40 Years Ago the Owensboro Executive Inn Rivermont Opened [VIDEO]
40 years ago this month, businessman Bob Green opened the Executive Inn Rivermont in downtown Owensboro. It's Throwback Thursday so let's walk down memory lane!
It was 1993 and I was in Michigan running a music store for Disc Jockey Records (WaxWorks). Our convention was held at The Big E so it was the very first place I ever visited when I came to town and I loved it! I moved to Owensboro in 1994 and attended Christmas parties, conventions, weddings, concerts, enjoyed the great food and the hospitality at the Executive Inn through the years.
In the mid-90's we opened up the WBKR Satellite Studio inside the lobby of the hotel and every Saturday I would hang out, spend time with listeners, interview country music artists and people watch. Little Big Town was one of my favorite groups to interview and Montgomery Gentry were some of the nicest guys around. Loretta Lynn was so giving of her time and I could go on and on. I felt so blessed to be part of it all. And, then I got the pleasure of going to the Showroom Lounge to introduce the performers on stage. It truly was some of the best moments of my life.
There was also the time in 1983 when Dolly Parton was set to perform and someone called in a threat, so her show had to be cancelled. She left Owensboro under police protection.
Last year Chad shared some of his memories HERE!
Here's some of your great memories!
The Van-Dells live from the Executive Showroom Lounge in 1982.