Week #4 of Friday After 5 Will Feature Moving Tribute to Owensboro’s Nicky Hayden
It's Week #4 for Friday After 5 in downtown Owensboro and this week's celebration will pay tribute to one of the city's most iconic sports heroes- Nicky Hayden!
Friday, June 10th is Nicky Hayden Foundation Night at FA5 and will feature a tribute to "The Kentucky Kid", the 2006 MotoGP World Champion. Of course, Nicky is already immortalized in downtown Owensboro. Shortly after his tragic death, a statue in his likeness was erected near the Owensboro Convention Center.
Fans and locals remember it was May 17th, 2017, when Hayden was cycling in Italy and was hit by a driver. Days later, he died of complications from a brain injury. Though his career was cut short, Hayden's legacy locally, nationally and internationally was already set. He was a tremendous talent and ambassador for Owensboro and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
In addition to Nicky Hayden Foundation Night, Friday After 5 is absolutely loaded up with live music. Here's a look at who's playing, on what stage and when!
Atmos Amphitheatre at McConnell Plaza (6:30pm to 10pm)
Bring your own lawn chairs, but don't make plans to sit in them all night long. Friday After 5 highly encourages standing and dancing and you'll definitely want to with Fat Box.
FLAT STANLEY JR
Romain Subaru Overlook Stage (7pm-9pm)
Ruoff Party Stage (8:30pm-11:30pm)
Plus, there will KARAOKE NIGHT at the VFW Post 696 from 7:30pm to midnight.
In related news, today marks the 2nd Annual Nicky Hayden Day Celebration here in Owensboro. The event features a Nicky Hayden Memorial Ride, the Four Roses Barrel Pick Release, live music, food trucks and more. For additional information, CLICK HERE!