NASHVILLE — The 18th annual Bean Blossom Blues Fest comes to Brown County Aug. 25-27 at the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground. The festival will feature performances by well-known blues musicians and around-the-clock jam sessions, all in a laid-back atmosphere for blues fans and musicians.
Kick off the festival at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, during the night jam. Listen to the soulful sounds of Jeff Jensen, the Ghost Town Blues Band and others. Participants are encouraged to bring instruments and join.
At 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, the Harmonica Masters and Pros Showcase, topped off with a night filled with blues. Ghost Town Blues Band, Matt Tedder, Carolyn Wonderland and Tad Robinson Band Chicago Blues Tribute with special guests Dave Specter and Deira Farr will be in attendance.
The next day begins at 1 p.m. with a harmonica seminar and the Indiana State Harmonica Championships. Saturday’s blues blowout will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will feature blues aces Jeff Jensen, Jack Broadbent and Moreland and Arbuckle.
Saturday night’s headliners will include Elvin Bishop and Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots.
2016 Blues Music Award winner and BB King Entertainer of the Year/ Band of the Year Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots also are slated to perform Saturday night.
The Bean Blossom Blues Fest also will feature plenty of jamming and onsite camping.
Tickets are available online or at the gate, ranging from $20-$35 for single day adult admission to $50-$60 for an adult weekend pass. Youth tickets (ages 10-15) also are available at a discounted rate. Golf carts may be rented for the festival for $150.
For more information, a schedule of events, performer bios, tickets and camping reservations, click here or call (812) 325-8836.