‘All the Cool Kids’ performs at Friday After 5, ending summer season on high note

Published: Sep. 3, 2021 at 7:27 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 4, 2021 at 12:31 AM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - “All the Cool Kids” closed out Friday After 5 this year.

As 14 News previously reported, A.J. McClean of the Backstreet Boys, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC and Chris Blue, season 12 winner of The Voice, along with the infamous DJ LUX performed at the last Friday After 5 of the season in Owensboro.

They spoke with 14 News shortly before the meet and greets Friday evening.

After 16 Fridays, this Friday after 5 season finally came to a close. At the beginning of the season, event organizers had doubts this season would even move forward as planned.

“Well at the beginning of the season, we weren’t even really sure if this was going to happen,” Friday After 5 Board President Chad Day said. “We had most of the sponsors, we had some sponsors drop out because of COVID.”

But it did happen, and they decided to end the season with a bang - bringing in “All the Cool Kids,” which included members from multiple iconic 1990s bands. The musicians understand the importance of events like these.

“It’s just bringing good people together to just spread love and, you know, positivity through music, especially with the past year and a half with the pandemic,” A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys said. “To now be able to have a live show again, to be out here with all these people, is going to be fantastic.”

Organizers knew how big of a draw the group would be to wrap up the summer.

“It’s probably going to wind up being one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Friday After 5 in our 25-year history,” Day said.

The show marks the end of summer fun in Owensboro, at least until next year.

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