ROMP 2022 Initial Lineup Announced!

On June 22 – 25, 2022, ROMP Festival will be held at Yellow Creek Park, located in Owensboro, Kentucky.  Festival tickets and camping passes are on sale now at holiday prices, get yours today!

My website has been diligently tracking and reporting on over 275 festivals nationwide for next year, as well as catching up on things I missed in 2021. I have literally months of work to do in the next few short weeks, however I plan to move on to the next echelon of music journalism and continue to be  an independent music juggernaut.

This particular festival does so many positive things for my own local community that I would be remiss if I didn’t dwell upon their epic grandeur and the amazing music they include and promote. This festival not only benefits bands, but it embellishes the economy through hotels and restaurants as well.

Many of the other festivals that I attend are exactly like this one as far as patrons go. This festival has camping like many others, and those campsites often become neighborly to one another and share foods of many types. You can meet so many different people form different walks of life, from all over the world.

In today’s questionable economy and not so amicable times, music is one of the best forms of escape from the nasty news of the world. Most of the time at all of these music festivals, the people that go are like family and they all have a sense of belonging. Most of them are more than willing to welcome newcomers that are there to support the bands, and to enjoy the ambiance in a positive manner.

Headliners for ROMP 2022 include Punch Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, Rhiannon Giddens, and Tommy Emmanuel.  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 genernational 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. Guitar master Tommy Emmanuel returns after a very popular appearance at ROMP in 2021.

Also on the initial lineup, We Banjo 3 brings with their Celtic-inspired bluegrass to the festival, and 2012 & 2013 IBMA Entertainers of the year, The Gibson Brothers, make their first appearance.  Rounding out the initial lineup are:  Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, The Po’Ramblin’ Boys, East Nash Grass, and Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road.  More artists will be announced at a later date!

Presale tickets are on sale now, and prices will increase soon!  Four-day tickets are available at the discounted rate of $165, and VIP tickets are available for $415. Onsite tent and RV camping passes are also available.  Children 12 & under are free.  Tickets are available at

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