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Join us May 30 - June 2, 2018 in Bean Blossom Indiana, at the Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground for the 8th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, "The Most Laid Back Festival in America!" That's where it all takes place.

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 sold out in record time, and the second tier has less than 200 left. We strive to create an exclusive, laidback, event. Get in on the second tier of tickets before the price increases! Click Here to buy tickets. Single Day tickets will go on sale around early March.

This year we've booked a line-up that promises to entertain and inspire you. Each year we ask you to bring someone you love, and you do. We're proud to announce the Final Lineup for JHMF8.

Final full lineup poster for jhmf8

Recently added bands include: Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, The Tillers, Dead Horses, The Wooks, Henhouse Prowlers, Chicago Farmer, Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman, Giri and Uma Peters, Circus No.9, Fox Crossing Stringband, Bluegill in the Slaw, Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Micahlan Boney and Sean Clark, The Misty Mountain String Band, White Lightning Boys, Rachel & Matt Combs, Ernie Hill and Jeff Daugherty, Short Round Stringband, and Fireside Collective.

To Purchase Tickets and Camping Passes please Click here.

Band Contest & Songwriter's Challenge Now Open

Win $1,000 and a 2019 Hartford Main Stage slot by winning the Band Contest! Registration for the 2018 John Hartford Memorial Band Contest is now open. Get all the details by clicking here.

Our Songwriter's Challenge is now accepting entries. Win tickets, cash, and perform in our Songwriter's Showcase on the Hartford Stage, the House that Bill Monroe built. We do consider all entrants for booking. Click Here to learn how to enter.

Relive the musical memories and take a stroll back to Bean Blossom, IN with the official recap video of JHMF7. Kudos to Jeremy Sewell for filming the festival.

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Camping Info

Make your camping reservations now! Reserved sites go quickly! Click Here for info.