Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

At Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows), Lindley & Marx Meadows in Golden Gate Park

Fri Oct 3 (full schedule below)
Golden Gate Park
all day
City, Music, Bluegrass, City Events, Music Festivals


"San Francisco’s annual folk freakout Hardly Strictly Bluegrass returns Friday with three days of free music that typically draws more than half a million people to Golden Gate Park.

No New Info for 2014, but here's the awesome line up from last year! We'll update ASAP.


Star Stage
10:30am MC Hammer
11:30am P.M.W.

Banjo Stage
12:00pm Jesse Dee
1:15pm Jesse DeNatale
2:35pm Seldom Scene
4:15pm Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band featuring Yungchen Lhamo
5:45pm Bonnie Raitt

Arrow Stage
12:00pm Manchester Orchestra
1:15pm Freakwater
2:35pm Low
4:15pm Father John Misty
5:45pm Calexico

Rooster Stage
Conor Brings Friends for Friday Featuring:
12:00pm Jake Bellows
1:00pm The Cave Singers
2:20pm The Felice Brothers
3:20pm The Evens
4:30pm First Aid Kit
5:45pm Conor Oberst


Banjo Stage
11:00am Spirit Family Reunion
12:10pm Alison Brown
1:25pm Tim O’Brien with Bryan Sutton & Mike Bub
2:45pm Holler Down the Hollow: A Hardly Strictly Salute to the Masters
4:25pm The Jerry Douglas Band
5:45pm Steve Earle & The Dukes

Rooster Stage
11:00am Go To Hell Man Clan
12:10pm Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
1:25pm Mark Lanegan
2:45pm Loudon Wainwright III
4:05pm Patty Griffin
5:30pm Robert Earl Keen

Star Stage
11:00am LP
12:30pm Jon Langford & Skull Orchard acoustic / Freakons
2:10pm Dave Alvin with Greg Leisz
3:55pm Boz Scaggs
5:45pm Natalie Maines

Towers Of Gold Stage
11:40am Sonny & The Sunsets
1:20pm Bettye LaVette
3:05pm Nick Lowe
4:45pm Los Lobos Disconnected

Arrow Stage
11:00am Kat Edmonson
12:05pm The Handsome Family
1:30pm G. Love & Special Sauce
2:40pm Elvin Bishop
4:05pm The Forest Rangers with Katey Sagal
5:35pm The Flatlanders feat. Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock

Porch Stage
11:00am Supermule
12:10pm Paul Kelly
1:25pm Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
2:40pm Mike Scott & Steve Wickham of The Waterboys
3:50pm Joy Kills Sorrow
4:50pm Martha Wainwright
6:05pm Sturgill Simpson


Banjo Stage
11:00am Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue
12:05pm Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
1:25pm Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell
3:05pm Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
4:25pm Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
5:45pm Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Rooster Stage
11:00am Tumbleweed Wanderers
12:05pm Kevin Welch & Kieran Kane & Fats Kaplin
1:20pm Ryan Bingham
2:35pm Kate McGarrigle Tribute with Martha & Sloan Wainwright & Special Guests
4:25pm Buddy Miller
5:45pm The Wood Brothers

Star Stage
11:00am Dry Branch Fire Squad
12:30pm Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
2:20pm Justin Townes Earle
4:00pm Chris Isaak
5:50pm Gogol Bordello

Towers of Gold Stage
11:45am Allah-Las
1:20pm Richard Thompson
3:10pm Billy Bragg
5:00pm The Time Jumpers featuring Brad Albin, Larry Franklin, Paul Franklin, Vince Gill, “Ranger Doug” Green, Andy Reiss, Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears, Joe Spivey, Jeff Taylor & Billy Thomas

Arrow Stage
11:00pm Shovels & Rope
12:05pm Moonalice
1:25pm The Brothers Comatose
2:45pm The Devil Makes Three
4:10pm Trampled By Turtles
5:45pm The String Cheese Incident

Porch Stage
11:00am The Deep Dark Woods
12:10pm Della Mae
1:25pm Evolfo Doofeht
2:40pm The Warren Hood Band
3:55pm Pieta Brown
5:10pm Tift Merritt
6:20pm Robert Ellis


Stream all 3 days from last year's event here:


F. Warren Hellman, Beloved Father, Husband, Brother; Private Equity Pioneer; Founder of San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
(July 25, 1934 - December 18, 2011)

"What does move me is the philanthropic stuff," he told Forbes magazine in 2006. "Giving really does move me. Part of it is selfish. It's fun to be appreciated. But the other part is that good things really are growing."

He called the bluegrass festival a "selfish gift," one that he, the musicians and the community could all enjoy.

"How could you have more fun than that? What the hell is money for if it isn't for something like that?"


Golden Gate Park
501 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA
Fri Oct 3 (all day)
Sat Oct 4 (all day)
Sun Oct 5 (all day)



  1. Golden Gate Park
    501 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA