Friday after 5 season wraps up Aug. 31

August 31, 2018 | 4:03 am

Updated September 10, 2018 | 10:49 pm

Friday After 5 at sunset | Photo by AP Imagery

Starting at 5 p.m. on August 31, Friday After 5 wraps up its “We are Family” season.

Newton Parrish Bucket Drummers will open for Cathy and Tommy Mulllins at 6:30 p.m. on the AT&T “Your Thing” Overlook Stage.

Triple Crown Realty Group brings Naked Karate Girls the Ultimate Party Dance Band to the Jagoe Homes patio stage on the BB&T Plaza from  6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Rock ‘Em Leon will be performing from 7 p.m. to 10 the Atmos Energy Courtyard.

Owensboro Legends Night will offer the first-ever jam session with local artists from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on the Legendary Party at the Pier. Elliott Sublett, Insulated, Josh Merritt Band and Andy Brasher are scheduled to perform.

There will also be a salute to the Bluegrass Hall of Fame community with fiddling at the Kroger street fair.

For kids, there will be a live cartoon character of everyone’s favorite mice, courtesy of TD’s Tuff Decisions Costumes, free balloon animals and popcorn.

Other events to close the season include the FA5 Free Foto Booth, a “toast to the sunset” at dusk and the US Bank Home Mortgage T-shirt cannon sending special t-shirts into the crowd.

Class preunions include Apollo Class of 1978 and Owensboro High School Class of 1968.

2018 Friday After 5 season by the numbers:

4 stages hosted music every week; gospel was added 6 times with 5 stages hosting music

11 food trucks were at the Kroger Street Fair

16 weekly sponsorships, 1 Pier Stage sponsor, 1 Title sponsor and 20 corporate sponsors

27 costumes from TD’s Tough Decisions

31 preunions were scheduled

87 musicians played

850 T-shirts shot out of the cannon

6,500 “red picture frame” pictures taken

2,500 hours worked by Friday After 5 volunteers

Approximately 65,000 people attended

In October, Friday After 5 will start planning for the 2019 season. The committee is asking for input with a survey to see what the community would like to add. Click here to take the confidential survey.

August 31, 2018 | 4:03 am

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