ROMP Camping 101

In preperation for this year's festival, we asked our friend and long-time ROMP attendee and camping expert, Kelly Farr, for some ROMP camping tips.

Camping at Romp is an awesome way to immerse yourself in the full festival experience!  The following is a suggested list of things to bring and some tips for enhancing your camping experience.

Posted on June 15, 2017 .

The new ROMP Fest App is here!

Stay up-to-date with all things ROMP with the official ROMP Festival app. 

ROMP Fest App

Keep up with when your favorite artists hit stage, create a schedule for the weekend, and discover new artists before you arrive at Yellow Creek Park. Check out the news & social page to keep up with ROMP and other festival attendees, rate and review your favorite food vendors, artists and more!

Click below to download, or search "ROMP Fest" in your app store!

Posted on May 10, 2016 .

Packing for ROMP

We surveyed hundreds of ROMP Festival attendees to put together a list of items you may want to include while packing for an incredible weekend of music. Here are some of the top items mentioned in no particular order....

Posted on June 19, 2015 .

Let's Celebrate!

At ROMP, every day is Earth Day! 

As a festival, we strive to give each attendee the best experience possible. This includes keeping the park clean, providing healthy and nourishing food choices, and keeping festival goers hydrated. 

Free water filling stations, organic and farm-fresh food vendors, and recycling from Go Recycling and the Daviess County Parks Department are just a few of the amenities we offer to keep our guests - and the planet - happy!

Beyond the music, ROMP is beloved for its gorgeous setting. Yellow Creek Park is a 150-acre facility famous for its raptor rescue center, winding creek and fishing lake, sweeping tree-lines, nature trails and vast grassy fields. The park is very much a part of the spirit and festival culture that brings thousands to ROMP each year. 

Have ideas on improving our green initiatives? Drop us a line in the comments below!

Posted on April 21, 2015 .

We stand with the One Village Music Project

We are proud to stand with #rompfest artist Phoebe Hunt and the One Village Music Project. This cause brings together teen musicians from across the globe to write and create music, bridging cultures and cultivating peace and unity. 

In order to continue, the project needs support from music lovers like you; to sweeten the deal, we have donated a family pass to ROMP for one lucky bidder! Please consider donating to  help fund this project (and in turn score a sweet 4-day festival & camping pass for the whole family!). You could even walk away with a private show from other #rompfest artists like 10 String Symphon, Grisman Leslie Hargreaves Smith, or a private mandolin lessons from Dominick Leslie.

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Posted on April 8, 2015 .

Artist Spotlight: The Giving Tree Band

We are excited to welcome back The Giving Tree Band!

Hailing from outside Chicago, this band of passionate rockers cultivates a sound that harkens back to classic American folk. In 2013 they played a 4+ hour after party set that kept the crowds dancin into the early morning light. 

Like a Freight Train - the 6th album release from the band is available TODAY! Get your copy -->

Posted on April 7, 2015 .

Win a ROMP VIP package!

Our VIP contest is closed. Thanks to all who entered. If you didn't win, you can still attend ROMP in style. Click on tickets in the navigation to purchase yours today!

Catered meals, air conditioned bathrooms, stage-side views and comfy seating can all be yours with our ultimate ROMP VIP experience. 


Posted on March 31, 2015 .

WKY Raptor Center a fan favorite

ROMP is beloved for its gorgeous setting - Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its raptor rescue center, winding creek and fishing lake, sweeping tree-lines, nature trails and vast grassy fields, is very much part of the spirit and festival culture that brings thousands to ROMP each year.

Hootie, a Great Horned Owl from the Western Kentucky raptor center is a fan favorite of ROMP and acts as the festival’s official mascot.

Posted on March 26, 2015 .

ROMP - a family affair

written by Jesse Love, marketing intern

ROMP has been a very big part of my whole family for a very long time. When my dad, Chris Love, became involved with the festival in 2011, it was as if the whole family jumped into this wonderful adventure together. I was born immediately loving all types of music, so it was only natural for me to love all the musicians that come to the ROMP stage every year.  

Posted on March 10, 2015 .

5th year's a charm

One day back in 2011, while getting lost somewhere in the depths of Facebook, I came across something pertaining to ROMP. At the time I had never even heard of ROMP! Whaaaaaa??!?! I know, it seems inconceivable! How had I gone so long without knowing about this festival?!? Especially with it being just about an hour from home! I had to check it out right away. After a little digging I knew I wanted to to be a part of this festival! The line up was amazing, and it was right at home.

Posted on January 29, 2015 .

ROMP is like coming home

It's been blisteringly hot all day but as the sun begin to set and and the stage lit up, all of the sweat and soreness and tired, aching eyes fades into nothing. The first long fiddle note fills the air and before long, the ground is covered with people dancing and swinging and singing songs that have been sung in our Commonwealth for the last hundred years...

Posted on January 29, 2015 .

ROMP: a bluegrass heaven

As the little wooden sign in my house states: “I wasn’t born in Kentucky but I got here as fast as I could.”  If you know me well, you know I am a proud Kentuckian.  I have been here 26 of the 29 years of my life and it has been a great pleasure and privilege to grow up in and come back to Paducah.  If I made a list all the things I love about my gorgeous and great home state, it could wind the track at Keeneland twice – maybe three times.    I won’t bother trying, but I will tell you that one of the things I am most fond of is: The Music of Kentucky.  And most specifically: Bluegrass.

Posted on January 29, 2015 .