Greetings. First, we would like to thank you for expressing your opinions. We value your input and sympathize with your concerns. There have been numerous complaints raised about the Pop-Up run at noon on Wednesday.
Throughout the weekend of ROMP festival, the Museum will host live music and a film festival for those attendees wishing to visit the Museum.
Take the shuttle from the park to downtown Owensboro - your festival wristband allows free entry to the Museum.
Relax and re-energize at ROMP with our Festival Yoga!
Three amazing teachers are here to re-align your body and energy for a great weekend of live music and dancing.
Stay up-to-date with all things ROMP with the official ROMP Festival 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!
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Old Crow Medicine Show, Lee Ann Womack and Marty Stuart Added to Lineup
ROMP Festival has announced the final artist additions to the 2016 lineup including three Grammy award-winning artists, Old Crow Medicine Show, Marty Stuart and Lee Ann Womack. Now in it’s 13th year, the Bluegrass roots and branches festival will be held June 22-25, 2016, at Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park.
Other additions include high-energy guitar phenom, Billy Strings, a reunion of Louisville-based group, 23 String Band, and Nashville bluegrass band, Sheriff Scott & the Deputies.
Weekend passes are currently on sale through ROMPfest.com and Ticketleap. Daily schedule and single day tickets will be available Friday, March 4 at noon cst.
After party and artist-led workshop schedules will be released in the coming months. For the latest news and updates, fans can visit rompfest.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and sign up on the ROMP insider list.
The ROMP 2016 lineup includes:
Old Crow Medicine Show
Del McCoury Band
Sam Bush Band
Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Steep Canyon Rangers
Lee Ann Womack
Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers
The Travelin’ McCourys
Bryan Sutton Band
23 String Band
Wood & Wire
Jon Stickley Trio
Old Salt Union
Monogram (Czech Republic)
The Lil’ Smokies
Sheriff Scott & the Deputies
Annabelle Watts and Friends
KY BlueGrass AllStars
About the International Bluegrass Music Museum:
ROMP, an annual fundraising event, supports the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Located in the RiverPark Center Complex in Owensboro, the Bluegrass Museum is the world’s only arts institution dedicated to the preservation of the international history of bluegrass music.
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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....
Arnie Weil has been the Tour Manager for Boulder, CO based band, Leftover Salmon since late 2014. He paused for a brief moment during their hectic touring schedule to answer a few questions about life on the road, working in the music business, and some of the wild things he has seen on the road…
Written by ROMP chair & IBMM Treasurer, Chris Love
Live music…..the first live concert that I remember was Billy Joel in 1978. I was 12 and I was hooked! There’s simply nothing like the experience, and often times, the magic happens when you least expect it.
That was the case during the 2007 ROMP....
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!
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.
donate here --> http://bit.ly/phoebe_ovmp
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 --> http://bit.ly/FreightTrain_iTunes
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.
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.
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.
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.