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There is a lot going on this weekend here in the tri-state – The Ski Day Musicfest starts this Friday with a hog roast at 4PM followed by live music and a Homemade Bikini Contest – happening through Saturday night at The Pointe.

If family activities are what you are looking for, the Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival and the Family Heritage Festival in Audubon Mill Park in Henderson, Kentucky gets started this weekend at 5PM on Friday with music by Patty Loveless and the Hillbenders.

Saturday, check out the Collectors Carnival Shows and Antique Flea Markets at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center, or head out to Ellis Park to watch the Gardenia Stakes.

Sunday, be sure to join us for the 2012 Ski Day on the Ohio on Newburgh Beach.

As always, there are plenty of local bands and acoustic artists performing in your favorite bars all over the area.

Have fun and be safe!

Thursday, August 9

5:00 PM

  • Duck Inn: Free Pool
  • O’Brians Sports Bar: DJ Magic Mark Karaoke & Free Pool

7:00 PM

  • Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge): Karaoke Survivor Competition
  • Club Royale: Karaoke with BK – The Whale Shark
  • Hacienda Eat: Karaoke with Stefne Wene
  • Lamasco Bar: Andy Fulton
  • Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant: Jeremy Tudela – DJ-Dance

8:00 PM

  • Duck Inn: Charlie’s Karaoke
  • MoJo’s Boneyard: The Boneyard Trio

9:00 PM

  • KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill: Karaoke with Travis
  • Lamasco Bar: Jessi Torrisi

10:00 PM

  • Lamasco Bar and Grill: Karaoke

10:30 PM

  • Ri Ra Irish Pub: Latin Night

Friday, August 10

11:30 AM

  • Chamber Day at Ellis Park: Ellis Park – From across the region, chamber members gather at Ellis Park for some good ole’ Kentucky-style gambling, eating, and socializing. Networking has never been so enjoyable as it is in the Sky Theatre with the chambers of Southwest Indiana, Spencer Regional, and Warrick County. Open to the public. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; lunch and racing begin at noon. $30 for chamber members; $60 for nonmembers.

4:00 PM

  • The Pointe: Hog Roast

5:00 PM

  • Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival: Audubon Mill Park – Enjoy live bluegrass music, breakfast in the park, children’s activities, and sporting events, such as the popular outdoor Street Pole Vault, at this two-day festival in the shaded Audubon Mill Park. The folklife portion of the festival features antique bicycles, homemade apple pies, candle making, and more. 5-11 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m.-11:45 p.m. Saturday. Free.
  • Family Heritage Celebration: Audubon Mill Park – Year after year, the Henderson County Tourist Commission invites artists such as Patty Loveless and the HillBenders to the Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival. The weekend event includes a bicycle tour, tennis tournament, and a Saturday morning breakfast. 5 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m.-midnight Saturday. Free.
  • Los Alfaro: Free Dance Class
  • The Pointe: Ski Day Musicfest – Keith Vincent

6:30 PM

  • Rock the Runway: Old National Bank – Presented by Ellison Fine Jewelry and Stella Artois, this third annual event benefits Albion Fellows Bacon Center, a domestic violence shelter that provides services for women and children. The evening includes craft beer sampling, entertainment, a silent auction, and a red carpet jewelry and style show from White House Black Market and Ellison Fine Jewelry. 6:30 p.m. $75 per person.

7:00 PM

  • Club Royale: Keith Vincent on the Patio
  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
  • The Corner Pocket: Cash Pot Poll Tournament
  • The Pointe: Ski Day Musicfest – Adam Blythe

7:30 PM

  • Blush Ultralounge & Tapas Bar: Jazz Hat

8:00 PM

  • Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge): The Devonshires
  • Duck Inn: 80’s Night with MJG
  • Legends: Karaoke
  • Roca Bar North: Scott Winzinger

8:15 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Mania

9:00 PM

  • Deerhead Sidewalk Café: Jessi Torrirsi
  • Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant: Karaoke w/ Jeremy Tudela
  • MoJo’s Boneyard: Paul Wiemeier

9:30 PM

  • Club Royale: The Jimmies
  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Zeppelin
  • KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill: Gossamer
  • The Pointe: Ski Day Musicfest – Gonzo’s Toybox

10:00 PM

  • Lamasco Bar: Karaoke

10:30 PM

  • O’Brians Sports Bar: Sideshow Romance
  • Ri Ra Irish Pub: Scott Moody
  • The Pointe: Homemade Bikini Contest

