When Donnie Dortch left the offices of Glenn’s Family Services thirteen years ago he was so pleased that President Glenn Taylor had agreed to sponsor the very first Gospel on the River series of six free concerts.  But he had misunderstood.  Glenn agreed only to sponsor the first single concert, not the entire season.

The success of the first one went on to ensure a decade’s long partnership to bring top level gospel entertainers to Friday After 5.

“We’ve brought back all of the favorites,” explains Dortch, “and we have some new, exciting groups that will join us this summer.”

The gospel series is part of Friday After 5, Owensboro’s summer-long free festival.  Six of those Fridays include “Glenn’s Gospel on the River” performances inside Cannon Hall at the RiverPark Center.

  • May 26 – Conquerors Quartet
    Living by Faith
    Commonwealth Quartet
  • June 16 – Pam & Terry (from Memphis)
    Sons of the Father
  • July 7 – Firm Foundation
    Mark Mudd & Family
    Still Water
  • July 28 – Paul Moseley & Friends (w/ surprise guest)
    The Childers Family
  • Aug 11 – Won Life
    Music City Boys
    Blue Diamond Band
  • Aug 25 – Deena Ashley
    Johnson Family
    Sneed Family

“Each gospel concert features three great gospel groups,” explains Dortch.  “Tickets for a similar concert would be more than $15 a ticket.  All of our concerts are free thanks to Glenn’s Family Services.

Friday After 5 begins May 19th and the first “Glenn’s Gospel on the River” series is May 26th.  Complete information, line-ups, times and venues for all sixteen weeks is available on the Friday After 5 app or online at FridayAfter5.com

Contact fa5@FridayAfter5.com for additional information.