The long-running Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival has announced its second wave of artists for 2019. Taking place October 4th through 6th in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the free music festival hosts over 100 bluegrass and folk acts, both veteran and up and coming.
Celebrating 19 years of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the second round of 2019 artists includes the bluegrass gospel of Dry Branch Fire Squad, the first lady of outlaw country Tanya Tucker, prolific Swedish singer-songwriter Daniel Norgren, the powerhouse grouping of Buddy Miller & Dirk Powell with Stuart Duncan, rising folk star John Craigie, Bay Area string band favorites Hot Buttered Rum, Mdou Moctar’s Tuareg pop stylings, the Austin soul and funk of Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull, and Americana highway queen Nikki Lane.
The ten artists above join an impressive 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, and The Waterboys.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass takes place within Golden Gate Park in Hellman Hollow, Lindley Meadow, and Marx Meadow. Entry to the festival opens at 10 a.m. with music starting at noon on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Head to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass’ website for more information on the 2019 event.