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Owensboro Awards New Construction Contract for Bluegrass Music Center

International Bluegrass Music Center

An Evansville construction company is getting a second chance on a showcase project for Kentucky’s signature music.

Danco Construction has been awarded the contract for the International Bluegrass Music Center. Danco was one of the original bidders on the project and came in second.

The city of Owensboro originally awarded the contract to Peyronnin Construction. The groundbreaking was held in June.

Construction halted when Peyronnin filed for bankruptcy in January.

Danco Construction President Dan Jones said his company is enthusiastic about taking on the important project and his crews will be on the job this week.

“We’re excited to be able to jump in and help the city of Owensboro get their project back on schedule, hopefully, and get it done by the end of the year schedule they originally had.”

Jones said Dec. 31 of this year is the target date for substantial completion of the 48,000-square-foot facility. 

The new bluegrass center will also require work on some specialty projects, such as indoor and outdoor performance venues, audio-visual elements, an expanded bluegrass museum and a riverside restaurant. City officials said the center is expected to be fully complete in early 2018.

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