Help the Festival - Take the Survey

Take a moment and help improve the festival. Each year we send out a survey. From these results we learn what it takes to make your experience the best one possible. Your input, opinions and comments will be studied and utilized to improve the next festival. The short survey should only take a few minutes to complete. Please click this survey link and make plans to join us next year. Enjoy the results May 27 - May 30, 2020.

We get many comments regarding golf carts at JHMF that we can do very little about. Please note that the carts are supplied by the venue and are a tradition at the Bill Monroe Music Park. Please address any comments regarding the carts to the park itself.

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Welcome To The John Hartford Memorial Festival

Tickets for the 10th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival will go on sale around late November. Those on our email list get exclusive access to the 1st round of discounted tickets. Sign up via the form below. We won't pester you and your email will never be given away for any reason.

Hartford Fest Email List

Sign up to get updates about The John Hartford Memorial Festival. Those on our list get priority access to purchase tickets.

We are a family friendly, kid friendly, dog friendly, jam friendly, just plain friendly bluegrass and folk music festival. We strive to reach the right number of people for your maximum comfort and will continue to limit the amount of multi-day tickets sold to just 2,000 Full-Festival Tickets. Fill up your steam powered Aereo-Plain and follow your friends to Bean Blossom, IN, May 27 - May 30 and enjoy The John Hartford Memorial Festival "The Most Laid-Back Festival In America". bands, camping, jamming, dancing, contests and much more. Sit back, relax and leave your worries at home.

Relive The Festival Memories Official Video & Photo Recap

Take a digital stroll down memory lane and check out the official recap video from Troy Phillips of Live Music Video Productions and images from our ace photographers, Aaron Lingenfelter, Amanda Cannon, Sara Zarling, Will Huston of The Lot Scene and Danny "Hootenanny" Clark. Stay tuned as we'll continue to post more images and videos to our web site, social media accounts and our YouTube page. To view images from the 2019 festival please click here.

Watch the official recap video of JHMF9. Kudos to Troy Phillips of Live Music Video Productions for filming the festival.