ROMP Organizers Begin Final Preparations

In Daviess County, the final preps are underway for the ROMP Music Festival.  Organizers are getting everything ready for the four day event. After hundreds of hours of work and months of preparations Bluegrass Museum Promotions Director Chris Langdon says he and dozens of volunteers are ready to go! "ROMP week is finally here and we really couldn't be more excited. We're totally geared up and ready to go. The park is looking really fantastic and we're ready to get the party started," said Langdon.

Organizers of ROMP spent part of the afternoon putting together the final preparations at Yellow Creek Park. Organizers marked RV and camper spots, unloaded stakes and canopies that will be used to map out sections of the park, mowed, and finalized volunteer arrangements. Tuesday, crews will be putting together the stage, setting up canopies, and ironing out any wrinkles before the event kicks off.

The city of Owensboro is trying to build excitement leading up to ROMP by hosting free bluegrass concerts at Smothers Park. Langdon says after all the hard work he's looking forward to spending time with friends. "I have friends from literally all over the world who will be coming to join us. I have friends that I only get to see one time a year. I get to welcome them to Owensboro," said Langdon.

Campers will start coming in Wednesday morning and at nine o'clock at night Phoebe Hunt and Connor Forsyth will take the stage to kick off the music festival.