Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Final 2012 Lineup

The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, which takes place October 4-7 in San Francisco, has been leaking their 2012 lineup for weeks. Now we finally get to see everyone that’s going to play at one of the best free festivals in the world. For those of you that didn’t catch it from the title, the artists below aren’t limited to bluegrass — there’s a mix of jam bands, indie rockers, old schoolers, and really just one of the more intriguing lineups of this year’s festival season.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2012 Lineup

Alison Brown Quartet with Stuart Duncan
Allison Moorer
Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys
Bill Kirchen and Texicalli
Boz Scaggs: Tribute to Doug Sahm
Buddy Miller
Chris Carrabba
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys
Chuck Ragan
Conor Brings Friends for Friday featuring: Simon Felice, Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express, Beachwood Sparks, Ben Kweller, Jenny Lewis, Conor Oberst
Cowboy Junkies
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones
Dirty Three
Dry Branch Fire Squad
Dwight Yoakam
Elvis Costello Solo
Emmylou Harris
Giant Giant Sand
Glen Hansard
Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson
Heartless Bastards
Jerry Jeff Walker
Jesse Winchester
Jim Lauderdale
Joe Pug
John Reilly and Friends (featuring Becky Stark & Tom Brosseau)
Jon Langford & His Sadies
Jonny Two Bags & Salvation Town
Justin Townes Earle
Keller Williams, Steve Kimock & Kyle Hollingsworth featuring Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram & Andy Hess
Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplin
Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
Les Claypool Duo De Twang
Little Green Cars
Lloyd Cole
Luther Dickinson & the Wandering
Nick Lowe
O’Brien Party of 7
Patterson Hood & the Downtown Rumblers
Patti Smith and her band
Patty Griffin
Peter Rowan
Poor Man’s Whiskey
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys
Reckless Kelly
Red Baraat
Robert Earl Keen
Robyn Hitchcock
Roger Knox & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts
Sara Watkins
Seasick Steve
Sierra Hull
Son Volt
Steve Earle & the Dukes (and Duchesses)
The Barr Brothers
The Chieftains
The Civil Wars
The Del McCoury Band
The Flatlanders featuring Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock
The Go to Hell Man Clan with Special Guests the Wronglers featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore
The Heart & the Heart
The Jerry Douglas Band
The Knitters
The Lumineers
The Milk Carton Kids
The New Orleans Bingo! Show
The Soul Rebels
The Time Jumpers (Vince Gill, Dennis Crouch, Paul Franklin, Larry Franklin, Andre Reiss, Dawn Sears, Kenneth Sears, Joe Spivey, Jeff Taylor & Billy Thomas)
The Trishas
The White Buffalo
Tiny Television
Todd Snider
Tribute to the Founding Fathers: Warren Hellman, Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson
Walter Salas-Humara
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Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.