In 1977, Bob Green opened the Executive Inn Rivermont at the foot of Cedar Street. It was the second largest convention center in the state at that time. The Showroom Lounge started hosting big-name entertainment from Nashville, Hollywood, and Las Vegas. Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beach Boys, Keith Urban, Billy Ray Cyrus, and former Beatle George Harrison were just a few on the guest list.
Financial problems in the 90’s led to it’s foreclosure in 1997 and on November 9, 2009, the hotel was demolished to make way for the Owensboro Convention Center which opened in 2014.
Main Photo Credit: DCPL
I photographed this gallery below just prior to demolition.