Brown County, in south-central Indiana, has long been a haven for artists of all kinds. The scenery is what first lured creatives to the area more than a century ago. Today, it is a thriving year-round destination known for the arts and outdoor adventure. For the latest episode of Roots Rambler Podcast, I chatted with Aubrey Sitzman, Public Relations Coordinator at the Brown County, Indiana, Convention and Visitors Bureau. Of course, Aubrey and I talked a bit about music and its significance in Brown County, among other things.
Click PLAY above to learn more about traveling to Brown County, its musical heritage and history, and some exciting news!
Introduction to Brown County and its evolution into a popular travel destination.
Because of the thriving arts scene and the opportunity for outdoor adventure, Brown County offers quite a balanced experience to visitors.
The downtown area of Nashville, Indiana, known as The Village, is where to find galleries, shops, and restaurants.
Despite popular belief, Indiana is not just flat farmland! In fact, the hills of Brown County are the reason the area is known as “the Little Smokies” (after Great Smoky Mountain National Park).
While Brown County is a year-round destination, it’s exceptionally beautiful in Fall.
Celebrating Bill Monroe, the “Father of Bluegrass”, his ties to Brown County, and his legacy in the region.
One of Brown County’s many music festivals, Uncle Pen Days takes place September 18-21, 2019, at Bill Monroe’s Music Park & Campground.
Introducing the brand-new Brown County Music Center! The grand opening celebration is planned for August 24, 2019, with a sold-out concert starring Vince Gill. The 2,000-square foot Brown County Music Center will feature a beer garden, a dedicated kids garden, and a serene natural setting. Visitors will get to enjoy “Brown County scenery from a world-class venue”.
Live music is happening all the time in Brown County, in more intimate settings like restaurants, bars, and wineries.