Bluegrass music is a little bit hard to define and sometimes compared to Blues. Let’s say that Blues has history dating back to Africa while the roots of Bluegrass date back to Germany and the Swedish region. Blues is a direct result of slaves and gospel while Bluegrass is a result of immigrants mixing different styles of sound and instruments from Europe. … Bluegrass branched out into what we now know as country.

Nothing sounds really French here, but this is definitely a San Francisco major music festival. The line-up this year includes Bedouine, Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris and tens of artists. Full line-up here. Should we remind you that it’s free? It’s recommended to arrive as early as 9am.

Locations : Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows), Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco


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