Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground
Known as the father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe spent much of his life in tiny Beanblossom, 5 miles north of Nashville. His former home is now the site of the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Country Star Museum, featuring instruments, clothing, and memorabilia from the greats of bluegrass and country music collected during Monroe’s 60 years as a performer. A 5,000-seat outdoor theater hosts performances throughout the summer.
This is also where the world’s oldest, continuously running bluegrass festival is held: June’s eight-day Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Festival, which began in 1967 (make reservations well in advance). The 55-acre site has a campground with more than 600 sites (300 with full RV hookups), as well as shower facilities, dump stations, and other amenities. There are also rustic log cabins for rent.
5163 N. State Rd. 135
- Beanblossom, Indiana 46160
- 39.27076200, -86.24935100
- Museum: May--Oct.: daily 9--5. Nov.--Apr.: Thurs.--Sat. 9-5, Sun. noon--4.
- Visit Website
- (812) 988-6422