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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fast Facts

When: Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8, 2017

Where: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco -- To Golden Gate Park By Bus, Rail or Ferry

Look forward to another awesome lineup this year when the 2017 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass concerts return to Golden Gate Park for a hoedown of epic proportions.

Along with Fleet Week, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is one of the most anticipated Fall events in San Francisco featuring the best strummin', pickin' and fiddle playin' on the planet.

But is HSB festival just bluegrass?

As the name implies — not hardly. The three-day music fest traditionally features live performances by some of the most popular traveling country, folk, and rock 'n roll acts in the USA.

Who : The 2017 HSB lineup includes Randy Newman, Sturgill Simpson, Gillian Welch, Poncho Sanchez, Conor Oberst, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Blackfoot Gypsies, Jade Jackson, Chuck Prophet & The Mission, Tracy Blackman, and Peter Rowan Dharma Blues featuring Jack Casady.

2016 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup
Randy Newman, Sturgill Simpson, Gillian Welch
and Pancho Sanchez are among major headliners
at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017.

Also appearing will be Foy Vance, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Tim O'Brien Band, The Bo-Keys featuring Don Bryant and Percy Wiggins, The Flatlanders, Sisters Morales, Nancy & the Lambchops, Ornette's Prime Time Band Reunion, Junior Brown, Dugar Ray Norcia, Ghost of Paul Revere, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Big Thief, Bill Anderson, Robert Earl Keen, Steve Freund, Mega Bog, Jesse Harris, and Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors.

When : Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017 is scheduled for Friday, October 6, Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, 2017.

Look for the festivities to kick off on Friday morning with continuous performances playing from 10AM - 7PM throughout the rest of the weekend.

Where : Join the crowds along John F. Kennedy Drive and into Golden Gate Park with signs pointing the way to the various concert stages in Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows), Marx Meadow and Lindley Meadow.

Ticket Information:
No tickets needed. It's all free!


More about Hardly Strictly Bluegrass around the Web:

Just up ahead, check out more information on this year's music festivities including history, fun facts, and tips on where to stay if you're spending the weekend:

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Official Site
- Dates, times and the complete lineup with a look back at previous concerts dating back to 2001.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - Wikipedia - Check out a good overview of the music festival with historical notes, a list of frequent performers and photos. - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - If you're traveling to San Francisco for the big event, check out the closest hotels to the event with visitor reviews and ratings.


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