This Friday, the 15th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival will kick off in Golden Gate Park. The free festival features over 100 artists on 7 stages in the park.
This year’s headliners include T Bone Burnett, Michael Franti, Lee Ann Womack, Joe Jackson, Boz Scaggs, Flogging Molly, The Brothers Gibb, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Nick Lowe, and Los Lobos. Download the schedule
The festival runs daily from 11am until 7pm each day and takes place in three areas of Golden Gate Park: Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows), Lindley Meadow and Marx Meadow. Download festival map
There are some street closures in Golden Gate Park as a result of the festival – view the closure list and schedule here.
If you live in the neighborhood and experience any issues related to the festival, there is a community hotline set up that begins Friday at (415) 702-6727.
And as in years past, neighborhood schools will open their parking lots to cars as a way to fundraise. The fee per car typically ranges from $30 to $50 per day:
- Argonne Elementary – 680 18th Avenue @ Cabrillo Street Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 8pm
- Lafayette Elementary – 4545 Anza Street @ 36th Avenue Hours: 10am -11pm, all 3 days, the hours are unknown
- George Washington High School- Enter on 30th Ave between Geary & Anza Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 8:30pm
- Lawton Elementary School – 30th Avenue between Kirkham and Lawton (SUNSET), Saturday and Sunday, 10am-8:30pm. $30 or $25 after 4pm. Prepaid Parking for Guaranteed Spot (any time) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org