Category: Festival Previews

Previewing Upcoming Festivals

Suwannee Roots Revival 2016 with Leftover Salmon, Sam Bush, The Wood Brothers & More

Suwannee Roots Revival 2016

From Suwannee Roots Revival

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park has announced the final lineup of artists for the inaugural Suwannee Roots Revival taking place October 13-16, 2016 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, FL. Joining the lineup are The Honeycutters, Shook Twins, Arvid Smith, The Fried Turkeys, The Dunehoppers, Gumbo Limbo Cajun Band, comedian and magician Jeff Bradley, Tania & Magic Moon Traveling Circus and Suwannee Spirit Kids Music Camp.

These artists and others join Leftover Salmon (Fri/Sat), The Wood Brothers (Fri), Sam Bush (Sat), Donna The Buffalo (Sat/Sun), Peter Rowan (Sat/Sun) and many more talented and amazing artists near and dear to the Spirit of the Suwannee family.

This old school, family friendly event includes camping, disc golf, and campground pickin’ stages at Slopryland hosted by Sloppy Joe and at Bill Monroe Shrine hosted by Quartermoon. There will be performance workshops by artists Peter Rowan, Verlon Thompson, Jim Lauderdale, Jeff Mosier and others! There will also be hands on workshops with instruction provided by festival artists and daily yoga with Rhonda Bell.


Suwannee Roots Revival 2016 Lineup:
Leftover Salmon
Sam Bush
The Wood Brothers
Donna The Buffalo
Peter Rowan Band
Blueground Undergrass
Jim Lauderdale
Verlon Thompson
The HillBenders “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry”
Col Bruce & Madrid Express
Town Mountain
The Mike + Ruthy Band
Jon Stickley Trio
The Honeycutters
Shook Twins
Sauce Boss
Dread Clampitt
Nikki Talley
Grass Is Dead
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
Ralph Roddenbery & Donna Hopkins
Walter Parks & Lee Hunter
SYZYGY
Quartermoon
Sloppy Joe
The Applebutter Express
The New 76ers
Acoustic Messengers
Belle & the Band
Big Cosmo
Habanero Honeys
The Fried Turkeys
Arvid Smith
Gumbo Limbo Cajun Band
The Dunehoppers
Jeff Bradley
Tania & Magic Moon Traveling Circus
Suwannee Spirit Kids Music Camp


A special Permaculture Action Day of gardening and workshops will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Festival attendees, who sign up in advance, will come together for hands-on projects in permaculture, rainwater harvesting, and assembling recycling stations.

The Dance Tent Stage will be located in the meadow providing a shaded space designed for movement. There will be a dance floor with Contra and Square Dances led by The Dunehoppers with instruction at the beginning of each set. Many of your favorite bands will be performing there including Donna the Buffalo, Blueground Undergrass, and The Mike + Ruthy Band.

The Kids Tent will be the place to be for the young and young at heart as Tania & Magic Moon Traveling Circus host a variety of musical and fun activities. There will also be a kids stage for performances featuring special presentations by Suwannee Spirit Kids Music Camp.

Suwannee Roots Revival is also excited to unveil beautiful poster art for 2016 by Marci Davis, longstanding friend of the Suwannee music scene. Stay tuned for an additional art poster by Bean Spence. Signed posters will be available for sale at Festival Merch.

Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a playground for endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf and biking. The Park also offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms, and water stations. Upgraded camping is currently on sale and reservations may be made by calling the Park office at (386) 364-1683.

SOSMP is located between Jacksonville, Florida & Tallahassee, Florida about 30 minutes south of the Georgia State line, about 45 minutes north of Gainesville and is host to a variety of events. Please visit the Park’s web site at www.musicliveshere.com for further information.

Currently, Advance Tickets are on sale now for $155 for a 4-day Weekend Pass (all taxes, fees and primitive camping included). This price is good until September 20th.

Websites & Links: SuwanneeRootsRevival.com | Facebook


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Inaugural Jam In The Trees 2016 with The Wood Brothers, Del McCoury Band & More

Jam In The Trees 2016

From Jam in the Trees 2016

“The Inaugural Jam In The Trees Takes Place at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC on Friday & Saturday, August 26-27, 2016. The festival will feature The Wood Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, Junior Brown, Willie Watson, Mipso, Chatham County Line and more tba!

