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Wild-Eyed Vikings, the Big O and More Things to Do This Weekend in the Tri-State

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There is a lot going on this weekend here in the tri-state – If you plan to get your weekend started early, nearly every bar in town has karaoke and pool, and if they don’t have that, they have booze and food – you can’t miss.

If family activities are what you are looking for, Ellis Park is running live thoroughbred racing all weekend. If baseball is more your speed, the Evansville Otters are back in town this weekend with three games against the Gateway Grizzlies.

Saturday, you can check out Viking Assault, where military boot camp meets Viking workout… or take a short road trip to Owensboro for the Big O Music Fest featuring country music by Blake Shelton, Tracy Lawrence and more.

Saturday night, swing by Doc’s to watch a special Bluegrass performance by Eric Lambert with special guest Brick Briscoe.

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 16

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
  • Hacienda East: 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

10:00 PM

  • Lamasco Bar and Grill: Karaoke

10:30 PM

  • Ri Ra Irish Pub: Latin Night

Friday, August 17

5:00 PM

  • Los Alfaro: Free Dance Class

6:35 PM

  • Bosse Field: Evansville Otters vs. Gateway Grizzlies

7:00 PM

  • Club Royale: Live Entertainment
  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
  • The Corner Pocket: Cash Pot Poll Tournament

7:30 PM

  • Blush Ultralounge & Tapas Bar: Chuck Grady

8:00 PM

  • Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge): LYD
  • Duck Inn: Luau Party/Beach Day
  • Legends: Karaoke
  • Roca Bar North: Nick Hamilton

8:15 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser U2

9:00 PM

  • Deerhead Sidewalk Café: The Dang Heathens
  • Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant: Karaoke w/ Jeremy Tudela
  • MoJo’s Boneyard: Troy Miller

9:30 PM

  • Club Royale: Never Been Caught
  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Beatles
  • KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill: Rachel and the Jimmies

10:00 PM

  • Lamasco Bar: Karaoke
  • Lamasco Bar: Calabash

10:30 PM

  • O’Brians Sports Bar: Bosko
  • Ri Ra Irish Pub: Kontraband

10:45 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Pink Floyd – The Wall

11:30 PM

  • Someplace Else: Jazmine Divine

Saturday, August 18

9:00 AM

  • Vanderburgh County Fair Grounds: Viking Assault – Where military boot camp meets a Viking’s workout, this muddy, 3-plus mile race is complete with 10 challenging obstacles. Run it if you dare! Bands perform during and after the event, and proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville. 9 a.m. first wave; last wave 11 a.m. $50 entry. $10 parking.

11:00 AM

  • Ellis Park: College Laptop Giveaway/Cigar Luncheon

1:00 PM

  • Reid’s Orchard: Big O Music Fest – Featuring acts by country music artists Blake Shelton, Jo Dee Messina, Tracy Lawrence, Gloriana, LoCash Cowboys, and Joanna Smith, this two-day outdoor festival is one not to miss. Gates open at noon, show starts at 1 p.m. $49.50-$125.

2:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Magic
  • Mojo’s Boneyard: Benefit for Chris Tapp (outdoor Beer Garden and Live Music)

4:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Beatles

6:00 PM

  • SWIRCA: Suds, Wine and Spirits Fest – Take an evening out on the town and try new beers, wines, spirits, margaritas, and cuisine while supporting SWIRCA, an organization that helps provide independent living for the elderly in six Indiana counties. 6-10 p.m. $35 before the event; $40 at the door.

6:30 PM

  • Holy Spirit Campus: Bingo

6:35 PM

  • Bosse Field: Evansville Otters vs. Gateway Grizzlies

7:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
  • The Corner Pocket: Cash Pot Pool Tournament

8:00 PM

  • Casino Aztar (Hoosiers Lounge): LYD
  • Hacienda East: Brian Hart
  • Roca Bar North: After Hours

8:15 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser U2

9:00 PM

  • Deerhead Sidewalk Café: Blended Society
  • Docs Nightclub: Eric Lambert and Brick Briscoe

9:30 PM

  • Club Royale: Never Been Caught
  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Beatles
  • KC’s Time Out Lounge & Grill: Rachel and the Jimmies
  • Main Gate Sports Bar & Restaurant: Dave and Jon Band

10:00 PM

  • Duck Inn: Sister Brutal
  • Lamasco Bar: Heypenny

10:30 PM

  • O’Brians Sports Bar: Bosko
  • Ri Ra Irish Pub: Lindsey Williams

10:45 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Pink Floyd – The Wall

11:30 PM

  • Someplace Else: Niomi Necoll Onassis

Sunday August 19

11:00 AM

  • Ellis Park: Dollar Day/Mascot Day

2:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Beatles

4:00 PM

  • Evansville Museum Contemporaries: Laser Beatles

5:00 PM

  • Deerhead Sidewalk Café: Troy Miller

6:05 PM

  • Bosse Field: Evansville Otters vs. Gateway Grizzlies

8:00 PM

  • Duck Inn: Dance Party with MJG

9:00 PM

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

11:00 PM

  • Lamasco Bar: Fat Box

 

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