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“Retro Shock” sponsored by Republic Bank

Republic Bank logo webRepublic Bank celebrates their 26th anniversary by bringing “Retro Shock” to Friday After 5.  Retro Shock has been together for eight years!  Every song they play you’ll feet with remember. They play favorite songs from many decades and different genres, so, there is something for everyone at a Retro Shock performance. Each song, fast or slow, is danceable and draws the crowd to the dance floor. They’re on the Jagoe Homes patio stage tonight at the RiverPark Center! It’s just the beginning of tonight’s “Summer of Love” themed fun. Republic Bank sets the night to music under tonight’s summer moon.  Don’t miss the Welborn’s Hula Hoop contest for kids and Kroger Water Balloon Toss during the band’s only break at 7:45.  You’ll need a breather.  Then “Retro Shock” revs up for their second set.  Tonight’s Class PreUnion: Owensboro High School Class of 1972. Thank you Republic Bank.  6:30pm-10:00pm

Atmos Logo blueAtmos Energy Courtyard

Tonight’s entertainment in the cozy courtyard is “Hart Strings”. When the band formed in Georgetown, Indiana in 2012, it was for the sole purpose of playing live. Watching The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show and countless others play high energy shows with roots music and traditional instruments made the road not only exciting, but accessible. With banjo, guitar, violin, and kick drum leading the way, playing out seemed natural. Nearing the end of high school, the band put out an EP to sell at the few local shows they could play. Then the debut came, and “Good Conversation” became something to tour with.  The band toured the southeastern United States in the summer of 2014 after their first year in college, again in Summer 2015, and again that fall. Since it’s inception, The Hart Strings have played over 200 shows spanning from Asbury Park to Columbus to Atlanta.  Owensboro is also the home of the International Bluegrass Museum.  While you’re here, you can see our new $14mm International Bluegrass Music Center being built.  It’s scheduled to open in 2018.  It will be worth the wait.  Tonight, join us in the Atmos Courtyard for an entertaining show!  It’s a great venue with ambiance and tucked away in a romantic setting set to music each week thanks to our friends at Atmos Energy.  7:00pm-10:00pm

             Bluegrass Bonus!

Bluegrass Museum

Plus, with the International Bluegrass Museum’s award-winning Bluegrass Festival “ROMP” is in progress through Saturday night!  You can stop by the IBMM right next to the RPC take a tour and get your tickets to the best Bluegrass Festival in the country.  The International Bluegrass Museum will be open extra hours until 8pm tonight so you can get your tickets right on site!

Don Moore Party Pier web   Don Moore Party at the Pier

“It’s Grand Slam Mix Night” as the party on the pier takes fun to an all-time high!  Tonight, our master DJ will be mixing up a party of fun with the greatest dance songs in recorded history!  Non-stop fun surrounded by our famous Tiki Bar, KY Bourbon Bar and all overlooking the Ohio River.  One of the many amenities of the performance area in Smothers Park is the Don Moore “Party Pier” stage.  It’s a perfect venue for enjoying live entertainment with a breathtaking backdrop.  The stage area overlooks both the Ohio River near the 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!   Their newest cars will be on display, too!  Great entertainment from 7:00pm to 11:00pm and just like Friday After 5, it’s free.

Kroger logoKroger Street Fair!  

Friends. Food. Fun. Tonight we are hosting the alumni and sports teams from Western Kentucky University.  We’ve invited “Big Red” and his good friend “Elmo” courtesy of TDs Tuff Decisions costumes. If you can get the kids to ever leave the free “spray park” and resort-quality Smothers Park “Lazy Dayz” playground, you’ll find the rest of the spray kidspark filled with music, friends and a breathtaking view of the mighty Ohio River.  We let the kids compete in Welborn’s Hula-Hoop contest during the band’s only break at 7:45 in front of the main stage.  Then, don’t miss the Kroger Water Balloon toss.  It’s wet. Four contestants lose. The audience wins. It  begins at 7:50 and will end about four water balloon bursts later.  Then we’ll all join in our traditional “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!


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