The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is the world center for the presentation of the history, culture, and future of bluegrass music. We develop and maintain an environment in which people of all ages can discover the richness of bluegrass music through an exciting and educational experience.
The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum reopened to the public June 17th and has since welcomed visitors from Kentucky, Nebraska, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, and South Dakota. The Hall of Fame is celebrating July 4th with live music hosted by executive director, Chris Joslin. The live music presentation is included with paid admission to the museum and will occur within the exhibit space at the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is open July 4th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and the music presentations will occur at 11:30, 1:00, and 3:00.
Joslin, commented, “Before we closed to the public in mid-March due to COVID-19, we routinely hosted large groups from the travel industry, schools, private tour groups, and church groups, and almost always included a live music component. I want those who visit the Hall of Fame to experience the music by actively participating.”
The 30-minute live music presentation is equal parts entertainment, instrument demonstration, sing-a-long, and education. With paid admission, visitors have the option to register upon arrival at the Hall of Fame for a reserved spot for one of the live music presentations.
. For those who purchased tickets to this year's event, we have three options available:
1. Transfer your tickets to 2021.
2. Donate all, or a portion, of your ticket purchase. ROMP Festival is produced by the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to music education and the preservation of bluegrass music. All donations are tax deductible.
3. Receive a full refund.
Although music will not play from the ROMP stage at Yellow Creek Park the last weekend of June, the show will go on, virtually. We are planning a week-long celebration via social media beginning June 22nd featuring video and image highlights from past festivals dating back to the first ROMP in 2004.
The 10th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival scheduled for May 27 - 30, 2020 will be rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak. As much as we wanted to keep our festival in May, as planned, there is still lots of uncertainty, and with the health and wellness of our festival family in mind, we felt the best option was to postpone the event until this fall. Making this decision now will allow us time to plan and keep as much of the festival lineup in tact as possible.
The new date is; Wednesday, September 30 – Saturday, October 3, 2020. It should be a wonderful fall weekend for a music festival. We always try and answer the question “What Would John Do” and are hopefully we are doing just that. Our greatest concern is everyone’s health and safety.
Our lineup may change a bit but we are working hard to keep as many of the original bands as possible. We can assure you it will be an amazing lineup! All Festival Tickets will automatically roll over to new date. Camping and golf cart rentals will also roll over automatically. If you have a camping or golf cart reservation and will not be able to attend on the new date, please email the campground at; email@example.com
well in advance of the fall event to arrange for your reservations to roll over to JHMF11 date which is June 2-5, 2021. You will also be able to roll over JHMF10 festival tickets to JHMF11 if unable to attend on the new date. You will need to arrange any rollover of festival tickets in advance. Details on the 2020 festival ticket rollover to 2021 will be announced at a later date. We want everyone to be comfortable in their decision to attend.
Stay safe and do what you can to help those most affected in these tough times! Our best to you, John Hartford Memorial Festival!