The start of the season is still a couple of weeks away, but we're kicking off the big reveal for the 2022 season of Friday After 5 by talking about the big finale.  I am so here for this and I have a hunch you may be too- especially if you're a fan of the 80s. The finale of the upcoming season of Friday After 5 is going to feature some legends of 80s pop music! As a kid who grew up in the 80s and graduated from Daviess County High School in 1989, I am loving this news.

Three iconic bands of the 80s are coming to Owensboro to perform on the brand new Jagoe Homes Riverfront Live Stage at the Holiday Inn!

You ready?  Here they are- the bands that will take the stage on Friday, September 2nd on 80s Night!

THE MOTELS

WHEN IN ROME

BOW WOW WOW

In addition to 80s concert, Friday After 5 is bringing some other big names in music to town. One of them is Coffey Anderson, a rising country music star, who will play the Jagoe Homes Patio Stage at the Atmos Amphitheatre at McConnell Plaza on Friday, July 29th.

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It's quite possible you've heard Coffey's song "Mr. Red White and Blue" on TikTok.

You also may remember Coffey from the 2008 (and final) season of Nashville Star, where he was named one of the Top 12 finalists. He also appeared on Season 2 of American Idol and made it to the Hollywood round.  That's the season in which Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken squared off in the finale.

Other highlights of the 2022 Friday After 5 season include the return of WBKR's talent contest, Friday Night Fights.  Auditions will take place on Friday, June 3rd and Friday, July 15th.  Finalists will compete for our grand prize on Friday, August 19th and the winning act will close out the season with a huge concert on the Ruoff Party Pier behind the Owensboro Convention Center.

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Of course, this year, the Friday After 5 map is going to look a little different. One of the main stages is moving to the Holiday Inn.

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And, of course, this year's opening night will feature the FA5 5K.  Friday After 5 and Brescia University are teaming up to bring back this popular event, which will feature a new starting location- the Atmos Amphitheatre at McConnell Plaza. If you'd like to sign up to compete in the event, CLICK HERE!

Friday After 5 2022 Lineup

The 2022 season of Friday After 5 is going to be action packed! Here's a look at the singers and bands who will be making this season of FA5 one of the best in the event's history.

 

Dazzling Aerial Photos of Owensboro in Western KY

This amazing drone footage captures a bird's-eye view of the best Christmas light displays in Owensboro neighborhoods and so much more! Chris Conley with 270 Drones Aerial Imagery is bringing us some Christmas cheer.