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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).

Also 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. Plus, 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

Maps & Schedules coming soon….

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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, 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

“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

Friday, October 6

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Friday | Golden Gate Park

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 ...

Saturday, October 7

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

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 ...

Sunday, October 8

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

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 ...


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