Without further ado, we are tickled to announce the first wave of entertainers for the 9th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival "The Most Laid Back Festival in America". Stay tuned, as more bands will be added to the lineup.
Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets are now on sale and today we released the first tier of 500, Discounted 4-Day Early Bird tickets. We suggest you get 'em now before they sell out and then the price increases. This tier of tickets has sold out quickly the past three years. 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! 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. There will be 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. We want to make sure that you continue to have ample wiggle room.
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.