The 44th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival will be held June 12-19, 2010 at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground in Brown County, Indiana. The 8-day event includes a stellar line-up of over 50 bluegrass bands, Youth Bluegrass Boot Camp, instrument and vocal workshops, jam sessions, camping, food, vendors, flea market and so much more. Tickets can be purchased by phone (800) 414-4677 or at the park’s new website address at: www.beanblossom.us or www.BillMonroeMusicPark.com
Festival attendees are sure to be thrilled with several special reunion performances this year. On Friday, June 18, the highly anticipated Bluegrass Album Band Reunion will take place featuring Tony Rice, Bobby Hicks, and J.D. Crowe.
On Saturday, June 19, Paul Williams, J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson will perform a special Jimmy Martin Tribute show, plus another feature for the day – a performance by Dr. Ralph Stanley with Larry Sparks. It has been years for some of these legends have performed together, so fans will certainly not want to miss these treats!
Here’s this year’s great line-up!
Saturday, June 12, 2010: Brand New Strings, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Hard Ryde, Tommy Brown & County Line Grass, Darren Beachley & Legends of the Potomac, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Larry Stephenson Band, Ronnie Reno & Reno Tradition.
Sunday, June 13, 2010: Hard Ryde, Sullivan Family, Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, Tommy Brown & County Line Grass, Jesse Perdue Band, James Monroe, Mountain Heart, Barry Scott & Second Wind, Eddie & Martha Adcock, Pastor Baggett “The Real Apostle”
Monday, June 14, 2010: Lonesome River Band, David Davis & Warrior River Boys, McCormick Brothers, Jeanette Williams Band, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Charlie Sizemore Band, and Mountain Heart.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010: Josh Williams Band, McCormick Brothers, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, James King Band, Randy Waller & Country Gentlemen, Tim Graves & Cherokee, and Don Stanley & Middle Creek.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010: Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Summertown Road, James King Band, Special Consensus, Wildwood Valley Boys, and Hickory Hollow.
Thursday, June 17, 2010: Cherryholmes, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Daily & Vincent, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, David Parmley & Continental Divide, and Special Consensus.
Friday, June 18, 2010: Ralph Stanley II, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Bobby Hicks, Tommy Sells & Big Country, Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Jesse McReynolds & Virginia Boys, Balsam Range, Paul Williams & Victory Trio, ** Bluegrass Album Band Reunion Featuring: Tony Rice, Bobby Hicks, and J.D. Crowe
Saturday, June 19: Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Express, J.D. Crowe & New South, Grascals, Paul Williams & Victory Trio, **Jimmy Martin Tribute featuring: Paul Williams, J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, **Dr. Ralph Stanley with Larry Sparks.
Festival ticket includes, admission to the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, Country Star Museum and Uncle Pen’s cabin tour; and all music and instrument workshops scheduled. There will be plenty of food concessions and merchants. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fun. Shows take place rain or shine.
The 44th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Festival is sponsored by: Rebel Records, Bluegrass Radio Network, and Hope River Entertainment.