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“Eighty-Sixt” powered by Boardwalk Pipeline

Our newest partners at Boardwalk Pipeline brings “Eighty-Sixt Band” to the party! “We like to take great songs people love that are not on the menu of other bands and dish them out to you in a mix of songs and styles from the 50’s through today. Mix it up with some standard favorites and you’ve got a great time in store with music you never thought you would ever hear a cover band do” says their leader.  Don’t miss “Eighty-Sixt” on the Jagoe Patio stage on the BB&T Plaza at the Riverpark Center. Hear for yourself tonight for free!  It’s part of our “Summer of Love” season. The  Don’t miss our traditional “Toast to the Sunset” with the band and the Boardwalk Pipeline team at dusk! Fun. Friends. Free.  It’s Friday After 5! It’s Where the Weekend Begins!  6:30pm-10:00pm

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     Drew Aud 7:00-10:00pm

We all know him as the front man for Owensboro’s “Insulated” band.  Tonight, Drew Aud presents a compelling musical mixture of roots rock, pop, and folk. Sit back and enjoy a wonderful summer evening filled with music. Atmos 2014 FA5 Aug 15 Brasher Bogue 045Energy recently renovated the Courtyard and it’s a great venue with ambiance and tucked away in a romantic setting set to music each week.  They “gifted” the courtyard to the RiverPark Center more than 20 years ago and now fill it with music each Friday throughout our season! Special thanks to our weekly sponsor of the entertainment, Atmos Energy.   7:00pm-10:00pm

Glenn’s Gospel on the River

Gospel picture from backstageTonight we begin our 13th consecutive season of Glenn’s Gospel on the River with “Conqueror’s Quartet”, “Living by Faith” and Commonwealth Quartet.”  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.  Fun. Free. Friends. Family. Friday After 5 is Where the Weekend Begins.  Doors open at 6pm.  Show begins at 7pm.



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  Don Moore Party at the Pier


Great live music comes to the Party at the Pier tonight at the Owensboro Convention Center at Friday After 5!  “Osiella” performs overlooking the Ohio River under a summer moon. Based out of Evansville, OSIELLA has pushed the technical boundaries of what music could/should be. It’s contributing members span from West Africa, Las Vegas, Brooklyn New York, South Folrida and back to our home roots of Indiana. With the eclectic members of this band you are only destined to create one of the most unique band to date.  Don Moore Automotive team sponsors the entire season where we feature the region’s best party bands!   If you think you’ll like the band, just wait until you see the venue!  The Pier is actually OVER the Ohio River and provides a great backdrop for dancing and tonight’s party.  It’s part of Owensboro’s award-winning Thank you Don Moore Automotive and “The Shine” for tonight’s fun.  8pm-11:30pm

   Cromwell Radio New Sound Overlook!

We’re celebrating our “Summer of Love” by giving new talent their chance to perform at Friday After 5 on the beautiful Overlook Stage. 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.  Tonight, a few surprise performers bring tomorrow’s talent to the stage!  This beautiful new addition to the award-winning riverfront is an ideal location to enjoy the area’s newest talent.  And just like Friday After 5, it’s free. Thank you Cromwell Radio for sponsoring all of our future stars each Friday during our season. Show starts at 7pm.

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Tonight’s Theme: “Corvette Cruise In”.  There’s plenty of fun, too.    Plus, we’ve invited pirate “Jack Sparrow” to the party courtesy of TD’s Tuff Decisions Costumes.  Join the kids at the resort quality “Lazy Dayz” playground in Smothers Park.  It includes a spray park, signature fountain and giant trees that you can climb from the INSIDE! We’ll invite five kids to test their Hula-Hooping skills at 7:45.  The winner gets a big gift basket from Welborns!  Then it’s time for the grown-ups to test their skills with the Kroger Water Balloon toss.  Winning couple gets a Kroger Gift Card and a towel to share.  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! Friends. Food. Fun. You’ll find yourself browsing past artists and their works on the riverfront.  They will be joining us at dusk to join us for our traditional “Toast to the Sunset” as the night comes alive.  It’s all free thanks to one of Owensboro’s best friends, Kroger!  5:00pm-8:30pm

Friday?  We have a Festival for That!

2016 MI RC Platinum color versionOwensboro is known for its many festivals.  We celebrate apples, BBQ, bluegrass, Day Lilies, 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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