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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: 2015 Lineup Hints & Rumors

Get a sneak peek at who may be playing HSB in October
By - posted 8/30/2015 No Comment

October 2-4 marks the 2015 rendition of one of the largest (and free-est) music festivals in the country. Be one of 750,000+ at San Francisco original own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.

They don’t just “release” the lineup but instead tease you with a series of music medleys in the lead up to the festival. They release new medleys about every week or so on hardlystrictlybluegrass.com.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015
Three days, seven stages, over 100 artists
Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, 2015
Hellman Hollow, Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park

The Latest Medley

The lineup gets announces in drips from the Hardly Strictly Facebook page as fun medley quizzes.

Medley #4 got released on September 4th at 1pm. Can you figure out who’s on it?

Here’s our best guesses for Medley #4 thanks to Bob McNaughton and Steve Annis

Unconfirmed Acts
1.Dave & Phil Alvin
2.Scott Miller
3.Spirit Family Reunion
4.Nick Lowe
5.Jim White v The Packway Handle Band
7.Joe Pug
8.Tim Barry
9.Tony Joe White
10.Buddy Miller
11.Anderson East
12.The Oh Hellos
13.Robyn Hitchcock
14.Leonardos / Nels Cline & Julian Lage
15.The New Mastersounds

Confirmed 2015 Lineup So Far

Confirmed Artists (Medley 2)
(1) Indigo Girls
(2) Gillian Welch
(3) Lera Lynn
(4) Neko Case
(5) Lee Ann Womack
(6) Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
(7) Angel Olsen
(8) Beth Hart
(9) Heidi Clare & The Goose Tatums
(10) Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Confirmed Artists (Medley 1)
(1) Paul Weller – Sat 10/3
(2) Boz Scaggs
(3) The Stone Foxes
(4) Ben Miller Band
(5) Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
(6) Monophonics
(7) Leftover Salmon
(8) The Blind Boys of Alabama
(9) Chicano Batman
(10) Pokey LaFarge

Confirmed Artists (Medley 3)
(1) Asleep At The Wheel
(2) Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
(3) Flogging Molly
(4) Delbert McClinton
(5) Fantastic Negrito
(6) Gregory Alan Isakov
(7) Steve Earle & The Dukes
(8) Jamey Johnson
(9) Michael Franti & Spearhead
(10) The Milk Carton Kids
(11) Hot Tuna Electric
(12) The Mavericks
(13) Doobie Decibel System
(14) Joe Jackson
(15) Fairfield Four

Unconfirmed rumors

Here are bands that are playing near the Bay Area around HSB 2015 with at least one open date during the festival. Typically bands will play HSB as part of a tour. This rumor list was put together by Hector Barreto. 

This is just a rumour, but Ringo Starr is touring the Bay Area and has an open date on October 4th. 

Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band
North Mississippi Allstars
Charlie Parr
King Dude
The Tragically Hip
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Walter Trout
Rascal Flatts
Don Henley and Shawn Colvin