Through Sleet’s Eyes Fest
Feb 24 & 25
The inaugural “Through Sleet’s Eyes Festival” will honor Owensboro native and acclaimed photojournalist Moneta Sleet Jr. Born in Owensboro in 1926, Sleet became known for his work being featured in publications like “Ebony” magazine and was the first Black American to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for his photograph of Coretta Scott King at the funeral of her husband, Martin Luther King Jr.
The key events of the festival include the “Moneta Sleet, Jr.: A Witness to History” print show, the documentary “A Fine Remembrance,” the play “The Power of the Lens” and the community conversation “An Evening with Ozier Muhammad.”
Dance Battle Extravaganza
Feb. 18 @ 7 p.m.
Owensboro Dance Theatre’s “Dance Battle Extravaganza”, sponsored by Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline. unites the talent of a professional jazz dance company with over 100 community members ready to “dance it out” in a family-friendly battle to support the art of dance in Owensboro, KY.
Every dollar raised provides free tickets to performances and hours of community outreach through our Triple A (Arts Access for All) programs that bring positive and lasting change to over 20,000 community lives each year. The first act of the show will feature professional jazz dance company Giordano Dance Chicago. Giordano Dance Chicago brings their powerful, passionate, elegant, and celebratory style of dance to the stage. The second act of the show will highlight the talent found here in our community as the battles take front and center stage, and the $1,000 grand prize winner is determined by audience vote and the votes of community guest judges.
Night to Shine 2023 hosted by Life Community Church
February 10 | Owensboro Convention Center
Life Community Church in Owensboro is excited to partner once again with the Tim Tebow Foundation and host Night to Shine – an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older.
Night at the Museum
March 4 @ 7 p.m.
Music and art meet as history comes alive on this adventurous journey through the museum! The Owensboro Symphony will delight the audience with music from Indiana Jones, The Mummy, Night at the Museum and more! Be transported by the Symphony’s illuminating performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Join us for a Night at the Museum!
The Great American Bluegrass Jam
March 17 – March 19
The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum
The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is bringing together the best of bluegrass the area has to offer to create a weekend experience for any bluegrass fan. The Great American Bluegrass Jam will take over the Downtown Owensboro area. This event will feature the Kentucky Fried Pickin’ Hotel Jam, the Kentucky State Fiddle Championship, The Earls of Leicester in concert at the Hall of Fame, excursions to both Green River Distilling Co and the Bill Monroe Homeplace in Rosine, KY, and much more in collaboration with downtown businesses.
In Concert featuring Descendants: Better Together
March 18 @ 7 p.m. & March 19 @ 3 p.m.
Owensboro Dance Theatre’s “In Concert featuring Descendants: Better Together” opens with a first act of energetic and creative works of art from professional guest artist choreographers utilizing a variety of dance styles performed by ODT’s company members. In Act II, with the help of ZFX Effects Flying, we will fly into the magical fairytale world. Fun and frolic will be on board for this coming years production of In Concert featuring Descendants….. Better Together! The children of famous villains are up to some mischief. Hopefully good will prevail and all will be smooth sailing sooner than later. Join us for an incredible evening of dance!