While we were rushing out the door every morning this weekend to catch the three-night run of Phish at the Greek Theatre and as we look ahead to this weekend’s Outside Lands music festival, there was a festival announcement for one of the best musical events I’ve had the pleasure to attend. I’m talking about Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, a free music festival that is donated to the city by a wealthy, venture capitlist featuring some of the hottest lineups you’d ever see on a fest on the West Coast. This year, anyone that wants to make a trek to Golden Gate Park the weekend of October 1st will be treated to music from Umphrey’s McGee, Elvis Costello, Railroad Earth, Bonnie Prince Billy, Jackie Greene, Conor Oberst, Trombone Shorty and so much more. Completely epic.

Read on for the full lineup so far and we’ll keep you posted as it approaches if we see any more talent added to the bill. There’s so much on there already. We’ll definitely be rocking this festival and hope to have our video crew out in full force like we were at High Sierra.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Lineup

Umphrey’s McGee
James McMurtry
Jonathan Richman
Jenny & Johnny featuring Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice
David Olney & Sergio Webb
Anderson Family Bluegrass
Railroad Earth
Jon Langford
Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Keller & the Keels
Randy Newman
The Felice Brothers
Earl Scruggs
Martin Sexton
Hazel Dickens
Patty Griffin
Bonnie Prince Billy & the Cairo Gang
Hot Tuna Electric
Steve Earle and the Dukes
Buddy Miller
Jackie Greene
Jerry Jeff Walker
T Bone Burnett and Friends
Richard Thompson
the subdudes
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Kinky Friedman
Rosanne Cash
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
Skip Gorman
The Del McCoury Band
Wendy Bird
Yonder Mountain String Band
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
Holly Golighty and the Brokeoffs
Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes
Robert Earl Keen
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women
Nathaniel Rateliff
Justin Townes Earle
Carolyn Wonderland
Fountains of Wayne
Peter Himmelman
Mondo Cane
Doc Watson & David Holt
Joan Baez
The Wronglers
The Ebony Hillbillies
Gillian Welch
Kelly Willis
Patti Smith
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
The Band of Heathens
Indigo Girls
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Dry Branch Fire Squad
Evie Ladin
The Magnolia Sisters
The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue featuring Donald Fagen
Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs
David Grisman Quintet
Kevin Welch
Kieran Kane & Fats Kaplin
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Emmylou Harris
Blue Highway
The Flatlanders featuring Joe Ely
Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock
The Avett Brothers
Nick Lowe
Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys

Go to strictlybluegrass.com for more info.