Jam in the Trees kicks off it’s inaugural event full force with The Wood Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, Junior Brown, and Willie Watson! It takes place at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC on Friday and Saturday, August 26-27, 2016. The lineup also includes a handful of rising artists from North Carolina including Mipso, Chatham County Line, Tellico, Mark Bumgarner, and Unspoken Tradition. WNCW is the media sponsor and will be emceeing at the event! Doors open at 7pm on Friday for shows on the indoor stage. Gates open Saturday at 10am, with music starting at 11am throughout the day until 11pm on the beautiful Pisgah Outdoor Stage, followed by an “After Hours Jam” on the indoor stage.

The event promises a wide range of award-winning musicians over two days with live performances, exquisite local food offerings, VIP events with the artists, and down-home fun. Limited VIP and weekend ticketing packages are available at http://bit.ly/JamInTheTreesAtPisgahBrewing_Tickets.

Laurel York, a lifelong resident of Asheville and President of Jam In The Trees, LLC, helped bring the idea for the event to fruition during a visit with friends from Asheville and Canada that “mentioned Pisgah Brewing is a perfect location and felt it would attract people from all over with the right musical lineup. That started the ball rolling toward creating an event that would be a celebration of authentic Roots Music, community, and philanthropy (a portion of the proceeds will go to a local not-for-profit, Wild Forests & Fauna (WildFF), in one of the area’s finest outdoor music venues” said York.

“Jam in the Trees is shining a bright light bringing our community together in support of the Big Tree Project which focuses on the biggest, baddest trees in Western NC and beyond, that generate the most benefits to surrounding ecosystems and biodiversity.” Benjamin Colvin, Executive Director WildFF, goes on to say, “Del McCoury Band, the Wood Brothers and this whole lineup connects in spirit with WildFF… we all want people to go outside, get connected, get lost a little, and ACT to protect our forests for future generations!”

Jam In The Trees and Pisgah Brewing will deliver award-winning musicians, exquisite local food offerings, VIP events with the artists, and down-home fun, celebrating authentic roots and Americana music in a setting that will be as much a part of the festival as a the all-star Americana lineup showcasing acoustic and electric music which encompasses various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, and rhythm and blues.

“We are extremely pleased to be working to bring Jam In The Trees to Pisgah Brewing. Those that attend our events know that we treat our attendees right and the music is always top notch. This event will be no different. Come join us for a fun event next August and get your tickets early as we expect this to sell out quickly once the additional artists are announced!” said Benton Wharton, the Events Manager for Pisgah Brewing.”

Jam in The Trees 2016 Lineup:
The Wood Brothers
The Del McCoury Band
Junior Brown
Willie Watson
Chatham County Line
Mipso
Layla McCalla
Tellico
Unspoken Tradition
Mark Bumgarner
Stay tuned for more TBA!

Websites & Links:  PisgahBrewing.com | Facebook


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Wakarusa Taking Off 2016

Wakarusa 2016

From Wakarusa

“It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that Wakarusa will take 2016 off.

Wakarusa has been a labor of love for all of us these last twelve years. We have been defiantly independent and unique since our inception. Together we created a magical 5 day event that stood out from the rest. We’ve taken great pride in what we’ve created with you and for you over the last decade plus. The Waka community (friends, family, fans, musicians, artists, performers, volunteers, staff) has really been the heart and soul of what Wakarusa IS. This community shares a natural passion for what is truly genuine. Wakarusa is wonderfully original – it is organic, mystical and always marvelously weird, and like Wakarusa, you too are decidedly different and perfectly magnificent.

As such, you deserve to know the principal reason behind our hiatus:

Wakarusa was significantly damaged by partners claiming to share our vision. Sadly, they lied. They are being dealt with appropriately through the legal system. Further, we have found that the universe is often much more effective in dealing with these perpetrators than the legal system. Regardless, it is our sincere hope and anticipation that what we have built together – we will once again enjoy on our beloved and magical mountain.

For now, we shall dust ourselves off. We must take time to recharge our faith and our energy. Passionate people do not throw in the towel because of a bump in the road. We look brightly toward the future. We will bring more music and more art and many more wickedly unrivaled memories. We know the world is a better place when there is more music and more love.

Our scrape with the unsavory has lead us to realize what is most important to us, which is all of YOU (you and you…and you too). So in our brief absence, please stay in touch and look out for each other. Take special care to really nurture what is most important in each of your lives. There is simply too much to be down or discouraged about in this world. Be the beacon of joy and hope – we need more of that in this world. So now we do ask that you share your positive energy with us. We’ll use it as our strength and inspiration to create an even better WAKA experience that is ever more magical. With your help, we will bring Wakarusa back to Mulberry Mountain.

