Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Drops More 2018 Lineup Hints

Article by: emily ward|@_drawylime

Fri July 27, 2018 | 10:37 AM

Sticking with tradition in a playful move befitting San Francisco's legendary family-friendly, fun-loving and completely free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival , the festival has released its second "mystery medley." For several years now, Hardly Strictly has slowly unveiled its lineup via a series of "mystery medleys" posted to its site – mixes that sample snippets of each headliner without directly divulging said headliners.

Once a mystery medley is released, fans get to play the guessing game before the fest makes a formal announcement. Medley #2 (which you can listen to here ) is the second of three "mystery" lineup drops, and includes Hardly Strictly stalwart Emmylou Harris, indie queen Ani DiFranco, Aki Kumar, Rodney Crowell, I'm With Her, Gomez, JD McPherson, Robyn Hitchcock: Electrospective, Evolfo and Tim O'Brien. 

2018's first medley revealed The Greyboy Allstars, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Four Year Bender, Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco), Howlin Rain, Courtney Marie Andrews, Gregory Alan Isakov, Darlingside, Andrea Gibson and Roky Erickson.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival unfolds October 5-7 2018, in San Francisco, California's lovely Golden Gate Park. The event is free and open to all.

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