Right On My People. River Of Music People. ROMP ROMP ROMP!
Whatever it stands for, ROMP is my favorite outdoor music fest of the year. ROMP is all about free spirited, grassroots lovin’, wholesome folks celebrating the roots and branches of bluegrass music at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky. Once you come, you’re hooked; This past weekend was my sixth year as a ROMPer, and my first year as a ROMP volunteer.
This year’s line up included the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Punch Brothers, Rhiannon Giddens, The Steel Drivers, Pokey LaFarge, Billy Strings and Scythian. Baby girl loved the tunes! She tumbled and danced in my tummy all weekend. That girl’s got great taste in music already!
It rained. We danced. It rained some more. We stayed up all night. We soaked it all in. A good time was had by all.
I decided to volunteer this year to cut the cost of my ticket. My volunteer shifts really weren’t that bad. I was kind of dreading it, but I ended up meeting a lot of great people that way and actually had a lot of fun getting a more behind-the-scenes look at the fest.