Until then, be safe, spread your positivity and your light and remember to always remain marvelously weird!”

Websites & Links: Wakarusa.com | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace

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Suwannee Springfest 2016 Releases Initial Lineup: John Prine, The Del McCoury Band, Keller Williams Grateful Grass & More

Springfest 2016

From Suwannee Springfest 2016

“Suwannee Springfest celebrates 20 years of kicking off the spring festival season at the beautiful Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. It takes place March 17-20, 2016 and we are thrilled to announce that John Prine will be headlining the festival with his debut appearance at the event! A lot of return favorites from over the years will be joining in to help celebrate the anniversary including The Del McCoury Band, Keller Williams Grateful Grass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Jeff Austin Band, The Larry Keel Experience, Donna the Buffalo, and Jim Lauderdale. Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers and Dave & Dave (of Trampled By Turtles) make their debut appearance at the fest!

Other fun acts on the bill include Cabinet, Fruition, Jon Stickley Trio, Nora Jane Struthers, Mandolin Orange, Rumpke Mountain Boys and more. Stay tuned for additional artist announcements, workshops, and other activities! See the full lineup at suwanneespringfest.com.

Get your tickets for Suwannee Springfest now at the super early bird rate of $160 (GA) until midnight on Wednesday Dec 16th before they rise to the next tier of $175 through January 17th. Student / Military Ticket $175 advance through March 16th. Individual day tickets are also available. Tickets are inclusive of all taxes and fees, and include 4 days of primitive camping and music Thursday – Sunday nights. Kids under 12 are invited to join for free.

Attendees can also upgrade for a VIP Experience which includes a four-day ticket with primitive camping, dinners from Thursday – Saturday evenings, a VIP Laminate, a swag bag with the festival poster, a cap, and other goodies for $300 until 1/17 when it goes up to $350. See all rates and tiers and get tickets at www.suwanneespringfest.com/tickets.

Suwannee Springfest is a gem of a festival with beautiful early spring weather in a stunning natural setting of moss-draped oak and cypress trees where festivalgoers experience four days of superb music in the midst of a friendly, family-style environment. Keep an ear out for some campground pickin’ and bring your acoustic instruments to join in on the fun!

Located just north of Live Oak, Fla, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is a one-of-a-kind music park and premier campground nestled in 800 acres on the shady banks of the historic, tea-colored Suwannee River in North Florida. With multiple stages, miles of trails and over 800 acres for camping, hiking, swimming, canoe and kayak rentals on the river, horseback riding, disc golf, and a restaurant and country store; the park offers a unique experience like no other, a true playground for all that attend.

Attendees can reserve RV hook ups, cabin rentals, and golf cart rentals by calling the park. SOSMP is located between Jacksonville, Florida & Tallahassee, Florida about 30 minutes south of the Georgia State line, about 45 minutes north of Gainesville and is host to a variety of events. Please visit the park’s web site at www.musicliveshere.com or call them at 386-364-1683 for information.”

Suwannee Springfest Initial 2016 Lineup

John Prine
The Del McCoury Band
Keller Williams Grateful Grass
Infamous Stringdusters
Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers
Jeff Austin Band
The Larry Keel Experience
Donna the Buffalo
Dave & Dave (of Trampled By Turtles)
Jim Lauderdale
Cabinet
Fruition
Jon Stickley Trio
Nora Jane Struthers
Mandolin Orange
Rumpke Mountain Boys
The Broadcast
The Virginia Daredevils
Grits & Soul
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
Big Cosmo
Nikki Talley
Sloppy Joe
Quartermoon
Taylor Martin’s Engine
Two Foot Level
The Steppin Stones

Websites & Links: SuwanneeSpringfest.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Envision 2016 Releases Dates and Lineup with Shpongle, Beats Antique, Elephant Revival & More

From Envision 2016
“Envision Festival – Costa Rica announces a world-class music, yoga, and speaker lineup for their sixth annual gathering, taking place on the majestic shores of Uvita, Costa Rica from February 25th to 28th, 2016. With the goal of creating a festival that represents the harmonious blending of many different cultures, the musical acts come from nine different countries, span three continents, and represent a wide array of musical genres.

Headlining acts include a rare Central American performance from England’s forefather of psychedelic electronica Shpongle and California’s experimental world fusion favorites Beats Antique Live. Showcasing the lineup’s musical diversity, Envision rounds out headline billing with Berlin’s deep house favorite M.A.N.D.Y., the heart melting vocals of Colorado’s Elephant Revival, and a late night reggae set from St. Croix roots legend Midnite (under their current touring name Akae Beka).

