Without further ado, we are tickled to announce the full lineup of entertainers for the 9th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival "The Most Laid Back Festival in America".
We just added over a dozen bands to the 2019 roster. Sam Bush, The Tillers, The Mighty Pines, Frank & Allie Lee, Armchair Boogie, Still Shine, Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Betty Harford, Joe's Truck Stop, The Whispering Willows, The Sweet Lillies, Jaik Willis, and the White Lightning Boys. To view all the artist photos and bios click here.
Tickets On Sale Now
Just like years past there is a ticket cap. We listened to your feedback and will continue to limit the amount of multi-day tickets sold to just 2,000 Full-Festival Tickets. The first tier of multi-day tickets sold out in a record 48 hours, and as of late December the second tier has just a few hundred left. Last year the 2nd tier sold out as well. Our ticket prices are structured to give a break to the first 500 sold. Once a tier sells out ticket prices increase to the next tier. Get 'em now you Hartford Head! Pick up discounted tickets while they are available. We strive to create an exclusive, laidback, event. We are a family friendly, kid friendly, dog friendly, jam friendly, just plain friendly festival and we strive to reach the right number of folks for your maximum comfort. Click Here to buy tickets. Single Day tickets will go on sale around early March. Click Here to purchase tickets.
Save The Date! Join us May 29 - June 1, 2019 in Bean Blossom Indiana, at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground for the 9th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, "The Most Laid Back Festival in America". Just like years past, we will announce the lineup, and offer tickets, first to those on our email list. Sign up for our mail list by scrolling to the bottom of this home page. There will be a ticket cap. We listened to your feedback and will continue to limit the amount of multi-day tickets sold to just 2,000 Full-Festival Tickets. We want to make sure that you continue to have ample wiggle room.
Our Songwriter's Challenge and John Hartford Band Contests are under way! Click "contests" from the menu and enter!
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.