The 14th annual ROMP Festival will be led by the legendary American roots pioneers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, progressive bluegrass virtuosos, Punch Brothers, Grammy Award-winning folk rockers, Los Lobos, and multi-instrumentalist and founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens. Held in Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park, the four-day music, camping, and art festival will take place June 21-24, 2017, and will feature over 30 top bluegrass, folk and Americana acts.
Additional acts include improvisational bluegrass jam band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Grammy Award winners, The SteelDrivers, bluegrass pioneer, Peter Rowan, and ragtime blues kingpin, Pokey LaFarge, plus many more. A full list of artists confirmed can be found below. More acts will be announced in early 2017.
Tickets on sale at noon December, 9, 2016, at Rompfest.com.
Ticket sales open with a weekend pre-sale special on Friday, December 9 at Noon CST. Four-day passes are available starting at $120 + fees, prices will increase Monday December 12. Tent and RV camping passes, as well as VIP passes will be included in the pre-sale special.
Daviess County’s Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its nature trails, winding creek and fishing lake, and sweeping treelines, plays host to ROMP each year.
Daily artist-led instrument workshops give 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 to jam throughout the weekend, and dance until dawn at the infamous after-parties; nationally-acclaimed acts perform each night on the park’s rustic Pioneer Village cabin stage.
The International Bluegrass Music Museum, producer of the event, will highlight new exhibits, host performances throughout the daytime, and present a film festival of documentaries they have produced on Bluegrass Music’s First Generation. Museum admission is free to all festival-goers.
Artist additions, single day tickets, volunteer opportunities, vendor applications, and daily schedules will be available in 2017. 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 2017 Lineup includes:
- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- Punch Brothers
- Los Lobos
- Rhiannon Giddens
- Yonder Mountain String Band
- Peter Rowan
- The SteelDrivers
- Pokey LaFarge
- Dailey & Vincent
- Billy Strings
- Becky Buller
- The Wooks
- Snyder Family Band
- High Fidelity
- Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys