NewsArts & Culture / June 3, 2016

Indiana To Dedicate Marker Honoring Bluegrass Music Venue

The marker titled "Brown County Bluegrass Music" will pay homage to bluegrass music's importance in Indiana. The dedication will be followed by a jam of Monroe's music.Brown County, Bill Monroe, bluegrass, Indiana Historical Bureau, Bean Blossom, Bill Monroe's Memorial Music Park and Campground2016-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Indiana To Dedicate Marker Honoring Bluegrass Music Venue

Bill Monroe, shown here performing in 1985, started an annual bluegrass festival in Bean Blossom that's now in it's 50th year.

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BEAN BLOSSOM, Ind. (AP) — A rustic southern Indiana music park founded by bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe is getting a state historical marker celebrating its musical heritage.

The Indiana Historical Bureau will dedicate the marker June 7 outside Bill Monroe's Memorial Music Park and Campground at Brown County's Bean Blossom village.

The marker titled "Brown County Bluegrass Music" will pay homage to bluegrass music's importance in Indiana. The dedication will be followed by a jam of Monroe's music.

The Kentucky native bought the rustic southern Indiana property in the early 1950s and later started an annual bluegrass festival that's now in its 50th year.

Monroe was known as the father of bluegrass music and wrote several bluegrass classics, including "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and "Pike County Breakdown."

He died in 1996 at age 84.

 

 

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