The “Party at The Pier” officially begins Friday. Located off the Owensboro Convention Center back terrace, the platform from the former Executive Inn Showroom Lounge has been transformed into The Pier. According to a Convention Center news release, Mayor Ron Payne and City Commissioners Bob Glenn, Pam Smith-Wright, Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Sanford, and Convention Center General Manager, Dean Dennis will be part of a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7pm. The grand opening event will kick off the first live music on The Pier with Heath & Molly taking the stage at 7:30 for the Friday After 5 Don Moore “Party at The Pier.” Live music will continue each Friday on The Pier as part of Friday After 5. Through September 4, The Pier at the Owensboro Convention Center will open each Friday at 6:30pm with live music beginning at 7:30.