By Matt Wickstrom
The John Hartford Memorial Festival, which holds it’s eighth annual gathering from May 30 to June 2, added 20 acts to its lineup on Wednesday morning to round out its lineup for 2018 including Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Lexington’s The Wooks and many more.
Other newly announced artists include Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Dead Horses, Henhouse Prowlers, Chicago Farmer, Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman, Giri and Uma Peters, Circus No.9, Fox Crossing Stringband, Bluegill in the Slaw, Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Micahlan Boney and Sean Clark, The Misty Mountain String Band, White Lightning Boys, Rachel & Matt Combs, Ernie Hill and Jeff Daugherty, Short Round Stringband and Fireside Collective.
Those artists join Infamous Stringdusters, Jeff Austin Band (wsg Darol Anger and Jay Starling), Split Lip Rayfield, Billy Strings, Danny Barnes Trio, Hot Buttered Rum, John McEuen and Friends present: Will the Circle be Unbroken, Jon Stickley Trio, Town Mountain, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Forlorn Strangers, Sloppy Joe, Mark Lavengood Band, Grassfed, Ida Clark, Chain Station, Flatland Harmony Experiment, The Wheelhouse Rousters, Urban Pioneers, The Mighty Pines, Fox Crossing String Band, Tangleweed, Sheriff Scott and His Deputies and artist-at-large Darol Anger.
The John Hartford Memorial Festival, held in Bean Blossom, In. since 2011, operates on a strict ticket cap of 2,000 and has reported its first ticket tier sold out in record time. There are less than 500 tickets at the tier two price of $110 before the price increases to $125 on April 21 (or when tier two sells out). Purchase tickets here.