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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 Lineup


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 Lineup

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 Lineup

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Announces Third Round Of Lineup For 2019 Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant, Kurt Vile & The Violators, and more.

August 8, 2019 – San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass keeps the lineup announcements rolling this week. Through their traditional “artist medley” teases, fans were treated to a sneak-peek audio clip of unannounced artists on HSB’s social media accounts earlier in the week. Today, HSB revealed ten new artists who will join the twenty previously announced artists for the festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this October 4-6.

The medley and subsequent lineup announce included intimate folk duo Mandolin Orange, queen of Americana—and the reason “Hardly” was added to the festival’s name—Emmylou Harris, female Mariachi powerhouses Flor De Toloache, Oakland’s thunderous rock group Whiskerman, the lo-fi indie folk musings of Kurt Vile & The Violators, the gut-punching songs of Mary Gauthier, Pimps of Joytime’s fresh funk and soul, rock-god-gone-Nashville Robert Plant, LA folkers The Wild Reeds, and the new queen of country-soul, Yola.

Kurt Vile & The Violators and Mandolin Orange will also be participating in Hardly Strictly Out of the Park, a series of evening shows around the bay area in which $1.00 per ticket goes to Music in the Schools Today. In addition to Kurt Vile and Mandolin Orange, Jackie Greene, Meat Puppets, Hayes Carll, Calexico and Iron & Wine, and The Waterboys will all perform one of these Out of the Park shows surrounding Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. A partial list of Out of the Park performances is below, with more shows to be announced in the coming weeks.

The ten artists listed above join an already stacked lineup including the previously announced The Milk Carton Kids, Calexico and Iron & Wine, Dakhabrakha, Hayes Carll, Jackie Greene, Meat Puppets, Bettye LaVette, Margo Price, Steve Earle, The Waterboys, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Tanya Tucker, Daniel Norgren, Buddy Miller & Dirk Powell with Stuart Duncan, John Craigie, Hot Buttered Rum, Mdou Moctar, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Sierra Hull, and Nikki Lane.

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Hardly Strictly Out of the Park Schedule:

September 21 – Jackie Greene – Sweetwater in the Sun – Novato, CA

October 5 – Hayes Carll – Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA

October 5 – Meat Puppets – Ivy Room – Albany, CA

October 5 – Kurt Vile & The Violators – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA

October 6 – Calexico and Iron & Wine – Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA

October 6 – Mandolin Orange – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA

October 8-9 – Dahkabrahka – Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse – Berkeley, CA

October 11 – The Waterboys – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA


About Hardly Strictly Bluegrass:

The mission of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is to carry forward the wish of Warren Hellman and his family to make a gift to the people of San Francisco and the world of a free annual outdoor music festival that features and celebrates American “roots” music and its many outgrowths, and in doing so fosters joy, creativity, freedom, peace, collaboration, love of music, mutual respect, and spiritual community. Read more about the Hellman Foundation’s ten pillars of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass here.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass takes place within Golden Gate Park in Hellman Hollow, Lindley Meadow, and Marx Meadow. All meadows open for entry at 10 am with music starting at noon on Friday and 11 am on Saturday and Sunday. Food and non-alcoholic beverage vendors will be stationed around the park. No alcoholic beverages will be sold during the festival, but patrons are allowed to bring beer and wine as long as it is not in glass containers. Hard alcohol is prohibited. In addition, coolers, blankets, and short-back chairs are allowed. Cameras are allowed, but not tripods or other intrusive equipment. Due to limited parking surrounding Golden Gate Park, attendees are highly encouraged to use public transit, ride-share, bike, or walk instead of driving. Long-time festival-goers will also be happy to know that for the first time in years, Hardly Strictly will not coincide with San Francisco Fleet Week. Patrons will be able to enjoy the intimacy of acoustic sets without noisy jets overhead.

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