Thursday September 30th 2010, 10:55 am
The 10th Annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Begins This Weekend
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This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, which is held each year in the Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA.  The annual free music festival begins this Friday, Oct. 1st (2pm – 7pm), continues on Saturday, Oct. 2nd (11am – 7pm), and finishes up on Sunday, Oct. 3rd (11am – 7pm). “Doors” open at 10 am. It’ll be a hot one this weekend — free water will be available at the drinking fountain near the Rock Med tent (between Banjo and Arrow stages) — but it’ll also be very cool in the evenings when that famous San Francisco fog rolls in, so be sure to bring a jacket and a scarf too! Check out our festival picks after the jump.

Friday: Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys (Banjo, 4:05 p.m. Friday),  T Bone Burnett featuring Punch Brothers and Karen Elson and the Secret Sisters (Rooster, 5:45 p.m. Friday),  The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue featuring Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs (Banjo, 5:45 p.m. Friday)

Saturday: Chocolate Drops (Banjo, 12:55 p.m. Sat), Joan Baez (Banjo, 2 p.m., Sat.), Kinky Friedman (Arrow, 2:35 p.m., Sat), Richard Thompson (Towers of Gold, 3:30 p.m. Sat.), Jerry Jeff Walker (Arrow, 3:55 p.m. Sat.), Buddy Miller (Rooster, 4:15 p.m., Sat.),  Gillian Welch (Banjo, 4:20 p.m., Sat.), Bonnie “Prince Billy” and the Cairo Gang (Star, 4:40 p.m., Sat)

Sunday: The Felice Brothers (Arrow, 11 a.m., Sunday), Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer (Porch, 1:40 p.m., Sunday), Earl Scruggs (Banjo, 1:45 p.m., Sunday), Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes (Star, 3:05 p.m., Sunday),  Rosanne Cash (Rooster, 3:25 p.m, Sunday),  Nick Lowe and his Band (Rooster, 4:40 p.m., Sunday),  The Avett Brothers (Arrow, 5:45 p.m., Sunday), Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (Rooster, 5:55 p.m, Sunday),  and Emmylou Harris will once again close out the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, as she has every year since it began in 2001 (Banjo, 5:45 p.m., Sunday).

For more info, FAQs, etc.: http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/2010/info.shtml



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This is the BEST line up I’ve seen since Woodstock 1969 and I’ve been to quite a few festivals since then. I am SO jealous and wish I had the scratch to make the trip and see this show which will no doubt be remarkable. WOW!

Comment by Duncan Walls 10.01.10 @ 5:02 am



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