Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has revealed its lineup for this year’s event featuring Marcus Mumford, Allison Russell, Las Cafeteras, Lucius, Galactic, AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Joy Oladokun, Charley Crockett, Buddy Miller and DaShawn Hickman.
he festival will return to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Sept. 30-Oct. 2, with an exclusive medley being made on the festival’s website to amp up excitement for the upcoming event.
“The recently released first medley should get fans really excited about what’s in store for them this year – a little bit of everything,” Sheri Sternberg, executive producer of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have old friends return like Galactic and Buddy Miller as well as some first-timers: Marcus Mumford, Joy Oladokun, Lucius, Charley Crockett, and more. Others like Allison Russell and Las Cafeteras, have joined us virtually the past two years & we’re delighted to have them join us in Golden Gate Park. The entire staff is looking forward to returning home to the best backdrop any festival could ask for.”
Since first taking place in 2001, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has celebrated American roots music and continued to expand from a local event to an experience fans travel across the nation for. With three days and three stages, this year features Hardly Strictly Bluegrass’ return “Back To The Park.”
“We’ve heard about Hardly Strictly over the years and are thrilled to be part of this gift to the city, a beautifully curated musical weekend made free and accessible to its residents in one of the great parks in the World,” Holly Laessig from Lucious said in a statement.
In 2020, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass established a $1.5 million COVID fund for artists and venues affected by the pandemic. The event moved to a livestream broadcast during the pandemic lockdowns, raising $3 million in charitable donations to help aid the Bay Area music community.
Additional performer’s for this year’s event will be announced in the coming months.