Scenes From 2017 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival [Updated]

Scenes From 2017 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival [Updated]

Photos: Beth Thomas / Hoodline

By Beth Thomas - Published on October 09, 2017.

Over three warm days, the 17th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival featured more than 100 artists who brought an estimated 750,000 music fans to Golden Gate Park. 

Attendees turned out to enjoy an all-star line-up that included T Bone Burnett, Emmylou Harris, Conor Oberst, Sturgill Simpson, Steve Earle, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick, punk rock icons Henry Rollins and Jello Biafra, Lucinda Williams, Randy Newman and more. 

[Editor's note: an earlier version of this story inadvertently included images from the 2015 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. We've removed those photos and have updated the story with new images from HSB17. We're sorry for the error.]