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“Naked Karate Girls” sponsored by Brescia University

Brescia University rocks the Labor Day Weekend dance party as they welcome you and their class of 2020 to the Jagoe Homes riverfront patio stage for a Brescia Party tonight. The Rockin’ three-day weekend begins at 6:30 with “Naked Karate Girls“! No Brescia webthey are not naked.  They have nothing to do with Karate.  They aren’t even girls. They are professional party makers! Afraid to dance? Fuggedaboudit. NKG will make you shake like a love machine with funny choreography, props and outfits that encourage everyone in the audience to participate with them.   The Naked Karate Girls bring everything but the cowbell 2015 FA5 Sept 4 The Springs 086entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest in clubs, live venues, private parties, weddings for years. It’s a world-class show and their parole officers finally gave them permission to close out our season naked karate girls logoat Friday After 5!  Brescia University is celebrating their multi-million dollar construction campaign reinvesting in our community and the future of their students.  They wanted to provide a big Labor Day Weekend party again this year and they’re asking everyone to stay after class and have invited everyone else to join the fun at their summer party tonight.  You’ll earn your PhD in fun tonight!  It’s our season finale!  Don’t miss it. Friday After 5 is Where the Labor Day Weekend Begins!   Thank you Brescia U!  6:30pm-10:00pm.

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East bridge artsTonight’s Theme: “East Bridge Arts Festival “!  Just as we close our our season, we supply the backdrop for the kick-off of the “East Bridge Arts Festival”.  Sisters Katherine Taylor and Christy Taylor Chaney majored in art in college and wanted to open a gallery after graduation. They added the boutique part to the gallery and named their art haven Studio Slant. At Studio Slant there is an art gallery but also a handmade boutique full of fun gifts made by artists with love. Lazy Dayz Smothers ParkTheir love for all things handmade grew into something they had dreamed about for years. With Studio Slant spreading the good word of handmade they wanted to see if an art festival would work in Owensboro.  Tonight, they’re kicking off their sixth year.  Our fun for the season ends tonight but the East Bridge Arts Fest continues through the weekend!  It’s a special “Brescia Bash” night!  Enjoy the award-winning Smother’s Park Riverfront with a special “spray ground” and 2016 Platinum_CLazy Dayz play area, beautiful waterfalls and the Big O Signature Fountain. Be sure to have your 12 or under kid register to win one of two kid’s bikes Wal-Mart is giving away tonight.  Just register.  They pull out two names each week and the kids get to go to Wal-Mart and pick out a bike! The Daviess County Public Library are flying in a special “Storybook Character” for the kids tonight courtesy of TD’s Tuff Decisions costumes.  Plus we’ll invite some lucky couples to compete in our Kroger Water Balloon Toss.  Winning couple gets a Kroger Gift Card and a towel.  The Welborn’s kids’ Hula-Hoop Contest is during the band’s break, too.  Friends. Food. Fun. Free. You’ll find yourself browsing past artists and their works on the Riverfront.  2010 FA5 May 28 Parrots 222 web long silhouetteWe’ll “Toast the Sunset” as it silhouettes the beautiful Owensboro Riverfront.  Thank you Kroger for sponsoring our street fair all season long!

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Thanks to Atmos Energy’s renovation, the Courtyard is a great venue with ambiance and tucked away in a romantic setting.  Atmos Energy now goes the distance by sponsoring all of the entertainers in the Atmos Energy Courtyard to music each week. Tonight, Owensboro native, Drew Aud brings his special acoustic style of music to the romantic courtyard.  Thank you Atmos Energy for sponsoring a summer of great music in the courtyard you created.  7:00pm – 10:00pm.

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Tonight’s season finale Sounds like you’re in for quite a party tonight to kick off the three-day weekend!  “Parrots of the FA5 2012 5 Parrots of Caribbean 147Caribbean” put the Rock in Trop Rock! Named as the “#1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act in the Country,” Dave and the Parrots have brought all of the fun to the party on the pier tonight!  It’s a party and a show tonight!  They’ve delighted audiences throughout the U.S. & Canada for over a decade! After performing Parrots of Caribbean newfor the Troops in Okinawa, the troops told their officers that not only did they “Love the Parrots of the Caribbean” but we were the “Best Tribute Act they had ever had”! You’ll hear why tonight! Grass skits are optional but comfortable dancing shoes are a must! Tonight’s band is staying over courtesy of our newest downtown hotel, Holiday Inn Riverfront, home of “Bourbon Grill”.  A great show without wristbands because just like Friday After 5, it’s free.  Thanks to Don Moore Automotive.  8pm-11:30pm


Cromwell Radio New Sound Stage

All season long Cromwell Radio’s celebrities and on air talent have helped us to showcase new, up and coming talent from our area.  Four overlook beautymonths of Fridays filled with tomorrow’s talent.  Tonight we close out our 20th anniversary season with “Retro Shock”.  It’s easy to find the “New Sound Stage” at the foot of Frederica under the iconic “overlook” next to the award-winning “Lazy Dayz” park.  The multi-million dollar riverfront features a signature fountain, cascading waterfalls and a breath-taking view of the Ohio River.  Tonight’s performing guests begin their show at 7pm.  Tune in to WVJS and WBIO for live remotes.  We’ll see you there!  Thank you Cromwell Radio for providing this special venue all season long at Friday After 5.  See you next year!

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 2016 Platinum_Cnationally 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 20th 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 and joining us for Friday After 5 is a great starting place for you and your family.  It’s fun.  It’s free.

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