Our article on October 7 about the establishment of the Remembering Miss Dixie Committee in Nashville prompted the folks at the Bill Monroe Museum at Bean Blossom to share a photo of the gift that Dixie Hall left to them when she passed in January.
It’s a 4-wheel electric cart which she had used to get around when she visited the park for the various bluegrass festivals each year. Ken Hydinger at Bean Blossom tells us that they use it to ferry performers to and from the stage with their instruments.
There is a display on Miss Dixie and her history in bluegrass at the museum. They are one of many bluegrass institutions who have known this celebrated bluegrass songwriter’s generosity, both before and after her death.
These days, everyone at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground are busily preparing for their big 50th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival in June of next year. That’s an anniversary that all of us in bluegrass can be proud to celebrate.