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Thousands Attend Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park

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    This weekend's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival brings thousands to Golden Gate Park. The popular event, however, is causing heavy traffic in the area. Christie Smith reports. (Published Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015)

    The “Hardly Strictly” Bluegrass Festival continues to take over Golden Gate Park Saturday.

    The festival made it tough to get around the city by stirring traffic. Since parking was difficult at the event, people found other ways to get there. In addition to Muni, bikes were a popular option for getting around.

    The weekend-long music festival featured over 100 acts on seven stages.

    The Department of Parks and Recreation estimated that about 750,000 people attend the festival every year.

    The festival is a philanthropic effort of the late philanthropist Warren Hellman and is still being funded by the family foundation.

    The festival lasted until 7 p.m. Saturday and will run all of Sunday.  

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