As they have done the last few years organizers of San Franciscoâ€™s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival have trotted out over a few say streaming teaser mixes from their upcoming bill.
It’s a playful challenge for the thousands of fans that attend the free three day roots music festival at Hellman Hollow and Marx and Lindley meadows in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to lend their ears and make their best guess as to who those 100 musical acts that will play seven stages.
Over the years I’ve attended the event it’s always unlike any live event I’ve attended. The Bay chill is tempers by warming temperatures and fleet week has the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron The Blue Angels zipping high overhead the largely mellow crowd enjoying great music rolling through the rolling fields under the Eucalyptus, Monterey pine, and Monterey cypress trees.
Stumped or just want to cut to the chase? Hood thing the full bill has just been confirmed.
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones
Scott Miller & The Commonwealth’s Ladies Auxiliary
Spirit Family Reunion
Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band
Tony Joe White
The Oh Hellos
Nels Cline & Julian Lage
The New Mastersounds
Asleep At The Wheel
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Gregory Alan Isakov
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Milk Carton Kids
Hot Tuna Electric
Doobie Decibel System
Lee Ann Womack
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Heidi Clare & The Goose Tatums
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
The Stone Foxes
Ben Miller Band
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015
Three days, seven stages, over 100 artists
Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, 2015
Hellman Hollow, Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park