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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017

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By - posted 10/6/2017

2017 brings San Francisco the 17th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park.

The full 2017 lineup has been released, and it’s awesome. Highlights for this year include Friday (First Aid Kit, Conor Oberst, Brandi Carlile, T Bone Burnett, Billy Bragg), Saturday (Bela Fleck, Robyn Hitchcock, Ozomatli, Henry Rollins, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle), and Sunday (Emmylou Harris, Bob Mould, Cheap Trick, Shelby Lynne & Alison Moorer, Randy Newman, Jello Biafra, Lucinda Williams, Big Freeda). Plus there’s a free silent disco on Saturday and Sunday.

Want to volunteer for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass? Here’s how

New for 2017:

  • A new “Arrow Meadow” – To help assist crowd flow some of the stages have been reconfigured which has resulted in a brand new Acoustic Stage for 2017, called “La Victrola” (replacing “The Arrow Stage”) featuring spoken word and solo acoustic. This alternates performances with the intimate Bandwagon Stage which is now known collectively as “Arrow Meadow.
  • Silent Disco (Saturday and Sunday) is just southwest of the Bandwagon Stage before you get the Polo Field [view map]
  • Expanded Hellman Museum – The Hellman museum will be expanded to include “Beautiful Dancer,” a tribute to Chris Hellman who passed away this year.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017
Three days, seven stages, over 90 artists
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6, Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, 2017
– The meadows typically open at 10 am each day.
Hellman Hollow, Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park
FREE – RSVP on Facebook

2017 ScheduleDownload the app | View live streaming from most stages
Printable Schedules & Maps: HSB 2017 Map | HSB 2017 Schedule | HSB 2017 Bios

 

Friday, October 6 (Noon to 7pm)

Banjo Stage

Rooster Stage
Conor Brings Friends for Friday Featuring:

Banjo Stage

Bandwagon Stage

Saturday, October 7 (11am to 7pm)

Banjo Stage

Rooster Stage

Swan Stage

Towers of Gold Stage

Porch Stage

Bandwagon Stage

La Victrola Platform

Hardly Strictly Silent Disco

Starting at 12:00pm, a sublime 2-channel silent disco musical affair in Arrow Meadow (near Bandwagon Stage and La Victrola Platform). More info here.

Sunday, October 8 (11am to 7pm)

Banjo Stage

Rooster Stage

Swan Stage

Towers of Gold Stage

Porch Stage

Bandwagon Stage

La Victrola Platform

Hardly Strictly Silent Disco

Starting at 12:00pm, a sublime 2-channel silent disco musical affair in Arrow Meadow (near Bandwagon Stage and La Victrola Platform). More info here.

“This is the great gift of Warren Hellman, the one and only, to not only the City of San Francisco, but the world of music.” ~SF Chronicle

“Things You Must Do In The Bay Area Before You Die: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass” ~SF Gate


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