Today the organizers behind Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, a free October music festival in Golden Gate Park, revealed the full lineup for the 17th annual event. After a series of medleys to announce select acts, the complete list was unveiled and headlining this year are Randy Newman, Lucinda Williams, and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.

No tickets are needed for this BYOB music festival, which will have more than 50 food and drink vendors on-site. Over 90 live music acts will perform across seven stages throughout the weekend. Other noteworthy artists confirmed to play next month are Swedish indie folk duo First Aid Kit, Latino fusion group Ozomatli, singer-songwriters Patty Griffin and John Prine, New Orleans’ rapper and queen diva¬†Big Freedia, and country vocalist Emmylou Harris. There will also be a silent disco stage on Saturday and Sunday with local DJs like Deejay Theory and Gordo Cabeza of the¬†Motown on Mondays crew, among many others. See below for the complete lineup by day.

Last year saw performances by singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, rock band Cake, and California rocker Chris Isaak.


Friday, October 6
Dry Branch Fire Squad
Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
Conor Brings Friends for Friday featuring: Mega Bog
Jesse Harris
Big Thief
The Felice Brothers
First Aid Kit
Conor Oberst
Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
T Bone Burnett
Tracy Blackman
Brandi Carlile
Billy Bragg
The Bo-Keys featuring Don Bryant and Percy Wiggins
The Sam Chase & The Untraditional
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
Molsky’s Mountain Drifters
Foy Vance
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines

Saturday, October 7
Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven
HSB Blues Revue featuring Sugar Ray Norcia
Annie Sampson
Chris Cain
Steve Freund
Austin deLone
Ruth Davies and Tony Braunagel
Poncho Sanchez
Blackfoot Gypsies
The Wood Brothers
Rising Appalachia
Tim O’Brien Band
Peter Rowan Dharma Blues featuring Jack Casady
The Go To Hell Man Clan
Sturgill Simpson
Hardly Strictly Silent Disco featuring Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, Steve Fabus, Deejay Theory, Tom Thump, DJ Phleck, DJ Tobiwan, Motion Potion, U9lift, Jamey Johnson
Tyler Childers
Nancy & The Lambchops
Robyn Hitchcock
The Brothers Comatose
Patty Griffin
The Nth Power
Dan Auerbach
Willie Watson
Justin Townes Earle
Sam Outlaw
Henry Rollins
Robert Earl Keen
Buddy Miller’s Cavalcade of Stars featuring Gurf Morlix, Bill Anderson, Lillie Mae, Dan Penn, Buddy Miller with The War and Treaty
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Gillian Welch
Alison Brown & the Compass Bluegrass Allstars
Midnight North
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Colter Wall

Sunday, October 8
Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer
Ciaran Lavery
The Brothers Gibb
Kane Welch Kaplin
Weyes Blood
Big Freedia
Hot Tuna Electric
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Aaron Lee Tasjan
John Prine
Ornette’s Prime Time Reunion Band featuring Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Al MacDowell, Charlie Ellerbe, Badal Roy, Denardo Coleman with Special Guests David Murray, Wallace Roney & Marc Ribot
Lampedusa featuring Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams
The Secret Sisters
Sisters Morales
Jade Jackson
Jello Biafra
The Flatlanders
Randy Newman
Hardly Strictly Silent Disco featuring 4NR, Gordo Cabeza, DJ Alarm, Mophono, DJ Tyme, King Most, Motion Potion
Junior Brown
Cheap Trick
Norbert Putnam and Friends
Will Durst
Lucinda Williams
Bob Mould Band
Tyler Childers
Marco & The Polos
Lila Blue, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile (and the Sea Lice)
Poor Man’s Whiskey
Emmylou Harris
Ghost of Paul Revere
The Sons Of The Soul Revivers
The Well Known Strangers
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones
Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass¬†starts Friday, October 6 at noon and runs until 7pm (plus there’s a kids program from 10:30am ‚Äď noon). On Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 11am and live music goes until 7pm.