Bean Blossom, IN -- Come join the genre busting, musical celebration of the life, music and legacy of John Hartford, one of America's most beloved musician/songwriters, at the 4th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, “The Most Laid Back Festival in America”. The festival schedule is ready for your planning with Peter Rowan, Pokey LaFarge, Jamie Hartford, The HillBenders,The Freight Hoppers, Haunted Windchimes, Pert Near Sandstone, Bawn in the Mash, The Keels, Betse Ellis and many more! 50 bands in all!
Single day tickets and full festival tickets are available now at our new dynamic and user friendly website! But you’d better hurry, our current discounted ticket prices will go up starting May 1st. Full 3 day tickets will go up from $100.00 to $115.00, $125.00 at the gate, single day tickets will increase from $50.00 to $55.00, $60.00 at the gate so order now and save! You can win tickets, cash and more as a contestant in our Songwriting and Old Time Fiddling Contests! Visit www.johnhartfordmemfest.com for all the info to get you and your family to the 4th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, May 29th-31st, Bill Monroe Music Park, in beautiful Brown County, IN.
Heading into its fourth year, the John Hartford Memorial Festival is on a mission to preserve and continue the legacy, music, and ideals of John Hartford; one of America’s most beloved songwriters, performers, and musicians. The 4th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, taking place May 29-31, 2014 at the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground in Bean Blossom, IN.
The John Hartford Memorial Festival is a 3-day family-friendly music festival that takes place in beautiful southern Indiana at the historic and legendary Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom, IN, with performances on 3 stages from late morning until the wee hours with 24/7 campground jamming, a songwriting contest and an Old Time Fiddle contest too! Our unique festival is offering a genre busting line-up like no other festival with a list of performers whose music is varied, different, fresh and original, and rooted in the Spirit of John Hartford! To read more about the festival click here.
Some things that set the John Hartford Memorial Festival apart from other festivals is the meaning, mission, living history, and sense of family at the event. “I see all these young pickers, more and more, showing up every year and that is encouraging both for John’s legacy and the state of roots/acoustic/bluegrass/Americana music,” said Chad. “John’s spirit, the festival grounds at Bean Blossom, the people and the bands that turn out every year for this gathering are my favorite things about being involved with this festival,” he said.
New to this year’s festival will be John Hartford Storytelling. John’s friends will share their memories and stories with the audience. While this informally happens every year, it will be an organized event held under the Boogie Tent at specific times. There will also be a Chompdown pitch-in breakfast with live music on Friday, May 30 from 10 am – Noon for all to participate in, and a Children’s Tent with planned activities. Pickers and players are encouraged to participate in the Old-Time Fiddling Contest and the John Hartford Songwriting Contest with cash prizes and more.
“This is an early summer event that’s not to be missed,” said Chad. “It will set you on a path of happiness for the rest of the season. The friends you will make there and the fun you will have will be unrivaled by anything else you do all summer! Show up early and stay late, you won’t regret it,” he concluded.