Hot Rize
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Hot Rize

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On tour for their 40th Anniversary, Hot Rize performs in Woodward Theatre on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018. 

Steeped in bluegrass tradition through long hours on the road spent listening to the genre’s giants, Hot Rize’s music was and is equally informed by a taste for the music of Leadbelly and Freddie King, swing, old-time Appalachia and more in ways that mirror the broad sweep of Bill Monroe’s influences.  Their original songs are part of the bluegrass canon, and their showmanship earned them the first ever IBMA Entertainer of the Year award.

Doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 8 pm.  Exhibits will be open for touring up until show time. For tickets and more info: http://www.bluegrassmuseum.org/tickets/

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Jun
27
to Jul 1

ROMP Festival

The 15th annual ROMP Festival will take place on June 27-30, 2018. Held in Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park, the four-day music, camping, and art festival  will feature over 20 top bluegrass, folk and Americana acts. This year's lineup includes Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Sam Bush, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhiannon Giddens, Billy Strings, and many more TBA.

Daviess County’s Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its nature trails, winding creek and fishing lake, and sweeping tree-lines, plays host to ROMP each year.

A full line-up of artist-led instrument workshops takes place throughout the day, giving musicians the chance to interact and teach fans and players of all ages and skill levels. Other workshops and forums include songwriting, clogging and flat-foot dancing, yoga (all levels), and healthy living through music.

Additional offerings at ROMP Festival include organic and farm-to-table food vendors, craft vendors featuring Kentucky Proud products, art installations and professionally-led children's activities.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam throughout the weekend, and dance until dawn at the infamous after parties, featuring national acclaimed acts on the cabin stage in the park's rustic Pioneer Village.

The International Bluegrass Music Museum, producer of the event, will open new exhibits, host performances throughout the daytime, and present a film festival of documentaries the museum has produced on Bluegrass Music's First Generation.  Museum admission is free to festival-goers.

Artist additions, single day tickets, volunteer opportunities, vendor applications and daily schedules will be available soon. To stay up-to-date with the latest news from ROMP fest, music fans can visit rompfest.com, FacebookTwitterInstagram and sign-up to become a ROMP insider.

About the International Bluegrass Music Museum:

The International Bluegrass Music Museum is a 501c3 non-profit located in Owensboro, Kentucky focused on gathering, preserving, exhibiting and disseminating the artifacts, history, collection and performance art of the global history of bluegrass music through an educational experience. 

Formed in 1991, the IBMM is currently constructing a new building in downtown Owensboro, KY along the Ohio River.  Just three blocks west of the current location, this new facility will double the museum’s exhibit space and incorporate a 450 seat theater, an outdoor performance area, expanded research library, rooftop restaurant and much more.  

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Jun
22
to Jun 26

ROMP Festival

ROMP Festival will return in 2016 led by Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductee Del McCoury, famed Father of Newgrass, Sam Bush, Grammy-award winning musician and producer, Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester, and Grammy-nominated bluegrass jammers, Infamous Stringdusters. The four-day Bluegrass roots and branches festival, celebrating its 13th year, will take place June 22-25, 2016 at 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.

Grammy-award winners, Steep Canyon Rangers will add their progressive yet sophisticated sound to the mix, while newly inducted Hall of Fame member, Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers drive home the traditional Bluegrass Gospel sound. Other notable acts include veteran ensemble, The Travelin’ McCourys, all-female group, Della Mae, IBMA guitar player of the year, Bryan Sutton and more. Full list of scheduled artists can be found below. Additional artists will be added in the coming weeks.

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May
12
6:30 PM18:30

Pokey LaFarge

The St. Louis-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist draws from a deep well of American musical traditions to create distinctively personal music that’s timeless rather than retro, transcending the confines of genre in a manner that reflects the artist’s openhearted attitude.

He’s also earned a reputation as a tireless, uniquely charismatic live performer, winning a loyal international fan base that regularly packs his rousing, celebratory live shows.

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May
5
6:30 PM18:30

Sheriff Scott & the Deputies

From the streets of Nashville, the Deputies have found a strong and passionate instrumental voice for the sweet, urban songwriting of Sheriff Scott Simontacchi. Rooted in bluegrass music, this quartet stretches the traditional boundaries. The Deputies take great pride in their live sound and stage shows, giving them an expressive and dynamic presence that appeals to a wide variety of audiences.

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Apr
22
6:30 PM18:30

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley live at IBMM

Grammy nominated duo, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley make their Bluegrass Museum debut on April 22, 2016. This unique collaborative effort between two uniquely gifted musicians is bound to be a revelation to traditional music fans on several counts. Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City, bursting with talent both as a vocalist and guitarist.

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Mar
31
6:30 PM18:30

Sierra Hull live at IBMM

Sierra Hull, is a singer, mandolinist and former child prodigy who signed with Rounder at age 13, and distinguished herself by becoming the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

Though she is best known for her work as a mandolin player, Hull reveals her abundant gifts as a composer and lyricist on her newest album, Weighted Mind, set to release on January 29, 2016 produced by 15­time Grammy winner Béla Fleck.

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Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Jon Stickley Trio live at IBMM

With roots in gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and hip-hop, Jon Stickley Trio combines Jon Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin, set over the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums.  The three have fused their collective styles into a repertoire of exciting and innovative original music along with some captivating covers.

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Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys

Named one of NPR Music’s 12 best live performance sessions of 2015 by Mountain Stage, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys keep one foot in The Great Lakes State and the soul of Motown, and one in Music City, USA: Nashville, TN. They still embody the soul of a good jam or late night pickin’ session, and also have honed in on a sound that’s entirely their own drawing from soul, blues, folk, jazz and maybe even a traces of that techno beat. 

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Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

The Bankesters Live at IBMM

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Phil Bankester and his three daughters and son-in-law are known for some of the finest harmony singing in bluegrass music. In a short amount of time they have developed a unique sound that has drawn critical acclaim from across the bluegrass community. In 2012, Emily Bankester was also awarded the first International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Award for Vocalist of the Year.

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