Friday After 5 is the award-winning, summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the eight-block, stunningly beautiful Owensboro, Kentucky riverfront.
The festival includes live bands, family events, food trucks, and entertainment. Our signature “Toast to the Sunset” takes place right on the riverfront every Friday After 5.
There are five venues of entertainment plus a fun, kid-friendly street fair and costume characters.
Friday After 5 began in 1997 with four concerts and grew into a 16-week signature riverfront festival for the entire tri-state area hosting more than 70,000 visitors each season. Friday After 5 is Where the Weekend Begins!
Friday After 5 provides entertainment on several stages along the riverfront; the Holiday Inn Jagoe Homes Riverfront Live Stage, Atmos Energy stage; Smothers Park Romain-Subaru Overlook, and the Ruoff Party Pier Stage at the Owensboro Convention Center. For our “Picture This” 26th season, you can enjoy dinner, drinks, and music at Lure Seafood & Grille and our main location, Burger Theory at the Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront. Included downtown for Friday After 5 is the world-famous Smothers Park, the Shelton POW Memorial, and International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum with wonderful family-friendly entertainment, and our famous street fair with vendors and food trucks.
No tickets. No Fees. No Kidding. Friday After 5 is Where the Weekend Begins.