The Northwest Neighborhood Alliance is hosting Groovin’ on the Green on July 24 at Moneta Sleet Jr. Park, offering live rhythm and blues music and providing an event for all ages of the community.
It will be one of the first events at since the park (formerly Max Rhoads Park) was renamed in April.
Groovin’ on the Green will include performances from bands Crooked Eye Tommy, Higher Ground and My Philosophy.
Event Organizer David Curry said when it came to planning, they wanted to provide a new music scene that isn’t often provided in Owensboro.
“Rhythm and blues is a missing piece of music that we wanted to give people in the community a chance to hear and enjoy,” Curry said.
Curry said the event comes at the perfect time with the rebranding of the park. He said one of the long-term goals is to hopefully make this an annual event where people continue to come out and enjoy some of the positive things in the Northwest area.
Curry said all are invited, and the only things guests need are lawn chairs or blankets to sit on during the festivities.
The event will also have food vendors and plenty of room to enjoy the music and energy of the park.
Curry also said multiple community organizations helped in sponsorships, including UniFirst, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Boardwalk Pipeline and several others.
“No one ever questioned anything, everyone thought it was a brilliant idea to bring to the community,” Curry said.