Owensboro, KY -- After a performance at ROMP 2012 which left our biggest crowd ever begging for more, Old Crow Medicine Show spent 2013 entertaining audiences worldwide and gaining even more critical success. On September 17th, 2013 they received the honor of being inducted as the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning a Grammy for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film Big Easy Express, and having their classic single, "Wagon Wheel," receive Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies. You're invited to join us on June 28th, 2014 when OCMS returns to ROMP to set the skies on fire.
The International Bluegrass Music Museum hosts their River of Music Party, affectionately known as "ROMP: Bluegrass Roots and Branches Festival," each year as a fundraising opportunity. The three day event takes place June 26-28, 2014 in Owensboro, Kentucky. This amazing bluegrass music festival will again feature some of the music's favorite entertainers and a lot of outstanding music. This year marks the eleventh episode of ROMP and they just keep getting better and better.
On September 17th, 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show received the great honor of being inducted as the newest members of the historic Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film Big Easy Express, and having their classic single, "Wagon Wheel", receive the RIAA's Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies.
The band got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band relocated to Nashville for a residency at the Grand Ole Opry, where they entertained the crowd between shows.
It's been nearly fifteen years since these humble beginnings, and the band has gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, and play renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and the Newport Folk Festival.
ROMP is a production of the International Bluegrass Music Museum. All income from sponsorships and ticket sales benefits the only museum in the world dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the history, artifacts, collections and recordings of bluegrass music internationally. Be sure to visit the museum while you are here for ROMP! All ROMP-goers are admitted to the museum free of charge during ROMP. There will be many performances, a film festival, and exhibits to view.
Other artists scheduled to appear during the three day event include Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson, David Grisman, Folkjazz Trio, Railroad Earth, Wood Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, Pokey LaFarge, Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan, Grisman, Leslie, Hargreaves & Smith, Foghorn String Band, The Boston Boys, Missy Raines, 23 String Band, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Alison Brown, Reunion Band, Bradford Lee Folk, Bawn in the Mash, The Danberrys, Vickie Vaugh and more yet to be announced.
ROMP: Bluegrass Roots and Branches Festival is held at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky. Throughout the festival one can enjoy workshops, jamming, child activities, and all-night-after-parties. Arts and Crafts Artisans make the festival grounds visually beautiful with handmade clothing, jewelry, toys, instruments and artwork for sale. Owensboro's best chefs are routinely joined by other creative food vendors, providing a wide variety of culinary offerings. Festival attendees also receive free admission to the International Bluegrass Music Museum. ROMP is the largest annual fundraiser for the Bluegrass Museum.
ROMP is produced by the Board of Trustees and Staff of the International Bluegrass Music Museum and operates as the museum's largest annual fundraiser. Support your Bluegrass Museum by attending ROMP! For more information call (270) 926-7891 or Click on over to http://RompFest.com
For advance ticket discounts, camping & workshop info visit www.rompfest.com