The lineup for this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival — the free, three-day mega-bash that brings great artists of all sorts to Golden Gate Park — hasn't yet been announced. Rumors have been swooshing through the tubes about this year's bill, with no official confirmation. But we heard it from the folks putting on the festival that the photo slide show on the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass website consists of artists who've so far been confirmed to play. The full list of those artists is after the jump, but a few of the highlights are Patti Smith, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, The Avett Brothers, and Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass runs October 1, 2, and 3 this year — its 10th anniversary. The sprawling festival is a gift to the Bay Area from billionaire investor, bluegrass lover, and banjo picker Warren Hellman. Which is pretty rad.