August 27, 28 & 29, 2020

Meet The 2020 Bean Blossom Blues Fest Performers

We are all experiencing some challenging times and unchartered restrictions being placed on us throughout the nation. We are seeing people coming together to help make the supplies we need and keep each other as safe as we can.
One thing we know, our BEAN fans are resilient, and together we will get through this pandemic crisis. This year, we will gather at the BEAN in August to celebrate with friends and family and to support live music and artists who bring us joy each day.

For the past 20+ years, world-class music lovers from over 30 states have gathered at the historic Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground to meet, greet and party with legendary, award-winning, international touring artists in one of the most beautiful locations in the Midwest!

Last year was an epic year for the Bean Blossom Blues Fest. The reviews were incredible, the campground was full, and you could hear music throughout the park day and night. Bean fans continually tell us this is the best festival that they have ever attended. They can get up close and personal with each performer during their performance and have the opportunity to talk with them after their performance. It is no wonder that our BEAN was voted the #1 Music Festival in Indiana!

Every year we continue the tradition and reputation of remaining one of the more intimate outdoor festivals by selling a limited number of affordable tickets, and maintaining a smaller audience so everyone can experience each performance close to the stage while enjoying a laid back atmosphere in a wooded setting. Where else can you bring your lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, bicycles, golf carts and well-behaved dog?

The Bean Blossom Blues Festival is happening August 27-29, 2020 at Bill Monroe Music Park. There will be craft beer, food and vendors onsite. Buy your tickets and rent your golf carts online so you don't have to wait in the lines, looking forward to seeing you this year!


Samantha Fish
2020 BMA Award Nominee - Contemporary Blues Female Artist
2018 Contemporary Blues Female Artist | 2012 Best New Artist Debut 

Samantha Fish stunned the BEAN crowd in she returns as this year's headliner. "I'm never going to be a traditional blues artist, because that's not who I am. But it's all the blues for me." 

One of the hottest talents on the planet, supercool, Samantha can shred on a guitar, going from electric to acoustic with ease. She is bold and expressive, her vocal style is a combo of bluesy, snarled, accented growl with a dose of femininity. She can bring the crowd to their feet and has continued to be one of the best festival closers across the nation.| Saturday, August 29 - 9:30 pm


Eric Gales
2020 BMA Award Nominee  - Blues Rock Artist
2019 BMA Award Winner - Blues Rock Artist

Gales plays with passion, heart and soul. He has a story to tell, and his live performances are simply – Amazing! He has been reviewed by many as the World’s Greatest Guitar Player!
“One of the best, if not the best guitar player in the world” - Joe Bonamassa | “He is absolutely incredible” - Carlos Santana | “How Eric Gales isn’t the hugest name in rock guitar is a total mystery”- Dave Navarro
“This guy could be the best player on Earth” - Mark Tremonti

Eric is the guitarists’ favourite guitarist, counting fans in the likes of Carlos Santana, Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), Joe Bonamassa, Tony Rombola (Godsmack) and Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders). | Saturday, August 29 | 7:30 pm

Mike Zito

Mike Zito

2018 Blues Music Award "Rock Blues Artist" He may be one of the most lauded artists in the contemporary blues arena today, and rightfully so, but for Mike Zito, the thing that counts the most is maintaining his honesty, authenticity and integrity. Mike Zito is the embodiment of what a blues guitarist should be, touching on all styles of blues: rock, funk, Texas, West Coast and Chicago. | Saturday, August 29 | 5:30 pm
John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band

John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band

Muddy Water's Last Guitar Player! Living Blues Legend - 2X Grammy Nominated Musician! | 2020 Blues Music Award Nominee “Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year” | 2016 – Traditional Blues Male Artist 2019 Blues Blast Award Winner – “Soul Blues Album” & “Male Blues Artist” 2019 – Nominated for Living Blues Award – “Most Outstanding Guitar” Two-time Grammy nominated artist, Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Member and American blues legend John Primer was the bandleader and guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Magic Slim & The Teardrops. Friday, August 28 | 5:30 pm
Victor Wainwright and The Train

Victor Wainwright and The Train

Grammy Nominated | 4 x Winner Blues Music Awards – Instrumentalist – Piano (Pinetop Perkins Piano Player) 2018, 2017, 2014 & 2013 Composer, producer, vocalist, and award-winning entertainer and piano player; Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleaser with soul to spare. Victor is one of the greatest blues piano players in the business, and he’s also a world class entertainer and vocalist." Friday, August 28 | 9:30 pm
Tennessee Redemption

Tennessee Redemption

2020 Blues Music Awards Nominee – Brandon Santini – Instrumentalist - Harmonica Brandon Santini and Jeff Jensen, two incredibly talented individuals are back together again. They have pooled their vast abilities and are creating some fantastic music with their new band - Tennessee Redemption. Steeped in blues, raised on rock’n’roll, inspired by soul, baptized by gospel, and open minded as jazz; this band is an evolution in the personal artistry of its members. Friday, August 28 | 7:30 pm
Rebekah Meldrum & Paul Holdman Band

Rebekah Meldrum & Paul Holdman Band

Paul & Rebekah are a dynamic duo of blues mixed with gospel. Paul's guitar, & vocal talents mixed with Rebekah's soulful voice, are not to be missed!Saturday, August 29 | 3:30 pm

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