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Photos: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Sunday

The crowds thinned out for the final day of our beloved bluegrass festival and the music seemed to mellow as well. Eighty-eight acts appeared on six stages over three days and, like every year, this year's festival was an absolute success. 

Photos: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

The combination of music, beautiful October weather, and lively crowds came together for the perfect storm this weekend for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Is Back! Here's What's Cooking With The Food Vendors

Every October, San Francisco welcomes Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Golden Gate Park, offering three days of live music and an epic lineup of talent. The "pinch me, I must be dreaming" part? It's all blessedly, totally free (Thank you, Warren Hellman!).  Have cash in hand to blow on the 30 or so food vendors planning to be there. But first, take a look at our breakdown of the best food trucks, stalls and butchers who will be on site, divided up by the stage where they'll be posting up. 

Look of the Week: 5 Cool Unisex Finds for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass This Weekend

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is celebrating 11 years this weekend at Golden Gate Park. Over 50 bands will play on six stages, providing three days of folksy fodder. While the line-up is stronger than ever, we're thinking a scaled-back, bluesy-cool look would be best for shooting the breeze and enjoying the music. 

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: The Best of Friday, Saturday and Sunday

It's as if the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass gods knew they were scheduling their free concert chock full of world-class acts the same weekend many of us have to begrudgingly hand over our rent checks. But obviously that's not the real reason we're excited for the festival. Here's a day-by-day look at the best of the festival.

Friday, October 1

If you're an early bird, head to Golden Gate Park to catch MC Hammer on the Star Stage at 11:30 am. Question is: will he be sporting his magical hammer pants?

Transported: Living in a Bikers' Paradise

Welcome to "Transported," our new weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on MUNI without losing your mind.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Outdoes Itself For Its 10th Anniversary

How does the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival manage to outdo itself every year? The FREE, three-day festival announced the lineup last week for its October 1st, 2nd and 3rd shows and dare we say, it's worlds more exciting than a certain big festival coming up this weekend.

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