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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, 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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