Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival has revealed the initial artist lineup for the 2023 edition of the festival, set to return to San Francisco, CA’s Golden Gate Park from September 29th through October 1st.
The first round of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2023 artists revealed includes Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Leyla McCalla, The Church, John Doe Folk Trio, Valerie June, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, John Craigie, Neal Francis, Bahamas, and Gaby Moreno. Additional artists are due to be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.
Over the past two decades, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has grown from a one-day local attraction to a globally recognized three-day festival that attracts upward of half a million people each year. The free festival regularly fields an artist lineup featuring 70+ acts spanning an array of musical styles including bluegrass, roots and Americana, funk, rock, soul, and more, highlighted by rising stars, countless surprises, and annual favorites like Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle.
“Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is as good as a music festival gets, in my opinion,” said headliner Jason Isbell, who last performed at the festival way back in 2014. “The location, the weather, the lack of corporate signage, the opportunity for beautiful and unique musical moments to happen—I love it all. This is one festival I always get excited about.”
For more information about the 2023 edition of San Francisco, CA’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, head to the event website here.
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