John Hartford Memorial Festival Announces Final Lineup For 2015



“Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Better, It Did!”  These words are the summary of John Hartford Memorial Festival promoters, John Hotze and Tom Burkhart, concerning the final line-up for the 5th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, to be held May 28th-30th, at the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground, Bean Blossom, IN.

This is the year you do not want to miss! We expect to sell out.

Confirmed and added to our final line-up are brand new(to the festival) acts:
Punkin Holler Boys, Mustered Courage, Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle, Gideon’s Rifle, Still Shine, Dirty River Ramblers, American Folk, Steamboat Triple Fiddles and Red Ember, Returning to fill the bill are festival favorites, The Tillers, Worley Boys, Wil Maring And Robert Bowlin, Chicago Farmer, Deep Fried Pickle Project and Doto Tonho

As a show of support and dedication in making this event one big laid back family, we are reminding you about our Early Bird Discount Ticket Special for a limited time. You have until Jan. 31st, 2015, to get in on this special pricing unless 500 other folks beat you to it. We’ll let you know when that happens so for now, don’t wait! Follow this link directly to our ticket page: and reserve your spot to experience these exciting legendary and current performers; Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trail Blazers, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, Hackensaw Boys, Split Lip Rayfield, Jamie Hartford and Friends, Bawn in the Mash, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, The Larry Keel Experience, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Old Salt Union, Aching Hearts, Betse and Clarke, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Free The Honey, Hogslop String Band, Flea Market Hustlers, Colin O’Brien, Wild Ponies, Ragged Union, Wood and Wire, Flatland Harmony Experiment, Whipstitch Sallies, White Lightening Boys, Sloppy Joe, New Old Cavalry, Glade City Rounders, The Accomplices, Jalan Crossland Band.

Forty three Bands in all!

Some of these bands don’t ring a bell with you? Be sure and visit our website, and select “lineup” from the menu. You’ll be whisked to a very cool photo display of our entertainers. Click on each picture and you’ll be taken to their bio. Keep checking back for scheduling so you can plan your festival experience completely.

Also, at midnight Jan. 1st, we began accepting submissions for our Songwriting Contest. Send us your best John Hartford inspired song and win tickets, trophies, digital publication and video exposure, and participate in our top 7 Songwriter’s Showcase on the Main Stage! Don’t delay with pick and pen on this contest. We are only accepting 25 entries.

Who would you like to see sitting next to you at JHMF 2015? How about your best friend? “If each of us bring a friend, we will reach our goal for attendance, assuring that you will have wiggle room and plenty of fresh Brown County air to breathe and you’ll be helping us grow a like-minded family of festival folks.” said festival founder, John Hotze.

Come celebrate the life and legacy of one of Americana’s most beloved songwriting musicians at “The Most Laid Back Festival in America”. It’ll be here before you know it.