The 11th Week of Friday After 5 will take place today along the Ohio River on the Owensboro Riverfront with a celebration of tunes and milestones beginning at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Daviess County Farm Bureau will celebrate 100 years of existence during tonight’s festivities alongside a ‘memorable musical evening’ and the Kroger Street Fair filled with food trucks, vendors and special exhibits.
The evening’s entertainment will be led by country musician Coffey Anderson, who looks forward to bringing his passion and talent to the Jagoe Home Riverfront Live Stage, to be held at the Atmos Energy Amphitheater on McConnell Plaza from 7-10 p.m.
“I’m excited to come and play in Owensboro,” Anderson, 43, said. “I have fans in southern Indiana, Kentucky, … some people said they were from Georgia.
“I have an addiction to loving people and making them smile, or making them remember or (connect) with the song – the best job in the world, man. I can change the mood of a room with a piece of wood and six strings, and I don’t take that for granted.
Anderson said it will also be her first full band show in the Commonwealth, which also adds an extra level of excitement.
Hailing from Bangs, Texas, Anderson caused a stir in the entertainment industry when he ranked among the top 75 contestants on the second season of “American Idol” before bursting into public prominence when he ranked fourth in the sixth and final season of “Nashville”. Star” in 2008.
Anderson was also seen on the Netflix show “Country Ever After” alongside his wife and hip-hop dancer Criscilla.
“The ‘Nashville Star’ springboard gave me the chance to make it into a high profile business,” he said.
“…I think ‘Nashville Star’ allowed people to see that I was real and to see my heart. It also gave me a chance to have gradual growth; artists are given a hit song and then thrown into the fire – they don’t know how to run a show, don’t know how to do interviews, don’t know how to sign autographs. ‘Nashville Star’…gave me the chance to really hone my craft and be a pro.
For his set tonight, Anderson said the crowd can expect to be entertained and relaxed.
“You are going to watch a high energy, family friendly 75 minute country music show where you can dance, laugh, be encouraged in patriotism in the greatest country on Earth with the greatest musical genre God has ever given us … ,” he said. “It will be an opportunity for people to take a break from all the other things that we have (gone through) for the past two years.”
Other performances tonight include Fire & Ice on the Romain Subaru Overlook Stage from 7-9 p.m., Vinyl Groove on the Ruoff Party Stage from 8:30-11:30 p.m., and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 696 hosting its weekly karaoke from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 30:00 p.m. to midnight at its facilities, 311 W. Veterans Blvd.