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The Most Laid Back Festival In America
The 4th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival is just weeks away! Coming up May 29th - the 31st! We encourage you to get your tickets now before the prices go up starting May 1st. Please join us in the celebration of the life, music and legacy of John Hartford, one of Americana’s most beloved songwriters, performers and musicians. Our festival takes place in beautiful southern Indiana at the historic and legendary Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground, located at Bean Blossom, in Brown County, IN. Bring your lawn chair and kick back with us for performances on 3 stages from late morning until the wee hours, tune up your axe and join in with 24/7 campground jamming. Read on down about our Songwriting Contest and Old Time Fiddle contest too!
Our unique festival is going to entertain you with a genre busting line-up with a list of performers whose music is varied, different, fresh and original, and rooted in the Spirit of John Hartford! See national touring artists such as Peter Rowan, Pokey LaFarge, Great American Taxi, The Keels, Jamie Hartford and Friends, Pert Near Sandstone, The Haunted Windchimes, HillBenders, Henhouse Prowlers, and many, many more national and regional entertainers, 50 bands in all! Check out the full line-up and read all about the festival. Click here and start planning to spend the last weekend in May with a whole bunch of music loving, music picking, laid back and friendly folk like you. Bring the whole family. Kids get in free! Your well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome too.
If you’re a songwriter, we challenge you to write a song that mentions John Hartford, or is about John Hartford, or mentions one or more of his song titles, and enter our 2nd John Hartford Song Writing Contest. Win passes, Stage time and more! You have until May 4th to submit your song. You can also pre-register for our Old Time Fiddle Contest.
Dancin’ Dave’s Festival Camping takes the "rough" out of roughing it! Offering first-class accommodations so that those traveling from the opposite coast, across the pond, or just across town, can have a full festival experience without the hassle of having to pack everything needed for a comfortable stay. We do all the work. Just show up, stay for the party and leave the tear-down to us. Camping has never been so easy!
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