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“Jimmy Church Band” sponsored by US Bank Home Mortgage

One of Owensboro’s best friends, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage brings back “The Jimmy Church Review” to the Jagoe Homes patio stage tonight.  You’ll know every song and so will your feet so bring your most comfortable dancing shoes.  It’s part of our “Summer of Love” Friday After 5 festival. During the band’s 7:45 break we’ll cUS Bank Home Mortgage webheer on the kids in the Welborn’s Hula-Hoop contest and enjoy seeing six couples getting wet leaving a single winner in the Kroger Water Balloon Toss.  We’ll thank US Bank Home Mortgage and ask them to lead us in the “Toast to the Sunset”. Fun. Free. Friends.  A beautiful summer night of fun set to music! Tonight’s Class Pre-Unions: Thank you U.S. Bank Home Mortgage!  Fun. Free. Friends.  Friday After 5 is Where the 4th of July Weekend Begins! 6:30pm-10:00pm

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Tonight Atmos Energy presents Joe Lasher Jr.  dynamic artist, songwriter and performer whose Joe’s songs, style, and performances appeal to a broad spectrum of music lovers. Joe will captivate you with his commanding presence and unique vocals then move them with the impactful and heartfelt delivery of original music and lyrics. His infectious positive attitude and message are engaging to all audiences. Song after song, show after show, Joe Lasher Jr consistently proves his innate ability to create an emotional connection with an audience by expertly delivering a dynamic performance of well written songs. Joe has played shows with the likes of Tim McGraw, Rascall Flatts, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Parmalee, Canaan Smith, LOCASH, and Montgomery Gentry, just to name a few.  Joe recently released a much-anticipated EP entitled “Jack to Jesus” produced by Nashville hit-maker Jeremy Stover in March. The project’s first single, “Tap a Little Tail Light,” debuted on 99.9 KISS Country in Western North Carolina Wednesday, January 6th on the morning show and is now spinning on stations across the Southeast. He makes his first appearance at our summer-long party.  The Atmos Energy Courtyard is in a romantic and intimate setting so bring a close friend. Atmos Energy recently renovated the Courtyard and it’s a great venue with ambiance and tucked away in a romantic setting set to music each week.  No cover. No kidding.  Just like Friday After 5,  Andy’s performance is free thanks to our sponsor for the entire season, Atmos Energy.   7:00pm-10:00pm

    Don Moore Party Pier webDon Moore Party at the Pier

Hey Mon….the party is on! Roots of a Rebellion [ROAR] hail from Nashville, TN and bolster Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. In between touring, ROAR has released an “Inner Light EP” in 2012, a full-length album “Heartifact” in 2014 and most recently “A Brother’s Instinct” in 2016. Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Rebelution, NEEDTOBREATHE, Slightly Stoopid, moe, Trombone Shorty, North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, and countless others, Roots of a Rebellion is proud to represent another side of Music City, USA. 2014 FA5 June 27 Jimmy Church 183  Tonight, they reggae rock the Don Moore Party Pier, the newest addition to the Smothers Park renovation!  It’s the giant stage that reaches out over the mighty Ohio River.  It’s a perfect venue for enjoying live entertainment with a breathtaking backdrop.  The stage is near 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.  Great entertainment and just like Friday After 5, it’s free! 8:00pm-11:30pm

Cromwell “New Sound Stage”

We’re celebrating our 21st anniversary by giving new talent their chance to perform at Friday After 5 on the beautiful Overlook Stage. Tonight we feature the “Top 10 Finalists” of  “Owensboro’s Got Talent” contest that took place earlier this season. Our friends at Cromwell Radio have helped us to assemble a cast of great 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. The unique stage showcases new talent against a beautiful backdrop of the Ohio River. Thank you Cromwell Radio for sponsoring all of our future stars each Friday during our season.  Showtime: 7pm.

Glenn’s Gospel on the River

Tonight we continue our 13th consecutive season of Glenn’s Gospel on the River with “Firm Foundation”, “Mark Mudd and Family” and “Still Water”. These three great gospel groups perform in beautiful Cannon Hall with a seating capacity of 1,500 people inside the RiverPark Center as part of Friday After 5.  Doors open at 6pm.  Show begins at 7pm.  Fun. Free. Family.


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Tonight, we’re welcoming all of our sports fans and their friends!  It’s sports night! Friends. Food. Fun.  If you can get the grandkids to ever leave the free “spray park” and resort quality Smothers Park Playground, you’ll find the rest of the park filled with music, friends and a breathtaking view of the mighty Ohio River.  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! Plus, we’re expecting special appearance of one of the “Minions” tonight courtesy of TDs Tuff Decisions Costumes. We let the kids shine with Welborn’s kids’ Hula-Hoop contest during the band’s only break at 7:45 in front of the patio stage.  Then, don’t miss the Kroger Water Balloon toss.  It’s wet. Four contestants lose.  The crowd wins! It  begins at 7:50 and will end about five balloon bursts later.  Then we’ll all join in our “Toast to the  Sunset” as it dips into the Ohio, just in time to bring the night to life.  Thanks to our season-long street fair sponsor, Kroger!

Friday?  We have a Festival for That!

Owensboro is known for its many festivals.  We celebrate apples, BBQ, bluegrass, Daylilies, bourbon and airplanes. But Friday After 5 celebrates Friday.  It’s our favorite day and for sixteen Fridays in a row we throw a party each summer.  It’s so big; it’s so fun; it’s so family friendly (plus the fact it’s free) helped earn us the honor of being named “Platinum Award Winning Community Event/Attraction”.  See what all the excitement is all about.  We’ll be waiting for you!

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