Please Join us at the 2022 John Hartford Memorial Festival

Point your rig to Springville, IN because all roads and flights lead to the Lawrence County Recreational Park! Fill up your 1970s Volkswagen van with biodiesel from your deep fryer or top off the tank on your Steam Powered Aereo-plain, regardless of how you get here, we want you at the Most Laid Back Festival In America, the John Hartford Memorial Festival taking place June 1-4, 2022.

You’ve been patiently waiting, and we’re tickled to finally announce the daily lineup, the hourly stage schedule and the sale of single day tickets. We’ve got over 30 bands and 45 sets of music over the course of four days. Entertainment will be spread out over four stages at our new venue in beautiful Springville, IN. Newgrass, Bluegrass, Jamgrass, Old Time and everything in between will soon be flowing through the campgrounds of the Lawrence County Recreational Park. Plan your festival adventure accordingly and as always expect a few surprises along the way. The highly anticipated return of the festival kicks off on Wednesday evening with One Way Traffic and Julian Davis & The Situation and culminates on Saturday with performances by Great American Taxi, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Becky Buller Band and tons of other genre busting musical acts. Be sure to catch The High Hawks, Never Come Down and Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes on Thursday and festival favorites Leftover Salmon, Henhouse Prowlers and The Dillards on Friday. If you’re itching for even more music don’t forget about all the wonderful campground jamming that takes place 24/7 throughout the park. Bring an instrument and join the jam, will you?


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The final lineup for the official 2022 John Hartford Memorial Festival Features: Leftover Salmon, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, The Dillards, The High Hawks, Becky Buller Band, Henhouse Prowlers, Great American Taxi, Julian Davis & The Situation, Damn Tall Buildings, Chicago Farmer & the Fieldnotes, Wolfpen Branch, David Davis & The Warrior River Boys, The Lonesome Ace Stringband, The Sweet Lillies, Mama Said String Band, Never Come Down, Lily B Moonflower, Miles Over Mountains, Stillhouse Junkies, Good Morning Bedlam, Phillip Steinmetz & His Sunny Tennesseans, One Way Traffic, Chain Station, New Old Cavalry, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Red Mountain Boys, Hot Brown Smackdown, River Valley Rangers, Joe Kidd & Shelia Burke. The daily lineup will be announced around early March.

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Tickets Are On Sale Now

In addition to the Daily Lineup Announcement, we’ve also launched the sale of single day tickets. Single day tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday are now available for purchase by Clicking Here. No Wednesday Single Day Tickets will be sold. Only a limited amount of single day tickets will be sold for each day and no single day camping passes will be sold. We limit the amount of people in the park so you can continue to have ample amounts of wiggle room. Can’t make the whole shindig? Never attended the festival before and curious about all the positive commotion? A single day ticket just might be the option for you. If you’re in it for the long haul (and you should be), pick up a full festival ticket and join in for all four days of music and camaraderie under the stars of Springville, IN.

New for 2022 is a special Friday & Saturday combo ticket. Unlike single day tickets, this special combo ticket includes complimentary primitive camping. We listened to your feedback and many fans have requested an option that allows them to attend for two days and camp. If that’s you, Click Here and pick up the new Friday & Saturday Combo Ticket, with primitive camping.

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In addition to festival tickets, RV passes are also available for purchase. The new location features a mix of RV sites with electricity and water, just electricity, and primitive RV camping. Please make sure you read up on all our camping options prior to purchasing camping by Clicking Here. Free primitive tent camping is included will all full festival passes. Just when you think it can’t get no better than it does.

Festivals are always enjoyed best with a friend… or two. Gifting a ticket to the John Hartford Memorial Festival is a perfect way to express your love and friendship. We will continue to limit ticket quantities to less than 50% of capacity as we get used to our new and much larger venue. A total of 3,000 full festival tickets will be available. We want to make sure you continue to have ample amounts of wiggle room at the new digs.

We have new policies in 2022 regarding vehicles in the campground and access/using a golf cart. Click here and familiarize yourself with these new policies.

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2022 Band Contest Prizes:

  • 1st Place: $1000, a Hartford main stage slot at the 2023 John Hartford Memorial Festival.
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $300
  • 4th Place: $200

2022 Songwriters Challenge Prizes:

  • 1st Place: $250 and other prizes to be announced.
  • 2nd Place: $150 and other prizes to be announced.
  • 3rd Place: $100 and other prizes to be announced.

Same Festival – New Location

We’ve moved! The 2022 festival will take place at the Lawrence County Recreational Park conveniently located 12 miles south of Bloomington, Indiana. The new site features a large stage and audience area, a multi-unit bathroom/shower facility, several shelters, an RV park with water and electricity, and plenty of space for camping in both wooded and open fields. This park can facilitate over 200+ RVs. Although this site is home to miles and miles of motorcycle and ATV trails, they will be closed during the festival. Golf carts can be reserved in advance from Cunningham Golf Carts. Learn about our new golf cart policy and reserve your own by Clicking Here. You may also bring you own cart by purchasing a pass on our ticketing page. We suspect this new location will soon be your favorite destination for experiencing music festivals in Southern Indiana. The Lawrence County Recreational Park is located at 99 Moore Ln. Springville, Indiana 47462.

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