Hardly Strictly Festival @ Golden Gate Park (FREE)

Another day at the park watching some good old "free" live folk music @ the Hardly Strictly Festival at Golden Gate Park! To get this rolling, I'll bring my cooler FULL of Alky Sensation for some pleasant day drinking!

What: It's picnic style (& BYOB) but there are also food vendors at the "Bluegrass" festival! I know nothing about Bluegrass, but whatever...it's music, it's laid back and again it's FREE!!! It's really big, chill, and very SF... so why not!!

To find the group: Let's all try to first meet at the BANJO STAGE from 1PM - 1:30PMish and catch Steve Martin playin on his banjo. Look again for those darn Green Balloons (may change if I can find something better)!!! 

My number was sent to those that RSVP'd by midnight 10/6/13!

Event Info Here: http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2013/info/

We can slowly make our way to other stages (Chris Isaak at 4PM) ...and I will post a sign/symbol/marker here on this web page once I figure it all out and if there is reception.

Probable After Event: Depends if people still want to do something after (or leave early) such as grab dinner, drinks nearby, etc.

See ya all soon!

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Hardly Strictly Festival: Bluegrass | Golden Gate Park

Location: Hellman Hollow (aka Speedway Meadow) @ Golden Gate Park (Transverse and JFK Drives)
Date: Sunday October 6, 2013 (Technically, festival runs from 11AM-7PM all weekend. Come whenever, then join the group on Sunday around 1PM-1:30PMish)
Who's Playing: A ridiculous amount of musicians will be performing. More info on artists here: http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2013/print-at-home/HSB13_schedule.pdf

Event Map: http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2013/print-at-home/HSB13_map-bw.pdf We can groove and chill...and even if the music isn't awesome, we can relax, drink, eat and be merry!. Also, there will be random booths, activities and definitely food trucks at the event!!

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What we need to do:

Meet Up: Try to start trickling in around the same time (1PM - 1:30PMish at least) at the BANJO Stage to make it easy to find each other. I will post regularly the whereabouts of the group over the course of the festival. Note: The concert is free, does not sell out, and will happen rain or shine!!! Get off your ass & head to the park!!!

Bring Stuff: Picnic blankets, low-to-floor seats, games/playing cards, snacks, drinks (incl. beer!!!), jackets and/or hats & sunscreen (pending weather), & some positive energy for sharing.

Have Fun: Dance it up if the music is rocking, finish all the food, act like Bluegrass is darn amazing, and relax with good people!
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Parking/Transportation

Parking: Try to avoid parking around GG Park! If you have to, following places are available: Paid parking is available (first come first serve) at the following school parking lots:
Lafayette 4545 Anza Street @ 36th Avenue [enter on 36th between Anza and Balboa]
Presidio[masked]th Avenue @ Geary Boulevard [enter on 29th Ave]
Jefferson 1725 Irving Street between 18th &19th Avenues [enter on 18th]
Argonne[masked]th Avenue @ Cabrillo [enter on 17th Avenue]
George Washington High School -[masked]nd Ave. [enter at 30th Ave. & Anza]

MUNI: Extra MUNI service will run from 10 AM to 8 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Northside of Park - people going to HSB should look for the buses with the 5L on the signage as this will be a limited stop bus and will be a much faster trip out to the Park. The SFMTA will be running the 5L which will leave from Grove and Larkin (outside of the Civic Center BART/MUNI Station) where it will drop off passengers at 30th & Fulton Returning, people can pick up the 5L on Fulton between 25th and 30th Avenues and be dropped off at Hyde & Fulton, just a short block away from the Civic Center Station Southside of the Park - SFMTA will be running extra N Judah LRV service which will go from Caltrain at King & Second Streets to the end of the line at the Beach and return.

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  • Paul C.

    SO. MUCH. GARLIC.

    2 · October 7, 2013

    • Phil

      I still taste it.

      October 8, 2013

  • Mark C

    My pad..then figure from there...take the 5 muni...McAllister and Baker

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Kurtis S.

    We are exiting to the north

    October 6, 2013

    • samtastic

      lemme know where! i'll come lol

      October 6, 2013

  • samtastic

    mayhaps!

    October 6, 2013

  • Alaa

    No luck :(( kept looking for a parking and never found one!!

    October 6, 2013

  • Mark C

    We r at star stage...sorri bad reception

    October 6, 2013

  • Mark C

    I'm there in 15.. in a taxi

    October 6, 2013

  • Mark C

    info sent out...see ya guys tomorrow afternoon!

    October 6, 2013

    • Mellisa

      Hi, can you send me the info real quick? Sorry I signed up so late. I don't have a smart phone, so I don't think I will be able to see updates.

      October 6, 2013

  • _Aasif

    Does anyone want to carpool from South Bay?

    October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Mark...I think I'll probably go and see Steve Martin at the Banjo Stage tomorrow from 1-2:30 too. Please keep me updated on where everyone might be...or if anyone would like to meet up sooner...I'll be there. :)

    October 5, 2013

    • Mark C

      Yes...sorry I copied the info from last year...I'm planning to see Steve Martin too

      1 · October 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Fantastic! :)

      October 5, 2013

  • Alaa

    Hi it's my very first time and We might be a bit late. Is there a phone number or something to help us find the group?

    October 5, 2013

    • Mark C

      Check your emails late late tonight...early tomorrow morning. I may post my number here temporarily...but hate to advertise it.

      October 5, 2013

  • Mark C

    Info updated - Check out Steve Martin around 1PM! Then figure it out from there!

    I'll send contact info via EMAIL (CHECK EMAIL) - super late tonight (after 12AM sometime)....check ur emails.

    Otherwise - check the page for updates.

    October 5, 2013

    • Mark C

      Let's meet at Banjo Stage around 1PM

      October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yey! See you all tomorrow!

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • June

    Hi! Does anyone like to drive together from Potrero Hill?

    1 · October 5, 2013

  • Kurtis S.

    Hey Mark, the link you provided is directing to the 2012 schedule. You might want to look at this: http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2013/print-at-home/HSB13_schedule.pdf

    With that in mind I'm probably going to go see Steve Martin at Banjo Stage before trying to find you guys.

    October 2, 2013

    • Mark C

      Thanks...sorry copied and pasted from last year.

      October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will also be my first meetup. I'm looking forward to it! :D

    October 2, 2013

  • Alaa

    Hi... This will be my very first meet up in this website. I want to get of my life routine and do something different!! :)

    2 · October 1, 2013

    • Alaa

      Get out*

      1 · October 1, 2013

  • Devon L.

    I've been trying to make it to one of these for a while, hopefully this will work out!

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival weekend!

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    :):):):):)

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Meka H.

    If I'm not working that Sunday, I'd love to go! :)

    September 16, 2013

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