It's a big day for the City of Owensboro. The new Convention Center will officially open.
Organizers have planned a full weekend of events to celebrate the occasion:
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 (GRAND OPENING GALA)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Thursday crews began setting up for the grand opening gala that will take place tonight. Organizers are expecting over 2,000 people to attend.
The gala will feature entertainment by CMA award winning artist Sara Evans.
Saturday will be the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the center as well as the Hampton Inn and Suites.
After the ceremony the doors will open and the public will get a chance to tour the facilities and on Sunday you can come and watch the super bowl on the big screen at the center.
The Convention Center has already booked 27 conventions so far and this three day celebration will just be the start of a month filled with exciting events.
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