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The Full Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 Lineup

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Chase away your not-at-Burning-Man blues with some bluegrass excitement this week, as the 2018 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival just announced its full lineup. Here’s the bluegrass breakdown of all 80 acts scheduled to play in Golden Gate Park, Oct. 5-7, for the weekend-long event that calls itself “one of the largest, free-est, and beloved music festivals in the country.”

Ani DiFranco is the big surprise new booking, and other acts confirmed include Ween, Booker T. Jones, and former Crosby, Stills & Nash guitarist Graham Nash. Returning annual favorites include Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Los Lobos, Mavis Staples, Robyn Hitchcock, and Steve Earle.

We don’t know dates and set times yet for any of these artists, we just know who’s confirmed to play that weekend. The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass website says that “The schedule will be announced closer to the event.”

But we do know who’s playing, and here’s a complete, alphabetical list of all confirmed acts booked for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018.

AARON LEE TASJAN

AKI KUMAR

ALISON KRAUSS

ANA TIJOUX

ANDREA GIBSON

ANI DIFRANCO

BO & LEBO WITH FRIENDS

BOOKER T. JONES STAX REVUE

THE BROTHERS GIBB

BUDDY MILLER’S CAVALCADE OF STARS FEATURING: THE CAVE SINGERS, TRACY NELSON, MOLLY TUTTLE, THE WAR AND TREATY, BUDDY MILLER

THE CAVE SINGERS (PART OF BUDDY MILLER’S CAVALCADE OF STARS)

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

DALE WATSON

DARLINGSIDE

DAVE ALVIN & JIMMIE DALE GILMORE WITH THE GUILTY ONES

DAVID BROMBERG QUINTET

DAVID LUNING

THE DEAD SOUTH

DEER TICK

DEL MCCOURY BAND

DON WAS & FRIENDS

DRY BRANCH FIRE SQUAD

EILEN JEWELL

EMMYLOU HARRIS & THE RED DIRT BOYS

EVOLFO

THE FAMILY CREST

THE FLATLANDERS

FOUR YEAR BENDER

GLORIETTA

THE GO TO HELL MAN BAND

GOMEZ

GRAHAM NASH

GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV

THE GREYBOY ALLSTARS

HIP SPANIC ALLSTARS

HOWLIN RAIN

HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF

I’M WITH HER

JD MCPHERSON

JEFF TWEEDY

JON LANGFORD AND THE STURDY NELSONS

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE

KACY & CLAYTON

KEVIN & DUSTIN WELCH

KIERAN KANE & RAYNA GELLERT

LANGHORNE SLIM

LAURIE LEWIS & THE RIGHT HANDS

THE LETTERBOXERS FEAT. SF MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

LIVE FROM HERE WITH CHRIS THILE

LIZ BRASHER

THE LONE BELLOW

LOS LOBOS

MARCO AND THE POLOS

THE MASTERSONS

MATADOR! SOUL SOUNDS

MAVIS STAPLES

MOLLY TUTTLE (PART OF BUDDY MILLER’S CAVALCADE OF STARS)

MOONALICE

NANCY & THE LAMBCHOPS

NICK LOWE’S QUALITY ROCK & ROLL REVUE WITH LOS STRAITJACKETS

PATTY GRIFFIN

PETER ROWAN

PRAIRIE PRINCE PRESENTS “TOMMY”

RAISE YOUR VOICE

ROBERT FINLEY

ROBYN HITCHCOCK: ELECTROSPECTIVE

RODNEY CROWELL

ROKY ERICKSON

SAMMY BRUE

SERA CAHOONE

SONGCATCHING HAZEL FEAT. ELI WEST, ISMAY & PAPER WINGS

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES

STEVE FORBERT

TIM BARRY

TIM O’BRIEN

TRACY NELSON (PART OF BUDDY MILLER’S CAVALCADE OF STARS)

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES

VETIVER

THE WAILIN’ JENNYS

THE WAR AND TREATY (PART OF BUDDY MILLER’S CAVALCADE OF STARS)

WEEN

If you’re jonesing for that special HSB live music magic, the 2017 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass webcast archive contains last year’s full sets from Big Freedia, Bob Mould, Cheap Trick, Ozomatli and dozens of other acts.    

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7, at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park. Free; hardlystrictlybluegrass.com