Hardly Strictly Festival @ Golden Gate Park (FREE)

Last minute event set up for a relaxing day at the park. Let's watch some good old "free" live music by checking out the Hardly Strictly Festival at Golden Gate Park! If we get a good group going, I might bring my cooler filled with beer awesomeness!!

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 supposed to be really big, so why not!!

To find the group: Let's all try to first meet at the Porch Stage and catch Little Green Cars from 1:25PM - 2:10PM. Look again for those darn Green Balloons!!! My number was sent out to the RSVPrs!

Schedule Here: http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2012/print-at-home/HSB12_schedule.pdf

We can slowly make our way across each stage...and I will post a sign/symbol/marker here on this web page once I figure it all out. I will also send contact info via email to those who RSVP'd!

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Hardly Strictly Festival: Bluegrass | Golden Gate Park

Location: Hellman Hollow (aka Speedway Meadow) @ Golden Gate Park (Transverse and JFK Drives)
Website: http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2012/
Date: Saturday October 6, 2012 (Technically, festival runs from 10AM-7PMish. Come whenever, then join the group)
Who's Playing: A ridiculous amount of musicians will be performing. More info on artists here: http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2012/print-at-home/HSB12_bios.pdf

Event Map: http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2012/print-at-home/HSB12_map.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!!

Possible After Event: Depends if people still want to do something after (or leave early) such as grab dinner, karaoke, dance in the Mission, or even catch part of Fleet Week!

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What we need to do:

Meet Up: Try to start trickling in around the same time (1:30PM - 2:15ish at least) at the Porch 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!!! So, get off your buttocks & 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: Based on my horrible experience last week, 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 450 30th Avenue @ Geary Boulevard [enter on 29th Ave]
Jefferson 1725 Irving Street between 18th &19th Avenues [enter on 18th]
Argonne 680 18th Avenue @ Cabrillo [enter on 17th Avenue]
George Washington High School - 600 32nd 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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Other Stuff:

Email w/ contact info was sent to all those who RSVP! Message me or post to event for questions!!

Cheers!!
Mark C.

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  • Alex

    It was very nice. I was impressed in how many people went there. This was the biggest concert that I've seen so far :D. It was nice to meet everybody!
    And thank you Mark for organizing this event and setting everything :) I know it is kinda hard to do a meetup like this :)

    October 7, 2012

  • Mark C

    yep..look for green balloons...phone is bout to die so go to meetup to check updates

    October 6, 2012

  • Rob

    Absolutely headed to star stage for Chris
    Robinson brotherhood at 5:45

    October 6, 2012

  • Mark C

    Update: A big group of us are sitting right side of Porch Stage facing stage...look for the green balloons

    October 6, 2012

  • Brian C.

    I'm by the colorful umbrellas at porch, where u guys at? [masked]

    October 6, 2012

  • Rob

    Getting closer about 10 blocks from porch by foot.

    October 6, 2012

  • Moshe B.

    I found the group :-)

    October 6, 2012

  • Valerie

    I'm here, looking for the group too! I'm right next to the colorful umbrellas at front porch wearing a long black skirt w/ a dark pink sweater tied around my waist, black hat & sunglasses. What's a weather vendor? Call me so we can connect [masked] :)

    October 6, 2012

  • Joshua L.

    I got pulled away by some friends. Heading over to lumineers now

    October 6, 2012

  • Ricardo

    Looking for the group can someone please call me or text me the location please :) [masked]

    October 6, 2012

  • Mark C

    Everyone is at the front stage porch stage near the colorful umbrella at the weather vendor. Look for Apryl

    October 6, 2012

  • Deep

    I'm heading to lumineers stage since I'm on way

    October 6, 2012

  • Moshe B.

    There are 5L express busses picking up at civic center

    October 6, 2012

  • Moshe B.

    Mark, i am on the bus as well. what is your phone number?

    October 6, 2012

  • Mark C

    Josh - can u post where u r at and round up the crew?! Thanks ..ugh!!!

    October 6, 2012

  • Mark C

    not yet..sorry...I am bad at transportation. After calling every taxi/side car n also waitin for bus....for almost an hr...now on bus ..will be there in half hr

    October 6, 2012

  • Rob

    Someone text me if you guys leave the porch before I get there ;)

    October 6, 2012

  • Rob

    On my way will be looking for the green baloons [masked].

    October 6, 2012

  • Valerie

    Hi Mark,

    How long will the group b there? I'll be joining a bit late (2ish). How do I find the the group? Will the balloons still b up? Could u post your #? Thanks so much!

    Valerie

    October 6, 2012

  • Joshua L.

    I'm here at porch stage waiting for Sara Watkins to start. Any other early starters?

    October 6, 2012

    • Mark C

      Did u make that name up? Haha..j/k! I'll be there in about half hour

      October 6, 2012

  • Deep

    These gas prices are killing me, anybody want to carpool from San Jose?

    October 5, 2012

  • Mark C

    Peeps are attending - means I must buy some beer. =p Feel free to invite whoever and let's drop it like it's hot Bluegrass style!

    October 4, 2012

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