Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Confirms 10 More 2018 Acts


The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass free music festival returns to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for its 2018 installment October 5 – 7. Organizers just confirmed 10 more acts set to play the Warren Hellman-founded event.

A total of four medleys featuring portions of music from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass ’18 performers have been shared as a preview of the full lineup. Today, the 10 acts whose music was included in the fourth medley were confirmed. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass revealed those acts are Alison Krauss, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Tim Barry, Eilen Jewell, Mavis Staples, Peter Rowan, Kacy & Clayton, The Family Crest and Tracy Nelson.

The 10 acts from the fourth medley join a lineup that already included the Del McCoury Band, Los Lobos, The Greyboy Allstars, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Jeff Tweedy, I’m With Her, Matador! Soul Sounds, Deer Tick, Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert, Marco & The Polos, Roky Erickson, Robyn Hitchcock: Electrospective, Ani Difranco, Tim O’Brien, Sera Cahoone, Gregory Alan Isakov, Howlin’ Rain, Courtney Marie Andrews, Darlingside, Aki Kumar, Gomez, JD Mcpherson, Evolfo, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Steve Forbert, David Bromberg Quintet, Patty Griffin, Andrea Gibson and Four Year Bender.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 will feature over 90 acts. Stay tuned for the complete lineup announcement.