Sept 23-26, 2015 – Bill Monroe’s Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival

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Bluegrass Today: Day 1 of Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

BT-300x125Day 1 of the 49th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Festival in Bean Blossom, IN was definitely a success. The world’s longest running bluegrass festival, is held at Bill Monroe Bluegrass Park, a campground and music venue created by the Father of Bluegrass himself. Monroe began holding a bluegrass festival in Bean Blossom in 1966, and that same festival is still held annually, now in its forty-ninth year.


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INDY STAR: How bluegrass music blossomed in Brown County

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Bean Blossom in northern Brown County is home to one of the most important institutions in bluegrass music — the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. Every June, about 20,000 fans of the oldest continuously operating bluegrass festival in the United States gather for eight days at the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground in Bean Blossom. They come to listen to more than 65 top bluegrass performers, while amateur musicians experiment with their own versions of the music they love.

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49th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

Advanced Ticket Deadline Approaching for the 49th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

8-Day Event to Feature Performances by the Top Names in Bluegrass Music

June Final-page-1000wThe Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground, nestled in the beautiful hills of Brown County in Southern Indiana, is proud to announce the 49th Annual Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival taking place June 13-20, 2015. The event is the oldest, continuously running bluegrass festival in the world and draws music fans from around the globe.

Camping and Ticket Reservations can be made by calling 800-414-4677. Advanced discounted festival tickets can be purchased online before June 1. They range from $20-$30 for daily tickets and only $155 for all 8 days. Juniors 13-16 years old save $5 off per day and Children 12 & under are Free. Admission includes: the Bluegrass Hall of Fame Museum and Uncle Pen’s Cabin Tour; free traditional bean supper on Tuesday; Bill Monroe Sunset Jam on Friday; daily Music Workshops; free “mater” sandwiches with James King on Friday; and the Worship Service with Brother John Bowman on Sunday.

The Bean Blossom Bluegrass Youth Boot Camp, now in its 10th year, is led by Sarah Wasson and is sponsored by the Central Indiana Bluegrass Association. When the students complete their 15 hours of instruction, they hit the Bean Blossom main stage for what is always a spectacular performance and certainly one of the highlights of the week.

SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction radio host Kyle Cantrell, the legendary Tommy Lamb, and the infamous Sam Jackson will serve as Emcees for the festival. Sound will be provided by Tom Feller & J&R Productions.

It is no wonder the park has become known as the “Mecca of Bluegrass Music.” The 49th Annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival will feature over 70 band performances by the biggest names in bluegrass music. The line-up includes:

Adkins & Loudermilk
Audie Blaylock & Redline
Balos Family
Becky Buller
Country Gentleman Tribute Band
Blue Highway
Blue Mafia
Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press
Brother John Bowman
Bull Harman
Chris Jones & Night Drivers
Crowe Brothers
Crowe, Lawson, Williams
Dailey & Vincent
Dale Ann Bradley
Danny Paisley & Southern Grass
Darrell Webb Band
David Davis & Warrior River Boys
Delta Reign
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Dr. Ralph Stanley & Ralph II
Eddie & Martha Adcock
Feller & Hill & Bluegrass Buckaroos
Flatt Lonesome
James King Band
Jeanette & Johnny Williams
Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome
Jesse Gregory & Faultline
Jesse McReynolds & Virginia Boys
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice
Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show
Kenny & Amanda Smith
Kevin Pratter Band
Kody Norris & Watauga Mountain Boys
Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Mountaineers
Larry Gillis & Swampgrass
Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers
Larry Stephenson Band
Little Roy & Lizzy Show
Marty Raybon & Full Circle
Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Monroe Crossing
Moron Brothers
Punches Family
Raymond Fairchild & Maggie Valley Boys
Remington Ryde
Reno & Harrell
Rickey Wasson Band
Ronnie Reno & Reno Tradition
Special Consensus
Spinney Brothers
Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle
Tennessee Mafia Jug Band
The Boxcars
The Grascals
Tim Graves & Farms Hands
Tommy Sells & Big County Bluegrass
Tommy Brown & County Line Grass
Volume Five
Wildwood Valley Boys

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