Couuntry music icon Lee Greenwood is coming to Owensboro.  The legendary "God Bless the U.S.A." singer is joining forces with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra for the Summer Salute, Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 7pm.

Troy Quinn, the Music Director/Conductor of the OSO, says, "I am thrilled to have the orchestra together again performing with this country music legend."

The Summer Salute will honor the community, its leaders and front-line responders who have worked tirelessly to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  This is going to be a tremendous way to connect with family and friends and celebrate with song. Symphony CEO Gwyn Payne says, "After this past year, we are all ready to get together and enjoy some great music."

The Summer Salute will take place at McConnell Plaza in downtown Owensboro at the Riverfront.  The concert is FREE and open to the public.  Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

While the event is free, the Symphony is offering two ticketed options for an enhanced experience.

  • $1,000 - Conductor's Circle will provide a VIP experience that includes a table for eight with dinner provided by Lure Seafood and Grille, table service for cash bar, 25% discount at the Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Waterfront, and access to private restrooms. Guests will choose one of three meal options.
  • $500 - Reserved Seating includes table and chairs for eight.

If you'd like to purchase one of these enhanced experiences, you can make reservations by calling 270-684-0661 ext. 111.

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Throughout his legendary country career, Lee Greenwood had seven #1 hits on the Billboard Country Chart.  Oddly, the song that has cemented him in country music history, "God Bless the U.S.A." wasn't one of them.  It peaked at #7 when it was released in early 1984.

Here's one of Lee's best-known performances of that song.  It's from Game 4 of the 2001 World Series at Yankee Stadium in New York.


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