International Bluegrass Music Museum

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The International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro has received an extensive collection of bluegrass CDs, LPs, cassette tapes, books and recorded radio shows.

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Punch Brothers headline this year's ROMP bluegrass festival in Owensboro. The annual festival, now in its 14th year, serves as a fundraiser for the International Bluegrass Music Museum. 

International Bluegrass Music Center

Three weeks after the company that was building an Owensboro music center filed for bankruptcy, officials still aren't sure when work will resume on the $15.3 million facility.

International Bluegrass Music Center

Officials say construction has stalled on the International Bluegrass Music Center in western Kentucky after the Indiana company building the structure filed for bankruptcy.

International Bluegrass Music Center

A new home for the International Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame in Owensboro is one step closer to reality.

A groundbreaking for the facility is being held on Thursday, June 23.

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The International Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame will break ground on a new $15 million facility in Owensboro next week. 

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The International Bluegrass Music Center in Owensboro is moving closer to reality with a review of construction bids in progress.

Owensboro Assistant City Manager Ed Ray says proposals to build the 48,000-square-foot venue came in from four general contractors by the May 19 deadline. 

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Bluegrass music is just a part of the territory around Owensboro and Daviess County.

Now there’s a more formal push, as part of a promotional campaign, to let people know it’s a year-round place to hear bluegrass music or jam.  

Gabrielle Gray Previews ROMP Fest 2015

Jun 17, 2015
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The 12th annual ROMP Fest is underway next week at the beautiful Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro. Known for its stellar line-ups, gorgeous campground setting, and artist-led workshops, the festival supports the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) as it strives to preserve and promote bluegrass music internationally. Former IBMM Executive Director and current ROMP Festival Executive Producer Gabrielle Gray stops by Sounds Good today to give us a preview of this year's festival. 

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Chris Thile brings the Punch Brothers back for the fourth time to the International Bluegrass Music Museum's ROMP Festival in Owensboro this month. Thile says he loves the space and the enthusiastic group of festival goers in his Sounds Good conversation with Tracy Ross. He also talks about how being a new father has influenced his music writing, the differences playing in duos and groups and an upcoming performance at Murray State University.

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