The Northwest Neighborhood Alliance is hosting Groovin’ on the Green on July 24 at Moneta Sleet Jr. Park, featuring live rhythm and blues music and an event for all ages in the community.
It will be one of the first events since the park (formerly Max Rhoads Park) was renamed in April.
Groovin’ on the Green will include performances by 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 offered 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 appreciate,” Curry said.
Curry said the event comes at the perfect time with the park’s rebranding. 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 North West region.
Curry said everyone is 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 space to enjoy the music and energy of the park.
Curry also said several community organizations contributed to the 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.