Warren Hellman Tribute Concert Planned for Feb. 19 at Ocean Beach

Warren Hellman and his banjo

Some weeks ago, we told you about a concert planned to honor the memory of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass founder Warren Hellman, who passed away in December. The show will feature performances by Emmylou Harris, Robert Earl Keen, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, and others. And now, a location for the event has been set: Rather than Golden Gate Park's Hellman Hollow, where Hardly Strictly Bluegrass takes place, the tribute concert is happening this Sunday, Feb. 19, on the Great Highway between JFK Drive and Lincoln Ave. — so basically, at Ocean Beach.

The music will cover two stages operating at staggered timetables and will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Of course, the show is free. However, since there's less space than at Hellman Hollow, the concert organizers are also streaming the show on their website and encouraging fans to watch at home.

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