Bill Monroe Music Park
5163 N State Road 135
Morgantown, IN 46160-8898
2013 Music Line-up:
Early Bird Wednesday, September 4th
Thursday, September 5th
Friday, September 6th
Saturday, September 7th
- 4 Days of Live Music
- Easyriders Judged Bike Show
- Open Arm Wrestling
- Tattoo Contest
- Mechanical Bull Riding
- Scavenger Hunt Ride through the beautiful hills of Brown county
- Fabulous Beer Garden featuring full bar, pool and corn hole toss tournaments
- Pole Dancing Contest
- Hilarious Field Events
- Redneck Olympics
- Titilating Hoosier Honey's Contest
- MUCH, MUCH, MORE
ALL HARD SHELL CAMPERS
Reservations must be made separately through Bill Monroe Memorial Campground (800) 414-4677
- Hotel Nashville (812) 988-8400
- Salt Greek (812) 988-1149
- Comfort Inn (812) 988-6118
- Brown County Inn (800) 772-5249
THUR, FRI, SAT & SUN: $50 Per Person
Early Bird: (includes Wed): $60 Per Person
SATURDAY ONLY EVENT TICKETS: $30 Per Person
Tickets maybe purchased on location during event or prior to event at www.BallsBiker.com or 812-988-9151.
About Bean Blossom
The Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park & Campground is one of southern Indiana's finest and largest campgrounds. It is located on a 55-acre tract of land in the small town of Bean Blossom in beautiful and historic Brown County, Indiana. The historic music park boasts over 55 years of music and is the home of the Brown County Jamboree, the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum, and Bill Monroe's world famous Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. The campground has general camping, rustic log cabin rentals, and fishing lake.
Known as the Mecca of Bluegrass, the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground hosts the oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival in the world. In 2011, the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival (June 11-19, 2011) will be celebrating its forty- fifth year with over 50 bands, music and instrument workshops, a bluegrass camp for kids and a whole lot more!
The Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground hosts approximately eight music events throughout the year. We literally have something for everyone! Visit the park, and you can enjoy everything from bluegrass to blues; gospel to rock-n-roll, we even have a fall festival featuring mules, horses and wagon trains! So, combine your love of music with your love of the outdoors. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the sounds of great music live on stage in our wooded amphitheater. All of our shows are held rain or shine so check the
The picturesque and natural surroundings of the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground provide a beautiful backdrop for your outdoor wedding, reception, reunion, picnic or any other special function that you can think of!
Centrally located in Brown County, the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground is within minutes of a number of year-round activities and attractions, including: golfing, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, boating, biking, hiking, outlet shopping, museums and theaters. Enjoy historic Nashville, located only 5 miles south, where you can shop at the more than 350 antiques and specialty shops. Take a scenic drive through the Bean Blossom Covered Bridge, the most photographed and painted bridge in the state and a 2003 Rand McNally "Best of the Road" trip.
The Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park and Campground is open May through October. The campground has over three hundred 30 and/or 50 amp electric and water hookups and over three hundred primitive tent sites. With over 55-acres, we offer both wooded and open sites and are Big Rig Friendly. Our facilities are complete with hot showers, clean restrooms, coin laundry facility, two dump stations, playground, stocked fishing lake (no license required), walking trails; assorted picnic tables, fire rings, and barbecue grills; large covered pavilion, camp store, gift shop, museum and weekend. FREE WIRELESS INTERNET is available in the camp store for all campers. WiFI is available at all campsites and cabins for a nominal charge. Pets are welcome; however, they are prohibited at certain special events. Event rules will apply and site availability will be limited during all special events, festivals and holidays. Reservations are suggested.
For more information on hook-up and self-contained camping for all Hard Shell Campers, RV's and Motor Homes, or log cabin camping rentals, please contact the office at 800-414-4677. For all other event information go to
About Michael Farabaugh
Michael "Balls" Farabaugh's career began as a photojournalist for his high school newspaper and yearbook, and by age 22, his work was being purchased for publication. He is a photographer who is an absolute master of his medium. It is this mastery that allows him to explore freely the imagery that flows through his lens.
