Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Comes Back To The Park Announcing Set Times and Complete Lineup


Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is pleased to announce the times and dates for its first time back at Golden Gate Park since 2019. Across six stages and three nights, the entirely free festival will feature artists performing a wide range of music including indie, alternative rock, jazz, funk, folk, blues, world music, and of course, bluegrass.

Last week HSB announced the additions of Drive By Truckers, The Dead Tongues, Black Opry Revue, S.G. Goodman, Andy Shauf, JOSEPH, Marlon Williams, Jesse Colin Young, and Yasmin Williams to an already packed lineup of artists with diverse backgrounds and sounds.

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the special set dubbed “Fare Thee Well” that will celebrate the songs of those who passed over the last few years including John Prine, Nancy Bechtle, Justin Townes Earle, and others.

For the full lineup see below or head to the official Hardly Strictly Bluegrass website HERE or HSB22 app (available for Apple and Android devices HERE). The Swan & Towers of Gold stages will also be viewable remotely via livestream on the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass website and HSB TV. Click HERE for details and full livestream schedule.

How to prepare for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2022:

Health and safety are HSB’s priority, so we are asking all attendees to join the Health Pledge:
•Do not attend if you have tested positive for COVID or had close contact with someone with COVID in the past 5 days
•If you have not been vaccinated, please do so
•Order at-home kits now so you can test before attending the event
•HSB encourages all attendees to wear a mask, especially when in close quarters, practice distancing and maintain hand hygiene
•Free PCR COVID testing and vaccination are available by the Bandwagon stage

In addition:
•Free water refills will be available between Banjo Stage & Arrow Meadow
•All attendees will go through a security checkpoint with metal detectors

The following items are allowed:
•Backpacks and clear insulated bags no larger than 16”x16”x8”
•Small bags, fanny packs & purses smaller than 6”x8”x3”
•2.5 liter or smaller hydration bladders or packs, refillable water bottles
•Small soft side cooler for medical or childcare needs 9” x 6” x 3”

The following are not allowed:
•Large bags or hard-sided coolers
•Large lounge chairs (respect your neighbors)
•Cases of beverages (this pertains to alcohol, soft drinks and water).
•Camping in Golden Gate Park

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass continues to meet with local authorities to provide the best experience possible. Guidelines will be updated in the coming weeks. For the most current information please check hardlystrictlybluegrass.com.

HSB is partnering with a number of local venues for some nighttime performances from which $1.00 per ticket goes to Music in the Schools Today.

9/30 Sweetwater Music Hall – The Waco Brothers & Bob Schneider and Hazel Dickens Documentary screening
9/30 Little Saint – Aoife O’Donovan
10/1 Sweetwater Music Hall – Antibalas
10/1 Little Saint – Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
10/1 The Fillmore – Marcus Mumford w/ Danielle Ponder
10/1 Alcazar Theatre – Hyde St. Studios 40th Anniversary ft. Jimmie Dale Gilmore
10/1 Ashkenaz – Cedric Watson
10/2 Palace of Fine Arts – Bonny Light Horseman
10/4 The Chapel – Moonalice and “Summer of Soul” screening