Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2022 takes place in Golden Gate Park from September 30th – October 2nd. Per tradition, organizers of the three-day festival have been releasing a series of music medleys as a gradual reveal of the artists who will be performing across six stages.


Update on September 13th: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (HSB) today announced release our full lineup by day:

Update on August 24th: HSB announced its “Out Of The Park” lineup of nighttime, post festival schedule:

* 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 Alcatraz Theatre – Hyde St. Studios 40th Anniversary F: Jimmie Dale Gilmore
* 10/2 Palace of Fine Arts – Bonny Light Horseman
* 10/4 The Chapel – Moonalice and “Summer of Soul” screening


The first medley features an eclectic grouping with sonic diversity. Returning this year will be New Orleans jam band Galactic; along with Nashville musician Buddy Miller, singer-songwriters Marcus Mumford, Joy Oladokun, four-piece indie pop band Lucius, country guitarist Charley Crockett, Canadian singer Allison Russell, and East Los Angeles-based Afro-Mexican band Las Cafeteras.

The second medley revealed that 14-time Grammy winner Emmylou Harris, Talking Heads keyboardist, guitarist Jerry Harrison, with guitarist Adrian Belew will be performing as Remain In Light. Sacramento folk singer-songwriter Tré Burt, Ethiopian-born American singer and songwriter based in San Francisco Mekit, folk artist Jake Blount, five-piece bluegrass band The Brothers Comatose, soul rockers Seratones, Swedish singer-songwriter The Tallest Man On Earth, country act Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, and Brooklyn-based afrobeat band Antibalas have also been included in the second medley.

The third medley contains a diversity of sounds, from the country blues of Rhiannon Giddens to banjo extraordinaire Bela Fleck, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan, and Allison Russell. This medley includes multi-instrumentalist Jay Som, Alabama-based indie project Waxahatchee, soul singer Daniel Ponder, folk band Bonnie Light Horseman, and Tennessee-born singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2022 Music Lineup

Written by Carlos Olin Montalvo