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Outstanding Artists Of Color Playing Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is probably the whitest music festival in the Bay Area. But the lineup is not completely white performers! The are some outstanding African American, Latino and Native American acts booked for this weekend’s largest free music festival in the U.S. When you’ve grown tired of the soft-country sounds, there’s also some excellent funk, zydeco, gospel, mariachi, bhangra and more to take in at the festival’s six stages at Golden Gate Park.

We’ve listed some great artists of color below, with the time and stage at which they’ll be kicking out the jams.



Rebirth Brass Band (4 p.m., Arrow Stage)

Miwi La Lupa (1 p.m., Rooster Stage)

Valerie June (1:15 p.m., Banjo Stage)

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas (2 p.m., Swan Stage)

Mavis Staples (5:45 p.m., Banjo Stage)



Delhi 2 Dublin (2:25 p.m., Porch Stage)

Los Cenzontles with Special Guests Max and Josh of Los Texmaniacs (11 a.m., Towers of Gold Stage)

Jah Wobble and the Invaders if the Heart (1:45 p.m., Towers of Gold Stage)



Mariachi Mestizo featuring Tracy Nelson and Curtis Salgado (3:40 p.m., Porch Stage)

The Jones Family Singers (11 a.m., Rooster Stage)

Buffy Sainte-Marie (12:30 p.m., Swan Stage)

Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie (2:45 p.m., Arrow Stage)

Pimps Of Joytime (3 p.m, Towers of Gold Stage)

Nahko and Medicine for the People (4:15 p.m., Arrow Stage)
There will also be some DJs of color spinning at the Hardly Strictly HUSHcast Silent Disco. Check the full 2016 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival schedule to plot out your shit.

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