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ROMP Announces Epic Bluegrass Workshop Schedule

ROMP 2014Owensboro, KY -- An experience second to none, our workshops offer attendees the opportunity to pick, play and get acquainted with the most talented musicians in bluegrass music -- at no cost aside from your festival ticket. Advance priced tickets are available for purchase through Sunday, June 15th at midnight.

The top artists will be hosting workshops for all the standard bluegrass instruments and songwriting. You'll get to experience mandolin with Sam Bush, Andy Leftwich, Dominick Leslie, Forrest O'Connor, Ethan Ballinger Dave Howard and Casey Campbell.

In the Fiddle arena, you will be able to register with Phoebe Hunt, Andy Leftwich, Luke Bulla, Alex Hargreaves, Tyler Andall, Scott Moore and Christian Sedelmyer.

Banjo workshop instructors will include Award winning Noam Pikelny, Alison Brown, Scott Vestal, Cory Walker and Richard Cifersky.

Missey Raines, Samson Grisman, Rushad Eggleston and Nathaniel Smith will provide superb bass instruction.

And, for the songwriters, you may enjoy Sarah Jarosz, Pokey LeFarge, Eric Robertson, Phoebe Hunt, Forrest O'Connor, Lily Henley and Zach White.

For those who write and perform you will get to experience a world of workshop exposure at ROMP.

There will also be Health & Yoga to get your zen on each morning with one of our three available Yoga classes. Sessions will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning with classes running from 9am-10am, 10am-11am and 11am-12pm. ROMP is grateful to welcome three professionally trained instructors: Lucy Weberling, Melissa McIntosh, and Jessica Stephens. More information on our instructors and classes will be posted soon on the ROMP website.

Join us for a special presentation by Dr. David Moultrop of Cambridge Massachusetts Friday, June 27th and Saturday, June 28th at 1:00pm. Dr. Moultrop will be discussing the benefits of music and dance for mental and physical health throughout our lives. Immediately following the presentation, will be a one-of-a-kind dance lesson hosted by Colin O'Brien and Barry Lanham.

This year's River of Music Party, affectionately known as "ROMP: Bluegrass Roots and Branches Festival" will take place June 26-28th in Owensboro, Kentucky. This amazine bluegrass music festival will again feature some of the music's favorite entertainers and a lot of outstanding music. This is the eleventh episode of ROMP and they just keep getting better and better.

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 a 3-day event 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.

Registration, tickets and all the info is at http://rompfest.com/ - the official site for ROMP!

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