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John Hartford Memorial Fest 2022: Same Festival, NEW LOCATION!

Dec 18, 2021

John Hartford Memorial Festival 2022: The Most Laid-Back Festival In America

The 10th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival will take place June 1-4, 2022 at a new location, Lawrence County Rec Park in Springville, IN. The most laid-back festival in the country promises the same chill vibe, thoughtfully curated lineup, and family-friendly experience.


John Hartford Memorial Fest feels like one of the best-kept secrets in the world of bluegrass music festivals.  For the past 9 years, JHMF has invited top-notch bands to play alongside up-and-coming musicians on their intimately small stages at the Historic Bill Monroe Music Park.

Bean Blossom, Indiana is a familiar town thanks to the efforts of John Hotze, a close friend of Hartford who wanted his legacy to live on. And what better way to honor the father of Newgrass than with a big ol’ bluegrass party!  What started as a memorial party with a hundred of John’s friends and music collaborators has now turned into an annual musical celebration with a couple of thousand friends who have become family.

With the help of Tom Burkhart, The John Hartford Memorial Festival was born.  And in the past decade, Tom and John never lost sight of their original mission – to have “the most laid-back festival in America”.

This year, things will be a little different as the festival has been moved to a new location: Lawrence County Rec Park in Springville, IN.  Typically capped at 2,000 people, the new location will allow for 3,000 attendees – while still providing the comforts of the past:  RV passes, golf cart rentals, large shower/bathroom facilities, wooded camping areas –  and, of course,  multiple stages for lots of music.

John Hartford Memorial Fest Campground Map

John Harford Herald Announcement: Tickets On Sale Now!

From the team at JHMF: 

Here we go! Fuel up the “Steam Powered Aereo-Plain”, shout from the top of” Tall Buildings” and most importantly come to the place where there is “No End of Love”. We are gearing up for the official 2022 John Hartford Memorial Festival. We ask you each year to bring someone you love, and you do. Just imagine who you would love to see sitting or dancing next to you, tell them that you’ll be at “The Most Laid Back Festival in America.

Follow your friends to Springville, IN June 1-4, 2022, and enjoy the official John Hartford Memorial Festival. Our new location is at the Lawrence County Recreational Park in Springville, IN.

Tickets Are On Sale Now

The 1st tier of Early Bird Discounted Full Festival Tickets are gone! They flew of the shelf like a steam-powered Aereo-Plain and in record time. 2nd tier Full Festival Tickets are now on sale. A limited amount of tickets will be sold for the 2nd tier. Better hurry before the price increases to 3rd tier pricing.

Tickets are now on sale and on Thursday, Dec, 16th we released the first tier of 500 Discounted 4-Day Early Bird Tickets exclusively to those on our email list. Our ticket prices are structured in tiers. Once a tier sells out, the 4-Day Early Bird ticket price will increase to the next tier, regardless of the date. Single-day tickets will go on sale at a later date. Click Here to buy tickets. Need more information about the tickets? Click Here.

In addition to festival tickets, RV passes are also available for purchase. The new location features a mix of RV sites with electricity and water, just electricity, and primitive RV camping. Please make sure you read up on all our camping options prior to purchasing camping by Clicking Here. Free primitive tent camping is included will all full festival passes. Just when you think it can’t get no better than it does.

Festivals are always enjoyed best with a friend… or two. Christmas is right around the corner so give the gift of music and purchase a ticket for you and a friend. Gifting a ticket to the John Hartford Memorial Festival is a perfect way to express your love and friendship. We will continue to limit ticket quantities to less than 50% of capacity as we get used to our new and much larger venue. A total of 3,000 full festival tickets will be available. We want to make sure you continue to have ample amounts of wiggle room at the new digs.

Tickets can be purchased at the festival website:


Read about our last trip to John Hartford Memorial Festival!  (Yes, it’s been TOO LONG!)

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