SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Financier, Philanthropist and Bluegrass Lover, Warren Hellman was honored Sunday with a free concert on two stages close to the Great Highway between JFK Drive and Lincoln Avenue in San Francisco.

The day-long tribute to Hellman, who died at the age of 77 in December of leukemia, featured performers including John Doe, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Gillian Welch, Boz Scaggs, Robert Earl Keen and Emmylou Harris and Hellman’s band, The Wronglers. All of the performers are regulars at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the annual Golden Gate Park musical festival that Hellman founded.

Hellman, a founder of private equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC, also helped found the San Francisco School Alliance and The Bay Citizen, a nonprofit news organization.

KCBS’ Bob Butler Reports:

Concertgoers arrived as early as 8:00am, but the concert area was limited to capacity. Organizers encouraged viewing parties at home as the event was also streamed live online.

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