8-Day Festival in Bean Blossom Ready For 47th Annual Event

Image635060303494926991The 47th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival begins this Saturday, June 8 and continues through June 15 at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom, Indiana.

The 8-day event includes a stellar line-up of over 55 bluegrass bands, Youth Bluegrass Boot Camp, instrument and vocal workshops, jam sessions, camping, food, vendors, and more.


The 47th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival will include many special performances like Dr. Ralph Stanley & Larry Sparks on Saturday, June 15, Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz on Wednesday, June 12 and J. D. Crowe on Saturday, June 15. The complete line-up of talent includes:

Saturday, June 8
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Tommy Sells & Big Country Bluegrass, Larry Gillis & Swamp Grass, Flatt Lonesome, Cumberland Highlanders, Dale Ann Bradley, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Larry Stephenson Band, and Tommy Brown & County Line Grass

Sunday, June 9

Balos Family, Pastor Bagget, Tommy Brown & County Lie Grass, The Expedition Show, Larry Gillis & Swamp Grass, Grasstowne, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Volume Five

Monday, June 10

Lonesome River Band, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Kody Norris & Watauga Mountains, Farm Hands, Clay Hess Band with Stacy Grubb, Raymond Fairchild & Maggie Valley Boys, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass,  David Davis & Warrior River Boys

Tuesday, June 11

The Boxcars, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Ronnie Reno & Reno Tradition, The Roys, Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Tennessee Mafia Jub Band, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Kody Norris & Watauga Mountain Boys, and the Moron Brothers

Wednesday, June 12

Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz Reunion, Special Consensus, The Grascals, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Spinney Brothers, Chris Jones & Night Drivers, Wildwood Valley Boys and a special Youth Bluegrass Boot Camp Performance

Thursday, June 13

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Dailey & Vincent, Travelin’ McCourys, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Special Consensus, Spinney Brothers, Crowe Brothers, and Larry Efaw & Mountaineers

Friday, June 14

Detour, Ralph Stanley II, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, American Drive, James King Band, Don Stanley & Middle Creek, and Feller & Hill and The Bluegrass Buckaroos

Saturday, June 15

Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, J. D. Crowe, Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press, American Drive, Paul Williams & The Victory Trio, James King Band, Jesse McReynolds & Virginia Boys, Karl Shiflett & The Big Country Show, and Don Stanley & Middle Creek

The YOUTH BLUEGRASS BOOT CAMP takes place June 10-12, 2013. The camp is open to ages 6-18 years and offers over 15 hours of professional instruction in all levels, beginner through advanced for Banjo, Guitar, Fiddle, Bass and Mandolin. For anyone interested in becoming a sponsor or requesting more information on the camp, please contact Sarah Wasson via email swasson@setel.com.

The Bill Monroe Music Park is located at 5163 SR 135N, Bean Blossom, Indiana. For more information:

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