Bluegrass Festival Nixed

James Monroe, son of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe, has decided to end his annual Memorial Day weekend bluegrass festival in Rosine, Ky., because bad weather has affected the event three out of five years.

The festival regularly drew fans from other states but unexpected rain and a lack of electrical hookups were drawbacks.

Monroe instead plans to build a bluegrass performance hall at a site in Franklin, near the Tennessee border. The project will include a 500- to 600-seat performance hall and camping facilities.