10:45 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Pink Floyd – The Wall

11:30 PM

  • Someplace Else: Paris Starz

Saturday, August 11

7:00 AM

  • Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival: Audubon Mill Park – Enjoy live bluegrass music, breakfast in the park, children’s activities, and sporting events, such as the popular outdoor Street Pole Vault, at this two-day festival in the shaded Audubon Mill Park. The folklife portion of the festival features antique bicycles, homemade apple pies, candle making, and more.
  • Family Heritage Celebration: Audubon Mill Park – Year after year, the Henderson County Tourist Commission invites artists such as Patty Loveless and the HillBenders to the Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival. The weekend event includes a bicycle tour, tennis tournament, and a Saturday morning breakfast. 5 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m.-midnight Saturday. Free.
  • Pickin’ and Pedalin’ Bike Tour: Audubon Mill Park – Experience some of the best cycling in western Kentucky while enjoying the annual Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival. Choose a 12, 22, 40, or 65-mile bicycle ride through scenic Kentucky with live music pit stops along the way. $25-$40. 7 a.m.
  • 7th Annual Spirit, Mind, Body Triathlon/Duathlon: Scales Lake Park – Choose the sprint race, which includes a .5-mile swim, 15-mile bike ride, and 5K run; the paced Olympic, which includes a 1-mile swim, 25-mile bike, and 10K run; or the duathlon, a 2K run, 15-mile bike ride, and 5K run. $35. 7 a.m.

9:00 AM

  • Collectors Carnival Shows and Antique Flea Markets: Vanderburgh 4-H Center – With more than 100 antique and collectible dealers, visitors have plenty of chances to add decor and collections to their homes. Don’t miss the pre-show preview from 7-9 a.m. on Saturday. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. $2.

10:30 AM

  • Digging Dirt: Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science – Soil and water are two very important resources — gardeners, farmers, and Mother Nature need both to make plants grow. In this workshop, participants make their own soil and test both soil and water for properties to determine whether they are acidic or alkaline. For kids ages 8-10. 10:30 a.m. $10-15.

11:00 AM

  • Ellis Park: $100,000 Gardenia Stakes

2:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Perseus and Andromeda

4:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Beatles
  • The Pointe: Hog Roast

5:00 PM

  • The Pointe: Ski Day Musicfest – Zion

6:30 PM

  • Holy Spirit Campus: Bingo

7:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
  • The Corner Pocket: Cash Pot Pool Tournament
  • The Pointe: Ski Day Musicfest – Joe’s Garage

8:00 PM

  • Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge): The Devonshires
  • Hacienda East: Brian Hart

8:15 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Mania

9:00 PM

  • Deerhead Sidewalk Café: The Echo Plexes
  • Docs Nightclub: The Waywards with The Toddlers
  • MoJo’s Boneyard: Monte, Judah, Theo

9:30 PM

  • Club Royale: The Jimmies
  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Zeppelin
  • KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill: Gossamer
  • Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant: DJ WREX
  • The Pointe: Ski Day Musicfest – The Crowd

10:00 PM

  • Duck Inn: Live Entertainment
  • Lamasco Bar: JEB

10:30 PM

  • O’Brians Sports Bar: Live Entertainment
  • The Pointe: Homemade Bikini Contest Finals

10:45 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Pink Floyd – The Wall

11:30 PM

  • Someplace Else: Syimone and Kendra James

Sunday August 12

9:00 AM

  • Collectors Carnival Shows and Antique Flea Markets: Vanderburgh 4-H Center – With more than 100 antique and collectible dealers, visitors have plenty of chances to add decor and collections to their homes. Don’t miss the pre-show preview from 7-9 a.m. on Saturday. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. $2.

11:00 AM

  • Ellis Park: Dollar Day

2:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Perseus and Andromeda

4:00 PM

  • Evansvile Museum Contemporaries: Laser Beatles

5:00 PM

  • Deerhead Sidewalk Café: Troy Miller

7:00 PM

  • Duck Inn: Bloodtribe and Reaping Asmodeia

9:00 PM

  • Deerhead Sidewalk Café: The Amazing Soul Crackers
  • KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill: Server Appreciation Night – Karaoke with Travis
  • Lamasco Bar: The Giving Tree Band

 

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