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2016 Line-Up – 50th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

Line-Up – 50th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival


Del McCoury


Lonesome River Band


Marty Raybon & Full Circle


Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press


Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver


Dave Adkins


The Grascals


Dale Ann Bradley


Dailey & Vincent


Becky Buller


Crowe Brothers


Blue Mafia

bean-blossom-50th-anniversary-logoCheck out this all-star line-up for the 50th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival taking place June 11-18, 2016!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Dailey & Vincent
Ronnie Reno and Reno Tradition
Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time
Tommy Sells and Big Country Bluegrass
Ralph Stanley II
Jesse McReynolds & Virginia Boys
Feller & Hill & Bluegrass Buckaroos
Bull Harman Band
Volunteer State Band

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Seldom Scene
Dave Adkins Band
The Churchmen
Martha & Eddie Adcock
Joe Mullins and Radio Ramblers
Audie Blaylock & Redline
Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle
Balos Family
Farm Hands

Monday, June 13, 2016

Dry Branch Fire Squad
Kevin Prater Band
Chris Jones and Night Driver
Danny Paisley and Southern Grass
David Davis and Warrior River Boys
Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome
Little Roy & Lizzy Show

Tuesday, June 14, 2o16

Del McCoury Band
Raymond Fairchild & Maggie Valley Boys
Kenny & Amanda Smith
Blue Mafia
Wildwood Valley Boys
Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show
Randall Hibbetts & Appalachia
Ernie Thacker & Route 23

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Blue Highway
Special Consensus
Crowe Brothers
Larry Stephenson Band
Band of Ruhks
Spinney Brothers
Larry Gillis and Swampgrass
David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition
Edgar Loudermilk featuring Jeff Autry

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lonesome River Band
Marty Raybon & Full Circle
Special Consensus
Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out
Darrell Webb Band
Flatt Lonesome
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Mountaineers
Punches Family

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Grascals
Blue Moon Rising
Nashville Bluegrass Band
Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Rickey Wasson Band
Becky Buller
James King Band
Tommy Brown & County Line Grass
Punches Family

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Larry Sparks and Lonesome Ramblers
Dale Ann Bradley
Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice
Rickey Wasson Band
James King Band
Tommy Brown & County Line Grass

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Bill Monroe’s Debut Performance at the Grand Ole Opry

bill-monroe-opryThanks to the International Bluegrass Music Association for sharing this important day in history!

It was 70 years ago today, December 8, 1945, when 21 year-old Earl Scruggs and his guitar-playing pal Lester Flatt joined Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Scruggs’ revolutionary style of banjo picking, in concert with Flatt’s extraordinary guitar work and Monroe’s singular mandolin, set music on a new course that would forever be known as bluegrass music. Or, as Mr. Monroe liked to call it, “My music.”

Bluegrass lovers around the world owe these men a great debt for creating this unrivaled sound.

“Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world.” – Bill Monroe

Pictured left to right: Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music; Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs
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