The ‘Fun, Free, Friends’ team

Our committee and board members are all volunteers. They are responsible for bringing Friday After 5 to you, your family and friends. It’s through their efforts and your support that the Messenger Inquirer’s Reader’s Choice Poll named Friday After 5 the “Platinum Award Winner” for Community Event  in Owensboro.

We are proud partners with the RiverPark Center, Owensboro’s premier performing arts venue and the Owensboro Convention Center, the home of the Legendary Party Pier.

Friday After 5 is just one of the many festivals in Owensboro, winner of the All America City Award! Find out what’s going on at

If you would like to volunteer, contact us at [email protected].

Committee Members

Teresa Thomas – Executive Director
Meeredith Keller – 2019 Chairperson
Paula Vuksinic – Corporate Sponsor Manager & Courtyard Associate Producer
Nickie Norris – Patio Stage Producer
Jared Norris- Patio Stage Associate Producer & Social Media/Website
Dan Cooper –  Corporate Tshirt Producer
Lauren Greenwell – Courtyard Producer
Angie Padgett – Friday After 5 Party at the Pier Stage Producer
Emma Reid – Friday After 5 Party at the Pier Stage Associate Producer
Cody Ball – Party Pier Stage Manager
Jay Velotta – Special Guests Manager
Dyan Damron – Overlook Producer
Becky Barnhart – Director of PreUnions
Belinda Abell & B J Burton – Marketing Chairs
Starling Lambert – Street Fair Vendor Chair
Donnie Dortch – Gospel on the River Chair
Haley Strong – RiverPark Center Tech
Phillip Poe – RiverPark Center Sound
Valerie Dant – RiverPark Center Concessions
Jaynan Day-Wheeler – RiverPark Center Special Events Coordinator
Chad Day – Friday After 5 Foto Booth
TD’s Tuff Decisions – Costume Character Appearances
Erica Pedley – City of Owensboro Public Events
Jeanette Goins – Convention Center Marketing
Sabrina Jones – RiverPark Center Marketing
Jason Kyle – Web & App Development
Lyndsay Booker – Budget & Financials