230 Salem Drive
Owensboro, KY 42303
Phone: (270) 926-7675
Fax: (270) 926-7616
This world-class entertainment venue is located about 145 miles from Indianapolis. Home to the Purple Aces and the Evansville Bluecats, it can seat up to 12,500 people. Catering facilities and a meeting room to accommodate 400 people are also available. The venue holds concerts, conventions, trade fairs and sporting events like basketball and volleyball. The popular ISHAA wrestling competition is also held here. The Shrine Circus comes here every Thanksgiving weekend. It certainly offers lots of things to look forward to.
Operated and managed by the Evansville Hope For the Rejected, the Hatch is a local event venue. It not only provides a stage to the upcoming bands but the idea is to have a safe venue for the youth. Apart from concerts, the Hatch also hosts lectures, seminars, community gatherings and similar events throughout the year. For more details, call ahead.
Space is ample at this venue, commonly known as ‘The Center' among locals. A 2,500 seat auditorium, a 38,000 square foot exhibition hall, a 14,000 square foot ballroom and 12 meeting rooms make it the perfect venue for concerts, musicals and other family shows. The seat of the community's performing arts extravaganzas, this venue has played host to Broadway musicals too– 'Grease', 'The Phantom of the Opera' and 'Fame' are some that have attracted most attention. Crowds also come bustling in for musical performances by Billy Joel, Eric Clapton and the like. The abundance of meeting space also makes it a prime location for business conferences. If there's anything big happening in the city, it's probably going on in here!
The Koch Planetarium dome, with a height of 40 feet (12.192 meters) displays some fantastic documentaries. Discover the functioning of the universe and the role of our very own planet Earth. Catch one of their shows which lead to a deeper understanding to the world as we know it.
The Ford Center is a multi-purpose arena that hosts variety of events ranging from concerts, ice hockey, basketball to cultural functions. Home to the University of Evansville Purple Aces and Evansville IceMen teams it can accommodate 11,000 sports enthusiasts. For more details and event updates, call ahead or check website.
A multi-purpose Convention Hall—Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum was built in the early 20th century. It has an expansive seating capacity of 2400 with the standing capacity almost doubling. This hall can host wedding receptions, plays, concerts, orchestra or just about any event. With the weekend special being the games & Bingo every Friday it couldn't be better. The Coliseum has non-smoking sections and exciting offers too. Also, this place is home to the Evansville Rotary Club, so various club events too can be looked forward to. All in all this is a nice place for whiling away time in fun.
Veteran's Memorial Coliseum is a well-equipped multi-use convention center and auditorium in Evansville. It was built to honor the soldiers from Vanderburgh County who laid down their lives in American Civil War.
Its hard not to miss the dark blue building standing solitarily on West Franklin Street. PG is the brainchild of Kate Horvath and Todd Huber. Eclectic in every way, right from its industrial decor in the front to its very cozy and inviting room, decked with rotating art works and a plush couch. This cafe and performance cum exhibition space has wowed the locals with its delicious food and live entertainment. PG is the short form of Pupienus’ Glove. Pupienus Maximus was a Roman emperor and PG is an inspired figment from Todd's mind to generate curiosity.
The Mesker Music Center hosts a wide variety of musical concerts. Ticket rates are reasonable, especially if you'd rather spring for a lawn pass than for a seat close to the stage. Be sure to check what's happening down at the center; chances are, you'll catch a show that's right up your alley.