August 23, 24 & 25, 2018

The Bean Blossom Blues Festival Lineup This Summer Is Amazing!!

Have you heard who's performing at the Bean Blossom Blues Festival this summer? You'll want to plan a trip to Brown County, Indiana after you see the line-up. Only $20 a day! Celebrating 20 years of the blues at the BEAN!

Bean Blossom Blues Festival is a Brown County, Indiana summer tradition that is celebrating its 20th year. For the past 20 years, friends, family and visitors have gathered at Bill Monroe Music Park and seen legendary, award-winning performances in one of the most beautiful locations in the Midwest! Only $20 a day when you purchase an advance weekend pass (buy tickets online now....advance sales end August 1). Amazing craft beer, food and vendors onsite. 

The Bean Blossom Blues Festival is happening August 23-25, 2018. The lineup includes some of the BEAN’s long standing friends and some new first-time performers.

Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe

First time performers, Larkin Poe, two young sisters from Atlanta, are making a big mark in the music world with some old-style southern blues. Rebecca and Megan Lovell, AKA Larkin Poe, have released a fun new album called "Peach". In support of their new album, they will be performing at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and the Bean this year!
Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind | Best Harmonica Player - 2018

Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind | Best Harmonica Player - 2018

Winner Best Instrumentalist Harmonica - 2018 Longtime blues family member who first performed at the BEAN in 2005. Jason Ricci is one of the most popular harmonica players on the planet today. Listed in almost every top ten lists of players on the internet today, Jason Ricci is a polarizing force always in the spot light and on the tips of critics, artists and fans tongue’s everywhere.
Big Al and the Heavyweights

Big Al and the Heavyweights

They performed at the first BEAN in 1999. From Cajun to Zydeco to Blues to Rock and everything in between, Big Al & the Heavyweights offer a musical gumbo sure to please all.
Welch Ledbetter Connection | Best Blues Album - 2018

Welch Ledbetter Connection | Best Blues Album - 2018

Winner Best Traditional Blues Album 2018 - First time performers at the BEAN, Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter are tearing up the blues scene this year with 7 blues nominations. With over 25 years under his belt, Boston-based blues guitarist Monster Mike Welch is handily considered a seasoned veteran of the international blues scene. Chicago's own Mike Ledbetter has had nothing short of a rich and multi-dimensional musical journey thus far.
Bernard Allison

Bernard Allison

First time performer, 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. Heralded a blues funk master, talented guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, his newest album showcases plenty of soul-satisfying guitar work with genre bending tunes.
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers | B.B. King Entertainer of the Year - 2010

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers | B.B. King Entertainer of the Year - 2010

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year - 2010 First time performer, Tommy is one of the brightest contemporary blues musicians, combining passionate, fiery guitar playing with power vocals. Tommy Castro & The Painkillers’ road-hardened, seemingly telepathic musicianship bring an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs.
Danielle Nicole Band

Danielle Nicole Band

Returns for her 5th Bean appearance on the tails of a hot new album and heavy touring schedule. Originally appeared as “Trampled Under Foot" in 2008, Nicole is reaching out more and trying different things. “I grew up playing the blues, and the blues is still a big part of what I do. It still sounds like me, but I'm stretching out a lot more than I have previously."
Gene Deer

Gene Deer

Welcome back to the Bean! A true blues artist, born and raised in the Midwest, Gene Deer's style and music pulls on his old soul flavor of iconic blues artists from the Mississippi Delta, as well as classic rock legends. Gene's rock 'n roll spirit, and passion deliver high level energy from the stage in every performance.
Gracie Curran & the High Falutin' Band

Gracie Curran & the High Falutin' Band

First time performer at the Bean…Gracie Curran has earned her reputation for jaw dropping Blues & Soul, in every blues club and juke joint from Boston to Beale Street.

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