Festival Postponed to Sept 30 - Oct 3

The 10th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival scheduled for May 27 - 30, 2020 will be rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak. As much as we wanted to keep our festival in May, as planned, there is still lots of uncertainty, and with the health and wellness of our festival family in mind, we felt the best option was to postpone the event until this fall. Making this decision now will allow us time to plan and keep as much of the festival lineup in tact as possible.

The new date is; Wednesday, September 30 – Saturday, October 3, 2020. It should be a wonderful fall weekend for a music festival. We always try and answer the question “What Would John Do” and are hopefully we are doing just that. Our greatest concern is everyone’s health and safety.

Our lineup may change a bit but we are working hard to keep as many of the original bands as possible. We can assure you it will be an amazing lineup! All Festival Tickets will automatically roll over to new date. Camping and golf cart rentals will also roll over automatically. If you have a camping or golf cart reservation and will not be able to attend on the new date, please email the campground at; billmonroeoffice@gmail.com
well in advance of the fall event to arrange for your reservations to roll over to JHMF11 date which is June 2-5, 2021. You will also be able to roll over JHMF10 festival tickets to JHMF11 if unable to attend on the new date. You will need to arrange any rollover of festival tickets in advance. Details on the 2020 festival ticket rollover to 2021 will be announced at a later date. We want everyone to be comfortable in their decision to attend. 

Stay safe and do what you can to help those most affected in these tough times!
Our best to you, John Hartford Memorial Festival

Tune up your banjo and fiddle and dust off the hammock because festival season is just around the corner. Enjoy the sound of music floating over the hills this fall in beautiful Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in Bean Bossom, IN. Folks are talking about the genre busting lineup, the legendary jams and our family atmosphere, all happening on the hallowed ground where Bill Monroe and John Hartford walked along with so many other groundbreaking names in Bluegrass and Americana music. Join us Sept 30 - Oct 3, for the 10th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, "The Most Laid Back Festival in America!" That's where it all takes place. Click Here to Buy Tickets.

Single Day Tickets Now On Sale:
Not able to attend the entire event? Single day tickets are now available for purchase for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. No Wednesday single day tickets will be sold. Prices will increase at the gate, so plan your schedule accordingly. Both single day and multi day tickets are available by clicking here

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Applications are now Closed for both the John Hartford Memorial Band Contest and The Songwriter's Challenge.  Click Here to learn about the Band Contest and Click Here to learn about the Songwriter's Challenge. The deadline for submissions was midnight, CST, Feb 28. Thanks again for entering and we hope to see you at JHMF10!.


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