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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

When: Fri., Oct. 2, 2-7 p.m., Sat., Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 2009

One look at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass lineup this year, and it's clear that it'll be another stellar fest. Emmylou, of course, but also Bonnie Prince Billy, Iron & Wine, Jerry Jeff Walker, the guys from the Jayhawks, Plant & Krauss. Then there's this trifecta: Hazel Dickens, Ralph Stanley, Earl Scruggs. All in a row. Holy mackerel!You might want to bike or take public transit this year, as there will be no shuttle and lots of streets into the park will be closed. Treasure Island and OutsideLands aside, HSB is truly the crown jewel of SF music festivals. Oct. 3-5 at the Speedway Meadows in Golden GatePark. Free. StrictlyBluegrass.com


Tom Chandler

Price: free