Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2021 is Canceled. Announces “Come What May” livestream.

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announces Come What May – Hardly Strictly Everywhere 2021

We hope that this email finds you well amidst the ups & downs of 2021. As a close friend of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, we wanted to make sure you were aware of this announcement that will go live to the general public on Thursday 8/19. We will miss you in the park, but hope to see you next year.After consultation with our team of COVID safety advisors, and in close communication with the Mayor’s office and public health experts, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has reached the difficult conclusion that we are not able to hold the festival in Golden Gate Park this year; we can’t waver from our mission of providing the safest and most magical musical environment, with all the care and consideration for our festivalgoers and artists, that has been at the heart of Hardly Strictly for over two decades.

We are delighted to bring you Come What May – Hardly Strictly Everywhere 2021.  27 sets. Three days of performances. All live-streamed on hardlystrictlybluegrass.com, facebook.com/hardlystrictlybluegrass, and youtube.com/user/hsbfest. Tune in October 1, 2, 3 starting each day at 1pm PT/4pm ET to see this year’s fantastic line-up, brought to you *live* from the Bay Area, with additional sets filmed in New Orleans and SF earlier this year. Invite your friends and join us!

Last year “HSB Presents – Let the Music Play On” garnered over a million online views. This year’s festival promises to be even better, as a hybrid event with both intimate livestream sets and pre-recorded performances. Due to careful strategic planning, and a little bit of luck, “Come What May” was in production well in advance of the Delta variant’s surge, so we are able to offer a treasure trove of performances, presented in a safe environment for all – performers, crew and audience. While other events may cancel, or require complicated crowd screening, we are excited to bring three days of entertainment to everyone with
Come What May – Hardly Strictly Everywhere 2021.We will really miss seeing everyone in the Park this year – we hope to see you there in 2022.Cheers!