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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass’ 2014 Lineup Includes Ryan Adams, Tweedy + More

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
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Celebrating its 14th year of bringing free music to California, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival recently announced its massive 2014 lineup. With acts like Ryan Adams and Tweedy, the annual event proves to be a destination for some of today’s best music.

Created in 2001 by Warren Hellman, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass takes place at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park the first weekend of October (Oct. 3-5). Hellman was a venture capitalist in California and founded — and funded — Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. He passed away in 2011 due to complications with leukemia.

In addition to Adams and Tweedy, some of the acts at this year’s festival include Justin Townes Earle, Dawes, Conor Oberst, Yo La Tengo, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Waxahatchee, the Lone Bellow and Jason Isbell.

It’s not all contemporary musicians, though. The bill also features the likes of Rosanne Cash, Buddy Miller, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steve Earle and the Dukes and even Social Distortion.

As it was with the 2013 edition of the festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass will webcast select performances throughout the weekend for those fans not able to attend. Get the details at the festival’s official website here.

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