Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Finalizes ‘Let The Music Play On’ Virtual Festival Lineup

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announced its final 2020 lineup for the Let The Music Play On virtual festival. Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and more are among the performers set for the online event taking place on Saturday, October 3 beginning at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET streaming across a variety platforms including the JamBase Livestreams Calendar.

Also set to perform are Boz Scaggs, The War & Treaty, Fantastic Negrito, Yola, Robert Earl Keen, Shakey Graves, Carrie Rodriguez, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Birds of Chicago, Sierra Ferrell, The Sons Of The Soul Revivers, Tré Burt and more. Legendary singer-songwriter Steve Earle will welcome the Halfgrass Dukes featuring Tim O’Brien and Dennis Crouch.

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HSB will be streaming live from a number of locations including festival veteran Buddy Miller’s studio in Nashville.

“I’ve been so lucky to be able to host a day on the Rooster Stage for the last six years or so and invite friends and acts that I just love and think people would adore,” Miller said. “This year, we’re doing the “Cavalcade of Stars” from my studio with a lot of those same people – Emmylou Harris, The War & Treaty, Ashley Monroe, Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert, The McCrary Sisters, and Jim Lauderdale.”

HSB is also partnering with Artist Relief to aid musicians and crews affected by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Singer-songwriter and Let The Music Play On participant Dom Flemons spoke about the partnership between HSB and Artist Relief. Read his words below:

As artists we are constantly being motivated by our passions, but during hard times it can be difficult to create and innovate. Art has always served as a reflection of the world, so now more than ever it’s important for artists to keep on creating. Through the partnership with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and the Artist Relief Fund, folks have an opportunity to receive some financial relief that can ultimately help us plant roots and build bridges.

Check out the complete lineup below:

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