2913089299_fb7656e685_zHardly Strictly Bluegrass may blur the lines between musical genres, but it is Definitely Absolutely free and Totally Utterly a musical goldmine, whether hardcore bluegrass or just skirting the edges.

The festival will be held this weekend in Speedway, Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You might think, “Bluegrass? That’s not my thing. Sounds like country,” but you may want to rethink that, because it could be very much your thing – after all, did we mention it’s free? If read more »


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Hardly Strictly was crowded last year. It's going to be crowded again this year. Come on, it's free. Deal with it.

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Friday

The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival returns in its 10th glorious iteration to Golden Gate Park all weekend! Check out SFist’s guide on who to see. Tonight, the Del Sol String Quartet brings their contemporary arrangements to the Berkeley Art Museum as part of their [email protected] series (free w/ a Cal ID). Also, Train is going to be at the Greek (for tips on how to see the show for free – okay, fine, you don’t really see anything this way but you can hear everything – check out the last Weekend Free-view).

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It’s about that time of year again where loads of hardly strictly bluegrass artists (aka not all bluegrass music despite the name) flock to Golden Gate Park along with plenty of happy people.

We can guarantee these people will be happy for several reasons: amazing bands all day, for three days , and, hooray!, it’s free (can’t get enough free stuff).

Its going on from Friday Oct. 1-Sunday Oct. 3 and features an enormous diversity of bands. See if you recognize any of these: The Avett Brothers, Conor Oberst, MC Hammer (lol), Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes, etc. There are too many for our tired fingers to type but check out the lineup here, and wait for set times coming out this week.

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