Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday November 30

Where in the world can you go to sit back, relax, leave your worries at the gate, enjoy the campground atmosphere and listen to or participate in campfire jamming?  Where can you go to experience the most exciting, thoroughly entertaining bunch of pickers and singers ever assembled in the most laid back atmosphere in the country? Join us May 31 - June 3, in Bean Blossom Indiana, at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground for the 7th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, The Most Laid Back Festival in America! That's where it all takes place. 

Folks, we are tickled to announce our first wave of entertainers for the 2017 John Hartford Memorial Festival, with many more to come! Click Here for tickets.
Festival Poster by Jon Griffin

Festival Poster by Jon Griffin

We've paid attention to our fans and this year we are lowering the amount of full festival tickets being sold from 2,500 to 2,000 tickets. We want to make sure that you continue to have ample wiggle room! We are also maintaining the same ticket prices from the previous year.

Thanks to you and your valuable feedback we continue to make this festival better year after year. We're glad to have you and we are thrilled that you want to experience the magic again with your family and friends.  We are thankful for the community we are building together, as now your loved ones are bringing their loved ones, too. We are family, so think of those whom you cherish and get them on board this magical steamboat of music and fun, and help us all celebrate the legacy of John Hartford.

Just like the last festival we will cap attendance, so be sure to get your tickets when they go on sale to the general public on Wednesday November 30. Start practicing your campfire jamming tunes and alert your friends to follow you to The John Hartford Memorial Festival held at the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground in beautiful Bean Blossom, IN.

Camping Information

The campground and the facilities are maintained and operated by The Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground.

The John Hartford Memorial Festival is selling 3-Day and 4-Day primitive camping passes on our ticketing page. Primitive camping locations are spread throughout the park and are first come first serve. No single day or two day camping passes will be sold on our web site. If you would like to reserve an RV site with hook ups, or you have any camping questions, you must call the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground at (800) 414-4677.

For more information visit our camping page by clicking here.

New Festival Images from JHMF6

We just uploaded hundreds of photos from the past festival! Pictures from staff photographer Jules Dunlap along with images from Aaron Lingenfelter. Review the spirit of the festival and view all the content by clicking here.
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See You May 31 - June 3, 2017

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