Stretched across the Speedway, Marx, and Lindley meadows, people from near and far come to take in the sights and treat their ears to something special. Throughout the park, vendors will set up shop selling food and non-alcoholic drinks, making sure you don’t wilt from dehydration or starvation. In order to maximize the experience, you are allowed to bring blankets, short-back chairs, and coolers.
If you’ve enjoyed the festival in the past, then you may have taken a shuttle to reach the park; however this particular service is not offered this year. Since many streets will be closed – planning a carpool, dusting off the roller skates, or getting familiar with the bus schedule is suggested.
A sample of acts invading Golden Gate Park this weekend, includes:
Friday: (10:30am – noon; 2:30pm – 6:45pm) – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (featuring T Bone Burnett) at 5:15pm on the Banjo Stage.
Saturday: (10:45am – 7:15pm) – Carlene Carter (11:15am) on the Rooster Stage, 12:00pm Los Cenzontles featuring Santiago Jimenez (12:00pm) on the Arrow Stage; Odetta (4:40pm) and Steve Earle & The Bluegrass Dukes (6:00pm) on the Banjo Stage
Sunday: (11am – 7pm) – The Opera Dukes (3:20pm) on the Porch Stage and Loudon Wainwright III (4:40pm) on the Rooster Stage.
For a complete list of acts, check out http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/