August 26-28, 2021
The Southern Indiana Blues Festival is August 26-28, 2021 at the historic Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground. There will be 2 stages of "Nothing But The Blues" live music, food and merchandise vendors. Get your tickets online or at the gate!
Bill Monore Music Park is known for late night jams around the campground, and this epic blues weekend won't disappoint! Festival is all ages and pet friendly.
The weekend kicks off on Thursday with an all-star Blues Jam on the Hippy Hill stage. The "Bloomington Blues Group House Rockers" featuring Billy Smith, Rex Miller, Michele Brentano, Joseph McCadden, Matt Boat, and Jeff Shew will perform beginning at 7 pm. Then the blues jam begins at 8 pm, bring your instruments and sign up at the stage.
Friday and Saturday the music begins at Noon on the Hippy Hill stage. Bands will alternate between the Hippy Hill stage and the Main stage with 60 minute sets on the Hippy Hill stage and 90 minute sets on the Main stage providing continuous music throughout the weekend.
The official Southern Indiana Blues Festival posters and t-shirts will be available to purchase throughout the weekend to the right of the main stage. A merch tent for the bands will also be set up where you will find their t-shirts, CD's and other band items.
Food Vendors: You can find our complete list of food vendors by clicking the Food tab. NOTE: The festival and vendors will not be selling beer or alcohol, you may bring your coolers. Ice will be available for purchase at the camp store.
What you can bring: Coolers, lawn chairs, blankets, well-behaved pets, free parking, positive attitudes.
What is not permitted: Firearms, fireworks, outside wood, loud or fast side by sides. The speed limit is 10 miles per hour inside the park.
TICKETS are available online and at the gate, and you don't have to camp to enjoy the festival. Check out our host hotel and shuttle information under the Lodging tab.
At The Gate: Weekend $95 | Daily Friday or Saturday $55
Blues Jam Thursday $40
Weekend ticket includes Thursday Jam | Children 12 & under are free
No refunds, fest is rain or shine. Acts subject to change without notice
Last Minute Camping - there are a few last minute campsites, primitive tent sites and Uncle Pen's Self Contained Overflow. The park is pet-friendly for well behaved pets. Find your campsite and book now.
Eric Gales | Saturday, August 28
Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground has been hosting live blues since 1999 and it has become an annual tradition in Bean Blossom, Indiana. The COVID19 took us on an unexpected hiatus from live music, but we are excited to have music festivals back at the park this year. It is not just about us, but supporting the musicians who have struggled through many challenges for over a year and a half without performing.
We invite you to come out for the weekend and support these amazing and talented musicians who made it through tough times. Isn't that what the blues is all about? Get your tickets, book a campsite, stay in our host hotel and get ready for a weekend of Nothing But The Blues!
The Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground is a 55 acre music park that features over 200 RV sites and plenty of primitive tent camping.
Festival camping rates are based on a 2-person occupancy, additional fees apply for each addtional guest, up to 6 guests per site. Primitive tent camping is $12 per person, per day.
Minimum 3 night stay, no refunds for festival camping.
We love volunteers and have a few positions still available for the weekend. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, listen to the bands and enjoy helping the blues community.
We are looking for a few more Front Gate/Ticket Takers, Camp Store/Museum, Golf Cart Shuttle Drivers, and Back Stage Security.
Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and admission to the festival same day as volunteering.
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