After unveiling their initial artist lineup at the end of June, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has followed up and dropped the second round of musicians added to their impending festival lineup. This year’s event is slated to occur from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
Newly added acts include Kurt Vile & The Violators, Lilly Hiatt, Nora Brown w/Stephanie Coleman, Lucero, The Travelin’ McCourys, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Buffalo Nichols, Beth Orton, Mighty Poplar and Carrie Rodriguez. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Leyla McCalla, The Church, John Doe Folk Trio, Valerie June, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, John Craigie, Neal Francis, Bahamas, and Gaby Moreno are already on the festival bill.
“As a long-time festival goer and new member of the team, I could not be more excited to get back to the park this year,” said HSB Executive Director John Caldon, who joined the organization in February. “Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is unique as it gets with its eclectic lineup of living legends and rising stars, as well as an extraordinary ability to reinvent itself while staying true to its spirit. With a fresh layout and new stages, including an intimate venue where live music will be presented for the first time ever, HSB23 promises to be a celebration of artists and community that will make your heart sing.”
Over the past two decades, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass expanded from its original one-day localized gathering to a three-day event, boasting a one-of-a-kind lineup, which typically spans more than 70 artists who pull from the Americana, funk, rock, and soul ether. In addition, the Bay Area celebration is known to host annual favorites such as Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle.
For additional information, including tickets, visit www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com.