Adding to the list of headlining musical acts are the sultry bass sounds of Grouch, Spoonbill, Dimond Saints, The Human Experience, Beat Fatigue and Envision six year alumni, Random Rab, who returns to deliver another world-renowned sunrise set in the jungle. Additionally, Envision is bringing a strong representation of the underground house world with Bedouin, Lee Reynolds from Desert Hearts, Tara Brooks, Atish, and Costa Rican locals Melissa O and Ivan Cespedes. Live band local favorites include Patterns and Sonambulo. See the flyer for the full lineup with more to be announced.

Envision 2015

Envision’s emphasis on creating a platform for different cultures to coexist in a sustainable community resonates throughout the entire event as is evident in the new yoga and movement village, which features an inspiring lineup of top yoga instructors, speakers, and educators including the globally renowned and leading wellness expert David Wolfe, as well as international yoga teacher and motivational speaker to millions Rachel Brathen.

Leading yoga teachers also include the founder of the Goddess Yoga Project and renowned instructor Sianna Sherman, pioneer of the One Yoga movement in Trinidad and Tobago Troy Hadeed, and Classic Hatha Yoga master Marcos Jassan. Workshops include accomplished herbalist 7 Song, architect of the New Paradigm Astrology Cooperative Kaypacha, and Envision festival co-founder and resident permaculture expert Stephen Brooks. Additional classes range from bilingual language classes and African dance to Tai Chi and biomechanical alignment. See below for the full list of workshops and speakers released in this Phase 1 announcement.

Envision is a true festival of the future, encompassing a cultural movement, a sustainable permaculture movement, a spiritual gathering, and an appreciation of humanity and the planet. “I believe that by gathering in community out in nature, we create a rare opportunity for individuals to observe their value systems and inherent human motivations from a new or alternative perspective that is free of social conditioning. At a successful event, participants capture this moment and create from it a forever lasting positive impression.” – says Matt Siegel, co-founder of Envision.

If you haven’t seen it already, the Envision 2016 teaser video by Pure Souls Media, showcases the beautiful environment and enchanting wonderment from the 2015 gathering. The unique Costa Rican backdrop of Envision provides a plethora of other opportunities for the adventurous traveler. Enjoy surfing at sunset, trek to magnificent waterfalls, and camp in the lush jungles of the tropical landscape.

As part of extended efforts to spread Envision’s Core Values, Envision is launching a series of Education Retreats where those who wish to expand their experience beyond the festival may continue to learn and heal. The first event, Embody, takes place February 19th – 24th in Uvita, just ahead of Envision. Details online at Envision Education.

Stay tuned for further lineup announcements and click here to get your 4-day Envision Festival pass! A limited number of tier 3 tickets are still available at $277 and the price will continue to increase as tiers 1 & 2 have already sold out.”

Websites & Links: EnvisionFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter

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Aura 2016 Dates and Phase 1 Lineup Announced: The Disco Biscuits, ALO, The Main Squeeze & More [3.3-5.16]

Aura 2016

From AuraMusicFestival.com
“AURA Music Group and Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park have announced the phase one line-up for the seventh annual AURA Music & Arts Festival taking place March 3 – 5, 2016 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida. Performing at AURA are live electronica pioneers The Disco Biscuits, Bay area feel-good rock band ALO, high-energy funk quintet The Main Squeeze, The Heavy Pets with a special tribute to the ‘80s featuring Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman, hybrid tribute fusion masters Pink Talking Fish, nine-piece power funk army Turkuaz, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, the southern psychedelia of Bright Light Social Hour and many others. Additional headliners and artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
AURA is more than just a music festival. It is a much-loved celebratory weekend of music, art and community attracting fans from around the country. The ever-expanding Yoga & Healing Arts Program will offer more than 20 classes and workshops throughout the week and fans can dance in the Silent Disco into the morning hours. The grounds are also home to one of the most beautiful natural amphitheaters in the US made only more awe-inspiring by AURA’s strong attention to sound and lighting production.

Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a playground for endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf and biking. The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms and water stations.

A very limited number of Early Bird tickets go on sale Monday, October 5 at 10am EST. Early Bird tickets are $129 for a 3-day GA Weekend Pass and $275 for VIP (all taxes, fees and camping included).”

