While we were rushing out the door every morning this weekend to catch the three-night run of Phish at the 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 the weekend of October 1st will be treated to music from Umphrey’s McGee, , , , , , 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 .

Umphrey’s McGee
James McMurtry

Jenny & Johnny featuring & Johnathan Rice
David Olney & Sergio Webb
Anderson Family Bluegrass

Jon Langford
Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Keller & the Keels


Earl Scruggs
Hazel Dickens

& the Cairo Gang

and the Dukes

T Bone Burnett and Friends

the subdudes
& Orleans Avenue

and the Mystic Valley Band
Skip Gorman
The Band
Wendy Bird

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
Holly Golighty and the Brokeoffs
and the Sugarcanes

Dave Alvin & the Guilty

Peter Himmelman
Mondo Cane
Doc Watson &
Joan Baez
The Wronglers
The Ebony Hillbillies

Kelly Willis

Sharon & the Dap-Kings
of Heathens

Bluegrass Band

Evie Ladin
The Magnolia Sisters
The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue featuring Donald Fagen
Michael McDonald &
David Grisman Quintet
Kevin Welch
& Fats Kaplin

Blue Highway

Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock

Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys

Go to strictlybluegrass.com for more info.

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