This weekend those that are able should make plans to attend the ROMP 2007 event in Owensboro, KY. ROMP is the music festival sponsored by the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM), and features a line up that will make you want to be there.
There are over 30 artists scheduled to perform at this year’s event, including Marty Stuart, Del McCoury, Jesse McRynolds, Byron Berline, Dan Crary, Doyle Lawson, Tim O’Brien, The Grascals, Michael Cleveland, and more.
In addition to all the great performances you can expect from this line up, there are other events worth noting. The festival will once again host the Bluegrass Masters Film Festival, Bluegrass Legends Concert, new exhibit openings at the museum, Bluegrass Hall of Honor plaque unveilings, instrument workshops, and a Sunday open house at the museum.
The entire event will be recorded by a joint effort of Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and Rounder Records. The recording will then be televised as part of KET’s Jubilee series and released to DVD in the near future by Rounder.
ROMP takes place June 21-22-23, 2007, in three Owensboro venues.
Indoor performances and exhibits are held at the museum, 117 Daviess Street.
The Legends Concert takes place June 21 next door at the RiverPark Center’s Cannon Hall, 101 Daviess Street.
All outdoor performances are held at Yellow Creek Park, 5710 Highway 144.
Tickets for the three day event are $60 for adults and $35 for seniors and students, and may be purchased online at RiverofMusic.org or by calling 888-MY-BANJO. Single day passes will be available at the event for $25.
All proceeds from the festival are used to fund the IBMM’s Video Oral History Project (VOHP).