The 2nd annual ROMP Around Town has begun and runs through June 25 with 10 groups playing at different locations in the community. The event, coordinated by Volunteer Owensboro, takes music to community members that might not be able to get out and attend an event.
“ROMP is such an exciting week of music in our community, so we really wanted to bring the music fest to the folks that can’t get out,” said Randy Lanham, Executive Director at Volunteer Owensboro.
All groups are performing free of charge. Artists include The Malone Family, The Bluegrass Brothers, Lucy Jagoe Chaney and Emmie Kate Williams, Max Knoop and Jude Evans, Michael and Allison Hoover, Daviess County Line, The Fletcher Family, The Kevan Bowlds Band, Wayne Morris and Randy Lanham, and the Bluegrass Music Academy Outreach Band.
They’ll be performing at facilities including Wendell Foster, Hermitage, Park Regency, Owensboro Health, Chautauqua, Hillcrest, One Park Place, Carmel Home.
The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Faithful Friends Kentucky also collaborate to help put on the event.
“These three organizations share a similar vision with serving those that can’t get out and don’t get a lot of visitors,” Lanham said. “We hope that this week not only brings joy to these folks but helps spur other actions of service in our community. It is a great honor to volunteer our time for others and we want to show you how easy it really is. We encourage anyone interested in volunteering to connect with us.”
Chris Joslin, Hall of Fame Executive Director, added that “music with a mission is the best way to capture the work of the Hall of Fame and ROMP Festival. More than simply entertainment, we are using music to have a positive impact on the lives of people around us. ROMP Around Town certainly accomplishes this goal and is another great example of how to invest well in our community leveraging the power of music and personal connection.”