Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is an annual free music festival that’s been held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park each year since 2001. The festival has always been free thanks to its founder, venture capitalist Warren Hellman (who passed away in 2011).
The 2017 edition of HSB will be held from Friday October 6-Sunday October 8 and here’s the full lineup:
2017 Full Lineup
Friday, October 6th (Noon – 7pm)
Conor Brings Friends for Friday featuring: Mega Bog, Jesse Harris, Big Thief, The Felice Brothers, First Aid Kit, Conor Oberst, Brandi Carlile, The Sam Chase & The Untraditional , Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines , Dry Branch Fire Squad, Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, T Bone Burnett, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Tracy Blackman, Billy Bragg, The Bo-Keys featuring Don Bryant and Percy Wiggins, Foy Vance
Saturday, October 7th (11am – 7pm)
HSB Blues Revue featuring Sugar Ray Norcia, Annie Sampson, Chris Cain, Steve Freund, Austin deLone, Ruth Davies and Tony Braunagel, Blackfoot Gypsies, Jamey Johnson, The Go To Hell Man Clan, Robyn Hitchcock, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Buddy Miller’s Cavacade of Stars featuring Gurf Morlix, Bill Anderson, Lillie Mae, Dan Penn, Buddy Miller with The War and Treaty, Willie Watson, The Wood Brothers, Moonalice, Tim O’Brien Band, Justin Townes Earle, Ozomatli, Midnight North, Sam Outlaw, Nancy & The Lambchops, Hardly Strictly Silent Disco featuring Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, Steve Fabus, Deejay Theory, Tom Thump, DJ Phleck, DJ Tobiwan, Motion Potion, U9lift, Peter Rowan Dharma Blues featuring Jack Casady, Henry Rollins, Sturgill Simpson, Patty Griffin, Alison Brown & the Compass Bluegrass Allstars, The Nth Power, Robert Earl Keen, Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys), Rising Appalachia, Colter Wall, The Brothers Comatose, Gillian Welch, Tyler Childers, Poncho Sanchez, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven
Sunday, October 8th (11am – 7pm)
The Brothers Gibb, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones, Norbert Putnam and Friends, Emmylou Harris, The Secret Sisters, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Hot Tuna Electric, Lila Blue, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Bob Mould Band, Junior Brown, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Cheap Trick, The Well Known Strangers, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, Marco & The Polos, The Flatlanders, Randy Newman, John Prine, Jade Jackson, Sisters Morales, Kane Welch Kaplin, Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls, Jello Biafra,Lampedusa featuring Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, , Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, Ghost of Paul Revere, Weyes Blood, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile (and the Sea Lice), Hardly Strictly Silent Disco featuring 4NR, Gordo Cabeza, DJ Alarm, Mophono, DJ Tyme, King Most, Motion Potion, Ciaran Lavery, Ornette’s Prime Time Reunion Band featuring Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Al MacDowell, Charlie Ellerbe, Badal Roy, Denardo Coleman with Special Guests David Murray, Wallace Roney & Marc Ribot , Big Freedia, Will Durst, Lucinda Williams, Tyler Childers, The Sons Of The Soul Revivers
More artists will be announced over the next month. For the latest keep up with this post and HardlyStrictlyBluegrass.com.