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52nd annual Bluegrass Festival to pay tribute to Bill Monroe



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Audience members sit and watch a performance at Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. The festival will be returning this year from June 9 to 16. Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival will be returning from June 9 to 16 for its 52nd annual event in Brown County at the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground in Morgantown.

The festival will feature eight days of bluegrass music. The festival will pay tribute to Bill Monroe, an American mandolinist, singer and songwriter who helped create the style of music known as bluegrass.

Over 70 bands are scheduled to perform at the event, which is known as the "Mecca of Bluegrass,” according to a press release from the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The lineup for the festival includes the Malpass Brothers, Blue Highway, Flatt Lonesome and more.

The family-friendly event will consist of more than 10 hours of entertainment each day, and will also include music and instrument workshops nearly every day.

Advance tickets for the festival are on sale online now, and are anywhere between $20 and $250, depending on which package is purchased. On-site cabins and camping are available for attendees. 

For campsite reservations, call 800-414-4677.

Hannah Reed

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