Yoga at ROMP

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. 

Posted on May 17, 2016 .

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 .

ROMP announces artist additions

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 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, 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

Infamous Stringdusters

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

Steep Canyon Rangers

Lee Ann Womack

Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers

The Travelin’ McCourys

Della Mae

Bryan Sutton Band


23 String Band

Town Mountain

Billy Strings

Wood & Wire


Jon Stickley Trio

Front Country

The Tillers

Old Salt Union

Bumper Jacksons

Monogram (Czech Republic)

The Lil’ Smokies

Breaking Grass

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.


ROMP Festival contact:

Katie Keller


Posted on February 24, 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.

donate here -->

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 .