Everything to know about ROMP: Early check-in, tickets, arrival, schedule

September 9, 2021 | 12:06 am

Updated September 8, 2021 | 7:22 pm

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ROMP Festival is now just one week away, and we’ve got everything you need to know — including pre-festival check-in this week, tickets prices increasing soon, arrival info, and the daily stage schedule. The event is scheduled for Sept. 15-18 at Yellow Creek Park.

As previously announced, officials are requiring those attending ROMP Festival provide either proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entering the festival.

Event officials also released this arrival info video highlighting all the info below.

PRE-FESTIVAL CHECK-IN

In an effort to reduce lines at the gate, a pre-festival check-in is being offered this week at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum (311 W. 2nd St.). This only applies to those with proof of vaccination. In addition to festival wristbands, a unique verification wristband will also be issued so attendees only have to go through this process once. 

Pre-festival check-in dates and times are:

  • Thursday, 12-4 p.m.
  • Friday, 2-5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Those who check in early should bring the following:

  • Proof of COVID Vaccination
  • Proof of Identification
  • Valid 2021 ROMP Ticket

Those under 16 and unable to present a photo ID must be accompanied by a parent who can attest to their identity.

TICKETS

All ticket prices increase at midnight on Sept. 10. Numerous ticket options are available including single-day or four-day VIP or general admission, as well as tent camping and RV options.

Tickets can be purchased here.

ARRIVAL INFO

All attendees must provide proof of vaccination or negative test (as outlined below) along with proof of identification.

Proof of Vaccination: Provide proof that it has been 14 or more days since your final dose in a COVID vaccine series by presenting your vaccine card along with a photo ID. A photocopy or cell phone photo of your card is also acceptable but must show the full card, including name, and be legible.

Proof of Negative Covid-19 Test: If you have not been vaccinated or do not have a vaccination card, you must show a printed or digital copy of a negative COVID test performed by a medical provider within 72 hours of entry into the festival. Proof of the negative test must be obtained from a medical provider.

  • For children ages 5-11, a negative test within 72 hours of entry is required. 
  • For children ages 12 and up, proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of entry will be accepted. 
  • For those 4 years of age or younger, no test is required.  

Proof of Identification: Anyone age 16 or older must present a photo ID with their COVID vaccination card or negative COVID Test. Those under 16 and unable to present a photo ID must be accompanied by a parent who can attest to their identity. 

RV CAMPERS
Lineup Date: Sept. 14
Location: Reid’s Orchard (4818 KY-144, Owensboro, KY 42303). RVs will not be lining up at Yellow Creek Baptist Church or Eastview Elementary as in years past. Reid’s Orchard is located one mile west of Yellow Creek Park. 
Lineup Time: 10 a.m. until the space fills up. It will be announced on social media once the Reid’s Orchard lineup space is full. Any RVs arriving after that will need to park elsewhere until the festival gates open and the lined up RVs have entered the park. That is estimated to be approximately 10 a.m. Sept. 15. Do not park on the side of the highway.  
Pre-Festival Check-in: For the RVs that stage at Reid’s Orchard, have your proof of vaccination or negative COVID test ready to be verified, along with your tickets. Officials will issue wristbands at the Reid’s Orchard staging area to allow for quicker entry once RVs transition to Yellow Creek Park.

TENT CAMPERS
Lineup Date: Sept. 14
Location: Empty lot immediately east of the Yellow Creek Park entrance. This is the same location as in previous years.  
Lineup Time: 10 a.m. until the space fills up. It will be announced on social media if this lot reaches capacity. Any tent campers arriving after that will need to park elsewhere until the festival gates open and the lined up RVs have entered the park. That is estimated to be approximately 10 a.m. Sept. 15. Do not park on the side of the highway.
Pre-Festival Check-in: For tent campers that stage in the lot next to the entrance of Yellow Creek Park, have your proof of vaccination or negative COVID test ready to be verified, along with your tickets. Officials will issue wristbands at the tent camper staging area to allow for quicker entry once staged RVs have entered Yellow Creek Park.

Schedule

Wednesday
Jagoe Homes After Party Stage
7 – Kings Highway
8 – Kentucky Shine
9 – Mama Said String Band

Thursday
Main Stage
4 – Wolfpen Branch
5 – Sister Sadie
6:30 – Sarah Jarosz
8:30 – Robert Earl Keen
10:30 – The Lil Smokies
Jagoe Homes After Party Stage
Midnight – Wolfpen Branch
1:30 – The Josephines

Friday
Main Stage
2 – Blue Highway
3:30 – The Price Sisters
4:45 – Balsam Range
6:30 – Tommy Emmanuel
8:30 – Watchhouse
10:30 – Sam Bush
Jagoe Homes After Party Stage
Midnight – Full Cord Bluegrass
1:30 – Hot Brown Smackdown

Saturday
Main Stage
Noon – Randy Lanham and Students
1 – Giri & Uma Peters
2 – Full Chord Bluegrass
3:15 – Darin & Brooke Aldridge
4:45 – Leyla McCalla
6:30 – Dan Tyminski
8:30 – Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
10:30 – The Infamous Stringdusters
Jagoe Homes After Party Stage
Midnight – Town Mountain

September 9, 2021 | 12:06 am

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