The 2019 ROMP Fest is almost here, and we’re itching with excitement! The four-day music festival will take over Yellow Creek park on June 26-29, featuring iconic artists and Hall of Fame members Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury among many others. Click here for the full lineup. What many don’t realize is that the fun continues beyond the park! There are lots of things to check out around Owensboro to beat the heat when there’s no music on stage.
Take advantage of the free transportation provided via trolley courtesy of Visit Owensboro. Travel between ROMP and The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Hampton Inn Downtown Owensboro/Waterfront, Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront and the Western Kentucky Botanical Gardens. Live music, special meet and greets, and documentary showings in Woodward Theatre will be available at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum for visitors Thursday through Saturday. While you’re there, visit the world-famous Smothers Park and several miles of phenomenal shopping and dining in downtown Owensboro. The Botanical Garden’s award-winning annual Dazzling Daylily Festival will overlap with ROMP, offering a special admission rate of $3 for all ROMP-goers with your wristband on June 27-29! Check out all the awesome events happening at the Daylily Festival here.
Dive into Owensboro’s rich history and try some of our very own Kentucky bourbon. The O.Z. Tyler Distillery shuttle will run between ROMP and the distillery throughout the festival. Tours through the distillery provide a behind-the-scenes look at how Kentucky bourbon whiskey is made for just $10! That includes tastings and your transportation!
If you want to travel on your own time, Owensboro has Lyft. There will be a giant sign to show where you can catch a Lyft. Just use the Lyft app to get your ride. Complete schedules will be provided to every ROMP guest after receiving their festival bracelet upon arrival.
Don’t miss out on all that Owensboro has to offer and make sure you ROMP your heart out!