PADUCAH, KY – Andrew Ripp performed flawlessly last night on Wilson Stage with the Mighty Ohio River and the America riverboat cruiseliner as a backdrop.
The night was beautiful with a slight breeze coming off the Ohio River while Ripp went through his favorite songs.
The music echoed over the floodwall into the streets of historic downtown Paducah attracting shoppers and the like to the jovial sounds of celebration. It was a wonderful performance; everyone enjoyed it immensely.
Read Andrew Ripp’s thank you note he wrote on his Facebook page:
THANKS for coming out folks! Haven’t played in Kentucky since 1996 & that was with my travel baseball team 😉 I was just a little dude back then & had absolutely no idea I would be interested in music one day. I thought I was gonna be a pro baseball player. I remember they nicknamed me “spaz”. Truth be told, I never liked that nickname. I found it to be too literal & I like a little more color in a nickname. I would have much rather “Fishbone” or something w/ a bit more pazaz. Anyhoo, t’was a splendid evening & I look forward to the next one.
The America is a small riverboat cruise ship launched in 2016 by American Cruise Lines. This state-of-the-art paddlewheeler can carry up to 185 guests with luxurious amenities from bow to stern.
The America is one of many ships that dock at the Port of Paducah for the day. This gives tourist ample time to enjoy all the locally owned boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants and cafes along the riverfront in downtown Paducah.