Update, Sept. 7, 2022: A new round of artists has been announced as part of the lineup for this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, set to take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. Acts include Elvis Costello, Steve Earle & the Dukes, The Travelin' McCourys, Bob Schneider, Moonalice, Cymande, Arooj Aftab, Cedric Watson, Alison Brown and Jim Lauderdale.
Steve Earle is scheduled to host a tribute to longtime festival regulars who have died over the past few years, like John Prine, Justin Townes Earle and Nancy Bechtle.
And Elvis Costello has added a night show: “Elvis Sings Hunter-Garcia,” a tribute to the Grateful Dead's Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia, is set for Sept. 30 at the Great American Music Hall, with two shows at 7 and 10pm. The evening is a benefit for the nonprofit Prader-Willi Homes of California, which funds residential facilities for people with developmental disabilities. Tickets and more info here.
Organizers say the full festival lineup will be announced Sept. 13. Check out the lineup (so far) on the HSB website here.
Update, Aug. 10, 2022: Festival organizers have rolled out a second installment of the lineup for this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and it's a good one, with a strong local showing. Artists added to the slate include festival veteran Emmylou Harris, Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew performing songs from "Remain In Light," Sacramento's Tré Burt, San Francisco's Meklit, Petaluma-born the Brothers Comatose, Seratones, the Tallest Man On Earth, Jake Blount, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers and Antibalas.