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!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER, 5
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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER, 6
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.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER, 7
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.