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51st Annual Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival Slated for June 10-17

June 5, 2017

Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, the world’s oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival, will return to Brown County for a 51st year, June 10-17. 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.

With over 70 bands scheduled to perform, the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival will showcase top name bluegrass musicians, as well as pay tribute to trailblazer and music legend, Bill Monroe.

Known as the “Mecca of Bluegrass,” the 51st annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival will include over ten hours of entertainment each day, with ongoing music from sun up to sun down. Not only will the festival feature performances by bluegrass greats, this family-friendly event also will include music and instrument workshops nearly every day.

A stellar line up of performers are slated to take the music park’s three outdoor stages this year, including Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Ralph Stanley II & Clinch Mtn. Boys, the Darrell Webb Band, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Blue Mafia, Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press, the Lonesome River Band, Tommy Sells & Big Country, Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, IIIrd Tyme Out, and The Grascals just to name a few! A complete schedule of performers is available online at www.billmonroemusicpark.com.

Tickets for the festival range from $20 - $35 in advance for daily passes or $25 - $40 at the gate, $100 in advance for three-day combo tickets (Thursday-Saturday) or $115 at the gate, and $200 in advance for all eight days or $250 at the gate. Each ticket includes admission to the festival, its workshops, and to the Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Country Star Museum and Uncle Pen's cabin. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725241.

On site cabins and camping are available as well. Be treated to some world-class entertainment, while enjoying Brown County’s natural beauty during an overnight stay at the one-of-a-kind Bill Monroe Campground. Call 800-414-4677 for campsite reservations.

Experience the Mecca of Bluegrass and become part of the tradition at the 51st annual Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, June 10-17.

For more information on the festival, please visit www.billmonroemusicpark.com or call 800-414-4677.

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