Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival
September 21-24, 2005
The MECCA of Bluegrass Music · 4 Big Days · Over 30 Bands
-Congratulations To Eddie Adcock
2005 Bluegrass Hall Of Fame Inductees-
Welcome to the 31st Annual Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival held in Bean Blossom at the historical Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park & Campground in Beautiful Brown County, Indiana. Bean Blossom has been considered to be the "Mecca of Bluegrass" and is the home of the longest, continuous running festival in the world - the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. as we listen to the music of Bill Monroe and celebrate his life through stories and song, we can not forget those who influenced him over his lifetime.
One of Bill's greatest musical influences was the great fiddle playing of his uncle Pendleton Vandiver. He was so moved by his uncle's music that he played tribute to him in the song Uncle Pen, which went to #1 in the country music charts. we also can not forget the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, which Bill created to honor those he felt had made a substantial contribution to bluegrass music. There are several individual artists and/ or bands honored in the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, which opened sixteen years ago this month here in Bean Blossom, Indiana. The Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Country Star Museum, and Uncle Pen's cabin is free to all festival ticket holders. Join us on Saturday, September 24, 2005 as we pay tribute and honor Eddie Adcock, as this year's inductee into the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame.
We'd like to thank our sponsors: Bluegrass Now, Coca-Cola, D'Addario Strings, Gibson O.A.I. and Music City Coach for giving us the support we need to continue the bluegrass tradition. Also, a special thanks goes out to the volunteers and workers whose help and support is greatly appreciated and needed to keep Bean Blossom alive!
"Bring Your Instruments & Jam"
DON'T MISS IT! A MAJOR FUN FILLED EVENT FOR EVERYONE!
YOUNG & OLD ALIKE!
Great Music, Camping, Jamming, Hiking, Food, Fishing & Fellowship.
Come Early, Stay Late! BRING A FRIEND!
Music & Instrument Workshops Wed-Sat
Induction Ceremony for Eddie Adcock into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame Saturday
Emcees: Sam Jackson & George Riddle
Sound: Adcock Audio
Take a Walk on the Bill Monroe/Bently Fitness Trail.
Fully Stocked Lake
Bring Your Lawn Chairs!
Outdoor Wooded Amphitheater
Visit Uncle Pen's Cabin and the Bill Monroe Museum & Gift Shop.
Largest Selection of Bill Monroe Tapes and Souvenirs in the United States.
Shuttle Bus from Parking Lot
to Concert Area
SHOWS RAIN OR SHINE
24 Hour Security on Premises
NO Alcohol, Pets, Golf Carts or Large Coolers Allowed In Concert Area
and will be enforced
Drugs, glass containers, firearms, ATV's and four-wheelers are not allowed
Several Good Food Concessions
Concession & Craft Vendor Space Available-Call Today
NUMEROUS MOTELS NEAR BY
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