ROMP Festival – Yellow Creek Park, Owensboro, Kentucky, 22nd to 25th June, 2022.
Produced by the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, the four-day music festival celebrates bluegrass and roots music, local artists, and healthy, farm to table food vendors. As a 501©3 nonprofit organization, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum presents ROMP Festival as its primary fundraising event.
In this final wave of artist announcements, headliners include Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Leftover Salmon, Steep Canyon Rangers, Dan Tyminski Band, and The SteelDrivers.
Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2020, Stuart is a five-time Grammy-winner, platinum recording artist, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Americana Music Association, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, photographer, musician, and songwriter. Since starting out singing gospel as a child, Stuart has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music. His teenage years on tour with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the ’70s were followed by six years in Johnny Cash’s band in the ’80s, and a chart-topping tenure as a solo artist in the ’90s.
Entering their fourth decade, Leftover Salmon are the architects of what has become known as Jamgrass and continue to push the boundaries of bluegrass instrumentation. Steep Canyon Rangers started in college at UNC-Chapel Hill, then dove headfirst into bluegrass in its most traditional form, and have spent nearly a decade touring with Steve Martin. With 14 Grammy Awards as part of Alison Krauss and Union Station, Dan Tyminski has garnered his own acclaim as the vocalist for “Man of Constant Sorrow,” from the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? starring George Clooney and as the singer for Avicii’s global chart-topper,“Hey Brother.” The SteelDrivers round out the headliners announced in this wave of artists and won a Grammy in 2015 for their landmark album, The Muscle Shoals Recordings.
Additional artists added to the ROMP 2022 lineup include: Cole Chaney & Wolfpen Branch, Lindsay Lou, The Quebe Sisters, Hackensaw Boys, Brennen Leigh, Dark Moon Hollow, and the Theo & Brenna Band.
In the initial lineup announcement in December, headliners included the Punch Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, and Rhiannon Giddens. The Grammy-winning Punch Brothers return to ROMP Festival for the first time since 2017. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011, Del McCoury is a generational favorite for all fans of bluegrass music. Giddens first appeared at ROMP in 2011 with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which became a touchstone performance for the festival and earned Giddens a dedicated following of ROMP fans.
Also on the initial lineup, We Banjo 3 returns to ROMP with their Celtic-inspired bluegrass, and guitar master Tommy Emmanuel will take the stage after a very popular appearance at the festival in 2021. Rounding out the initial lineup are: The Gibson Brothers, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, The Po’Ramblin’ Boys, East Nash Grass, and Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road.
Live music energizes the mission of the Hall of Fame, and this year’s ROMP Festival lineup features some of the most innovative and exciting artists in bluegrass music today. ROMP has evolved into such a unique event and is one of the reasons Owensboro, KY is considered the Bluegrass Music Capital of the World – Chris Joslin, Executive Director, Bluegrass Museum.
Tickets are on sale now. In addition to 4-Day tickets, single day tickets, VIP tickets, and camping passes are available. Onsite tent and RV camping passes are also available. Children 12 & under are free. All ticket prices will increase on March 28th. Tickets are available at rompfest.com.
More information can be found on the ROMP Fest Website.