2016 John Hartford Memorial Festival Announcement



Where in the world can you go to sit back, relax, know your kids are safe, enjoy campground cooking, have plenty of room to move around, jam jam jam, and know you are going to be in for the most exciting, thoroughly entertaining, heckuva bunch of pickers and singers ever to be assembled in the Most Laid Back atmosphere in this country? How about joining us the first week in June in Bean Blossom Indiana, Bill Monroe’s Music Park for the 6th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, The Most Laid Back Festival in America!

Folks we are tickled to announce our first wave of entertainers for the 2016 John Hartford Memorial Festival, with many more to come. Tickets are on sale now!

We are limiting our Early Bird sales to the first 500. Why?

According to co-promoter Tom Burkhart, “Our ticket prices are structured to give a break to the first 500 sold. Last year we sold out this first tier and we feel they will sell out much quicker this year. We are working to keep a small festival feeling by capping off the full festival tickets sold at 2500 total, even as we bring bigger names into our lineup.”

Everyone gets the same opportunity to get in. Staying in tune with our mission to further the legacy, music and history of our namesake, John Hartford, and the vision of original festival promoter, John Hotze, we have birthed a family of like minded folks, bent on having a great time with music and friendship in a family atmosphere. We will only sell enough tickets to insure that we can do it again, next year. We aim to live up to our reputation as “The Most Laid Back Festival In America”, by not getting so big that we bump elbows and bang instruments. Everyone is on equal ground here. Tom Burkhart went on to say, “At JHMF we treat everyone the same and will never have any audience areas reserved for VIP because we feel that everyone attending is very important.

We urge you to bring your family and join us as we present with tons of excitement, Ticket and camping info at www.johnhartfordmemfest.com