Downtown After Dinner

Downtown After Dinner, Paducah, KY

Want your band or act to play at Downtown After Dinner? Broadway is blocked at 6th Street, so leisurely stroll down the street or stop and dance when you hear your favorite song. Music varies from country, rock 'n roll, gospel jazz, rock bands & Fireworks on the Riverfront in Paducah’s Historic Downtown. Fun for all ages. Down Town After Dinner Events are Held every Saturday Night May - September.

Six blocks of live entertainment. A unique social atmosphere where family and friends meet to listen to a wide variety of musical groups, enjoy extended hours at the antique and novelty shops and galleries or enjoy historic downtown Paducah on a horsedrawn carriage. On any given Saturday night, one can find people dancing and singing all along the brick-lined sidewalks as antique cars line the streets. People also enjoy viewing the floodwall murals depicting Paducah's history, as well as the interesting architecture of turn-of-the-century buildings.

Downtown Paducah comes alive all summer with our own Mardi Gras-style atmosphere. 6 blocks of music, shopping, antique cars, carriage rides, dining & dancing. 2 blocks from the Executive Inn. Paducah vacations are especially fun to take over the weekend. Two of the downtown streets are blocked off every Saturday to accommodate an event called “Downtown After Dinner.” This street dance event is the perfect way to let lose after a day of Paducah travel and sightseeing.

This lively social atmosphere includes a wide variety of musical groups, extended hours at the antique and specialty shops and galleries, horsedrawn carriage rides, Motorcycle Alley, and antique and vintage car show.

Special community events include, but are not limited to, the Paducah Summer Festival, Barbecue on the River, Parades, Saturday Night After Dinner Program, and other similar events. Six Blocks of Fun & Entertainment Now Playing at our Downtown Broadway Street is blocked at 6th, so dance in the streets. Enjoy live outdoor entertainment and support locally-owned shops and restaurants. Donation jars at each location.

  • Music in every block
  • Inflatable Playground
  • Horsedrawn Carriage Rides

After grabbing dinner at one of Paducah's finest downtown restaurants, also enjoy six blocks of live outdoor entertainment!
Here are some somple of entertainment lineup. Other DAD entertainers include::

  • ‘street-fair’ type of atmosphere with live music and antique cars.
  • Andy Gibson Rock Guitar
  • Zerdali Belly Dancers
  • American Pride Karaoke
  • Hal Genthner
  • Susu the Mime Clown
  • Banjo Boogie - Bluegrass
  • Timeless Blues - Blues
  • Bolivian Folk Band
  • Greg French - Country
  • Quick Step Cloggers
  • Paducah Belly Dancers

Also check out:

  • Purchase fresh cut flowers for your Sweetheart after dinner. Can you think of a better way to end a romantic evening?
  • Purchase fresh produce from your local Farmer's Market and from the local shops which stay open late!
  • Artists' Demonstrations at the Gazebo including glass blowing!
  • Antique Tractors
  • Antique Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Be an Artist for a night! Create your own masterpiece on the streets with chalk!

More fun happenings include:

  • River Heritage Museum, 7-9:30 PM
  • Susu the Clown/Mime/Statue
  • Inflatable Playground
  • Horsedrawn Carriage Rides
  • Motorcycles at "Biker's Alley" (5th Street between Kentucky Ave. & Jefferson St.)
  • Maiden Alley Cinema Gallery
  • Paducah Area Painter's Alliance

Paducah’s own Terry Mike Jeffrey “Rock the River” with the Paducah POPS Orchestra under the direction of guest conductor Julius Williams. This Annual Open-Air Benefit Concert commemorate Armed Forces Day and kick-off Paducah’s Downtown After Dinner series. Patrons are encouraged to prepare a picnic dinner, purchase table seats, or reserve a Diamond Table Sponsorship (which include dinner, wine, and VIP parking passes). Advance reservations for premier table seating options are available in the Sponsorship Garden and the Family Garden. And, designers get your gear on. . . we’ll be bringing back the ever-fabulous Table Decorating Contest for this Armed Forces Day Tribute.

Also, in parking lot at foot of Broadway, there will be a Paducah Symphony outdoor POPS concert featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey and a fund-raising raffle. Contact Susan Edwards to find out where to park for the next Downtown After Dinner! For more information call 1-800-PADUCAH.

Official D.A.D. Dates & HOURS:
Saturday evenings, from May through September, HOURS: 7 to 10 p.m.

Press Release:
For fifteen year's Paducah residents have gathered in the historic downtown on Saturday nights for an evening of dinner, live musical entertainment, dancing on the streets and shopping in local boutiques and shops.

As with most events that last fifteen years it is difficult to maintain the level of energy that the first few years of an exciting event bring to a community. This past May a group of dedicated Paducah Renaissance Alliance volunteers decided it was time to bring new life to the event and took the reins on planning this year's Downtown after Dinner.

A new line up of quality entertainment will be at this year's event including some new faces and other more familiar performers. The Paducah Symphony Orchestra will host an outdoor POPS concert with Terry Mike Jeffries at the riverfront on Wilson Stage this Saturday night. Area jazz bands, including musicians from local middle school and high schools, and a wide range of other local musical talent will be showcased as well. An old favorite, the antique car and motorcycle show, will also be on display this year.

Downtown after Dinner is an event that encourages local residents to enjoy Paducah's local flavor at a variety of downtown restaurants including Toucan's Restaurant and Bar, Tribeca Mexican Grill, Cynthia's Ristorante, Doe's Eat Place and the new Martin Fierro Rodizio and Argentinean Grill.

Location and Contact
Downtown After Dinner/ Paducah Renaissance Alliance
321 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001
For more information on the Downtown After Dinner events please contact Jessica Perkins at 270.444.8649, Fax: (270) 441-7263 or email: