Meet The 2018 Bean Blossom Blues Fest Performers
It's A Midwest Music Party! We have some of the biggest award-winning performers this year, come get up close and personal with each performer during this year's Bean Blossom Blues Festival - voted the #1 Music Festival in Indiana! Our festival remains one of the most intimate gatherings - smaller crowds so you can experience each performance close to the stage and a laid back atmosphere in a wooded setting. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, well-behaved dog and enjoy this year's celebration.
We are proud to be celebrating 20 years of music and the blues at the BEAN! Our Bean fans come for the love of music, meet friends, enjoy a weekend of partying and leave as one big family!
Bean Blossom Blues Festival is a Brown County, Indiana live music festival tradition. For the past 19 years, world-class music lovers from over 30 states have gathered at Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground to meet, greet and party with legendary, award-winning artists in one of the most beautiful locations in the Midwest!
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. There will be craft beer, food and vendors onsite. Buy your tickets online, don't wait in the lines, hope to see you this year!
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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."
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
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.