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“The Hiding” sponsored by Brescia University

Brescia University rocks the Labor Day Weekend dance party as they welcome you and their class of 2017 to the riverfront for a Brescia Party tonight.  Tonight’s main stage band is The Hiding; brought up on a wide variety of musical influences like The Beatles, Third Eye Blind, Johnny Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muse, Neil Young and others, The Hiding brings their show to the patio stage.  That means you need to bring your dancing shoes!   It is major variety in song choice and genre they provide. Your wish is Brescia’s command as we welcome the hottest band in the region to kick off the three-day holiday weekend. The Rockin’ three-day weekend begins at 6:30 as The Hiding steps on stage!  You’ll earn your PhD in fun at tonight’s big party.  It’s our season finale and Where the Labor Day Weekend Begins!   Thank you Brescia U!

  UniFirst Stage in the Courtyard

isomorphixUniFirst sets our season finale to the music of one of the most eclectic bands.  ”Isomorphix is like making fire. Early man didn’t invent fire, it came from the gods and heavens…like we’re not inventing music…it’s there, waiting to be (re)discovered, when the conditions are right.” Their show begins at 7pm tonight. Find yourself surrounded by music in the newly renovated Atmos Energy Courtyard.  Friends. Fun. Free. It’s all thanks to one of Owensboro’s best friends, UniFirst.  It’s our season finale and time to thank UniFirst for sponsoring the entire Friday After 5 season of courtyard entertainment!  Show continues until 10pm tonight.  Friday After 5 is Where the Labor Day Weekend Begins!

Glenn Family Services web   Gospel on the River

Tonight is the finale of our 11th season of bringing great Southern Gospel Music to Friday After 5.  Join us in Cannon Hall inside the RiverPark Center as MC Donnie Dortch presents “The Crossmen”, “Deena Ashley” and “Living By Faith” in an uplifting and entertaining show filled with faith.  But there will be no “collection plate” passed around!  The show is free thanks to our season-long sponsor (11 years in a row) Glenn Family Services!  Thank you Glenn Taylor and your great staff for providing this positive series of gospel music for our community.  God Bless you.

GOTR 2014 season printed

 Kroger logo             Kroger Street Fair

hula-girl-craft-photo-420-FF0908EFA20Tonight’s Theme: “Foot Frenzy”! It’s a special “Brescia Bash” night!  Enjoy the newly opened Smother’s Park Riverfront with a special “spray ground” and Lazy Dayz play area, beautiful waterfalls and the Big O Signature Fountain. Your kid’s favorite two mice will be our guests courtesy of TD’s Tuff Decisions. We’ll welcome tonight’s “Pre-unions”: OHS Class of 1994, Owensboro Catholic High Class of 1994 and OHS Class of 1964!  We’re going to invite some of them to compete in our Kroger Water Balloon Toss.  Winning couple gets a $30 Kroger Gift Card and a towel.  The Welborn’s kids’ Hula-Hoop Contest is during the band’s break, too.  Friends. Food. Fun. Free. You’ll find yourself browsing past artists and their works on the Riverfront.  We’ll ”Toast the Sunset” as it silhouettes the beautiful new Owensboro Riverfront.  Thank you Kroger for sponsoring our street fair all season long!

Don Moore webDon Moore Overlook Stage

Boscoe France 3“Boscoe France” will set Friday After 5′s newest venue to music at the foot of Frederica Street.  John Gillespie -bass,  Jimmy Cummings -drums and Boscoe France-guitar are the Boscoe France band.   One of the many amenities of the Smothers Park renovation is the giant overlook stage  at the foot of Frederica.  It’s a perfect venue for enjoying live entertainment with a breathtaking backdrop.  The stage area overlooks both the Ohio River, the new waterfall feature and the Signature Fountain, designed by the same people who created the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas.  Don Moore Automotive team sponsors the entire season where we feature Owensboro’s newest talent!   Great entertainment beginning at 7pm and just like Friday After 5, it’s fun and free.


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