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The first wave of 2017 artists will be announced in coordination with the opening of ticket sales for next year's ROMP festival.
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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.
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...
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.