Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Event has passed (Fri Oct 6, 2017 - Sun Oct 8, 2017)
Golden Gate Park
all day


"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

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

FRIDAY OCT 6 (Noon - 7pm)

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

SATURDAY OCT 7 (11am - 7pm)

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

SUNDAY OCT 8 (11am - 7pm)

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



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