Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

29 Sep 2023

Flock to Hardly Strictly For This Rare Bird (Puppet) Performance

If you’re a music lover like myself, then this weekend is one of the year’s most exciting events: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival (known simply as Hardly Strictly or HSB). Golden Gate Park will be transformed into a FREE music festival this weekend, September 29th through October 1st. Yet, amidst this

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05 Jun 2023

The Freshest Styles We Saw at BottleRock This Year

Last week the Bottlerock music festival returned to the Bay Area in downtown Napa for its tenth consecutive year. Gloriously, City Style for Broke-Ass Stuart was there for the first time ever to capture all the best dressed festival goers. The San Francisco Bay Area hosts a slew of different

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19 Jul 2023

The East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the 2023-2024 East Bay Beer Passport! There’s no better way to explore the East Bay than to literally drink it in. Each passport contains 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally owned breweries,

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dog in hammock at Hardly Strictly
07 Oct 2022

What Makes Hardly Strictly Bluegrass so Very San Francisco

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass came back in full force this past weekend. The free concert has been around since 2001. It celebrated 20 years virtually last year and this year came back with sunshine, playfulness, amazing music, and smiles all around. Beyond the stacked roster of talented acts that graced the

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19 Aug 2021

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in GG Park is Cancelled. Streaming Online Only This Year.

San Francisco’s greatest and favorite FREE outdoor music festival is cancelled again this year.  The fine folks who put Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on each year posted the bad news today on their website: www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com, there will be performances online, but no festival in the park. HSBG Statement: “After consultation with

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30 Sep 2020

How You Can Apply For a Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Relief Grant

The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is of course an online livestream this year, a scaled-down, three hour affair happening Saturday, October 3, from 2-5 p.m. PT. (Though you can still make it a three-day watch party with their 20 years of archived shows.) But the festival is also giving back

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08 Oct 2019

An Ode to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco

Ah yes, that time of the year again, that time in the Fall musical season when the hordes from the outer lands of the Bay Area pour into the already bursting at the seams streets of San Francisco to enjoy some free music, shake their fragile hips to, fro, do-si-do,

06 Sep 2017

Indian Summer is San Francisco’s High Holidays

While the rest of the Northern Hemisphere is blowing sad kisses to their shorts and sundresses while mournfully closing the drawers their summer clothes live in, San Franciscans are taking off as much clothing as possible and running outside.

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29 Sep 2016

Outstanding Artists Of Color Playing Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

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

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