Bean Blossom Campground to Sell Memorial Bricks
The Bean Blossom Jamboree Foundation has announced the Bean Blossom Memorial Brick Wall Project located at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom, Ind.
In keeping with the goal of the foundation, they are offering bricks for "adoption" to fans of the numerous Bean Blossom music festivals and the "Father of Bluegrass Music," Bill Monroe, according to cybergrass.com.
The memorial wall will be located near the famous Bean Blossom sign at the fork in the road near the music stage. The fully tax deductible price will be $100 a brick this year, and includes custom engraving worded by the brick donor. Each brick will include three lines of text and 12 spaces per line. Once the wall goes up, the price will go up to $125 per brick due to the cost increase of engraving while the bricks are already in place. The bricks will be set in available areas at random.
A sample brick is shown at left, however, the brick color may vary. Order forms and online orders are available at www.bbjfoundation.org or can be mailed to: BBJF, c/o Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 North State Road 135, Morgantown, IN 46160.
The Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park & Campground is one of southern Indiana's largest campgrounds. It is located on a 55-acre tract of land in Bean Blossom in historic Brown County. The historic music park boasts over 55 years of music and is the home of the Brown County Jamboree, the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum and Bill Monroe's world famous Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. The campground has general camping, rustic log cabin rentals, fishing lake and an outdoor crafter's flea market open every weekend May-October.
Known as the "Mecca of Bluegrass," the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground hosts the oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival in the world. The Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground hosts approximately eight music events throughout the year. This year's event, the 43rd Annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival included 50 performing bands, instrument workshops and a bluegrass camp for kids.
The mission of the Bean Blossom Jamboree Foundation is to preserve the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground and continue the Brown County Jamboree's heritage of musical shows and the bluegrass music festivals established at Bean Blossom by Monroe.