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Emmylou, Punch Brothers and Steve Martin at ROMP

By Mandolin Cafe
March 24, 2011 - 7:15 am

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ROMP - River of Music Party Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival

ROMP - River of Music Party Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival

Owensboro, Ky. — Emmylou Harris, Steve Martin with The Steep Canyon Rangers, Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, Carolina Chocolate Drops and Trampled By Turtles are but a few of the acts at the International Bluegrass Music Museum's "ROMP Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival," June 23-25 in Owensboro.

Additional acts include:
Tony Rice with Mountain Heart
Sarah Jarosz
The Infamous Stringdusters
23 String Band
Kenny & Amanda Smith
Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
Professors of Bluegrass
Pete & Joan Wernick
Audie Blaylock & Redline
Josh Williams Band
Many more

With free camping and advance 3-day festival passes priced at $55 for Students and $70 for Adults (through June 16), ROMP is guaranteed to provide a world-class festival at a fraction of the price of other national events. Single day tickets are $25 at the gate. Children 12 & under admitted free.

The main stage for all 3 days and nights of the festival is at Yellow Creek Park, 5710 Highway 144, Owensboro.

Camping at Yellow Creek Park is free to festival attendees from June 19 through June 26 (each camper must have a 3-day ROMP pass). A limited number of electric hook-ups are available for $150/week.

Late-night performances and all-night jams will be held in the park's Pioneer Village, a rustic collection of log cabins set around a campfire.

For ROMP Tickets & Information call (270) 926-7891.

Additional information:
Museum web site

Click map pin for driving directions to International Bluegrass Music Museum, 117 Daviess Street, Owensboro, Kentucky.


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