His award winning documentaries of America and our people have been published in over 20 magazines, several books, newspapers, calendars, brochures, and displayed in galleries all across the grand old U.S. of A. Few enjoy the rare opportunity in life to combine two passions into one career. While criss-crossing the United States on two wheels, his studio the saddle of a motorcycle, Balls has documented glimpses of everyday life, utilizing his eye for composition and light.
Farabaugh, on assignment, has the unique ability and patience to tell the story through the lens of his camera. His photography brings home images that transform the mood and soul of an event so warmly that one feels the experience of having been beside him. It is this gift that continues to define Ball's work as art. His choice of lifestyle has allowed him to be accompanied by his wife of 41 years, Deborah, and his son, Ryan Michael and, most recently, his daughter in-law, Holly.
Much of Ball's work can be seen in such popular lifestyle magazines as Biker, Easyriders and V-Twin.
About Brown County
Brown County is a place that celebrates its past... Some people believe there are two histories of Brown County. One story traces the founding and development of the Art Colony; the other is focused on the local residents and culture. The truth is, the complete history of Brown County is rich with a beautiful blending of both. Due to the popularity of the local artists and the visitors they attracted, small shops, lodging facilities, and restaurants opened throughout Nashville and Brown County.
As Brown County developed, roads were built linking settlements throughout the county such as New Bellsville, Story, Nashville, Bean Blossom, and Helmsburg. The railroad made it to Helmsburg, which through the years has been home to a sawmill, post office, hardware store, and broom factory. Many old businesses are gone, but the buildings remain and are home to new endeavors. Brown County’s history is still evident on every street and alive in every hill and valley.
While in Brown County be sure to check out all our great historic spots, in town and throughout the county. Our Pioneer Village Museum is located right in town. Also, the Brown County Historical Society has a great knowledge base of our history.
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- February 4, 1836: Brown County was named in honor of Major General Jacob Brown, a hero of the War of 1812.
The county was dotted with small villages, with names like Bean Blossom, Gnaw Bone, Story, Helmsburg, Trevlac, and Needmore.
- Local industries included leather tanning, salt mining, orchards, gold mining and timber
- In 1837 a log courthouse and a log jail (right) were completed in Nashville, the county seat. The current courthouse was completed in 1874. It is the third courthouse to be built on this site and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
- The Bean Blossom Bridge, built in 1880, is one of Brown County’s two covered bridges. The other, the Ramp Creek Bridge, crosses Salt Creek at the north entrance of Brown County State Park.
- The statue that stands at Stonehead on State Road 135 South. The inscriptions direct travelers to Columbus and Fairfax.
- Kin Hubbard, an American humorist, created a clown-like, rustic character named Abe Martin (left). In 1904 Abe and his fellow characters graced the back page of the Indianapolis News and was syndicated in over 300 newspapers throughout the country for 26 years. In May 1932, the State of Indiana dedicated Brown County State Park as a memorial to Kin, and the rustic Abe Martin Lodge, constructed of native hardwoods and Brown County stone, was built on a high ridge in the park and named in his honor.
- Many historic homes in the Village have been transformed into specialty shops…
- The Bartartley House was built in 1886. The Ferguson House on the edge of Antique Alley was originally the home of Allie Ferguson. The original For Bare Feet store is still located in Antique Alley. The former Village Shop (top right) is now the Summer Kitchen on Van Buren Street.
- In 1873,Frank Taggart built a general store in the Village of Nashville. In 1923, it was converted into Miller’s Drug Store, complete with a soda fountain. The oldest business building still standing in the Village of Nashville, it has been home to the Hobnob Corner Restaurant since 1979, and still contains some of the original floors,oak fixtures and the soda fountain counter. Also, the Nashville House (bottom right), a Brown County tradition, is still serving their fresh biscuits and homemade apple butter.