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Museum in the News – 2014

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer ROMP articles:

(Thanks to M&I for opening these articles about ROMP up to the public – no subscription required)

romp-m&i-section-2014-06 Special Section

Thursday June 26: Jam session with legends leaves pickers exhilarated

Thursday June 26: Campers are ready to ROMP

Thursday June 26: Owensboro hosts 30th bluegrass festival this week

Friday June 27: A laid-back affair

Saturday June 28: Skaggs, fans love old-time bluegrass

Sunday June 29: Stellar lineup, atmosphere lead to ROMPing good time

Tuesday July 1: ROMP crowd likely topped 20,000 for third year

Tuesday July 1: The People of ROMP (video)

Other articles:

Planned Bluegrass Music Center Adds to Funding Totals as Groundbreaking Draws Closer – June 3, 2014 by WKU Public Radio

Owensboro To Build Bluegrass Center – June 4, 2014 by WMKY Morehead, KY


Museum in the News – 2013


2013 Governor’s Awards in the Arts: International Bluegrass Music Museum – October 16, 2013 by Kentucky Arts Council

Professor of Bluegrass new President of Yale- September 4, 2013 by Bluegrass Today

Local man donates records to bluegrass museum – September 4, 2013 by

Owensboro is the Scene for a Summer Camp All About Bill Monroe’s Mandolin Music – September 16, 2013 by WKU Public Radio – About Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp

Plans proceed for bluegrass music center in Owensboro, Ky. – July 28, 2013 by The Tennessean

The International Bluegrass Music Center – Nick Barr

Owensboro Celebrities Honored in Support of New International Bluegrass Music Center! – Prescription Bluegrass

Woodward wants bluegrass center open by May 2015 – Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Owensboro one of South’s top music, meeting cities – Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

International Bluegrass Music Museum Website Gets a New Look – Cybergrass Bluegrass Festival to Feature Premier Acts – Cybergrass

International Bluegrass Museum Plans Music Center –

International Bluegrass Museum to host Third Tuesday Writers Coffeehouse in 2013 –

International Bluegrass Music Museum – The AcoustiCana Journal

Second Street in O’boro to be renamed? – Bluegrass Today

Calling all Posters! – Bluegrass Today

Fundraising extended for bluegrass music center in Owensboro- Bluegrass Today

Tina Aridas memorialized at IBMM – Bluegrass Today

The Spinney Brothers Benefit Concert for Bluegrass Music Museum – Cybergrass

Owensboro’s ROMP Bluegrass Festival: “The Best In Any Real Radius.” –

IBMM wins Kentucky Governor’s Arts Award – Bluegrass Today

Bluegrass museum ready to move, Gray says – from Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Call For Independent Films For 7th Annual NCBS International Bluegrass Music Museum Film Festival – Northern California Bluegrass Society

The International Bluegrass Music Museum –

Making History with The Pioneers of Bluegrass – Bluegrass Today

Saturday Music Lessons at Bluegrass Museum – Prescription Bluegrass

“Building on Bluegrass” article in Owensboro Living Magazine

Keep on Shinin’ – Bluegrass lessons at the Museum – Kentucky Monthly

ROMP to Owensboro – Kentucky Living Magazine


Big Changes at Bluegrass Museum Radio
Prescription Bluegrass
March 5, 2013

Town Mountain to Perform at IBMM
October 4, 2013

Western Film, Country, Bluegrass Music Pioneer — Ramblin’ “Doc” Tommy Scott–, Grand Ole Opry Star Dies
October 4, 2013

IBMA Is about much more than ‘World of Bluegrass’ Week
September 24, 2013

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Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day.


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