Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announces lineup for 3-day festival in Golden Gate Park 

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the yearly 3-day free music festival in Golden Gate Park’s Speedway Meadow has announced their lineup for this year’s event set to take place Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd. this year’s edition offers Robert Plant & the Band of Joy, Bright Eyes, Bob Mould, Broken Social Scene and Buckethead.

Other notable acts include John Prine, Bill Kirchen, Kris Kristofferson & Merle Haggard, Gomez, DeVotchKa, Gillian Welch, Dr. John & the Lower 911, Earl Scruggs, Patty Griffin, Robert Earl Keen, Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) featuring Allison Moorer, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Justin Townes Earle, The Jayhawks, Abigail Washburn, and Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses.

The full lineup, in no particular order:

Jonathan Wilson

A.A. Bondy

Dive Bar Dukes

Justin Townes Earle

Wendy Bird

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit


Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson

Thurston Moore

Cass McCombs

Dark Star Orchestra

South Memphis String Band

Seamus Kennedy

David Bromberg Quartet

Kris Kristofferson & Merle Haggard

Kieran Kane

Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplin

Blame Sally

Ricky Skaggs

Bill Kirchen

Jessica Lea Mayfield

Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) featuring Allison Moorer

Gillian Welch

Seldom Scene

Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses

Bright Eyes

Emmylou Harris

Reckless Kelly

The Low Anthem

The Band of Heathens

Over the Rhine

Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys


Fitz & the Tantrums


Chris Isaak

Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally & Their All-Star Band

Alison Brown Quartet

Hot Buttered Rum

Kurt Vile & the Violators

The Belle Brigade

Joe Purdy

John Prine

Otis Clay with special guest Chick Rodgers

M. Ward

Robert Earl Keen

Greensky Bluegrass

Jolie Holland


Conspiracy of Beards


Those Darlins

The Felice Brothers

Irma Thomas

Charlie Musselwhite

River Whyless

The Wronglers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile


MC Hammer

Robert Plant & the Band of Joy

The Devil Makes Three

Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands


The Mother Hips

Broken Social Scene

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Southern Culture on the Skids

Abigail Washburn

The Flatlanders featuring Joe Ely

Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock


Bill Orcutt

The Del McCoury Band & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band


The Civil Wars

Dry Branch Fire Squad

Robyn Hitchcock

Patty Griffin

The Jayhawks


Bob Mould

Dr. John & the Lower 911

Buddy Miller

Simon Joyner

The Swanson Family Band

Earl Scruggs

Frank Fairfield

See more at http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/

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