Over the weekend a series of severe storms inundated Indiana with rain. Many festival goers have been wondering if the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Festival would go on as scheduled, or be canceled due to the inclement weather.
We received news this morning that the festival will go on. Dwight Dillman, owner of the park, said the they did experience some flood damage, but the staff have been working around the clock to restore the park to a usable state. All water and electricity has been restored and is working correctly.
The festival will continue as planned, but Dillman suggests festival attendees should check ahead for road closures or detours and allow some extra time for travel.
Please visit beanblossom.com for more information about the festival, and contact the Indiana Department of Transportation for road conditions and detours.
UPDATE: The Brown County CVB is taking calls for the park regarding road conditions; updates and directions to the park. Their number is (800) 753-3255 9am-6pm ET MON-THURS; 9am-8pm ET FRI-SAT; 10am-5pm ET SUN. Please do not contact the park directly.