The executive director of Owensboro’s International Bluegrass Music Museum is stepping down after a 12 year run.
However, Gabrielle Gray will maintain her presence in the region’s bluegrass community.
Gray will keep her position as the Executive Producer of ROMP, the annual bluegrass music festival in Daviess County, and she will also remain the museum’s primary grant writer.
Assistant Director Carly Smith, who has been at the museum since 2011, will serve as interim director while the search for a permanent replacement gets underway. That search will be led by Yale University President Peter Salovey.
A news release issued by the museum quotes Gray as saying that nothing gives her greater pleasure than helping to present ROMP at Yellow Creek Park each summer.
The Museum recently announced that legendary singer-songwriter John Prine will be one of the headliners during next year’s festival.