BBQ and Barrels

An Owensboro tradition will be revitalized on May 12 and 13, 2023 in downtown Owensboro.  BBQ and Barrels is a new take on two of Owensboro’s greatest culinary staples: unique barbecue and historic bourbon. “The Bar-B-Q Festival isn’t ending, it’s being reborn. Bigger and better with more options to attract more people,” said Sharon Nesmith,…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: September 23-25

Sunflower Music Festival        The inaugural Sunflower Music Festival is slated for three days of live music, gorgeous sunflowers and amazing food and drinks on September 23-25 this year. With a lineup that includes more than 10 musicians and bands and over a MILLION sunflowers to enjoy, you get the best of both…

Top Things To Do In Owensboro This Weekend: September 29-1

The Ultimate Queen Celebration Starring Marc Martel The man himself who provides much of Freddie Mercury’s voice in the Bohemian Rhapsody is taking his show to Owensboro on September 29 at 7 p.m. at the Owensboro RiverPark Center.  MARC MARTEL has forged a unique and diverse career for himself. He started his own Queen tribute…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: April 30–May 2

We’ve got great music all weekend long! Check out some of the top entertainment this weekend and find something fun whether you want to jam out into the night or enjoy dinner and a show with friends!   KY Fried Pickin’ It’s finger pickin’ fun all weekend at the Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront! The Kentucky…

Rhonda Vincent – Queen of Bluegrass

Rhonda Vincent, otherwise known as “The Queen of Bluegrass” sits down with Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum Executive Director Chris Joslin to talk about her upcoming shows in Owensboro, being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and getting back in the recording studio. The Grammy Award winning artist is a fiercely talented musician…

Make Owensboro Your Safe Haven

Safe Havens are places of refuge or security.  Refuge is described as a destination to flee to in order to get away from people or places that are unsafe.  Safety is certainly an important topic with regard to COVID-19. To many, Owensboro is a Safe Haven.  It’s like your beloved teddy bear as a kid. …

Kentucky State Fiddle Championship

With last year’s concerts and the ROMP festival cancelled, we’re overdue for some rompin’ and stompin’ around Owensboro. Thankfully, The Bluegrass Museum and Hall of Fame and museum is delivering just that! 2021 marks the 47th Kentucky State Fiddle Championship in its new home in Owensboro. The competition has been held in a variety of…

Iconic Images: Penny Sisto Portraits in Fiber

When we think of quilting, we often think of comfort and nostalgia. We think of the time spent snuggling up in your favorite grandparents’ bed as they recount the stories behind the quilt that covers you. Penny Sisto, internationally recognized fiber artist, takes the tradition of quilting to new heights through her unique approach to…

MOGA Geocaching Coming to Owensboro

So, you’ve conquered your Netflix queue, spent way too much money on take-out, and you probably have an art project lying around that you never finished. Thankfully, MOGA is here to provide some much-needed relief for those of us going stir-crazy during the pandemic. MOGA, or the Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure, is one of the…

Things Are Starting To Look Up

“The travel and tourism industry continues to face ongoing setbacks and tremendous challenges,” he said. “Because of COVID, ‘back to normal’ might not happen in 2021. Despite that, we are using this time to envision a new future and looking to open new doors of opportunity.” Calitri said, “Staking our claim will be an important…