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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: October 4-6, 2019

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is a free, annual music festival that takes place in Golden Gate Park (Hellman Hollow, Marx & Lindley Meadows). The SFMTA is working to minimize the transportation impacts around this event by providing attendees a menu of transportation options, including enhanced Muni service, taxi stands and passenger loading zones.

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Event Map

Map of street closures, extra Muni service, taxi zones and other passenger loading zones for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018

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Muni Service

Muni will provide extra service on the 5 Fulton and 5R Fulton Rapid. Each night of the festival, Muni will provide 5R Fulton Rapid service from Golden Gate Park to Civic Center Station. Due to increased ridership for this event as well as others around the city, concertgoers should allow extra travel time on the N Judah and all bus lines serving Golden Gate Park. Traffic in the area will also be heavy.

Extra Service

Muni will provide extra service to Golden Gate Park in addition to the regular scheduled service. Extra service will not serve the entire route. The N Judah will have extra trains along the full route; extra buses on Fulton will have different destination signs so you can tell them apart from buses operating on regular schedules. See below for the detailed information.

Pre-Event Extra Service

Route and
Times Destination Sign Stops
5 Fulton
to The Richmond
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
30th Ave.
5R Fulton Rapid
to The Richmond
Friday: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
30th Ave.

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Each night of the festival, from 6 to 9 p.m., Muni will provide 5R Fulton Rapid service from Fulton & 30th Ave  to Civic Center Station.

Post-Event Extra Service
Route Times Destination Sign Stops
5R Fulton Rapid
to Civic Center
6 to 8 p.m. 5R IB-CIVIC CTR STA
  • All regular 5R stops to McAllister & Van Ness, last stop at Hyde & Grove

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Muni Passes

Save time and money by taking Muni. Buy your Muni ticket now with MuniMobile®.

Muni is your best way to and from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Save time and money by purchasing your ticket ahead of time with the MuniMobile® app, available on iOS and Android. Purchase tickets in advance, then activate them when you’re ready to ride. You can even buy tickets for your friends on a single phone. With MuniMobile®, your phone is your fare.

Customers may also use a preloaded Clipper card, or purchase tickets at any Muni Metro station.

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Passenger Loading Zones

To avoid congestion, there will be established, temporary passenger loading zones for taxis and for others, including ride-hail vehicles (Lyft, Uber, etc.) and private charter buses, and blackout zones where pick-ups and drop-offs will be strictly prohibited.

Taxi Stands

Don't feel like waiting or searching for a ride-hail vehicle? Take a taxi!

Temporary taxi stands for the event will be in place at the following locations Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 1 to 9 p.m.:

  • South side of Fulton,  between 24th and 26th avenues

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Other Loading Zones

The pick-up and drop-off areas for other vehicles, including ride-hail vehicles and private charter buses, are:

  • North of Golden Gate Park, from 2 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Sunday:
    • North side of Balboa, between 30th and 31st avenues
    • West side of 30th Ave, between Anza and Balboa
  • South of Golden Gate Park, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. each day:
    • North side of Irving, between 25th and 27th avenues

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