Southern Indiana Blues Festival



Southern Indiana Blues Festival

August 24-26, 2023

A weekend of “Nothing But The Blues” with 2 stages of local, regional and national artists at the historic Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground.

*Camping and festival admission purchased separately

Get Your Advance Tickets!

Advance ticket sales are on sale now.

It’s time to get your fill of the blues! The blues festival weekend kicks off Thursday with a jam session hosted by the Bloomington Blues Group House Band and is open to all musicians.  Friday and Saturday, be prepared for 2 stages of continuous, live blues, and some amazing workshops from your favorite artists. The lineup will have a nice blend of blues talent, who will be your favorite group this year?  Get ready for the golf cart parade and decorating contest to be held Saturday evening.  

If you like to camp, there are still a limited number of campsites available from primitive to water/electric hookup for any size camper. Camping reservations are separate from admission tickets, each person staying at the campsite is required to purchase their own admission ticket. Reserve your campsite online through our reservation system. If camping isn’t your style, book a room at our host hotel. Make sure to arrive early on Wednesday so you don’t miss a minute of the fun that begins Thursday.  

Order your admission tickets and reserve your golf cart to get around the campground online today! Every person entering the campground/festival grounds is required to purchase an admission ticket. Children 12 & under are free and do not need an admission ticket. 

The Southern Indiana Blues Festival is held rain or shine, all tickets and camping are non-refundable. 

Tickets & Golf Cart Rentals

Save $5 by purchasing tickets online!

Multi-Day Tickets

  • $120 | 3-Day Admission

Single-Day Tickets

  • $40 | Thursday Admission
  • $45 | Friday Admission 
  • $50 | Saturday Admission

Golf Cart Rentals – 3 DAYS  (Sales End August 10) 

  • $270 | 2 Passenger
  • $390 | 4 Passenger

**Golf carts MUST be picked up by the person who is listed on the ticket/reservation, must be 18 or older to rent a cart, sign a waiver and have a card on file. All drivers must be 16 years or older with a valid driver’s license. Sales tax not included in prices listed. Pickup is after 10am on the first day of the event, must be returned by Noon on Sunday. Additional fees apply for late returns, damages, and carts not returned to the pickup area**

2023 Southern Indiana Blues Festival Daily Lineup

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24

7pm – 10 pm: Open Jam with the Bloomington Blues Group Host Band

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

Main Stage:

  • Noon -1:00pm | Jaik Willis
  • 2:00 – 3:00pm | Jay Jesse Johnson
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm | Studebaker John & The Hawks
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm | Bobby Rush
  • 9:00 – 10:30pm | Walter Trout

Hippy Hill Stage:

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm | Will Scott
  • 3:00 – 4:00pm | Cool Comfort
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm | Jon McDonald and Friends
  • 7:00 – 7:25pm | Zeno Jones
  • 7:30 – 8:30pm | Piney Woods & The Strip Mall Wonder Band

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

Main Stage:

  • Noon – 1:00pm | Highway 9 Blues Band
  • 2:00 – 3:00pm | Gene Deer
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm | Brandon Santini
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm | King Bee & The Stingers
  • 9:00 – 10:30pm | Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Hippy Hill Stage:

  • 1:00 – 2:00pm | Big Dog
  • 3:00 – 4:00 | J.C. Clements Band
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm | Blackjack Davey and The Rhythm Kings
  • 7:00 – 8:30pm | Travis Feaster

**Daily workshop lineup to be announced.

Food Trucks

Coming soon – stay tuned.

Stay With Us… Or Book With Our Host Hotel

Campsites

If you are interested in camping during our festivals, our family and pet-friendly campground can accommodate campers of all sizes from tent camping to large motorhomes.  rates are based on 2 guests, each additional guest is $15 per person, per night, up to 6 guests per campsite. 

RATES

30 amp W/E – $40 per night based on 2 guests

50 amp W/E – $45 per night based on 2 guests

Primitive Tent Camping – $15 per person, per night    

Boondocking – No hookups, first come, first serve   $22 per night based on 2 guests       

Festival booking dates Sept. 21-25

No refunds, all guests staying in the campsites are required to purchase festival tickets.  Rates do not include fees and taxes. 

Camping Cabins

Our pet friendly camping cabins offer you the best of both worlds – enjoy the festival, then retreat indoors for a good night’s sleep.  Cabin rates are based on 2 guests, each additional guest is $15 per person, per night.

Our Deluxe Camping Cabins feature a small kitchenette and bathroom – $250 per night based on 2 guests. Minimum stays apply. Maximum 6 guests.

Regular Camping Cabins have a few basic amenities to make your stay comfortable – electricity, microwave, mini fridge, no bathroom, bring your own linens. $175 per night based on 2 guests Minimum stays apply. Maximum 6 guests. $125 per night based on 2 guests Minimum stays apply. Maximum 4 guests.

Festival booking dates Sept. 21-25

No refunds, all guests staying in the cabins are required to purchase festival tickets.  Rates do not include fees and taxes.

Rent A Camper

Are you looking to experience camping, but you don’t have your own camper?  

We have two 26′, fully furnished Jayco campers that you can rent onsite. Rates are based on 2 guests, each additional guest is $15 per person, per night, up to 4 guests per camper.  

Rutherfords Roost and Bill Monroe Lakeside campers are located on lakeside sites, with beautiful views of the lake. Each camper sleeps up to 4 guests.

 RATES 

 $200 per night based on 2 guests Maximum 4 guests. Minimum stays apply.  

Festival booking dates Sept. 21-25

No refunds, all guests staying in the campers are required to purchase festival tickets.  Rates do not include fees and taxes.