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Our All-America City kicks off Friday After 5‘s “Summer of Love” with Radiotronic on the Jagoe Homes patio stage. The five-piece rock and dance band with serious Louisville music blood lines and bubbling, blistering, beautiful solo and harmony vocals kicks off our 21st season! A great summer night filled with an energetic, seasoned band perfectly suited to play vintage 70’s, 80’s music that keep you on your feet! Bring your dancing shoes! It’s our biggest season ever! Fun. Free. Friends. It’s Where the Weekend Begins. 6:30pm-10:00pm.
Tonight: An Owensboro native, Andy Brasher opens our 21st Anniversary season! He moved to Nashville and started writing songs with a mutual friend. Andy brings to the collaboration a love for soul music and southern rock. His first album, The Brasher/Bogue Project (released in 2009), was initially meant to be a vehicle for getting their songs to publishers. The fan bases of both Brasher and Bogue joined forces behind the duo and new fans were gravitating toward the music on this CD. The demand to perform live was there. He’s played as part of Kenny Chesney’s Going Coastal Tour pre-show parties and toured through Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Green Bay, DC, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and even Nassau, Bahamas for Kenny Chesney’s Winter Beach Jam. More than twenty years ago, Atmos Energy gifted the courtyard to the RiverPark Center. As if that wasn’t enough, they came back several years ago, gave this special venue a complete make-over including overhead lights, two flaming, gas-powered torches and new landscaping. This year, they sponsored all of the acoustic artists performing in the Atmos Courtyard all season. Thank you Atmos Energy and all of the entertainers set our summer to music this season at Friday After 5. Tonight’s show: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Tonight “Team Skelton’s Montourage“. This well known band from Evansville Indiana always gets the crowd excited because of its unique sound and energy driven tunes. Team Skelton’s Montourage evolved out of another well-known group named “Soul Factor,” the group performs a variety of types of music, from jazz to R&B to rock and of course, the popular original tunes that make up the “Montourage Sound.” The band formed their initial roots as a high energy rock n roll quartet. With classical and jazz improvisation backgrounds they forged and evolved a unique and well-versed sound. Tonight they set the Don Moore Automotive Party Pier to music. It’s a great venue overlooking the Ohio! Visit the Tiki Bar and the special KY Bourbon Bar all part of the fun. Free cornhole and it’s all under tonight’s romantic moon. Fun. Free. Friends. It’s Where the Weekend Begins! 8:00pm-11:00pm.
Tonight’s theme: “Non-Profit Block Party”. All of our community’s top non-profit organizations will have booths! TDs Tuff Decisions presents live cartoon characters every week at Friday After 5! Tonight, we’ve invited a “Power Ranger”! Be sure to have your camera phone ready. They are a big hit for the kids. Be sure to have your 12 or under kid register to be in our “hula hoop” contest. The winner gets a big “kids gift basket” from Welborns and all participants score a free “Friday After 5 Summer of Love” T-shirt!
It’s a special celebration tonight because you will be the first this season to experience the Exploration Station Bus at Friday After 5! The Foundation for DCPS and community partner, SFG, are sponsoring a Book Drive through Exploration Station tonight. Bring all those books (Pre-school to 18) collecting dust in your house to Exploration Station. We will distribute books throughout the summer to children in need when Exploration Station visits neighborhoods around the community. We’re proud to host the Exploration Station World Premiere tonight!
Plus fun in the round with the Welborn’s kids’ Hula-Hoop contest followed by the Kroger Water Balloon toss at 7:50. Yes, people get wet. Usually it’s just the participants. Then we’ll “Toast the Sunset” in time for Pink Cadillac’s 2nd set. Your feet will appreciate the break but get ready to dance until 10pm. Also tonight, there’s the sixteen acre resort quality “Lazy Dayz” park in Smother’s Park! You’ll find a spray park and trees that you can climb up from the inside! It’s part of Owensboro’s award-wining riverfront. Your only problem will be trying to get the kids to leave this amusement park atmosphere. The good news? Just like Friday After 5, everything including the spraypark and playground is free! It’s all free thanks to Kroger!
Your friends at Cromwell Radio are bringing up and coming talent to the Overlook all season long. Tonight, 15 year old Addison Hamilton takes the Cromwell Overlook stage at 7pm. 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 21 years so we’re providing a special venue for rising stars in the region. Tune into 97.9 WVJS for live remotes from the venue each Friday! The “New Sound Overlook” is right next to the incredible Smothers Park and world-famous “Lazy Dayz” playground. Bring your kids and your camera phone! 7:00pm-8:30pm
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