Owensboro

Owensboro

So much fun. Take your pick.

The bluegrass music capital of the world is Owensboro, Kentucky. With one of the most impressive downtown riverfronts in the United States, Owensboro is a bourbon lover's paradise. Park at a downtown hotel and walk to countless bars, breweries, restaurants and boutiques. Around every corner you’ll find live music and award-winning bourbon from Green River Distilling Company.

Owensboro's Distillery:

Beyond the Distillery

The Miller House: This historic Sears-Roebuck house was brought back to life in 2008 when it was transformed into a fine southern cuisine restaurant. Each dining room is decorated with a different color and unique art. Be sure to check out Spirits in the basement, home of one of the largest Bourbon bars in the world.

BBQ Paradise: Three of the top BBQ restaurants in Kentucky are all located in Owensboro! Try some mutton at Moonlite Bar-B-Q. Get you some burgoo at Old Hickory Bar-B-Que. Finish that off with some smoked chicken at Ole South Bar-B-Q.

The Brew Bridge: With a full bar, restaurant, brewery, live music, events, and the best patio in town -- Owensboro Brew Bridge has something for everyone.

Brasher’s Little Nashville: A premier music venue that finds itself at the crossroads of one of the largest touring routes for top acts in the country. We hold monthly ticketed concerts from national touring artists you want to see. There’s always live music! You can expect world class live bands every weekend. Thank Nashville honky tonk located right in downtown Owensboro.

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum: Home to the only bluegrass music hall of fame, this brand-new facility hosts world-class bluegrass, newgrass and Americana artists every weekend in its 450-seat state-of-the art theater. While you’re there catching a show, check out the hall of fame and the incredible exhibits dedicated to the home of bluegrass music.

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