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“Big Black Cadillac” sponsored by First Security Bank

First Security Bank pixThe bank that puts you first, First Security Bank sets the summer to the music of  “Big Black Cadillac,” a classic Pop R&B/Motown/Funk cover band that plays all the stuff you grew up listening to in the 70’s and 80’s. First Security Bank has its headquarters in Owensboro and has eleven branch offices in four major markets. The hometown team at First Security Bank bring’s “Big Black Cadillac” to the patio stage celebrating our “Summer of Love” theme this season. That means you need to bring your dancing shoes to the party on the Jagoe Homes Patio Stage. We’re celebrating Friday After 5’s 21st anniversary of free fun on the Award-Winning Owensboro Riverfront.  Tonight’s Class PreUnion: Apollo High School Class of 1982. Visit our new uptown downtown and see an All America City in person! Fun. Free. Friends.  Friday After 5! It’s Where the Weekend Begins.  6:30pm-10:00pm

Atmos Logo blueAtmos Energy Courtyard

Tonight, Joshua Thomas and “JILT” music lights up the Atmos Energy Courtyard. Joshua is from Henderson, Kentucky. He has been into music since he was born, started out with playing the drums at age 3 along with singing, and playing the piano/keyboard at age 9. Josh is also a songwriter/producer, his music has a gospel, r&b feel to it. Don’t miss this excellent talent tonight as part of our “Summer of Love” at Friday After 5. We’ll provide the comfortable seating and “Atmos”phere in the courtyard!  More than twenty years ago, Atmos Energy donated the funds necessary to build the “Atmos Energy Courtyard” the beautiful outside venue at the RiverPark Center.  This year they are going even further by sponsoring all of the entertainment all season long in the Atmos Energy Courtyard. Tonight we invite you to bring a friend and share a drink under the summer stars with us.  Fun. Free. Friends.  Friday After 5. It’s Where the Weekend Begins.  7:00pm-10:00pm

Don Moore Party Pier webDon Moore Party at the Pier

The Mighty Pines are a fierce roots band making music inspired by the wide rivers and red-brick streets of St. Louis. For over four years they’ve been fashioning their distinctive heartland sound. The music is fresh: bluegrass meets acoustic soul and rock & roll. With their genre bending original songs the band bridges the gap between groove and grass, between country and funk, between blues and folk. The music can at one moment be raucous and at the next hushed, with soaring harmonies keeping it sweet through every song.crowd into Tonight’s band is staying over courtesy of our newest downtown hotel, Holiday Inn Riverfront, home of “Another Broken Egg”. Be ready for a show you’ll remember tonight as “The Fritz” brings their relentless drive of intoxicating energy to the Don Moore Party Pier and just like Friday After 5, it’s free. 8:00pm-11:30pm

Cromwell Radio New Sound Overlook

We’re celebrating our 21st anniversary by giving new talent their chance to perform at Friday After 5 on the beautiful Overlook Stage. Tonight, “Musick Studio” dancers light up the “Summer of Love” right on the Ohio River. Our friends at Cromwell Radio have helped us to assemble a cast of Overlook AP beautygreat new, up and coming performers of all ages to star each Friday all season long on the Cromwell Overlook Stage at the foot of Frederica Street on the riverfront.  Tonight we showcase the talented “LeAnne Musick Dancers”.  Thank you Cromwell Radio for sponsoring all of our future stars each Friday during our season.  Showtime: 7pm.

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Kroger logo         Kroger Street Fair

Tonight, the Sunset Cruisers roll into our uptown downtown!  These beautiful classic corvettescars line up all along Veteran’s Blvd and act as a beautiful backdrop to the riverfront helping us celebrate our “Summer of Love” season. .  We’ll have authentic Bluegrass Music in the courtyard and BBQ for sale at the street fair. Hot cars! Cold drinks.  Summer fun.  We have a lot of fun planned for everyone tonight thanks to our sponsor Kroger! Smothers Park is an incredible resort quality riverfront complete with “Spray Park” and a “three-story” kids’ playground. Named the #1 Playground in the world, the “Lazy Dayz Playgound” is fully handicapped accessible and includes trees that you can climb FROM THE INSIDE!  Then you’ll find yourself overlooking the beautiful Ohio River from three stories up.  Don’t worry, you can use any one of the four fun slides to slide back down to the fun on the ground!  Be sure to have your 12 or under kid register to win one of two kid’s bikes Walmart is giving away tonight.  Just register.  They pull out two names each week and the kids get to go to Walmart and pick out a bike!  Tonight’ we’ve invited “Paw Patrol” live and in person, to Friday After 5 courtesy of TD’s Tuff Decisions Costumes.  Bring your camera phone! You’ll find yourself browsing past artists and their works on the riverfront.  Welborn’s Kid’s Hula-Hoop contest starts at  7:45 followed by the Kroger Water Balloon toss. The winner gets a Kroger gift card.   The losers get a towel.  It’s all in fun and everyone then turns to the west for our traditional Friday After 5  “Toast to the Sunset”.  It’s all free thanks to one of Owensboro’s best friends, Kroger!

SPECIAL BONUS!  Everyone gets a FREE ticket into the FA5 Foto Booth tonight!  Just step right up, step right in and take home a memory thanks to Have a Nice Day Mobile Entertainment, our official FA5 Foto Booth operator!  Fun Ahead.  You’ll find yourself browsing past artists and their works on the riverfront.   The iconic riverfront park was named the #1 park in the world!  Stoll down to our uptown downtown tonight and join us for our “Toast to the Sunset” at dusk.  It’s all free thanks to our friends at Kroger!


Coming Attractions:

Next Week: LOCASH on the front lawn of the Owensboro Convention Center plus four other venues of free fun!

No tickets. No wristbands. No kidding.

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