Summer Festivals

Music alfresco, of course. But how about a polka spree or a rutabaga bash?

Bluegrass legend Bill Monroe wanted his buddies to keep on playing that "high lonesome" sound he made famous. So in 1965, he founded a festival called, aptly, the Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival in Bean Blossom, Ind. Today, the event attracts pickers and plain old bluegrass lovers from all over the country.

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