensboro highlighted all of Owensboro’s most unique assets including jam sessions…

‘Kentucky’s Music City’

CVB wins honors for rebranding   For the second year in a row, Visit Owensboro has won top honors for marketing at the recent Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s annual conference.  The new International Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum, annual ROMP music festival, and recent selection as one of the top 10 music cities in…

Bluegrass Now! Concert

PBS is coming to Owensboro to film a special program called Bluegrass Now!, featuring some of the best all-stars in bluegrass music!    The concert is set for December 19 at 7 p.m. right in our very own Woodward Theatre at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.  This live show will be headlined…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend:

Po Ramblin’ Boys The 2019 Fall Bluegrass Series comes to an end on November 30 at the highly anticipated season finale featuring the Po Ramblin’ Boys!  Celebrate the end of another season of rompin’ and stompin’ at 7 p.m. at the Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum.  The Po Ramblin’ Boys are known for their…

Hall of Fame lands national PBS concert recording

In 2020, PBS will broadcast a historic concert featuring a range of up-and-coming and hall-of-fame bluegrass artists in an upcoming special called Bluegrass Now! The event, celebrating 75 years of the musical genre, will be filmed at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum on December 19.  This unique opportunity comes after Brand USA…

Airport receives makeover through CYP partnership

With renovations taking off, the Owensboro Airport is ready for the runway!  The Chamber of Young Professionals along with Visit Owensboro partnered with the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport to give the terminal a special makeover.  A recent reveal showed off the newest addition, a TV display transforming the wall above baggage claim into an insider…