We've got four big announcements! Vince Herman and Dan Andree are our Artists at Large, single day tickets are now on sale, we've released the daily lineup and we have announced the winners of our John Hartford Songwriter's Challenge! Plan your festival adventure accordingly, as always expect a few surprises along the way. See y'all in Bean Blossom, IN May 29 - June 1 for the 9th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival "The Most Laid Back Festival in America".
Tickets On Sale Now
Just like years past there is a ticket cap. We listened to your feedback and will continue to limit the amount of multi-day tickets sold to just 2,000 Full-Festival Tickets. The first tier of multi-day tickets sold out in a record 48 hours and the second tier of multi-day tickets has also sold out. Our ticket prices are structured to give a break to the first 500 sold. Once a tier sells out ticket prices increase to the next tier. Get 'em now you Hartford Head! Pick up discounted tickets while they are available. We strive to create an exclusive, laid back, event. We are a family friendly, kid friendly, dog friendly, jam friendly, just plain friendly festival and we strive to reach the right number of folks for your maximum comfort. Click Here to purchase tickets.
Save The Date! Join us May 29 - June 1, 2019 in Bean Blossom Indiana, at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground for the 9th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, "The Most Laid Back Festival in America". Just like years past, we will announce the lineup, and offer tickets, first to those on our email list. Sign up for our mail list by scrolling to the bottom of this home page.
RSVP Your Non-Primitive Camp Site
The campground and the facilities are maintained and operated by The Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground.
We strongly urge you to make plans and reserve your camping spot with hookups now. If you'd rather not RSVP a spot with hookups, primitive 3-Day and 4-Day camping passes are available 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, they will be available to purchase at the gate.
If you would like to reserve a site with hook ups, or you have any camping questions, you must call the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground at (812) 988-6422. Click Here for the site map and camping information.
Relive The Festival Memories Official Video & Photo Recap
Take a digital stroll down memory lane and check out the images from our ace photographers Jules Dunlap, Aaron Lingenfelter and Will Huston of The Lot Scene. Stay tuned as we'll continue to post more images and videos right here and on our social media accounts and our YouTube page. Click Here to see photos from the 2018 Festival.
Watch the official recap video of JHMF8. Kudos to Troy Phillips of Live Music Video Productions for filming the festival.