Tommy Emmanuel with Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

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Join us for an evening of music with legendary musician Tommy Emmanuel!  On Saturday, June 26th, guitar master Tommy Emmanuel and bluegrass power-duo Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley will perform together live at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky. Doors open at 7:30 pm, and the concert begins at 8:00 pm.  Bar and concessions will be available during the event.


The Nashville Songwriter on June 17th

Join us for an evening of music under the stars!  Presented by Jagoe Homes, The Nashville Songwriter takes place June 17th in the outdoor stage area on our north lawn.   Seating will not be provided, so bring your own chair or blanket.  Gates open at 6:30 pm, concert begins at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $10 each for general admission.  Bar and concessions will available during the concert in the outdoor stage area.

On Thursday, June 17th, the Nashville Songwriter returns with Eric Burgett, Mae Estes, and Marti Dodson.  Featuring professional songwriters based in Nashville, Tennessee, the series focuses on both hit makers and those searching for their first hit. The series highlights stories and lives of those working to create the soundtrack of America.  Each event features several Nashville-based songwriters offering the backstory on their work and sharing personal experiences that shape their songs.

Bonus announcement:  One lucky winner will be chosen at random from advance ticket buyers to win two 4-Day tickets to ROMP Festival!


Hot Brown Smackdown with Kentucky Shine

Join us for an evening of Bluegrass Under the Stars with Hot Brown Smackdown and Kentucky Shine on July 24th at 7 pm!  Presented by American Patriot Getaways, this event will take place on the outdoor stage of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.  Seating will not be provided, so bring your own chairs or blanket.  Bar and concessions will be available.

Hot Brown Smackdown is a 6-piece jamgrass ensemble from the great city of Louisville, KY.  Hot Brown has delighted concert/festival goers for years, combining brightly textured, hard-driving, POWERFUL bluegrass polyphony with high-energy groove and soul.  They love what they do, and it’s evident at every show with their energy, enthusiasm, and their connection with the crowd.  They’re here to have fun and spread the love, and the audience always reciprocates in full!

Kentucky Shine burst onto the online Bluegrass scene in February of 2020. Within their first two months of launching they gained thousands of followers across their social media platforms and gained attention from the bluegrass music community all across Kentucky. Though their start in 2020 was challenging, they had the honor to play shows with JD Wilkes, Hancock and Shouse, Hot Bown Smackdown, and were invited to perform from inside the OVW ring for an empty arena online concert. Kentucky Shine hails from the banks of the Ohio River in Owensboro, Kentucky. The band is comprised of Jordan Wood (guitar), Steven Stewart (Fiddle), Jordan Riehm (banjo), and JB Miller (bass).


Downtown ROMP:  Air Show After Party

Join us for some high flying music and fun at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum!  On Saturday, August 14th, we're thrilled to host Downtown ROMP:  Air Show After Party.  Presented by Owensboro Health, the event will feature Wolfpen Branch, Airshow, Fireside Collective, and The Barefoot Movement.

Gates will open at noon.  The Owensboro Air Show, featuring the Blue Angels, will begin over the skies of the riverfront at 1 pm.  Music will begin at the conclusion of the air show.  With premium lawn seating, craft beers and a full bar, food trucks including Fresh by Gene's, the Downtown ROMP Air Show After Party will be the place to be for all the action.  Tickets are $20 each.  Bring your own chairs and blankets for a fun-filled event.  Kids 6 and Under are FREE!


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Kentucky Music Moments

In partnership with the Kentucky Department of Tourism, we're always honored to explore the roots and foundation of music in Kentucky!  Celebrating those roots, 2020 has been deemed the Year of Music in Kentucky.  When planning your visit to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, be sure to explore everything the Bluegrass State has to offer!

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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.