Early birds arrive to ROMP ahead of festival

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Kentucky natives and tourists alike are flocking to Yellow Creek Park in Daviess County ahead of this weekend’s much anticipated ROMP Festival.

The festival, put on by the Bluegrass Museum in Owensboro, is a four day festival dedicated to bluegrass.

Attendees are encouraged to camp out and jam out on the 150 acre park grounds.

As is tradition, festival goers were lined up at 8 a.m. Thursday just to get their spot in line for when the festival opens to the public Thursday.

“So, I got up at 6:00 a.m. and got here around 7:00, 7:30,7:20, something like that, and that put me at around 12th in line, I think. So there were already people here,” said fesival early bird Sharon Cooper.

“You can still get tickets all the way up to just driving up and buying a ticket right then and there. It’s going to be a very beautiful, hot but dry weekend. So we’re looking forward to seeing everybody,” said ROMP Director of Mareting Hannah Koller.

The festival staff say they’ve sold about 5,000 tickets so far.

Some names on the lineup include Marty Stuart, Leftover Salmon, Steep Canyon Rangers, Cole Chaney and Wolfpen Branch, Lindsay Lou and the Hackensaw Boys.

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Steve Mehling joined the 14 News team in summer of 2022 as a reporter. Although new to the Midwest being a native New-Yorker, Steve is excited to learn all about what makes the Tri-State and its residents special.