San Francisco, CA -- The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival has announced the dates for their 2013 festival. This year's grand event will take place October 4, 5, & 6, 2013. This year, Hardly Strictly is doing a form of medley of the music to announce the performers who will take the stage.
It has been almost two years since the founder of this outstanding festival, Warren Hellman, passed away. His gift is the free monstor Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival held in Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows), Lindley & Marx meadows in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The donated festival was given each year by Warren Hellman. The festival continues to both honor and remember him and to continue the tradition that he loved. As in past years, the multi-day, multi-staged event will feature scores of artists performing for tens of thousands of music fans.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is a family-friendly festival. Children and on-leash dogs are welcome but they should be comfortable with large crowds and loud music. Police estimate that more than 600,000 people attended the festival last year over three days, including 350,000 on Sunday, the festival's traditional top attendance day.
As in previous years, there is no camping at the park however there is a campground in The Presidio - Rob Hill Campground on the web at http://www.presidio.gov/explore/Pages/rob-hill-campground.aspx and an RV park by Candlestick park: http://sanfranciscorvpark.com/
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is again announcing the confirmed artists in a unique way. As what started last year, there are various medleys on the festival website page. As the artists are identified, their names are posted to the roster. The site says, "We are again announcing confirmed acts for this year's festival through a series of music medleys. As you all guess them correctly, we will post the confirmed artist names here. Good luck guessing and don't forget to share your guesses with your friends!"
The first round medly artist announcement includes LP, Bonnie Raitt, Pieta Brown, Patty Griffin Bettye LaVette, Alison Brown, Della Mae, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, and Natalie Maines. In the second medley round of artists, Chris Isaak, Mark Lanegan, the Devil Makes Three, Boz Scaggs, TBA, Calexico, Whispertown, Richard Thompson, Mike Scott & Steve Wickham (of the Waterboys) and First Aid Kit have been identified.
Round 3 is currently posted so you can take your best guess now at http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2013/ Check in frequently for updates and additional information.
As this is a free event, there are no tickets required. There also is no revenue to support a staff to answer tons of questions. The producers try and keep the website current.
The first round medly artist announcement includes LP, Bonnie Raitt, Pieta Brown, Patty Griffin Bettye LaVette, Alison Brown, Della Mae, Sallie Ford