The Hartford Boogie Taking Place 9/18 – 9/19 In Dunmor, KY


Why Should you, a musician and music fan, come on out to the Hartford Boogie?Musicians, the Hartford Boogie is a shout out and a call to you. We aren’t begging you buy a ticket, we are asking for you to come and experience this event which is why our pricing is so affordable. Become a part of us. Experience our Family this fall at the Hartford Boogie.

Part of our goal in preserving the music, life and legacy of the late John Hartford is giving musicians an opportunity. Jason Jenkins, owner of Dogwood Camping Resort, Muhlenburg Co, KY, attended our festival, held each spring at the Bill Monroe Music Park, Bean Blossom, IN, and told us he’d like for us to do something there, so here we go. The Hartford Boogie is having it’s fall party/talent search third weekend of September.

Along with our headliners, ten band/artist contest finalists will give their best shot to be picked for a JHMF 2016 Main Stage booking contract and a $1000 first place prize!

This party is keeping with the spirit of JHMF by carrying on our laid back reputation. Check out the home page, for all of the details and a description of Dogwood Camping Resort, and it’s off the beaten path, pristine accommodations including a lake perfect for swimming and fishing! We are calling on all musicians to come on out and jam. You will be heard and you will be considered for our big party next June in Bean Blossom, Indiana, The John Hartford Memorial Festival. Why? Read what some of our noted past performers have had to say about performing at JHMF:

Betse and Clarke (Betse Ellis and Clarke Wyatt),Kansas City, MO
“Being at the JHMF is like going to a family reunion where we meet a bunch of cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents and godparents… We’re connected through a family tree of music thanks to the legacy of John Hartford’s music and soul. We feel the love and the meaning of our connections when we are on stage and off. The audience is super involved and the open, friendly camp picking is awesome!”

The Whipstitch Sallies- Indiana
“We look forward to JHMF every single year. Not only do we get to play at one of the most iconic spots in bluegrass history, but we get to be reunited with one big acoustic musical family. We’ve met incredible people from all over the world, and get to have amazing jam sessions with so many different people. Everyone should come join the big JHMF family!”

And, it’s a party folks! To quote fest co-promoter Tom Burkhart, “You know, it all boils down to, we like to party! We’re lucky enough to have a great big family of folks who play music and like to party, laid back!”

Party, to us, is enjoying the freedom we own, enjoying our space and respecting others space. This is the John Hartford and his influential music that we aim to nurture and preserve.

Come jam and let us hear you, and by all means, send us your promo and bring someone you love! We’d be tickled to death to see you!