Festivals, Shows, Etc.


Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

 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. 


Saturday Bluegrass Music Lessons

Loads of Shows and events! Check their busy schedule at:


Kentucky Fried Pickin' March 19 -21, 2020

The Big Jam Returns to the Holiday Inn Riverfront, Owensboro

 Who is ready to jam all day and all night at KY Fried Pickin’ 2020???  Don’t forget to call up the Holiday Inn at 270-683-1111 to reserve your  room.  The date to save is March 19-21st.  2020 will be the 4th year for  this event. It’s growing, so you definitely want to reserve your room  now. 

Yes this is last years poster! But I'm sure there will be more info coming soon.  So keep an eye on Facebook for the latest!


Rivendell Springfest, May 8th-10th

O'Bannon Woods State Park

 Rivendell - SpringFest was started 40 some years ago as a way to enjoy the company of good friends and play some great music. The get together has been held in different places over the years, but this year we will be returning to the group camp at O'Bannon State Park outside of Corydon, Indiana.
The facilities include multiple bunk houses containing 40+ bunk beds, an industrial kitchen with plenty of refrigerator and freezer space, indoor and outdoor jam spaces, areas for fires, a covered outdoor shelter house with fireplace, bath houses with toilets and showers, and plenty of parking.
New this year, all meals will be potluck. Please bring something to share. We are able to use the industrial kitchen to prepare food.
Please remember to bring your instruments, bedding, shower supplies, food, drinks, toilet paper, and most importantly your friends and family. Rivendell is BYOB.
Lastly, we pay for Rivendell on donations. If you are so inclined, please consider donating to keep us going. Donation tin will be available at the fest.  

Pickers and Grinners Welcome!

 All, this is an open event. Please feel free to invite your friends and  their families or share this event to musicians groups. Anyone who  enjoys fellowship and a tune is invited. 


Festival of the Bluegrass June 11 - 14

Kentucky Horse Park- Lexington, KY

Join us June 11-14, 2020, for the  Festival of the Bluegrass, a traditional Bluegrass Music Festival in the  heart of Kentucky. Established in 1974, this family-run festival has a  little something for everyone. Click here for a schedule of 2019s Main Stage events and here for our Community Stage!
​The Festival is held at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, 4089 Iron Works Road, Lexington, Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Music Camp,  June 9-11, 2020, is for youngsters ages 8-18 with an interest in  bluegrass music. Kids are asked to bring their own instrument, and one  chaperone is required for every 4 children. Camping during the music  camp is encouraged. The kids open the Festival on the main stage  Thursday night.
    There  are all kinds of fun things that happen during the weekend of the  Festival of the Bluegrass! Pluck and Strum for the little ones,  workshops, and food and craft vendors for you to enjoy. 
      If you're looking to camp, head to our camping page to find out the different options. If you're a day tripper and want to use one of our hotel discounts, give these guys a call.
    Got a question? We got you covered! Head on over to our Frequently Asked Questions.​   Need to get ahold of us? Email is the best way!

Learn More

  Started by Bob and Jean Cornett in 1974, the Festival of the Bluegrass  is still in the family and remains one of the best Bluegrass Festivals  in the country. The Festival is held every year during the 2nd Weekend  of June at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground in Lexington, KY.  

Follow on Facebook or at the web link below.


June 24 -27, 2020

Line up Release Coming Soon!

 The  2020 ROMP Festival lineup will be announced very soon!  Stay up-to-date  with us on social media to get the inside scoop on all things ROMP.  In  addition to the special performance of LIVE from Here with Chris Thile,  the 2020 LINEUP promises to make for another great weekend in  Owensboro, KY!  Stay tuned.. 

 Miss  out on scoring some ROMP gear from previous festivals?  Check out our  sale on merchandise!  We're getting ready for ROMP 2020 and have  discounted some very cool items still in stock.  Score your swag today! 

Learn More

There  are so many ways to contribute to ROMP Festival!  We couldn't do it  without our tireless army of volunteers, street team members, and  sponsors. To purchase tickets, join the ROMP team, or learn more about this great festival, just follow the link below to this year's web site.


Pickin' in Parsons- August 4 through 8, 2020