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A Hardly Strictly Story

Every year on the first weekend of October, a sea of music lovers and San Francisco locals head to Golden Gate Park for the mother of all free music festivals: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
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Hardly Strictly’s calm music cools off SF

This year, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival bid farewell to the usual fog hovering above Golden Gate Park and welcomed the heat wave. The three-day concert series, in its 14th year, featured everything from Emmylou Harris to Mavis Staples. With about 700,000 concert-goers in attendance — according to promoters — and
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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Releases Lineup

The name of the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is pretty telling of its actual line-up: bulky, ironically mismatched, but ultimately enticing. Running since 2001, its thirteenth edition this year continues the tradition of featuring both long-celebrated names and more recent bands, ranging from bluegrass to folk, world music, pop
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A preview of the amazing lineup of artists coming to Berkeley this fall

I remember sitting in the back of the 1 bus, riding down Telegraph to my first ever show at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Dressed in a totally impractical outfit, watching the little dot on my iPhone venture down Telegraph Avenue to make sure that we didn’t miss our stop,
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