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.
ROMP canopy spots provide a great place to watch the show with friends and family, and have become another way to get involved with our fundraising effort for the International Bluegrass Music Museum.
We're kicking off #rompfest 2017 by teaming up with some of our favorite Owensboro spots: the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, and O.Z. Tyler Distillery.
Multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams is known for his high-energy shows and eclectic musical styling. His influences range from bluegrass and folk to jazz, blues, and even reggae. Making his debut on the ROMP Fest stage this year, Keller Williams is teaming together with an all-star cast to bring his project, Keller Williams' Grateful Grass.
Join an incredible team that makes up ROMP Festival! Vendor, volunteer and street team applications are available now.
The first wave of 2017 artists will be announced in coordination with the opening of ticket sales for next year's ROMP festival.
Save the date for December 9th when we will reveal our initial lineup. Sign up below to be one of the first to know through our ROMP insider program.
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....
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.