Banjo player, and former Bluegrass Boy, Dwight Dillman has owned the park for over ten years, but is now ready to pass the torch on to someone else.
The park has such a history in bluegrass music that it always makes one apprehensive to see such a historical site up for sale, fearing the new owners might not honor the traditions associated with the site.
We contacted the staff at the park and asked about the conditions of the sale. They were quick to assure us that the sale would only be made to someone who commits to continuing the park’s rich tradition.
The new owner not only has to love bluegrass, but must agree to continue both the Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival (June) and the Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival (Sept) every year.
Mr. Dillman has done much to improve the the facility in the last ten years, and we applaud him for his efforts, his passion, and his commitment to finding the right person to continue the park’s legacy.