News On John Hartford Memorial Festival.

 

 The next installment of the John Hartford Memorial Festival is in the works, With the regretful 2021  passing of the creator, John Hotze. Tom Burkhart has joined with Brent Turner and John Grantz to maintain the festival into the future.  The event is scheduled for June 1st through the 4th in 2022. We will be moving it to a new location, the Lawrence County Recreational Park in Springville, Indiana to better accommodate the festival experience.  “The new location will allow the multi-day festival to have a much larger camping area and room for everyone to spread out,” said Tom Burkhart, festival organizer. “Nearly 8 times more acreage is going to give us all plenty of wiggle room and air space. It will also help make the event more affordable to attend including free tent camping and free hot showers with every ticket.”  Lawrence County Recreational Park is less than 40 miles from the location where the event was held for the past 11 years and is only 12 miles south of Bloomington.

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Tickets and camping options will go on sale around December 1 on our website. Cunningham Golf Carts will start taking reservations for carts around the same time. Mailing list subscribers will be notified about 24 hours before tickets go on sale to the public. Our initial lineup will be announced when tickets go on sale.

We can’t wait to see our Hartford Fest Family and start the next chapter!

Welcome To The John Hartford Memorial Festival
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
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Tickets are now on sale and today we released the first tier of 500 Discounted 4-Day Early Bird Tickets. We suggest you get them now before they sell out and the price increases. This first tier of tickets has historically sold out quickly, sometimes within a day! Our ticket prices are structured to give a break to the first 500 sold. 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.
From now until Friday, Dec. 17 at 4:20am ET, you will need a password to buy 4-Day Early Bird Full Festival Tickets and RV Camping. Your password is JHMF2022. Once you get to the SeeTickets ticketing Page make sure you enter the password JHMF2022 and you will be granted access to our ticketing page.
Remember, the password is JHMF2022. 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 byClicking 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.
Same Festival – New Location
We’ve moved! The 2022 festival will take place at the Lawrence County Recreational Park conveniently located 12 miles south of Bloomington, Indiana. The new site features a large stage and audience area, a multi-unit bathroom/shower facility, several shelters, an RV park with water and electricity, and plenty of space for camping in both wooded and open fields. This park can facilitate over 200+ RVs. Although this site is home to miles and miles of motorcycle and ATV trails, they will be closed during the festival. Golf carts can be reserved in advance from Cunningham Golf Carts. Learn about our new golf cart policy and reserve your own by Clicking Here. You may also bring you own cart by purchasing a pass on our ticketing page. We suspect this new location will soon be your favorite destination for experiencing music festivals in Southern Indiana.
There Is A Ticket Cap
We continue to listen to your feedback and will limit the amount of multi-day tickets sold to just 3,000 Full-Festival Tickets. We want to make sure that you continue to have the ample amounts of wiggle room that you come to expect. We strive to create an exclusive, laidback, event. We are a family friendly, kid friendly, dog friendly, jam friendly, just plain friendly festival. Click Here to buy tickets.
Our talent scouts travel every year to music conferences, festivals, concerts, backyard shindigs and everything else in between to find both budding and established talent. We pride ourselves on presenting artists that are on the cusp of rising to fame along with headliners that we feel are sure to please the crowds. Year after year the John Hartford Memorial Festival has promised and delivered a fun, peaceful musical event and our initial lineup is very close to being complete. As always you can expect some great surprises thrown in! We’re proud to be known as a genre busting event that features newgrass, bluegrass, old time, jamgrass, and every other type of music that you can put a “Vamp in the Middle”. Just like years past there will be multiple stages filled with music. We will announce the initial lineup in early January. Stay up to date with all our progress by visiting our web site www.HartfordFest.com
Final Notes
Our mission is to continue the legacy of John Hartford, The Father of Newgrass. Our lineup will always feature a genre busting mix of musical styles reflected in the long discography of John Hartford. We encourage you to visit our festival website and read all about John Hartford. You can also visit the Official Hartford Family web site at www.johnhartford.com and peruse the largest selection of John Hartford music and merch anywhere. We have been and shall remain, John Hartford centered. This was the vision of our late founder, John Hotze.
See You June 1 – June 4, 2022
Where in the world can you go to sit back, relax, leave your worries at the gate, enjoy the campground atmosphere, and listen to or participate in campfire jamming? Where can you go to experience the most exciting, thoroughly entertaining bunch of pickers and singers ever assembled in the most laid back atmosphere in the country? Join us June 1 – June 4, in Springville, Indiana at the Lawrence County Recreational Park for the official 2022 John Hartford Memorial Festival, “The Most Laid Back Festival in America!” That’s where it all takes place.
The initial 2022 lineup for the official 2022 John Hartford Memorial Features: Leftover Salmon, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, The Dillards, Henhouse Prowlers, Great American Taxi, Damn Tall Buildings, Chicago Farmer & the Fieldnotes, Wolfpen Branch, David Davis & The Warrior River Boys, The Lonesome Ace Stringband, The Sweet Lillies, Never Come Down, Stillhouse Junkies, Good Morning Bedlam, Phillip Steinmetz & His Sunny Tennesseans, One Way Traffic, Chain Station, New Old Cavalry, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Red Mountain Boys, & More To Be Announced. The final lineup will be announced around mid-February.
To view the artist photos and bios Click Here.
As you may have heard, the official 2022 festival will take place at the Lawrence County Recreational Park, located 12 miles south of Bloomington, Indiana. The new site features a large stage and audience area, a multi-unit bathroom/shower facility, several shelters, an RV park with water and electricity, and plenty of space for camping in both wooded and open fields. This park can facilitate over 200+ RVs. Although this site is home to miles and miles of motorcycle and ATV trails, they will be closed during the festival. Golf carts can be reserved in advance from Cunningham Golf Carts. Learn about our new golf cart policy and reserve your own by Clicking Here. You may also bring you own cart by purchasing a pass on our ticketing page. We suspect this new location will soon be your favorite destination for experiencing music festivals in Southern Indiana.
John Hartford Songwriters Challenge & Band Contest
Get ready to boogie because we are bringing back the popular John Hartford Memorial Band Contest and the Songwriters Challenge. Stay tuned to our website as we’ll launch both these contests on Tuesday February 1st. You can read and learn about the past Band Contest winners by Clicking Here and learn about the past Songwriters Challenge winners by Clicking Here. We’ll have new info and updated rules posted on these sites on Tuesday, February 1st.
2022 Band Contest Prizes:
  • 1st Place: $1000, a Hartford main stage slot at the 2023 John Hartford Memorial Festival.
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $300
  • 4th Place: $200
2022 Songwriters Challenge Prizes:
  • 1st Place: $250 and other prizes to be announced.
  • 2nd Place: $150 and other prizes to be announced.
  • 3rd Place: $100 and other prizes to be announced.
See You June 1 – June 4, 2022
Where in the world can you go to sit back, relax, leave your worries at the gate, enjoy the campground atmosphere, and listen to or participate in campfire jamming? Where can you go to experience the most exciting, thoroughly entertaining bunch of pickers and singers ever assembled in the most laid back atmosphere in the country? Join us June 1 – June 4, in Springville, Indiana at the Lawrence County Recreational Park for the official 2022 John Hartford Memorial Festival, “The Most Laid Back Festival in America!” That’s where it all takes place.