August 23, 24 & 25, 2018

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The Bean Blossom Blues Fest was voted the #1 Best Music Festival in Indiana for 2016!

20th Anniversary Bean Blossom Blues Fest | We are pleased to be celebrating 20 years of the Bean with our Family & Friends. To celebrate this milestone, we have expanded the Bean to 3 nights of pure blues entertainment!
We have invited back some of our long standing friends to perform this year and some new friends to welcome to the BEAN!

Big Al & The Heavyweights performed during the first Blues Fest in 1999
Performed 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2004

Jason Ricci made his first appearance in 2005
Performed 2005; 2007; 2015
Winner Blues Instrumentalist Harmonica – Blues Music Awards 2010

Danielle Nicole first appeared at the Bean as Trampled Under Foot in 2008
Performed: 2008; 2009; 2012; 2015 Danielle Nicole Band
Winner - 2014 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist, Bass

Welcoming our new friends to the Bean this year…..

Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter – Welch Ledbetter Connection nominated for 7 Blues Music Awards 2018

Larkin Poe – nominated for “Best Emerging Artist Album” Blues Music Awards 2018

Bernard Allison – continuing the Blues Legacy of his Blues Hall of Fame father – Luther Allison

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers – Winner 4 Blues Music Awards 2010 - Contemporary Blues Male Artist; Blues Album; Band and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. 

2018 Bean Schedule

Kick off the weekend with

“Thirsty Thursday”$3–16 oz. award winning draft craft beer all night!

The 1-4-5’s will start the evening hosting the annual Jam Session in the Pavilion Bar from 4-7 pm.
Longtime blues family member Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind will ignite the main stage with Larkin Poe, deep rooted southern blues dynamic duo and their band from 7-10 pm.

Friday Blues Under the Stars | 6 – 11:30 pm   The evening begins with our longest performing friend….

Big Al & The Heavyweights return to help us celebrate 20 years, followed by Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind. Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter who are tearing up the blues scene this year with 7 blues nominations will have the honor of bringing Friday night to a close, with hopefully an all-star jam at the end

Saturday Full Moon Stars | 3:30 – 11 pm Welcome back an old friend…..

Danielle Nicole returns for her 5th Bean appearance on the tails of a hot new album and heavy touring schedule. The name Allison has a strong blues legacy; Bernard Allison plays the same smokin’ six string shooter that his late father Luther Allison assaulted the blues with. Tommy Castro is one of the brightest contemporary blues musicians, combining passionate, fiery guitar playing with power vocals. Saturday night will almost too hot to handle. 

Our line-up this year includes these 39th ANNUAL Blues Music Award Nominees

Album of the Year – Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter | Right Place, Right Time
Band - Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter | Right Place, Right Time
B.B. King Entertainer – Michael Ledbetter
Contemporary Blues Male Artist – Michael Ledbetter
Instrumentalist – Guitar – Monster Mike Welch
Instrumentalist – Harmonica - Jason Ricci
Instrumentalist – Vocals – Michael Ledbetter
Rock Blues Artist – Jason Ricci
Traditional Blues Album - Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter | Right Place, Right Time

Tickets are now available for purchase click on the Tickets link to purchase online.

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Big Al and the Heavyweights

Big Al and the Heavyweights

Welch Ledbetter Connection

Welch Ledbetter Connection

Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind

Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind

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Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

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Danielle Nicole Band

Danielle Nicole Band

Bernard Allison

Bernard Allison

Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe