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Dancing burns about 340 calories and hour! That’s why Owensboro Health brings the “Wulfe Bros.” to the dance party. You’ll find “The Wulfe Bros.” right on the corner of “Dance Blvd” and “Fun Lane”. They are high-energy, professional entertainers with many years of experience and it’s a show you and your feet won’t want to miss. Three musicians, each with distinctive vocal talents capable of singing lead or harmony bring the great songs and fun to the Jagoe Homes patio stage tonight. Their instrumental ability allows them to adapt to their surroundings with a full, complete sound. The Wulfe Bros. set our “Summer of Love” to music with a diverse combination of music, fun and excitement. Their ability to deliver the right style of entertainment at just the right moment, sets them apart from “just another band.” We’ll give you a breather at 7:45pm for Welborn’s Hula Hoop contest for the kids and Kroger’s Water Balloon toss. Join us as we “Toast the Sunset” and get back to the business end of the dance floor until 10pm tonight. Owensboro Health, headquartered here in Owensboro features an award-winning facility and team that keeps the region healthy. They figure you could burn up 1,000 calories tonight thanks to the “Wulfe Bros.” beginning at 6:30pm on the Jagoe Homes Patio Stage. Plus, who knows; someone may “pop the question” tonight. It’s happened before. New summer memories await. Tonight’s “Class PreUnions” Ohio County Class of 1997. 6:30pm-10:00pm
Shawn Brashear is a music performer now in Owensboro. Born in Mississippi, where he was exposed to the Blues and other styles of American roots music. He has an unbelievable ability to perform unrehearsed songs on the spot. With a sound that is spawned from a colorful fusion of many types of musical styles such as, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, and Classic Rock. His live performances use a Looper to take popular songs and make them, uniquely, his own in and combination with a wide and versatile vocal range his shows are an exciting thrill ride of familiar tunes and spontaneous Avant Garde musical jams sessions that will entertain people of all ages. More than 20 years ago Atmos Energy gifted the RPC Courtyard to the community. Twenty years later, they came back, redecorated the Courtyard, added overhead party lights and new landscaping. Atmos Energy is sponsoring the entire season of great artists in the courtyard during Friday After 5. Tonight’s show begins at 7pm and continues until 10pm tonight. Like everything at Friday After 5, it’s free!
Let’s get the party started! Grammy Award-winning bassist Trae Pierce is leading a wild new musical experience known as Trae Pierce & the T-Stones (TPTS). Defined by hard-edged funk and hip-hop mixed with rock and blues, TPTS has developed a high-energy live show with a modern feel that also recalls the unstoppable grooves of Bootsy Collins: they “wants to funk you up!” Trae is a world-class bassist and four-time Grammy Award-winner (with the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama) who cut his bass chops as a member of The Ohio Players. From his Florida home, this bass “monster” has hand-picked a vibrant young group of musicians with limitless energy and extreme talent, and together they’ve been tearing up dance floors throughout the Southeast with a genre-blending twist of funk-rock rhythms that bring out the best in every beat. After sharing the stage with funk powerhouses George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic, The Revivalists, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and The Main Squeeze among others. It’s their first appearance on our new “Party Pier” stage! It doesn’t just “look out over the river”; it actually “GOES OUT over the river”. Perfect place for a party set to music! Plus it’s just steps from our world-famous $40m fun park! One of the many amenities of Smothers Park located just down the river walkway is the giant overlook stage at the foot of Frederica. It’s a perfect venue for pictures and romance. 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 “Party at the Pier” bands all season. Great entertainment and just like Friday After 5, it’s fun and free. 8:00pm-11:30pm
It’s always a special night on the Cromwell New Sound Overlook! Your friends at Cromwell Radio are bringing up and coming talent to the Overlook all season long. You’ll find the most promising artists and musicians every Friday on the beautiful Overlook stage this season. Many of the best bands got their start at Friday After 5 over the past 20 years so we’re providing a special venue for rising stars in the region. Tune into 100.5 WVJS for live remotes from the venue each Friday! Live entertainment begins on the beautiful downtown “Overlook Stage” at the foot of Frederica at 7pm each Friday.
Friends. Food. Fun. Free. Tonight’s Street Fair theme is “Healthy Kick Off to Summer”! Our Daviess County Extension Office will have fun and healthy activities for the kids and you, too! First 200 kids get a summer “goody bag” plus we’ll host contests, parachute games and the kids can register for drawings for free summer fun! We celebrate too by giving our non-profit organizations free booths at the Kroger Street Fair. Tonight, We’ve invited everyone’s favorite, Scooby to the party courtesy of TDs Tuff Decisions Costumes! Bring your camera phone! 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! It all takes place around the award-winning Smothers Park, named the #1 Park in the World just last year! It’s 100% handicap accessible and includes trees that kids can climb FROM THE INSIDE! Then they can “slide” their way back down the three stories on our fun and safe slide rides! If you can get your kids out of the part, you can enter them in tonight’s Hula-Hoop contest and then it’s the grown-ups turn competing in the Kroger Water Balloon toss. We’ll all “Toast the Sunset” at dusk. Working up an appetite? There are great restaurants and pubs downtown! But before you can get the kids to eat, you’ll have to coax them out of the resort quality “Lazy Dayz” playground in Smothers Park, part of the Friday After 5’s fun all season long. The kids can splash their way through the spray park then swing from our magical trees and walk above all of the fun in the park. Yes, it is fun. It’s Friday After 5. It’s all free thanks to our friends at Kroger!