The International Mystery Writers Festival occupies a variety of outstanding venues for the numerous premiere performances during Discovering New Mysteries. Mystery headquarters are housed in the beautiful RiverPark Center located along the banks of the Ohio River, but the entertainment continues throughout downtown Owensboro.
The state-of-the-art RiverPark Center is a non-profit regional performing arts and civic center that entertains and educates nearly 200,000 people – including 50,000 children - annually through more than 750 events.
RiverPark’s main auditorium is a state-of-the-art 1,500-seat Broadway-style theater (Cannon Hall). RiverPark also boasts a 300-seat multi-purpose staging area in the Jody Berry Cabaret Theatre, the Holbrook Gallery stage, and the Woodward’s theatre that adjoins the International Bluegrass Music Museum. RiverPark Center also has an extraordinary outdoor entertainment patio on the banks of the Ohio River.