News & Media

Continuing the tradition of bringing great live music into the community, Troy Quinn and the Owensboro Symphony will present the US Bank Concert on the Lawn on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm on the front lawn of Kentucky Wesleyan College, 3000 Frederica Street. Picnicking on the grounds will begin at 5:30 p.m. 

“We will bring the best of the Boston Pops to the lawn. The audience will enjoy a wide array of popular favorites made famous by one of America’s most iconic orchestras,” said Troy Quinn, Owensboro Symphony Music Director and Conductor. “With music from cinema, Broadway, patriotic songs and more, this toe tapping performance will be fun for all ages.”

Pack a Picnic
The community is encouraged to pack a picnic, put on comfortable clothes, grab their lawn chairs and blankets and head to the front lawn of Kentucky Wesleyan College for this FREE community event.  “Concert on the Lawn has been an end of the summer tradition since 1987,” said Symphony CEO, Gwyn Payne. “It’s an awesome evening to connect with family and friends, sit back, relax and listen to great music.” 

Not in the Mood to Pack a Picnic?
For those who would rather come and enjoy the performance without having to pack a picnic, tables and dinners can be reserved in advance. There are three options available for reserved seating and dinner:

  • Table, chairs and dinner for 8 people can be reserved for $400.
  • Table and eight chairs only can be reserved for $200.  
  • Individual dinners (no seating) can be reserved for $25 per person.

The reserved dinner catered by Moonlite Bar-B-Que will include fried chicken, smoked ham, vegetables, delicious cobblers, and tea/lemonade. Tables and buffet dinners must be reserved in advance by calling the Symphony at 270-684-0661, extension 113 or online at

JOIN THE FUN…Decorate Your Table!
Patrons that reserve tables often participate in the table decorating contest and are encouraged to decorate their tables in a true Americana theme celebrating the best of the Boston Pops.