Kurt Vile & Travelin’ McCourys Among Additions To Increasingly Stacked Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2023 Lineup

The three-day, multi-stage free music festival returns to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park September 29 – October 1.

By Scott Bernstein Aug 11, 2023 9:17 am PDT

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass organizers recently revealed the second round of artists set to play the festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park between September 29 – October 1. Acts confirmed for the 2023 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup as part of the announcement include Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Travelin’ McCourys, Lilly Hiatt, Lucero and more.

Nora Brown w/Stephanie Coleman, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Buffalo Nichols, Beth Orton, Mighty Poplar and Carrie Rodriguez are also aboard for the free festival. The 10 acts detailed this week join previously announced 2023 HSB performers Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Leyla McCalla, The Church, John Doe Folk Trio, Valerie June, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, John Craigie, Neal Francis, Bahamas and Gaby Moreno.

The three-day, multi-stage free festival was founded by venture capitalist Warren Hellman in 2001. “As a long-time festival goer and new member of the team, I could not be more excited to get back to the park this year,” explained HSB Executive Director John Caldon, who joined the organization in February. “Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is unique as it gets with its eclectic lineup of living legends and rising stars, as well as an extraordinary ability to reinvent itself while staying true to its spirit. With a fresh layout and new stages, including an intimate venue where live music will be presented for the first time ever, HSB23 promises to be a celebration of artists and community that will make your heart sing.”

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