Press Releases

Press Releases
Brown County always has new and exciting things happening. This section includes recent press releases that will keep you up-to-date on news worthy activities, events, businesses,etc. Keep up with us daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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Bean Blossom Blues Fest Celebrates 20 Years of Great Music, August 23-25

August 10, 2018

Celebrating 20 big years of some of the best blues around, the Bean Blossom Blues Fest is back in action August 23-25 in Brown County. With an extensive lineup of top notch performers and plenty of jamming in between, the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground is sure to be grooving later this month.

Finger Pickin' Fun at the 7th Annual Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival, July 27-28

July 18, 2018

From a fun kick-off music and BBQ party to a world-class competition and concert, the seventh annual Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival returns to Brown County, July 27-28. Featuring some of the country’s finest fingerstyle guitar players, it’s sure to be two days of pickin’ perfection!

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Brown County's New Maple Leaf Performing Arts Center Slated for July 10

June 28, 2018

With art and music at its core, Brown County will officially be adding a 2000-seat performing arts center to its entertainment repertoire. A community founded and led project that has been in the works for over a year, the Maple Leaf Performing Arts Center not only will bring class act performers to the area, it also will enhance Brown County as a top-notch tourist destination.

Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition and Sale Showcases Top Indiana Painters, June 9-30

June 6, 2018

As one of America’s original artists’ colonies, Brown County is rich in art history, a tradition that it continues to honor to this day. One of Brown County’s crown jewels, the Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition and Sale, is slated to kick off on June 9, showcasing top talent from Indiana, as well as highlighting the area’s art heritage.

Brown County Visitors Center Launches New Sippin' Trip Tours

June 5, 2018

Treat your taste buds to some of Brown County’s best beverages on a new Sippin’ Trip tour. From mouthwatering moonshine and scrumptious craft beer to smooth spirits and fine wine, this unique excursion showcases Brown County’s diverse artisan wineries, breweries, and distilleries, offering plenty of sippin’ and samplin’ along the way.

52nd Annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival Back Again, June 9-16

June 1, 2018

Back for a 52nd year, Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, returns to Brown County, June 9-16. Taking place at the beautiful Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground, this prime music event will feature eight straight days of some of the best in bluegrass, making it the oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival in the world.

John Hartford Memorial Festival Jams Its Way Back to Brown County, May 30 - June 2

May 16, 2018

Get ready for some of the nation’s finest Newgrass at the John Hartford Memorial Festival, May 30 – June 2 in beautiful Brown County. Jamming its way back to the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground for an eighth year, this four-day, family friendly fest will celebrate the life, music, and legacy of the late, great John Hartford.

Brown County Residents Head West, Lead Four-Day Art and Yoga Retreat at Ghost Ranch

January 23, 2018

From the hills of Brown County to the red rocks of New Mexico, two local women are taking their passion for art and yoga across the country, as they lead a four-day, multi-sensory retreat at the renowned Ghost Ranch.

Winter Weekend Fun Awaits at Brown County's Annual Winter in the Woods

December 28, 2017

A weekend packed full of events, Brown County’s annual Winter in the Woods is all about relaxing, recharging, and of course, having some fun! From a hike and trail run to yoga, wellness, dancing, drinks, and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy and best of all Winter in the Woods is right around the corner, January 12-15 to be exact

Experience Holiday Magic in Brown County

November 17, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season in Brown County, where holiday cheer comes naturally. With plenty of fun and festive holiday events, unique shopping, and quaint old-fashioned charm, Christmas in the Village of Nashville is a magical experience that should not be missed!

Brown County Hilly Half Marathon Set to Take Place November 11

November 3, 2017

On your mark...get set, go! The 2nd annual Brown County YMCA Hilly Half is slated for Saturday, November 11 in the breathtaking Brown County State Park. Participants will test their endurance while enjoying the stunning Brown County scenery as they take on the hills in the State Park.

Mountain Biking Festival Showcases Fall in Brown County, October 6-8

September 28, 2017

It’s fall in Brown County, which means bright colors and beautiful foliage. There’s no better time to get out and hit the trails…Brown County’s world-class mountain biking trails that is. Combining the best of both worlds, the Brown County Epic Mountain Bike Festival not only will showcase Brown County’s exceptional trail systems, but also will provide the perfect opportunity for admiring its colorful scenery. On October 6-8, bikers, spectators, enthusiasts, and everyone in between will be able to experience Brown County’s famous autumn season and some of the best mountain biking in the Midwest during the Brown County Epic Festival.

Brown County's Leaf Cam Now Available Online

September 19, 2017

It’s back! With the first official day of fall later this week, the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce that its ever-popular Leaf Cam is officially up and running!

Back Again, Brown County Hosts Big Four-Day Bluegrass Bash, September 20-23

September 12, 2017

Still going strong after more than four decades, Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival returns to Brown County, September 20-23. The legendary bluegrass bash is back for a 43rd year, featuring four full days of entertainment. Taking place at the “home of bluegrass music” itself, over 30 bands will take the stage, delivering show-stopping performances. The fest also will include vocal, music, and instrument workshops, around-the-clock jam sessions, camping, food, and the induction of Tony Rice into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.

Experience the One, the Only Gnawbrew Beer, Art, and Music Festival, September 15-16

September 7, 2017

GnawBrew Beer, Art and Music Festival returns to Brown County for an eighth year on September 15-16, bringing together local and regional breweries, homebrewers, and beer connoisseurs, along with Hoosier artists and musicians. A celebration of Indiana’s finest beer, art, and music, GnawBrew is actually three festivals rolled into one. More than your typical beer fest, GnawBrew is a one-of-a-kind Brown County experience worth checking out!

Get Lost in the Wonderful World of Art During Brown County Art Colony Weekend, September 8-10

August 30, 2017

Dubbed the “Art Colony of the Midwest,” Brown County has deep artistic roots, stretching all the way back to the late 1800s! A long-standing haven for the arts, it is still living up to the title today. This September, Brown County will pay special tribute to its historic past during its Art Colony Weekend, September 8-10. Brought to you by the Brown County Art Guild in conjunction with T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Art Colony Weekend will be a fun-filled weekend celebrating the rich artistic history and exciting future of Brown County.

Saturday Sampling at Hoosier Hops & Harvest - August 26 in Brown County

August 11, 2017

Get ready for a Saturday of sampling at the 8th annual Hoosier Hops & Harvest on August 26. From local lagers and regional refreshments to area ales and so much more, there will be no shortage of spirits in Brown County! Presented by the Story Inn, Hoosier Hops & Harvest is a beer lover’s dream come true, featuring libations from several craft and micro-breweries all served up for your enjoyment.

Big Lineup, Big Fun at the 19th Annual Bean Blossom Blues Fest, August 24-26

August 10, 2017

Brown County welcomes the best in blues this August! The 19th annual Bean Blossom Blues Fest, is back again, bringing big names on the blues scene and plenty of jamming to the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground, August 24-26. Not your typical music festival, the “Bean,” as it is so lovingly referred to, is a legendary blues bash!

Pickin' Perfection at the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival, July 28-30

July 21, 2017

Some of the country’s finest fingerstyle guitar players will return to Brown County at the end of this month for the sixth annual Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival. From a world-class competition and concert to guitar workshops led by the pros, July 28-30 are sure to be three days of pickin’ perfection.

Brown County Proposes New Performing Arts Center to be Built

June 22, 2017

The Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in partnership with the Brown County Convention and Visitors Commission (CVC) have announced a detailed plan for a brand new 2,000-seat indoor music venue to be built in Brown County.

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