Sunday, 23 May 2010

ROMP 2010 in Owensboro, KY: 23-6 June 2010

From a good friend of bluegrass outside the USA - the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky:

The International Bluegrass Music Museum requests your assistance in getting the word out about our upcoming festival, ROMP: the River Of Music Party, 23-26 June 2010. ROMP is the Museum's annual fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the preservation of bluegrass music history, artifacts, and collections. We have very little funding for advertising and therefore rely on the goodwill of our friends and supporters.

If you'd like to help, we'd be happy to trade links with you. Please direct your link to us here and let us know how you'd like yours to be posted.


* A stellar lineup of 30 bands from four countries with music ranging from traditional and progressive bluegrass to jam bands. Please see the lineup here.
* Two historic reunions: the Pioneers of Bluegrass and the Blue Grass Boys. Between 75 and 100 legends will be in attendance. Come to ROMP to meet and jam with these musicians, hear their stories and their music.
* The kick-off to the Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: an exhibit of visual art inspired by the lyrics of his original songs.
* The Bluegrass Masters Film Festival, featuring the world premiere of 8 documentary films on the lives of the following iconic musicians: Mike Seeger, the Dillards, Paul Williams, Tater Tate, Vic Jordan, Gloria Bell, Jack Cooke, and Noah Crase. Also featured are the Goins Brothers and Curly Seckler, among other films.
* Free Dry Camping!
* Great ticket prices, with deep discounts for seniors, active military and students. Click here for tickets. Children 12 and under get in free. Four-day family passes available for $150 (in advance only until 6/16/10).
* Hall of Fame Unveiling, The Legends Concert, workshops, trade show, great food (coolers and picnics ok), museum tours, educational forums, live filming and radio broadcasting.

Join the party at the Bluegrass Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky... a great time for a great cause.