Welcome To The John Hartford Memorial Festival

We are a family friendly, kid friendly, dog friendly, jam friendly, just plain friendly bluegrass and folk music festival. We strive to reach the right number of people for your maximum comfort and will continue to limit the amount of multi-day tickets sold to just 2,000 Full-Festival Tickets. Fill up your steam powered Aereo-Plain and follow your friends to Bean Blossom, IN, May 29 - June, 1 and enjoy The John Hartford Memorial Festival "The Most Laid-Back Festival In America". 40+ bands, camping, jamming, dancing, contests and much more. Sit back, relax and leave your worries at home. Click here to purchase tickets.

Due to illness Sam Bus has cancelled his performance at JHMF. We all wish Sam a full and speedy recovery. In the meantime we are working hard to bring in a replacement everyone will enjoy. Hopefully Sam Bush will be back at JHMF very soon.

Hourly Stage Schedule Announcement:

We are tickled to announce the Hourly Stage Schedule! In a little over a month every stage will soon be overflowing with folks plying their musical wares for you. Over forty bands will be spread over three stages (Hartford, Boogie, Hippy Hill) throughout the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in beautiful Bean Blossom, IN. Start planning your festival fun with the help of the hourly stage schedule. Click here to see the hourly stage schedule. *Schedule times are subject to change.

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.

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