Home of the Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park and Campground

September 21-24, 2011
36th Annual Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame
& Uncle Pen Days

Revised Flyer as of 9/14/11 - view or download PDF here

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800-414-4677 to place your order by phone!  

Welcome to one of the oldest bluegrass festivals in the world! One of Bill Monroe’s role models was his fiddle playin’ Uncle Pendleton Vandiver, whom he paid tribute to in the hit song Uncle Pen. Bill created the honorary Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days festival to not only honor is Uncle Pen, but to pay tribute to those he felt made contributions to bluegrass music. Now in our thirty-fifth year, enjoy 4 fun-filled days of music, over twenty-five performing artists, music and instrument workshops; and a lot of pickin’ and jammin’. The highlight of this event is the official 2011 Bluegrass Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with Curley Seckler .

To learn more about Uncle Pen, click here. Otherwise…look what we have in store for you!



Wednesday, September 21, 2011: Kick–off the festival with: All American Bluegrass Band, Ronnie Reno & Reno Tradition, Randy Waller & Country Gentlemen, Tim Graves and Cherokee, Lost and Found, Pine Mountain Railroad, Don Stanley & Middle Creek, David Parmley & Continental Divide, New Old Calvary

Thursday, September 22, 2011: Get ready cause’ James Monroe and Midnight Ramblers, James King Band, Grasstowne, Junior Blankenship Band, Larry Efaw & The Mountaineers, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys, and Magnolia Drive.
Friday, September 23, 2011: Kick off your weekend with: Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, James King Band, Wildwood Valley Boys, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Ralph Stanley II, Tommy Brown & County Line Grass, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show.

Saturday, September 24, 2011: This will be a night to remember featuring: The Grascals, Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press, Beachley & Scott Band, Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Larry Stephenson Band, Larry Gillis Band, and The Boxcars.

Throughout the four days, festival patrons can enjoy the fun and educational music and instrument workshops planned on the Artist Workshop Stage located at the top of Hippy Hill. There will be a wide variety of workshops including: beginning-advanced levels on banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin and bass; mountain and bluegrass vocals, group harmony, songwriting, band promotion, Bean Blossom history and more. Be sure to check out the new band showcases over the weekend!

Included in your festival ticket purchase is admission to Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame, Museum & Uncle Pen’s Cabin self-guided tour; all music and instrument workshops and activities scheduled at the Artist Workshop Stage; access to all food concessions, merchants and Bean Blossom Flea Market.

On-site festival camping is available at discounted rates.
***Please note that reserved hook-up sites are limited to 300 and normally sell-out by Sept. 1st***

Advance Reserved 30 Amp Hook-up $21.40 per night;
4-day Event $85.60 (double occupancy);
Advance Reserved 50 Amp Hook-up - $26.75 per night;
4-day Event $128.40 (double occupancy)
Advance Additional People on a Campsite $6.42 per person per night.

After Sept. 15th:  $7.00 per person per night;
Advance Primitive Tent Camping $6.42 per person per night;
After Sept. 15th:  $7.00 per person per night.
Advance Self-contained (RV’s, Hard Shell Campers) $21.40 per night;
After Sept. 15th:  $22.00 per night

All prices include Indiana state tax. Children 12 & Under FREE. Hook-up rates include water and electric only.  Self-contained campers may fill tanks with water and use dumping facilities upon leaving. All campers MUST have a paid admission ticket for each and every day of camping- no exceptions.

Camp club and AAA discounts not valid on special events.

All visitors and guests must purchase an admission ticket- no exceptions.

No outside wood will be allowed to be brought into the campground in order to prevent insect infestation of our trees. Firewood will be provided to all paid campers at no extra charge. 

In order to provide a safer environment for all festival attendees and campers, ATV’s and/or 4-wheeler’s will not be allowed into the campground. A limited number of golf carts (both two and four passenger) will be available to rent onsite by the day or weekend from Cunningham Golf Cart Co. (800) 456-1577.

Parking is FREE and handicap accessible. Daily shuttle service will also be available throughout the day.

This festival has general admission, lawn chair seating. High backed chairs ARE NOT allowed for they impair the view of others.

Please remember that all shows go on rain or shine at Bean Blossom. There are no rain checks or refunds. A rain shelter is provided for your convenience.

All acts and times are subject to change without prior notice.

Alcohol, smoking, pets and large coolers ARE NOT ALLOWED in the concert area. Drugs, firearms, fireworks and ATV's ARE BANNED from Bean Blossom.
All violators will be prosecuted. Security and/or local law enforcement will be on the premises 24 hours to ensure that our festival patrons and campers have a wonderful time and memorable experience at Bean Blossom.


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