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, The Infamous Stringdusters.
Old Crow Medicine Show and Marty Stuart will also be returning, along with Lee Ann Womack.
The four-day Bluegrass, Americana and Folk music 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.
Pre-sale tickets are now available through ROMPfest.com. A 12-hour special runs from December 11 at noon cst until midnight. More information can be found at rompfest.com.
Original arts and crafts, farm-to-table and organic food vendors, and professionally-led children’s activities (including a spray park and playgrounds), draw large audiences to ROMP.
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, including Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music. Museum admission is free to festival-goers.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam with ROMP artists day and night, or dance until dawn at the infamous after parties, featuring national acts on the cabin stage in the park’s rustic Pioneer Village.
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.
Artist additions, single day tickets, volunteer opportunities, vendor applications and daily schedules will be available in 2016. To stay up-to-date with the latest news from ROMP fest, music fans can visit rompfest.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and sign-up to become a ROMP insider.
The ROMP 2016 lineup includes:
Old Crow Medicine Show
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Lee Ann Womack
Del McCoury Band
Sam Bush Band
Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester
Steep Canyon Rangers
Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers
Bryan Sutton Band
The Travelin’ McCourys
Wood & Wire
Jon Stickley Trio
The Lil’ Smokies
Old Salt Union
Monogram (Czech Republic)
Annabelle Watts and Friends
KY BlueGrass AllStars
About the International Bluegrass Music Museum:
ROMP, an annual fundraising event, supports the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Located in the RiverPark Center Complex in Owensboro, the Bluegrass Museum is the world’s only arts institution dedicated to the preservation of the international history of bluegrass music.