Jun
22
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Feb
12
6:30 pm18:30

The Bankesters Live at IBMM

  • 117 Daviess Street Owensboro, KY, 42303 United States

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.

May
7
6:00 pm18:00

1st Thursday of the Month Jam

Join us for our monthly jam session!  All levels of musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam.  The museum will be open to the public free of charge for both spectators and pickers.