Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Are you a bluegrass fan? Great. Does bluegrass not even register on your radar? Still fine. The free annual festival has been attracting acts across genres in the 15 years it’s been around, featuring everyone from Chris Isaak to Gogol Bordello on their stages. This year, Los Lobos, Neko Case, Emmylou Harris and many more are among the additions to the finalized lineup. Fans will also get a chance to see local favorites Michael Franti & Spearhead, who will be returning to the park ever since their free Golden Gate Park concert (Power to the Peaceful) ended in 2010.

Anyone who’s attended the festival over the years can attest to the fun that’s had and surprises in store, so it’s hard to imagine that this year will be different. Bring a blanket, food, drinks, friends, and settle in for a memorable weekend.

Full Hardly Strictly Bluegrass line up:

Big Star's Third

Joe Jackson

Doobie Decibel System

The Go To Hell Man Clan

Jamey Johnson

Marco & The Polos


The Mavericks

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Buddy Miller's Cavalcade Of Stars Featuring: Jim Lauderdale

Donnie Fritts & John Paul White

Tony Joe White

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Scott Miller & The Commonwealth's Ladies Auxiliary

Buddy Miller & Friends Fairfield Four

The Brothers Gibb

mini-Mekons Featuring Jon Langford

Sally Timms & Rico Bell

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Punch Brothers

Fantastic Negrito


Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

Steep Canyon Rangers

Ben Miller Band

Hot Tuna Electric

Alison Brown & The Song Of The Banjo

Hot Rize with Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers

Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band

The Oh Hellos

Lera Lynn Kevin Devine

The Milk Carton Kids

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

Robert Earl Keen Performing Songs From 'Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions'

Cooder – White – Skaggs

Leftover Salmon Featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat

Joe Pug

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones

Robyn Hitchcock & The Sadies Playing 'Sweetheart Of The Rodeo' & Other Delights

The Blind Boys Of Alabama

Chatham County Line

Los Lobos

The Sheepdogs

Boz Scaggs

Nick Lowe

Mandolin Orange

The Sadies

Angel Olsen

Heidi Clare & The Goose Tatums

The White Buffalo

Nels Cline & Julian Lage

Pokey LaFarge

Beth Hart



Waco Brothers

Hardly Strictly Disco

Flogging Molly

Indigo Girls

James McMurtry

Robyn Hitchcock

The Brothers Comatose

Anderson East

Megan Slankard

Kieran Kane & Lucas Kane

Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplin

JB Nimble

Delbert McClinton

The Stone Foxes

The Bros.


Peter Rowan Band

Asleep At The Wheel

Dry Branch Fire Squad

The New Mastersounds

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys

Gregory Alan Isakov

Lee Ann Womack

Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands

Tim Barry Nancy and The Lambchops

Sonny and The Sunsets

The Time Jumpers Featuring Kenny Sears

Vince Gill Paul Franklin

Joe Spivey

Larry Franklin

Andy Reiss

Billy Thomas

Jeff Taylor & Brad Albin

Poi Dog Pondering

The Flatlanders Featuring Joe Ely

Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock

Acres Of Space

Spirit Family Reunion

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Gillian Welch

T Bone Burnett

The Dustbowl Revival

Neko Case

Conor Brings Friends For Friday Featuring: Johnathan Rice

Jessica Pratt

The Felice Brothers

Laura Marling

M. Ward

Conor Oberst

Circus Quirkus with Poor Man's Whiskey

Chicano Batman

Paul Weller

Walter Salas-Humara

Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear

Dustin Kensrue

If You Go:

When: Friday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 4th

Where: Golden Gate Park

Cost: Free