Welcome To The John Hartford Memorial Festival

The 3rd (and final) tier of discounted 4-Day tickets are now on sale. Just like years past both the first and second tier of discounted tickets are gone. Click here to purchase tickets. Not on our email list? You should be! Sign up via the form below.  As always, those on our email list get priority access to tickets 24 hours before the general public. We won't pester you and your email will never be given away for any reason.

Here we go! Fuel up the "Steam Powered Aereo-plain", shout from the top of" Tall Buildings" and most importantly come to the place where there is "No End of Love". We just added sixteen bands to the 10th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, bringing the grand total of bands to thirty eight! We're proud to be known as a genre busting event that features bluegrass, old time, jamgrass, newgrass and every other type of music that you can put a "Vamp in the Middle". In addition to announcing the final lineup we also opened up applications for both the John Hartford Memorial Band Contest and The Songwriter's Challenge. 

Family, thanks to you we are going into our 10th year. You have shown the love and have helped get the word out. You are this event. We always ask you to bring someone you love, and you have. Please keep this up. Our laid back groove and loving spirit has maintained because this is what we all strive for. We have an attendance cap because we do not want chaos. Happiest New Year to you. Make plans to be together this spring in Bean Blossom, IN May 27 - 30, 2020 at "The Most Laid-Back Festival In America". Here we go!

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Final Lineup Announcement

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We just added the following sixteen bands to the 2020 roster - John Cowan & Songs From The Road Band Featuring Andy Thorn, Vince Herman as Artist at Large, Chicago Farmer & the Field Notes, Clare Brown, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Dan Andree Band, Ernie Hill's Story Songs, Fox Crossing Stringband, Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke, Miles Over Mountains, Relic, Stillhouse Junkies, The Kay Brothers, The Misty Mountain String Band, White Lightning Boys, Will Kimble and Trina Emig. To view all the artist photos and bios click here. The Daily Lineup will be announced at a later date. 

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