Your guide to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music 

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy are among the major acts headlining Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. (Getty Images file photo) - ROBERT PLANT AND THE BAND OF JOY ARE AMONG THE MAJOR ACTS HEADLINING HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS. (GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO)
  • Robert Plant and the Band of Joy are among the major acts headlining Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. (Getty Images file photo)
  • Robert Plant and the Band of Joy are among the major acts headlining Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. (Getty Images file photo)

Here are a few top names among dozens of acts on six stages:

FRIDAY

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy: 5:45 p.m., Banjo Stage, Speedway Meadow east side, near JFK Drive

Bright Eyes: 6 p.m., Rooster Stage, Marx Meadow, near JFK Drive

Chris Isaak: 4:30 p.m., Star Stage, Lindley Meadow, JFK Drive near 30th Avenue

Thurston Moore: 5 p.m., Arrow Stage, Speedway Meadow west side, near JFK Drive

SATURDAY

Buckethead: 5:30 p.m., Towers of Gold Stage, Lindley Meadow, across JFK Drive from Spreckels Lake

The Flatlanders: 5:45 p.m., Arrow Stage

Steve Earle and the Dukes: 5:45 p.m., Banjo Stage

Irma Thomas: 4:30 p.m., Star Stage

SUNDAY

Emmylou Harris: 5:45 p.m., Banjo Stage

Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys: 4:15 p.m., Banjo Stage

Justin Townes Earle: 4:15 p.m., Rooster Stage

Fitz and the Tantrums: 4 p.m., Towers of Gold Stage

More music

Can’t deal with the crowds? Catch these HSB acts at other locations:

Peace, Love & Twang 8 p.m. Thursday. $50-$70. The benefit for Richard deLone Special Housing Project features Bill Kirchen and guests Ryan Bingham, Steve Earle, Blackie Farrell, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. [Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F., (415) 885-0750, www.gamh.com]

Emmylou Harris
7:30 p.m. Thursday. $40.50-$80.50. [Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga, (408) 741-0291, www.mountainwinery.com]

Nell Robinson
8 p.m. Thursday. $20.50-$22.50. [Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley, (510) 644-2020, www.thefreight.org]

DeVotchKa, Gomez
7:30 p.m. Friday. $29.50-$49.50. [Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga, (408) 741-0291, www.mountainwinery.com]

The Mekons
8 p.m. Friday. $20. [Swedish American Hall, 2170 Market St., S.F., (415) 861-5016, www.cafedunord.com]

Jayhawks
9 p.m. Friday. $30. [Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F., (415) 255-0333, www.slims-sf.com]

Broken Social Scene
9 p.m. Saturday. $27.50. [The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F., (415) 346-6000, www.livenation.com]

Dark Star Orchestra
9 p.m. Saturday. $31-$33. [Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F., (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com]

Otis Clay with Chick Rodgers
2 p.m. Sunday. Free. [Amoeba Records, 1855 Haight St., S.F., (415) 831-1200, www.amoeba.com]

Gillian Welch
9 p.m. Sunday. $30. [The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F., (415) 346-6000, www.livenation.com]

Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson with Elliot Randall
7:30 p.m. Sunday. $45-$95. [Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga, (408) 741-0291, www.mountainwinery.com]

Abigail Washburn
8 p.m. Tuesday. $20.50-$22.50. [Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley, (510) 644-2020, www.thefreight.org]

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