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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2015 | Free Event – Day 1

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Date(s) - 10/02/2015
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM

San Francisco Recreation and Parks


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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival: A free festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco featuring over 100 musical artists on 7 stages.

“This is the great gift of Warren Hellman, the one and only, to not only the City of San Francisco, but the world of music.” — SF Chronicle

“Things You Must Do In The Bay Area Before You Die: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass” — SF Gate

Swan Stage

Some artists from this stage will be STREAMED LIVE.

  • 10:30am Cirkus Quirkus with Poor Man’s Whiskey
  • 1:45pm Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
  • 3pm The Oh Hellos
  • 4:20pm Peter Rowan Band
  • 5:45pm T Bone Burnett

Banjo Stage

Some artists from this stage will be STREAMED LIVE.

  • 12pm Dry Branch Fire Squad
  • 1:15pm Monophonics
  • 2:40pm The Mavericks
  • 4:10pm Punch Brothers
  • 5:45pm Michael Franti & Spearhead

Arrow Stage

Some artists from this stage will be STREAMED LIVE.

  • 12pm Saintseneca
  • 1:15pm Lee Ann Womack
  • 2:35pm Marty Willson-Piper’s Acres Of Space
  • 4pm Dustin Kensrue
  • 5:30pm Big Star’s Third — an all-star performance of Big Star’s haunting ‘Third’ album, featuring Kronos Quartet, Van Dyke Parks, Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Chris Stamey, Ken Stringfellow, Pat Sansone, Ralph Carney, Audley Freed, Brett Harris, Skylar Gudasz, plus an orchestral ensemble; and special guest singers Steve Earle, Robyn Hitchcock & Chatham County Line

Rooster Stage

Conor Brings Friends for Friday Featuring:

  • 12pm Johnathan Rice
  • 1pm Jessica Pratt
  • 2:10pm The Felice Brothers
  • 3:20pm Laura Marling
  • 4:30pm M. Ward
  • 5:45pm Conor Oberst

Hardly Strictly Disco

Starting at 2:00pm, a sublime 2-channel silent disco musical affair in Shady Grove (between Banjo & Rooster stages).

  • Davey D (Funk & NuFunk)
  • DJ Mancub (The Funky Stuff)
  • Jimmy Love (Folk the World)
  • Motion Potion (Radiohead)
  • The Klown (Electro Swing)

This year’s educational program on Friday, October 2 from 10:30am – 12:00pm, will take place as part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Thousands of Bay Area middle school students will be entertained by Cirkus Quirkus and P.M.W. and will receive educational information about the importance of this month-long celebration through music. The annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, held October 1-31, invites musicians worldwide to participate in the global event and to use the power of Daniel’s love of music to help spread a message of hope and unity.

If you would like to come enjoy this program and are NOT part of an already-scheduled / planned school group, you are welcome to do so, but please be aware that the school kids’ area will be fenced off and you will need to find a spot to enjoy the music which is outside of the fenced area.

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