Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 Lineup Announced

Free festival returns to Golden Gate Park on October 3-5, 2014

The lineup for this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival has been announced. The annual free festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park hardly ever disappoints anyone that has anything close to good taste in music, and this year’s star-studded lineup is no different at all in that respect. Legends like Dwight Yoakam, Rosanne Cash, Chris Isaak, T Bone Burnett, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Mavis Staples, and John Prine join LIVE faves like Built to Spill, Yo La Tengo, and Jonathan Wilson for a full weekend here in the park; we also see some amazing stuff like Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and the new Tweedy side project on the lineup. All in all, it’s an obvious YES for anyone thinking of being in the Bay Area around those dates.

The festival kicks off on Friday, October 3rd with daytime programming (and usually an annual MC Hammer gospel set somewhere) and continues through Sunday, October 5th. As always, the three-day celebration will be free.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 Lineup

The Felice Brothers
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones
Parker Millsap
Chris Isaak
The Waybacks
The Lone Bellow
Malawi Mouse Boys
The Mastersons
Robert Earl Keen
Dwight Yoakam
Rising Appalachia
Dry Branch Fire Squad
Rosanne Cash
Peter Rowan’s Twang An’ Groove
Alison Brown Quintet
Deltron 3030 with The 3030 Orchestra
Conor Brings Friends For Friday Featuring: Waxahatchee
The Good Life
Jonathan Wilson
Sharon Van Etten
Conor Oberst
The Time Jumpers Featuring Vince Gill
Kenny Sears
Dawn Sears and Ranger Doug Green
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
T Bone Burnett
Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express ‘Strings In The Temple’
Justin Townes Earle
Emmylou Harris
Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real
Steve Earle & The Dukes
The Flatlanders Featuring Joe Ely
Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock
Willie Watson,Hot Rize Featuring Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers
The McCrary Sisters
X Acoustic
Hurray For The Riff Raff
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Buddy Miller’s Cavalcade of Stars: Kate York
Striking Matches
Nikki Lane
Shawn Colvin
Tony Joe White
Buddy Miller & Friends
Yo La Tengo
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Social Distortion
Sun Kil Moon
Lake Street Dive
Lucinda Williams
Red Baraat
The Aquabats! (Friday morning middle school program)
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Reckless Kelly
Mavis Staples
Buckwheat Zydeco,Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Jason Isbell
The Apache Relay
The Go To Hell Man Clan
Bad Luck Jonathan
Shelly Colvin
Cibo Matto
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Holler Down The Hollow: A Hardly Strictly Salute To the Masters (Dickens
Watson & Winchester)
Built To Spill
The Sam Chase
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings
Sarah Jarosz
Caitlin Rose
Moonalice,Rose’s Pawn Shop
Carlene Carter
Bruce Cockburn
Evolfo Doofeht
Dave Rawlings Machine
Jesse DeNatale
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
The High Bar Gang
Poor Man’s Whiskey (Friday morning middle school program)
Kevin Welch
Kieran Kane & Fats Kaplin
Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
John Prine
Robbie Fulks
Chris Smither
Ryan Adams
Chuck Cannon
Blue Rodeo
Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun
Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester