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In Pictures: Warren Hellman Tribute in SF

Beloved San Francisco philanthropist Warren Hellman, founder of the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, was remembered by artists and fans on Sunday (2/19) at a free concert dubbed the Warren Hellman Public Celebration.

Beloved San Francisco philanthropist Warren Hellman, founder of the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, was remembered by artists and fans on Sunday (2/19) at a free concert dubbed the Warren Hellman Public Celebration.

The event took place at San Francisco's Ocean Beach, just down the road from the traditional location of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park (a portion of which has been renamed Hellman Hollow in his honor). Performers included Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, David Rawlings & Gillian Welch, X frontman John Doe, Buddy Miller, Old Crow Medicine Show, and the surviving members of Hellman's own bluegrass band, The Wronglers, with Jimmie Dale Gilmore filling in on banjo. Hellman died in December at age 77.

SoundSpike photographer Tim Mosenfelder attended the event from start to finish, and here are some of his best shots. -- View Larger Photos

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