Welcome To The John Hartford Memorial Festival

The 6th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival has budded and is blooming, and in just a few days will (bean) blossom into a kaleidoscope of color and sound as folks set up camp, tune up their jam instruments, artists take the stage, and vendors open their booths. Festive indeed!

Sit back, relax, leave your worries at the gate, enjoy campground cooking, have plenty of wiggle room and listen to campfire jamming!  Experience the most exciting, thoroughly entertaining bunch of pickers and singers ever assembled in the most laid back atmosphere in the country. Join us June 1-4, in Bean Blossom Indiana, at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground for the 6th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, The Most Laid Back Festival in America! That's where it all takes place.

Full Festival Passes are capped at 2,500 so please, get what's left right now. Sunday, May 29th is the last day to purchase discounted Festival Tickets online. After Sunday all full festival and single day tickets will only be available to purchase at the gate.

Tickets will be available at the gate! Click Here For Tickets.

Festival Poster by Jon Griffin.

Wednesday Night Music Added

To show our appreciation for our festival family we're extending the event to Wednesday night. Join us Wednesday June 1, for live music on the Hartford Main Stage. All Full Festival pass holders are welcome to attend. We're going to have a great lineup and a fun evening of entertainment.

Bluegrass Jamming Camp

Calling All Musicians!

We've added a new event to the festival. For the first time ever we are offering a Pete Wernick Jam Camp. Learn how to play bluegrass and the proper elements of jamming! These interactive workshops will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information click here.

Meet Your Emcee

The John Hartford Memorial Festival is determined to entertain, educate and inform and we intend to revive and keep alive, the disappearing art of the live emcee! Learn all about our emcees by clicking here.


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See You June 1-4 2016