Meet The 2019 Bean Blossom Blues Fest Performers
It's the End of Summer Midwest Music Party! Get up close and personal with each performer during this year's Bean Blossom Blues Festival - voted the #1 Music Festival in Indiana! We continue the tradition and reputation of remaining one of the more intimate outdoor festivals. We sell a limited number of tickets, maintaining a smaller audience so everyone can experience each performance close to the stage while enjoying a laid back atmosphere in a wooded setting. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, bicycles, golf carts and well-behaved dog.
We are proud to be celebrating over 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 20 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 22-24, 2019. There will be craft beer, food and vendors onsite. Buy your tickets online starting April 1, don't wait in the lines, looking forward to seeing you this year!
The Record Company
GRAMMY nominees - Best Contemporary Blues Album
“The future of the blues will be propelled by groups like The Record Company!” – Blues Music Magazine. Their music is influenced by blues musicians like John Lee Hooker, their sound incorporates slide guitar, distorted bass, a Ludwig drum kit and the vocals of Chris Vos, who grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm. “We’re a true band in that we all elevate each other,” explains Vos. “Our individual strengths cover each other’s individual weaknesses, so there’s no way to replace any one of us. Saturday, August 24
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band | 2019 BMA Award Nominee
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band are the greatest country-blues band in the world. Led by Reverend Peyton, who most consider to be the premier finger picker playing today. Reverend Peyton's guitar work on the new record Poor Until Payday is phenomenal and howls the blues. Poor Until Payday is a bluesy ode to the blue collar - working class and it delvers in spades! | Friday, August 23
Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling with special guest Kate Moss
Moss’ deeply rooted yet fully modern guitar playing flawlessly meshes with Gruenling’s monster harmonica chops. On stage, the two communicate seemingly telepathically, as Moss lays down the deepest blues licks and Gruenling’s harmonica wails and howls in perfect response, with Moss’ top-notch band adding their energy and expertise to the ensemble. Friday, August 23 | 7:30 pm
Grammy Nominee – Best Traditional Blues Album
Winner Blues Music Awards – Best Blues Instrumentalist Drummer
2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011 & 2010
Winner Blues Music Awards – Traditional Blues Album - 2016
Grammy nominated Cedric Burnside is the grandson of hill country blues legend, R.L. Burnside. He has won Blues Drummer of the Year multiple times.
“My school was a juke joint/From a kid till I was grown/And blues is really/All I ever known” “Ain’t Gonna Take No Mess”. Saturday, August 24 | 5:30 pm
Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2019
Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2019 presents Ina Forsman, Ally Venable, and Katarina Pejak. You can expect a night of house-rocking live music, as these three unique artists hit the stage. It’s your first glimpse of the scene’s hottest tips – before they become supernovas. Get ready to scream and stomp for a triple-bill that’s set to pass into Blues Caravan folklore. Saturday, August 24 | 7:30 pm
Ina Forsman - Ruf Blues Caravan 2019
Ina is no stranger to anyone who’s serious about modern blues. The Finland-born belter lit up the Blues Caravan back in 2016, when we first heard her head-turning smoky vocal and the material from that year’s acclaimed self-titled debut album (dubbed “joyous” by Classic Rock). This time, Ina returns to the Caravan with the speaker-rattling soul, blues, Latin and acid-jazz flavors of her upcoming second album, Been Meaning To Tell You. “I’ll be bringing a bunch of as-yet-unheard songs,” she says, “as well as some funky hidden treasures from back in the day. It’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime tour, full of raw female power.” Saturday, August 24 | 7:30 pm
Ally Venable - Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2019
And they don’t come much more powerful than Ally Venable. Adding her modern twist to the proud heritage of Texas blues, this Lone Star State gunslinger has gathered armfuls of awards for her burn-it-down guitar style and the original songs of her recent Puppet Show release. Now, as she lights up the Blues Caravan 2019 – ably backed by the locomotive rhythm section of Roger Innis (bass) and Elijah Owings (drums) – you’ll walk in curious and leave as a convert. “I’m excited to bring my show and my Texas-influenced guitar slingin' background to this Blues Caravan,” says Ally. “When I play live, I want to connect with people and for them to let go of their troubles.” Saturday, August 24 | 7:30 pm
Katarina Pejak - Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2019
There must be something in the water in Belgrade. The Serbian capital has already given us Ruf legend Ana Popovic – and Katarina Pejak promises to make the same impact. With her soulful piano-playing, purred jazz vocal and sneak previews of the material set to appear on her forthcoming Mike Zito-produced album, this Berklee College Of Music graduate will have the crowd in her hand. “My shows provide a blend of blues, country, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll wrapped in a piano-driven sound,” says Katarina. “Between me and the other two ladies, the audience will get a 360 tour around the crossroads where blues meets with other genres. Saturday, August 24 | 7:30 pm
Damon Fowler’s guitar work has been compared to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar has a hint of the late Duane Allman. He can play fiery guitar runs with the best of them, but it’s his lyrical work on lap steel and Dobro that makes him stand out among the legions of guitar heroes. Saturday, August 24 | 5, 7, & 9 pm | Pavilion Bar Stage
Noah Wotherspoon Band
The Noah Wotherspoon Band - Guitarist Award 2015 | International Blues Challenge | The band's debut studio album entitled "Mystic Mud", was selected by the Cincy Blues Society as the Best Self-Produced CD for entry into the 2016 IBC's. The release was also presented a "Jimi Award" for Best Blues/Rock Album of the Year by Blues411. Noah and his band opens the 2019 Bean on Friday, August 23 | 5:30 pm
The Tony Holiday Band
Tony Holiday, a Vocalist and Harmonica player hailing from Memphis TN has been recognized by peers such as Charlie Musselwhite and James Harman as a rising star in the community and Holiday included both, amongst many others, on his latest release of field recordings Tony Holiday’s Porch Sessions where Holiday and Partner Landon Stone have crisscrossed the country recording famous blues musicians and playing with them on their front porches, out with the Vizztone Label January 2019. Friday, August 23 | 7 & 9 pm | Pavilion Stage
Gordon Bonham brings together a mix of styles from the Mississippi Delta to the back alleys of Chicago, from big Texas shuffles to jumpin’ West Coast swing. Pavilion Bar Stage - Saturday, August 24 | 3:30 pm