Owensboro’s ROMP Festival named 2014 Event of the Year by IBMA

OWENSBORO — Old Crow Medicine Show, David Grisman, Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Sarah Jarosz, and 23 String Band are among the dozens of talented acts set to perform at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s event of the year — Owensboro’s ROMP Festival, June 25-28.

ROMP Festival is a four-day music and camping festival hosted at both the museum, in downtown Owensboro, and at Yellow Creek Park, a gorgeous 150-acre facility that is a perfect setting for a music festival.  ROMP features traditional and legendary bluegrass artists alongside old time and progressive bluegrass musicians who expand the boundaries to the far-flung roots and branches of bluegrass. more: Owensboro’s ROMP Festival named 2014 Event of the Year by IBMA

Television Premiere

This coming Tuesday, June 10 at 8 p.m. Central Time, turn to KET and catch the premiere of the documentary “Powerfull: Bill Monroe Remembered”. Portions of this documentary were shown at the International Bluegrass Music Museum’s Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration in 2011. After the premiere, the IBMM will show the documentary every day during ROMP on June 25-28.

Garrity Honored as Visit Owensboro Service Star

Congratulations to Bill’s Restaurant employee Sherry Garrity who became the May 2014 “Visit Owensboro Service Star”. She was nominated for giving outstanding service to a visitor to the community within the last month. “Sherry took a call from a visitor to Owensboro with dietary restrictions who wanted to eat at Bill’s,” said Shannon Wetzel, Executive Director for the Owensboro Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “She took the initiative to work…

More Acclaim For Owensboro Barbecue!

Online magazine Bustle listed the top 10 places to eat BBQ in America, and Owensboro’s Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn was listed as number 6! Of course, we also brag about Old Hickory and Ole South, but it’s great to get national recognition. http://www.bustle.com/articles/22272-which-city-has-the-best-barbecue-the-10-best-places-to-eat-bbq-in-america

Smothers Park

We hope you visit Smothers Park in Downtown Owensboro this summer! Here's a little taste of Lazy Dayz Playground and the amazing fountains on the Ohio River. more: Smothers Park

Bluegrass Music is Contagious!

In its 10th year, a record crowd is expected for this year’s ROMP: bluegrass roots and branches festival. With ticket sales soaring, festival organizers estimate close to 30,000 attendees, surpassing 2012’s crowd of 21,000. Order now at 1-888-my-banjo or rompfest.com The Lanham Brothers Jamboree brings some of the areas BEST talent around, and our shows feature professional sound and lighting for great experience. All shows are filmed for TV, and…