Hardly Strictly Bluegrass '07

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is back and ready to roll Friday, October, 5 (10:30 a.m. - Noon & 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.) and Saturday, October, 6 and Sunday, October, 7 (Saturday and Sunday run (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.) at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. As always, the event is FREE and you don't need tickets!


The morning is a special educational program featuring The Abrams Brothers and PMW for local schools (and the general public) as part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days. The afternoon features very special guests Buddy Miller, T Bone Burnett, and Jeff Tweedy.

Alison Brown Quartet w/ special guest Joe Craven, Allison Moorer, Austin Lounge Lizards, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys, Blanche, Boz Scaggs & The Blue Velvet Band, Chris Smither, Dale Ann Bradley & Coon Creek, Dan Reeder, Fionn Regan, The Flatlanders, Gillian Welch, Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson, James McMurtry, Jimmy LaFave, John Prine, Julay Brooks & Richard Brandenburg w/ The Cash Magnets, Keller Williams, The Knitters, Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Los Lobos, Michelle Shocked, New Lost City Ramblers, Nick Lowe, The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby w/ Kentucky Thunder, Robert Earl Keen, Symphony Bluegrass Ramblers, Shana Morrison & Caledonia, Steve Earle, the subdudes, T Bone Burnett, Teddy Thompson, The Whoreshoes.

Bill Callahan, Bill Kirchen & The Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods, Charlie Louvin, Dave Alvin and The Guilty Men, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience w/ special guest Curly Seckler, Del McCoury Band, Doc Watson w/ David Holt & Richard Watson, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Earl Scruggs, Emmylou Harris, Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Hacienda Brothers, Hazel Dickens, Heartless Bastards, Hot Buttered Rum, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit , Jim Lauderdale, Jody Stecher & Bill Evans / The Secret Life of Banjos, Jorma Kaukonen, Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane & Fats Kaplin, Marley's Ghost, Mekons, Moonalice, Mother Hips, Ned Sublette, Pete Wernick & Flexigrass, Poor Man's Whiskey, Railroad Earth, Red Wine, The Sadies, Songwriter Circle (w/ Chris Smither, David Olney, Ray Wylie Hubbard & Steve Young), Steep Canyon Rangers, The Wronglers.


[Published on: 8/30/07]

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lizardking1 starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/30/2007 11:58AM
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nice bela, keller, del, rre, hot butter rum,grisman and so many more. I love sf

Tan starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/30/2007 12:31PM
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For a free music festival in the park in one of the greatest cities ever, this lineup is jaw dropping.

AZ~*Droo* starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/30/2007 12:43PM
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dont forget about ricky scaggs, bruce hornsby and kentucky thunder!! those boys rip it up!!

Makisupa_McGee Thu 8/30/2007 02:09PM
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this thing just keeps getting better and better. this is the chillest fest anywhere and def worth traveling to if youre considering it.

ive taken my dog and a bunch of beer the last two years in a row along with a bunch of friends. my dog loves bluegrass music, but sometimes he drinks too much at these events and turns into a k9 wookie

Marcsmall Thu 8/30/2007 02:16PM
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God damn, this looks like a killer lineup. I wish I wasn't on probation and was allowed to travel out of Colorado. Oh well....I'll be there in spirit.

trini. starstarstarstarstar Thu 8/30/2007 02:27PM
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Wow. FREE AWESOME music in the park. Gotta love it.

playitleo Thu 8/30/2007 02:48PM
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This is such a great event, BUT I warn all that it is very crowded at the main stages with blanket cities. Folks get there very very early to save places, and you should too if you want to actually see and hear mainstage. The other stages are usually chiller, and you are able to walk up to them on a more casual basis. Im hopin Butter and RRE are at one of the smaller stages, but you know the Flecktones will be at mainstage. They put out schedules closer to the event.

powernet Thu 8/30/2007 05:46PM
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yo man i pay for fesstis that dont have a line up as good as this wtf... sf is the shit

secondbreakfast Thu 8/30/2007 10:22PM
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not only free, but free of corporate sponsors!!!! It's like a dream and all the gift of one very generous blue grass head - Warren Hellman. And word is, he invested some $$$ and the thing is funded for years to come. I've seen Willy, Dolly, Elvis C., Bobby Weir with Way Backs, NMA, and untold others. I live a couple blocks from the park, ride my bike up every year and party all weekend. You haven't partied until you've partied with a bunch of NorCal hippie freaks getting down to Del McCoury and Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder!!!! This show brings em all out. Yeee Haaaw!! Hardly Strictly!!

D.B.Higdon Fri 8/31/2007 05:59AM
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Of course, John Prine will be incredible, but do not miss James McMurtry; that guy is rockin'. The Knitters are going to put on an amazing show; basically it is X with Dave Alvin, and they deliver the goods.

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woow ray wiley hubbard, robert earl keen, grisman, rr earth, bill kirchen, jorma, steve earl??? WOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. for free??????

damn u people are lucky to live in such an expensive city with great free music!!!!! damn!!!!

dudeski3 Fri 8/31/2007 11:13AM
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Sometimes I wished I lived on the west coast.

Sizlunt starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/31/2007 03:25PM
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See you all in SF, this looks awesome!

daveapaug Fri 8/31/2007 03:26PM
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Hey Superfly, Take notice. A FREE festi in a huge metropolitan area. And notice how all the bands somehow fit into the same style of music. I will definitely be there for the third year in a row. Check the police blotter in SF the following days and you will see no arrests. At what other festival can you drink beer that you didnt buy at the festival, while sitting in front of the stage?

PHISHisDANK starstarstarstarstar Sat 9/1/2007 11:45AM
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i think this is the best festy of the year look at the bands ur gonna see for free bela its a steal for sure...see everyone there

Brynn Fri 9/7/2007 12:55PM
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Last Year was amazing!Hardly Stricktly all day...Dark Star Orchestra all night at the Filmore! Almost to much...almost!! Cant wait!

Brynn Fri 9/7/2007 01:00PM
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Last Year was amazing!Hardly Stricktly all day...Dark Star Orchestra all night at the Filmore! Almost to much...almost!! Cant wait!

badfish420 Sun 9/30/2007 11:34PM
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damn time after time these dank lineups are announced hundreds of thousands of miles away!!! i would really like to make the trek out to this one from O-H-I-O! give me LoS and ill drive to the tip of alaska for that show