The John Hartford Memorial Festival is held at The Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park and Campground, one of southern Indiana’s finest and largest campgrounds. Nestled in the beautiful hills of Brown County in Southern Indiana, in a little slice of heaven called Bean Blossom, the park is located on a 55-acre tract of land. The historic music park boasts over 55 years of music and is the home of the Brown County Jamboree, the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum, and Bill Monroe’s world famous Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival and now, our festival, The John Hartford Memorial Festival. Bill Monroe fell in love with this small town, and the property he owned, calling it his home away from home for more than forty years. Once you visit, you too will experience the magic of Bean Blossom. Come experience the history, become a part of tradition and find out why so many call this the Mecca of Bluegrass Music.
Where do I find the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground?
The park is located on state highway 135 between Morgantown and Nashville, IN.
There are two town’s in Indiana named “Bean Blossom”. Make sure you are going to the correct one!
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The GPS Coordinates are as follows.
How do I pay for camping?
The John Hartford Memorial Festival is selling 3-Day & 4-Day primitive camping passes and festival tickets on our ticketing page. No single day or two day camping passes will be sold on our web site. Camping cost is NOT included in the festival ticket purchase. If you are camping you must pay a separate camping fee.
The campground and the facilities are maintained and operated by Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park and Campground.
If you would like to reserve an RV site with hook ups you must call the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground at We urge you to do this as soon as you can. These sites are coveted and will go fast!
Primitive camping locations are spread throughout the park and are first come first serve. For any additional questions about camping reservations, camping with hook-up prices, or anything else regarding camping, call the Campground.
When may I arrive?
The campground will accept campers for the John Hartford Memorial Festival as early as 10am on Tuesday, May31st. If you wish to arrive earlier, call the campground.
What about the Weather?
This is a rain or shine, no refund event. Come prepared for all four seasons.
How is the campground equipped?
The campground has over three hundred 30 and/or 50 amp electric and water hookups and over three hundred primitive tent sites. With over 55-acres, the campground offers both wooded and open sites,most of which are Big Rig Friendly. The facilities are complete with hot showers, clean restrooms, coin laundry facility, two dump stations, stocked fishing lake (no license required), walking trails; assorted picnic tables, fire rings, and barbecue grills; large covered pavilion, camp store, gift shop, and museum. (your festival wristband gets you in the museum!) FREE WIRELESS INTERNET is available in the camp store for all campers.
Where can I get supplies?
The Park store is located at entrance to the festival. There is also a fully stocked grocery store right across the highway. The historic art centered city of Nashville is about six miles south and is loaded with anything else you might need.
There will be plenty of onsite food vendors and merchandise vendors.
If you have any additional questions please drop us a line by using the contact section of this web site.
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