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“The Springs” connected by Business Network International

Our newest partner, BNI (Business Network International) presents “The Springs!”  CMA’s Fest 2014 Up & Coming Artists, “The Springs” sets the weekend to music! This is your chance to see Nashville’s number one ranked young duo on the main music site ReverbNation, up close and in person. Both members of this amazing group are originally from Alabama. Now being Nashville recording artists, they met while performing at the world-famous Bluebird Café in Nashville Tennessee. Male vocalists Stewart had won a Paramount “Star Search” competition at the age of 16, while the female singer of the duo, Holly, had made it to the third round of the preliminaries of NBC’s “The Voice” TV show. The Springs performances are a cross between Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, offering something for everyone making for a sing-a-long crowd pleasing good time on the Jagoe Homes patio stage. This amazing duo performed their high energy country/southern rock shows with acts Hunter Hayes, Eric Church, Florida-Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Reba, and many other top artists. In a recent feature article in the Nashville Music Guide said: it “There Has Never Been A Duo This Good, This Young In Country Music”, ever!  Business Networking International is our  special sponsor for tonight’s show as we are celebrating “Business Networking” with the help of our Chamber Young Professionals tonight  Fun. Free. Friends. Friday After 5 is Where the Weekend Begins!”  6:30pm-10:00pm


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Tonight, we feature Gregg Scott in the Atmos Energy Courtyard. A great venue with ambiance and tucked away in a romantic setting set to music each week thanks to our friends at Atmos Energy. You’re just footsteps away from our resort-quality Smothers Park, the best place in the world to “toast the sunset”. Don’t miss it tonight. No tickets. No Cover. No kidding.  Like the best things in life, Friday After 5 events are free.  Atmos Energy sponsors the entertainment all season, in fact, they “gifted” the courtyard to the RiverPark Center in 1992.  Now they set it to music all summer!  Thank you Atmos Energy! Join us tonight from 7:00pm-10:00.              

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Tonight’s Theme:  “Business Networking”. We are showing you how easy it is to mix business with pleasure! We are teaming up with the Chamber’s Young Professionals.  A great way to network and not work at the same time. Your kids’ favorite “Cartoon Farm Animals”, courtesy TDs Tuff Decisions costumes will be wandering around Smothers Park with its Signature Fountain, “Lazy Dayz” sprayplayground that includes giant trees that you can climb up from the INSIDE! 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, everyone will have fun in the spray ground and have a breath-taking view of the beautiful overlook on the Ohio.  We’ll have the Welborn’s kids’ Hula-Hoop contest at 7:45 followed by the Kroger Water Balloon Toss.  Winning couple gets a $30 Kroger Gift card and a towel.  We’ll “Toast to the Sunset” at dusk. Friends. Food. Fun. You’ll find yourself browsing past artists and their works on the riverfront.   It’s all free thanks to our season long sponsor Kroger!

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Let the party begin!  It’s our newest venue and the Don Moore Auto Team brings the party to the Pier tonight with “Fat Box”. Back as one of the most requested bands, “Fat Box” sets out to write original songs with no parameters – heavy on the funk and soul, of course, but also incorporating bits of bluegrass, jazz, reggae, rock and more. The results of this strange musical brew can be heard on 2014’s excellent (and amusingly titled) Meteor A’ight, a veritable education in genre-hopping – or genre-mashing, rather. From one song to the next, the influences of six like-minded yet free-thinking musicians reveal themselves. Fat Box will set our on- going “Summer of Love” to music. It’s a party. It’s on a Pier! The stage area overlooks both the Ohio River within easy walking distance of 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 host a free summer party every Friday!  Thanks to you, the entertainment is Hot Don…and just like Friday After 5, it’s fun and free.   8pm-11:30pm

Cromwell New Sound Overlook

 Our newest venue brings the newest talent to the party!  Tonight we’ll provide a perfect venue for Owensboro’s youngest, newest talent, Alexis House and Addison Hamilton.   The Cromwell Radio “New Sound Stage” overlooks the beautiful Ohio River but overlook beautyensures that no one overlooks future talented performers.  We’ve featured more than 600 performers in our 21 year history and many of the big bands and their members got their first start right here at Friday After 5.  This year we’ve teamed up with Cromwell Radio to present great new talent on their own stage.  It’s a beautiful backdrop and you have free front-row seats for all of the entertainment.  Join us tonight and every Friday and discover tomorrow’s talent at the New Sound Overlook.  Live entertainment begins at 7pm.

Friday?  We have a festival for that!

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Owensboro is a city of festivals including “International BBQ Festival”, “Big O Music Festival”, “ROMP Bluegrass Festival”, “Bourbon, Blues and Brew Festival”, “Multi-Cultural Festival”, “Apple Festival”, “Balloons over Garden”, “Daylillies Festival” and many others.  We celebrate almost everything, including the fact that it’s Friday.  Our downtown Riverfront is nationally-known and has won international awards and recognition.  Friday After 5 sets the Riverfront to music for sixteen consecutive weeks each summer.  We’re celebrating our 21st anniversary this year.  We earned the “Platinum Award Winner for Best Community Event/Attraction” in this year’s “Readers’ Choice Poll.”  Plus, all events are free.  We invite you to experience Owensboro.  Joining all of us at Friday After 5 is a great starting place for you and your family.  It’s fun.  It’s free. It’s Where the Weekend Begins.

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