the republic logo

Owensboro bluegrass festival sets another attendance record; ROMP turnout jumps 22 percent

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

OWENSBORO, Kentucky — Owensboro's annual bluegrass music festival has set a new attendance record — and by a large margin.

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1KqL5b8 ) reports that more than 25,000 people attended the 12th annual ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival, which was held from June 24 to June 27. That figure is up about 22 percent from last year's record of 20,600.

Katie Keller, marketing director for the International Bluegrass Music Museum, which sponsors the event, says nearly 10,000 were at the festival on Saturday alone. John Prine and Leftover Salmon were among the top-billed performers that night.

This year's turnout means that the festival has more than quadrupled in size since 2010, when about 6,200 people attended.


Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, http://www.messenger-inquirer.com

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.