• More about Bean Blossom book

    Last week we announced the publication of the book Bean Blossom - The Brown County Jamboree and Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festivals, Tom Adler‘s history of the music park. Adler was understandably proud and relieved to see the finished product .... but

  • Bean Blossom by Tom Adler

    Tom Adler, former executive director of the International Bluegrass Music Museum, and a noted bluegrass folklorist and radio host, has released a book timed to honor this year's celebration of Bill Monroe's centennial. Bean Blossom - The Brown County Jamboree and

  • Bean Blossom by Tom Adler

    “Bean Blossom, Indiana — near Brown County State Park and the artist-colony town of Nashville, Indiana — is home to the annual Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, founded in 1967 by Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass. Widely recognized as the

  • I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #66

    From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information

  • Help Pepsi save Beanblossom

    The Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park & Campground is up for sale once more, and the Bean Blossom Jamboree Foundation is on a mission to purchase the property, as a means of preserving the historic festival. Those who are interested

  • Bill Monroe photos from Jim Peva

    We have written several times about the Bean Blossom Foundation, and their work to preserve the Bill Monroe Music Park in Indiana. This is the park previously owned by Mr. Monroe, and the site of the festival he hosted there

  • Bean Blossom Memorial Brick Wall Project

    Here's an idea for those who would like to support a worthy cause with their Christmas gift-giving, one that also speaks to the pesky "what do you get for the bluegrass fan who has everything" dilemma. The Bean Blossom Jamboree Foundation

  • Just another brick in the wall?

    Well, it will be a special brick if you take the The Bean Blossom Jamboree Foundationup on their offer and adopt a brick in their Memorial Brick Wall Project. The Foundation is trying to raise sufficient funds to purchase the Bill

  • BBJF 2009 update

    In an open letter to Friends, Donors, Supporters, and those with an interest in the Bean Blossom Jamboree Foundation Inc. (BBJF), the foundation has announced details regarding the progress that the organization has made in its mission to preserve the