4th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival
Motto for JHMF - "Under-promise" & "Over-Deliver"
Prices go up on January 1, 2014
Get a free John Hartford Memorial Festival 2014 poster by artist Jon Griffin, by being one of the first 200 to pre-order your 3 day ticket at $75.00 each. For a limited time you can send in a $25.00 down payment to reserve your ticket, balance to be paid by May 1st. The down payment is non-refundable. Prices will go up so order now! No need to worry about where you put your tickets. All tickets will be will call.
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The has released another line-up for the 2014 festival, happening May 29-31 at in Bean Blossom, IN. Joining the initial line-up of , , and will be , , , , , , , and many more. New to the festival will be , , , , , , , , , and.
Heading into its fourth year, the John Hartford Memorial Festival is on a mission to preserve and continue the legacy, music, and ideals of John Hartford; one of America’s most beloved songwriters, performers, and musicians. “I’m thrilled to be a part of honoring John’s memory and to bring life back into the songs he crafted,” said .
“I think John’s passion for sound and lyrics has been felt for decades, and has altered the path of string band music,” Compton continued. “He’s sort of the granddaddy of this Jamgrass scene. There’s an awful lot of his repertoire in the bedrock of the scene, from before the Aereo-Plain album to the present. John would be thrilled to know this festival is going on. Shoot, I reckon he does,” he said.
Grammy and IBMA award-winning recording artist Mike Compton has achieved a worldwide reputation as one of the modern masters of bluegrass mandolin. He has recorded with Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, and made music with John Hartford, recording a half-dozen records and touring extensively with him until John’s death in 2001. “Working for John for a half dozen years wasn’t always easy, but it was a growing experience for me that has shaped a lot of what I do now,” Compton concluded.
The John Hartford Memorial Festival is a 3-day, family-friendly music festival that takes place in scenic southern Indiana. The park offers cabin rentals, shaded camping, electric hook ups for RVs, hot showers, a fishing pond, playground, golf cart rentals and more, and is conveniently located near Brown County State Park. Campground and campfire acoustic pickin’ is encouraged and a usual sighting around the festival.
New to next year’s festival will be . John’s friends will share their memories and stories with the audience. While this informally happens every year, it will be an organized event held under the Boogie Tent at specific times. There will also be a Chompdown pitch-in breakfast with live music on Friday, May 30 from 10 am – Noon for all to participate in, and a with planned activities. Pickers and players are encouraged to participate in the and the with cash prizes and more.
Three-day tickets for the 4 Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival are on sale now at a discounted price of $75. Camping and cabin rentals are additional and paid separately. For a limited time, they are offering an exclusive, groundbreaking ticket special where you pay $25 (non-refundable down payment) upfront, and pay the remaining balance by May 1, 2014. That’s an unprecedented deal that won’t be sticking around long. Festival ticket prices go up to $100 on January 1.
Order your tickets today before this special discount expires. You can purchase your tickets at the top of this page.
2014 John Hartford Memorial Festival Bands
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The Bill Monroe Music Park & campground is pet friendly. Pets should be kept on a leash. Golf carts will be available to rent. There will be a variety of food and merchandise vendors. Many of the performers will have CDs and other merchandise setup under a pavillion near the stage. Flush toilets, hot showers & a laundry facility are also available in the park. If you have any questions call the campground directly at 1-800-414-4677.
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