"This is the great gift of Warren Hellman, the one and only, to not only the City of San Francisco, but the world of music." ~SF Chronicle
Full lineup and set times here:
A FREE festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco featuring over 100 musical artists on 7 stages.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is held every year at San Francisco’s Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park, welcoming all kinds of alternative acts, dozens of rock, country, bluegrass, indie and folk artists.
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?"