Center will now be Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Forget about the International Bluegrass Music Center that Owensboro has been talking about since 2010. That $15.3 million building at Second and Frederica streets will be the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum when it opens in October. The new signage should be going up on the building soon, Chris Joslin, the museum’s executive…

Bluegrass Center to open in October

The new International Bluegrass Music Center will open with a three-day celebration on Oct. 18-20, Chris Joslin, the center’s executive director, told the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The opening is expected to bring several hundred people to town that weekend. “We’ll have three days of live music,” Joslin said Wednesday. “One day will…

ROMP Fest Final Lineup Announced

One of the best parties in Owensboro just got even better. ROMP Fest, the International Bluegrass Music Museum’s annual fundraiser has finalized the lineup of musicians appearing at the 15th annual festival including Leftover Salmon, The Travelin’ McCourys, Jeff Austin Band and Michael Daves featuring Tony Trischka. The four-day music, camping, and art festival will…

Tourism Expected to Boom in 2018

2018 could set a record for tourism in Owensboro. The $15.3 million International Bluegrass Music Center at Second and Frederica streets will have a big grand opening celebration. But the date hasn’t been set yet. Chris Joslin, executive director of the museum, said recently that the opening of the new center had previously been set…

Headliners Announced for ROMP

Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs and Sam Bush will be the main acts for the River of Music Party (ROMP) on June 27-30 in 2018 at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky.  This is the first time Krauss, a 27-time Grammy winner has played at ROMP.  ROMP is a bluegrass music festival featuring several performers ranging…