Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park

Since this is a FREE EVENT (NO TICKETS NEEDED), we do not have the manpower to answer all of your questions... here is a list of the most frequently asked questions:

For info on volunteering, email volunteer@hardlystrictlybluegrass.com.
For general questions, email questions@hardlystrictlybluegrass.com.

Please help us keep the Park clean-- please pack out with you what you bring in for the festival!

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions:

Q: When/where is it again?
When: Fri Oct 1st (2pm - 7pm), Sat Oct 2nd (11am - 7pm), and Sun Oct 3rd, 2010 (11am - 7pm).
Where: Speedway, Lindley & Marx meadows in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. Read below for a map.
Q: Camping?
Sorry, there is no camping allowed.
Q: What is the schedule?
The schedule is up! day Check it out here or download your own printable PDFs through the links on the home page.
Q: What streets are closed in the park?
JFK Drive, Transverse Drive and Middle West Drive
Q: What are we allowed to bring?
Coolers, blankets, and short-back chairs are all allowed. Cameras are ok (no tripods or instrusive equipment please). There will also be vendors on-site selling food and non-alcoholic beverages. No alcohol will be for sale in the park, however, alcohol is allowed as per park rules. PLEASE respect the park and pick up and take everything with you that you bring in. There will be a sweep of the park by waste management each evening (which means no saving spaces for the following day).
Q: Will there be food available?
Yes, there will be over 50 purveys of food and drink featuring the best festival food the Bay Area has to offer. For a list of highlights and vendors, click here.
Q: Dogs?
Dogs are allowed as per park rules (on leash, etc.)
Q: Hotels in area?
Please call the Chamber of Commerce, use a travel site such as Orbitz or Yahoo Travel, or contact the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau for assistance. Visitors can book rooms directly on www.sfvisitor.org or request assistance from the Visitor Information Center - 415-391-2000 (tollfree at 888-782-9673 (STAY-N-SF)).
Q: Transportation around the park?
This year we expect the park service to run their shuttle service. Until we hear confirmation, Here is last year's information you can use as a resource. See the map below for a visual on what streets will be closed.
Q: Getting to the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Concert by Public Transit?
Receive help with planning your trip to HSB from anywhere in the Bay Area by dialing 511. Say for "public transportation," "transit agencies," then the name of the agency you'd like to use. The 511 system will then connect you to a live operator. You can also visit www.511.org for route and schedule information for any Bay Area transit agency. The 5 Line (MUNI) will be adding supplemental services starting at 2pm, boarding at 30th and Fulton.

Here are some additional resources:

Cal Train - web site
BART - web site
MUNI - schedules are accessible through www.511.org. The closest lines are: 5 Fulton, 31 Balboa, 38 Geary on the Richmond Side. On the Sunset Side the N-Judah. You can also check out the MUNI trip planner.
Next Bus - to find out when the next bus is coming click here.
Q: Will bike parking be available?
Yes bike parking is available. We have 3 monitored self bike parking areas near each meadow - check out our bike parking map for detailed locations. In addition there will be valet bike parking available on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am - 7:30pm. Please note Valet Bike parking will not be available on Friday. Please bring your own lock for self-parking! The Valet Bike Parking sections sometimes fill to capacity - you will need your own lock to use self-parking.

Please respect the park and refrain from locking bicycles to trees. For safety concerns bicycles can not ride down JFK Drive from Transverse to Spreckles Lake.
Q: What time are we allowed in?
10AM entry to the meadows.
Q: Restroom facilities?
There will be port-a-potties on site.
Q: Free Water
Free water will be available at the drinking fountain near the Rock Med tent (between Banjo and Arrow stages).
Q: Medical Attention (Nearest Hospital)
The nearest hospital is Health Connection St Mary's Hospital & Medical Center at 450 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA - (415) 750-5785
Q: Will compost and Recyling be available?
Yes compost and recycling is both available and we encourage you to use to help us move closer to being a Zero waste event. Please also remember to pack out what you bring in!.
Q: Disabled accessibility?
Yes, there will be a special section reserved at each stage. Disabled persons can be dropped off at JFK and Transverse. Disabled PARKING will also be available. Here is this year's ADA map.
Q: Festival Etiquette!
* Please limit the amount of space you use if you are using tarps or blankets. Share the space you have so that everyone can see and enjoy the music.

* Please respect the people around you by keeping your talking volume reasonable so that everyone can hear the music.

* Please no smoking of any kind - this is a family-friendly event and smoking is illegal in Golden Gate Park.

* Please respect our neighbors in the Richmond and Sunset districts - don't block driveways, don't litter, don't use front or backyards as bathrooms, etc. The happiness of our neighbors is VITAL to the continued success of HSB!

* Please do not sell alcohol, drugs, or any sort of wares - only HSB-approved vendors will be allowed.

* Only officially scheduled performers will be allowed, please no busking.

* Please pack out anything you bring in to the park. Recycling and composting will be available - please make sure to use these services!

* Please do not lock bikes to trees or fences. Valet and self bike parking will be available - see the bike map.
Q: Merchandise?
We will be selling T-shirts and CDs of most artists. There are merch booths at the Banjo, Arrow, Star, Towers of Gold, and Rooster Stages. Official HSB Merch will be sold at the Banjo Stage Merch Tent.
Q: ATMs?
ATMs will be provided and are marked on the 2010 map.
Q: Lost & Found
Lost and found is located at all three Info booths (see map)
Q: Map?
This year's map is available here.
Q: Booking?
We are all finished booking the festival for this year. Submissions for next year will be accepted after Jan. 1, 2011.
Q: Press inquiries?
We do not issue press passes. Photography is fine, but no professional video shooting is allowed due to artist request.
Q: How can we personally thank Mr. Hellman for this gift to the city?
There will be a "HSB Scrapbook" at the center information booth on JFK between Arrow and Rooster Stages. Please come by and write your comments inside!

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