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Bean Blossom Blues Fest Brings the Best in Blues to Brown County, August 27-29

August 13, 2015

The biggest jam fest in the Midwest comes to Brown County, August 27-29. Back for a 17th year, the Bean Blossom Blues Fest will feature performances by well-known blues musicians, as well as around-the-clock jam sessions. Taking part at the historic Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom, the Bean Blossom Blues Fest provides a one-of-a-kind, laid-back atmosphere that is perfect for blues fans and musicians alike.

What started as a small gathering for harmonica musicians, has grown into one of America's favorite blues festivals. With an unparalleled line-up of performers, the Bean Blossom Blues Fest brings the best in blues to the hills of Brown County. Not your typical music festival, the “Bean,” as it is so lovingly referred to, is a legendary blues bash.

Featuring three days of show-stopping performances, along with seminars, contests, camping and more, the Bean Blossom Blues Fest is a memorable music experience. Camp overnight on over 55-acres of land or take advantage of the hotel shuttle service to downtown Nashville. Either way, the “Bean” is unlike any other blues fest around, boasting both stellar music and brotherly love.

Kick off the festival the right way on Thursday, August 27 with a Party & Jam session at 6:45 p.m. The fun will continue on Friday, August 28 starting at 2 p.m. with a seminar, followed by the Harmonica Masters & Pros Showcase, blues trivia and giveaways, all topped off with a night filled with some of the best blues you've ever heard.

Friday evening performers will include blues aces Omar Coleman, the Below Zero Blues Band, the Danielle Nicole Band, and Grammy-award winning harmonica player Jason Ricci.

Continue to be blown away by the “Bean” on Saturday, August 29. Learn how to play the harmonica or guitar like a pro at one of the festival's seminars beginning at noon before the blues bash begins at 2 p.m.

Be dazzled by the musical talent of the Cabin 12 Allstar Jammers, Tas Cru, Brandon Santini, Mr. Sipp, Blues Hall of Fame inductee Deak Harp, and Saturday night headliner and Tony Award-nominated singer, Mary Bridget Davies.

Festivities also will include the Indiana State Harmonica Competition, beer sampling, prize giveaways, and plenty of jamming to satisfy even the biggest blues lover.

Tickets can be purchased online, ranging from $25-$30 for single day adult admission to $55 for an adult weekend pass. Youth tickets (ages 10-15) are also available online at a discounted rate. Golf carts may be rented for the festival as well for $160.

For more information on the Bean Blossom Blues Fest, including a schedule of events, performer bios, and tickets, please visit or call (812) 325-8836.

Discover what the “Bean” is all about and experience one of America’s favorite blues festivals, August 27-29 in Brown County.

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