Welcome To The John Hartford Memorial Festival

Online ticket sales ended on Monday, May 27. Tickets are now only available for purchase at the gate. Multi-Day, Single-Day and Camping passes are available for purchase exclusively at the gate.

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.

Last week Sam Bush announced that due to an unforeseen medical circumstance he would have to cancel the next three weeks of his performances. The entire Hartford Festival crew wishes Sam a speedy and safe recovery. We also look forward to having Sam back at JHMF very soon!  
This year we're happy to announce JHMF alumni The HillBenders will perform on the main stage Saturday night. This tight outfit of acoustic soulful & rockin' pickers performed at the VERY FIRST festival back in 2010. MarleyGrass, a side project of The HillBender’s Jimmy Rea, will be happening in place of of Sam’s workshop set at the Boogie tent stage. On Thursday The HillBenders will be opening for The Who and now they'll be picking for you.

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.

Download The Program Guide

Back by very popular demand we are offering a digital download of the official JHMF9 Program Guide. We print these in limited quantity and now you can go to our web site and download the complete PDF to your phone or view the program in your phone browser. You can even zoom in and read it in the dark.

The 2019 JHMF Program Guide This is a large file. Please download accordingly. 21.4 MB

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.

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