As expected, we just learned that the beloved Hardly Stricy Bluegrass Festival that usually takes place in October in Golden Gate Park will convert to a virtual experience this year. The program will include newly recorded performances, archival footage from fans & archives, interviews, and clips featuring the history of the legendary Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. 2020 would have been its 20th anniversary, which is typically a free, 3-day music experience, drawing attendees from all across the globe. This year, fans can contribute to Let The Music Play On by sending stories/photos/videos of their favorite memories of Hardly Strictly! Find out how by clicking here.
The HSB team have also launched Hardly Strictly Music Relief Fund: Bay Area, a $1.5M charitable initiative to support the local music community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the charity, its functions, and who it supports here.