About Us

The Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground is centrally located in Brown Country Indiana.  The park is home of the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Festival - the oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival in the world and the home of the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum.  Please check out the VIDEO of Brown County below!

The Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park & Campground is one of southern Indiana’s finest and largest campgrounds. It is located on a 55-acre tract of land in the small town of Bean Blossom in beautiful and historic Brown County, Indiana. The historic music park boasts over 55 years of music and is the home of the Brown County Jamboree, the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum, and Bill Monroe’s world famous Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. The campground has general camping, rustic log cabin rentals, and fishing lake.

Known as the Mecca of Bluegrass, the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground hosts the oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival in the world. In 2013, the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival (June 8-15, 2013) will be celebrating its forty- seventh year with over 50 bands, music and instrument workshops, a bluegrass camp for kids and a whole lot more!

The Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground hosts approximately eight music events throughout the year. We literally have something for everyone! Visit the park, and you can enjoy everything from bluegrass to blues; gospel to rock-n-roll, we even have a fall festival featuring mules, horses and wagon trains! So, combine your love of music with your love of the outdoors. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the sounds of great music live on stage in our wooded amphitheater. All of our shows are held rain or shine so check the Events page for more information.

The picturesque and natural surroundings of the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground provide a beautiful backdrop for your outdoor wedding, reception, reunion, picnic or any other special function that you can think of!

Centrally located in Brown County, the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground is within minutes of a number of year-round activities and attractions, including: golfing, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, boating, biking, hiking, outlet shopping, museums and theaters. Enjoy historic Nashville, located only 5 miles south, where you can shop at the more than 350 antiques and specialty shops. Take a scenic drive through the Bean Blossom Covered Bridge, the most photographed and painted bridge in the state and a 2003 Rand McNally “Best of the Road” trip.

PRESS RELEASES and NEWS ITEMS

June 2011 – Rural Rhythm Records records LIVE AT BEAN BLOSSOM. Album now released.

June 2010 – Exciting Reunion Shows planned at the 44th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival – read it here

June 2010 – Newsletter from the Bean Blossom Jamboree Foundation – read it here:

May 2009 – Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival featured on the cover the “OUR BROWN COUNTY” Magazine

March 3, 2009 – “Bluegrass Boys Circa 1966” – John Lawless, Bluegrass Blog

September 25, 2008 – “Top Stars to Honor Bill Monroe” – John Lawless, Bluegrass Blog

May 21, 2008 – “Kudos to Bean Blossom“- Richard Thompson, Bluegrass Blog

May 16, 2009 – “Bean Blossom Around the Corner” – Travis Tackett, Bluegrass Journal

September 10, 2006 - NEW YORK TIMES “Bill Monroe Dies at 84

ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE – BIOGRAPHY OF BILL MONROE

ANSWERS.COM – Biography of Bill Monroe