The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum is the world center for the presentation of the history, culture, and future of bluegrass music. We develop and maintain an environment in which people of all ages can discover the richness of bluegrass music through an exciting and educational experience.
This years Campout event is being produced and hosted by the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground.
We want to give a huge THANKYOU to all of you who donated all or part of their tickets from the 2020 festival. Your donations made are making this event possible with no admission fee.
Things will be back, much closer to our old normal for the 2022 John Hartford Memorial Festival.
ROMP has made this decision considering State, CDC, and local guidelines, along with input from the Regional Health Director, and will continue to seek guidance making any modifications necessary to ensure the health and safety of attendees, artists, volunteers, vendors, and staff.
Ticket buyers who chose to roll over their 2020 purchase to 2021 need not take any action as previous ticket purchases apply to this year’s festival. Artist lineup and ticket information will be announced soon, so stay up to date on the latest information with the link below and by following Rompfest on Facebook.
MerleFest, Presented by Window World, Announces First Round of Lineup
Tedeschi Trucks, Melissa Etheridge, Mavis Staples, LeAnn Rimes, and more to perform September 16-19 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina; Tickets will go on sale June 10th and Chris Austin Songwriting Contest accepting entries through June 15th
Tedeschi Trucks (Friday), Melissa Etheridge (Sunday), Mavis Staples (Sunday), LeAnn Rimes (Friday), Sam Bush (Saturday), Donna The Buffalo (all 4 days), Scythian (Thurs., Fri., and Sat. performances), and The Waybacks (Fri. and Sat.) will be joining the annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Additional artists scheduled to perform will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets will go on sale June 10.
We hope to see you at the Vine Grove Optimist Park for a long weekend, jam-packed with some of the best bluegrass around, including performances by:
◦ Appalachian Road Show
◦ Cotton Pickin Kids
◦ Carolina Blue
◦ The Wooks
◦ Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers
◦ Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys
◦ Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express
◦ The King James Boys
◦ Justamere Bluegrass Band
◦ The Friends Quartet
The four-day event will be hosted by The Po' Ramblin' Boys and MC Daniel Mullins! We'll also host the Clinch Mountain Boys 75th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 25.
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Dear Hartford Fest Family, We regret to inform you that the 10th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival rescheduled for this fall has been cancelled due to COVID19 and circumstances beyond our control. We do not feel confident that we can produce a festival this year similar enough to the previous festivals that everyone has come to know and love, earning its nick name “The Most Laid Back Festival in America”. The crowds that we have seen in the past years would make it extremely difficult to follow COVID 19 protocols including social distancing during the festival.
Due to uncertainty of what 2021 will bring us, at this point we will not be rolling over your tickets to a rescheduled festival next spring. There is still a real possibility for a festival next year to happen, but we have decided to wait things out before planning another event. June 3-5, 2021 would have been the date for JHMF11 had things not gone sideways. We will be evaluating the situation carefully over the next six months to determine the possibilities of hosting a 2021 festival. If it happens, the festival may have to be modified and may have a very different look.
Because of all this uncertainty, we have decided to refund all tickets purchased for the 2020 festival. To request a refund visit our homepage www.HartfordFest.com and fill out the required form. You must fill out the form completely. We will then refund your ticket purchases in as timely a manner as possible. Refunds will only be made to the original purchaser. Unfortunately, due to the length of time that has passed, we will not be able to simply refund your purchase through Pay Pal or your credit card. We will instead issue a refund via an E check system that is proven safe and secure.
Please note; *All Refund requests must be received by August 31, 2020 *