John Hartford Festival Finalizes 2020 Lineup

Article Contributed by John Hartford … | Published on Sunday, January 5, 2020

Nestled in the beautiful hills of Brown County in Southern Indiana, in a little slice of heaven called Bean Blossom, the park is located on a 55-acre tract of land. Bill Monroe fell in love with this small town, and the property he owned, calling it his home away from home for more than forty years. Once you visit, you too will experience the magic of Bean Blossom. Come experience the history, become a part of tradition and find out why so many call this the Mecca of Bluegrass Music. The facilities are complete with hot showers, clean restrooms, coin laundry facility, two dump stations, a water park complete with a beach, rope swings, swim platform and a water slide; walking trails, assorted picnic tables, fire rings, and barbecue grills; large covered pavilion, camp store, gift shop, and museum (your festival wristband gets you in the museum).

We just added the following sixteen bands to the 2020 roster - John Cowan & Songs From The Road Band Featuring Andy Thorn, Vince Herman as Artist at Large, Chicago Farmer & the Field Notes, Clare Brown, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Dan Andree Band, Ernie Hill's Story Songs, Fox Crossing Stringband, Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke, Miles Over Mountains, Relic, Stillhouse Junkies, The Kay Brothers, The Misty Mountain String Band, White Lightning Boys, Will Kimble and Trina Emig. To view all the artist photos and bios click here. The Daily Lineup will be announced at a later date. 

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 just added sixteen bands to the 10th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival, bringing the grand total of bands to thirty eight! We're proud to be known as a genre busting event that features bluegrass, old time, jamgrass, newgrass and every other type of music that you can put a "Vamp in the Middle". In addition to announcing the final lineup we also opened up applications for both the John Hartford Memorial Band Contest and The Songwriter's Challenge. Keep reading for all the details.

Family, thanks to you we are going into our 10th year. You have shown the love and have helped get the word out. You are this event. We always ask you to bring someone you love, and you have. Please keep this up. Our laid back groove and loving spirit has maintained because this is what we all strive for. We have an attendance cap because we do not want chaos. Happiest New Year to you. Make plans to be together this spring in Bean Blossom, IN May 27 - 30, 2020 at "The Most Laid-Back Festival In America". Here we go! Click Here to Buy Tickets.