Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 complete lineup announced, and it’s incredible


Photos by Shawn Reiss // Written by Mike Frash //

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 //
Golden Gate Park – San Francisco
October 3rd-5th, 2014 //

The complete lineup for the 14th Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park has been announced, and feast your eyes on some of the highlights (we split acts into “Legend” and “Indie/Hardly Strictly Bluegrass” categories):

The Legends:
Emmylou Harris
Dwight Yoakam
Chris Isaak
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Rosanne Cash
Lucinda Williams
Dave Rawlings Machine
T Bone Burnett
Mavis Staples
Robert Earl Keen
John Prine
Holler Down the Hollow: A Hardly Strictly Salute to the Masters (Dickens, Hellman, Reed, Scruggs, Seeger, Watson & Winchester)
Many, Many More

Indie/Hardly Strictly Bluegrass…
Conor Brings Friends For Friday featuring Waxahatchee, The Good Life, Jonathan Wilson, Sharon Van Etten, Dawes, Conor Oberst
Ryan Adams
Built to Spill
Sun Kil Moon
Yo La Tengo
Social Distortion
Deltron 3030 with The 3030 Orchestra
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Hurray for the Riff Raff
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real
Lake Street Dive
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Red Baraat
Cibo Matto
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
Justin Townes Earle
The Felice Brothers
The Lone Bellow
Malawi Mouse Boys
The Sam Chase
The Aquabats! (Friday morning middle school program)
Poor Man’s Whiskey (Friday morning middle school program)
And many, many more!

Daily schedules have not been announced, but we already know Ryan Adams will conflict with the “Conor Brings Friends For Friday” lineup on … Friday. So, that’s one tough one. Oberst has been touring with Dawes this year, and Dawes has been Conor Oberst’s backing band as well, so the Rooster Stage should be a treat this year to start the fest.

This is undoubtedly one of the best HSB lineups yet. Is it too early to camp out for a prime spot? For newcomers, this fest is free thanks to the amazing gift from the late, great Warren Hellman.

Who are you most excited to see? Tell us in the comments section.



  1. This is incredible

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