Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014

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

Event has passed (Fri Oct 3, 2014 - Sun Oct 5, 2014)
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.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Daily Schedule:


Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys
The Time Jumpers (featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, Dawn Sears and Ranger Doug Green)
Malawi Mouse Boys
Dry Branch Fire Squad
Dave Rawlings Machine
Holler Down The Hollow: A Hardly Strictly Salute To The Masters (Dickens, Hellman, Reed, Seeger, Scruggs, Watson & Winchester)
The High Bar Gang
Peter Rowan’s Twang An’ Groove
Alison Brown Quintet
Hot Rize Featuring Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers
Lucinda Williams
Ryan Adams
Deltron 3030 with The 3030 Orchestra
Rose’s Pawn Shop
Tweedy (visit Wilco’s FB page for details!)
Emmylou Harris
Yo La Tengo
Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester
Cibo Matto
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
Buddy Miller
Parker Millsap
Mccrary Sisters
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Kate York
Doug Seegers
Nikki Lane
Striking Matches
Shelly Colvin
Shawn Colvin
Buddy Miller

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