AURA Music & Arts Festival 2015 Phase 1 Line-Up:
The Disco Biscuits
ALO
The Main Squeeze
The Heavy Pets Tribute to the ‘80s feature Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman
Turkuaz
Pink Talking Fish
American Babies
Bright Light Social Hour
Greenhouse Lounge
Displace
Aqueous
Dank
The Resolvers
Crazy Fingers
Backup Planet
Broccoli Samurai
Fat Mannequin
Fusik
Lather Up!
Ben Sparaco Band
Holly Bowling

Websites & Links: AuraMusicFestival.com | Facebook | TwitterMusicLivesHere.com

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Magnolia Fest 2015 Schedule Announced [10.15-16.15]

Magnolia Fest 2015

From MagnoliaFest.com
“Magnolia Fest 2015 is excited to announce the schedule for this Fall’s event from October 15-18, 2015 at the majestic Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.

Thursday night headliners include are The Motet followed by Lake Street Dive, Others set to play Thursday include a festival opening set by The Lee Boys followed by Band of Heathens and The Congress along with another full stage of music throughout the day.

Friday night’s main headliner is Tedeschi Trucks Band and other main acts include The Del McCoury Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Col. Bruce Hampton, Roosevelt Collier & The Travelin McCourys, a late night set from The Motet, The Lost Bayou Ramblers and others on all 4 stages.

Saturday sees The Avett Brothers headlining and 4 stages of music including Jeff Austin Band, New Orleans Suspects, Rebirth Brass Band, Jim Lauderdale, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons, another set with Col. Bruce, and a late night show by Donna the Buffalo.

DtB also closes out the night Sunday with their traditional Suwannee music revue of musicians guesting with them to close out the festivities. Others playing Sunday are Keller Williams Grateful Gospel, a second set by Jim Lauderdale, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, and Big Cosmo.

Experience four days of camping, live music, unique arts and crafts, a wonderful selection of foods and beautiful fall weather at a stunning setting in a one-of-a-kind premier music park with 500+ acre campground nestled on the shady banks of the historic, tea-colored Suwannee River with lush overgrowths of Spanish moss. The park also has nearly 12 miles of trails suitable for hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, and nature exploring, as well as canoe and bike rentals. There’s also campfire pickin’ throughout the festival by attendees and performers alike; you just never know who may show up to play in this energetic and family friendly musical celebration.

Tickets are on sale in advance and at the gate. Ticket rates are $200 until October 14th and $210 at gate. All weekend tickets are inclusive of all taxes and fees, and include 4 days of primitive camping and music. Kids under 12 are invited to join for free. Fans can also upgrade their experience with VIP tickets for $350 through 8/30 ($400 after that) which includes dinner, discounts, VIP Lounge, festival poster, & other perks. The Live Oak Music And Arts Foundation (LOMAF) will have a booth with raffles to raise money for the local music and art programs in the area.”

Websites & Links: MagnoliaFest.com | MusicLivesHere.com

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Closer To The Sun 2015 Announce Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Ozomatli & More

Closer To The Sun 2015

From CloserToTheSun.com
“Slightly Stoopid and Cloud 9 Adventures have announced the second edition of CLOSER TO THE SUN 2015, a tropical concert vacation held over four nights at an all-inclusive resort surrounded by a beautiful Mayan landscape. After blowing away fans with an amazing first year experience (view the 2014 recap video here), the event returns for a second year with a new round of artists to round out the bill. The 2015 lineup again features three performances by host band Slightly Stoopid, this time joined by SOJA, Iration, Pepper, and Ozomatli, playing two shows each. In addition, special guests G. Love, Don Carlos, Karl Denson, and Ian Neville will be featured throughout the event with exclusive sit-ins and collaborations. Main performances will be held on a stage built on the beach, while late night parties will be held in an open-air palapa.

Slightly Stoopid Miles Doughty said, “Closer to the sun is the ultimate pre-holiday get away for fans and the bands. From the beach to the cenotes and ruins, the Mayan Riviera is truly a special place. We wanted to create an intimate vibes holiday adventure for our fans that is different than any other fan experience. There is nothing better than being able to jam with your friends in paradise on the beach and share those experiences with a close group of fans and friends.”

More than a series of concerts, this intimate event brings fans and performers together on a luxurious vacation where the nights are filled with performances held on the beach stage just steps away from guests’ accommodations, while the days consist of artist-hosted activities, excursions, beach games, and poolside performances. The unique setting allows casual artist interaction, artist-hosted workshops, activities and contests, as well as an autograph signing and impromptu jam sessions.

Slightly Stoopid -Closer To The Sun

Situated on pristine beaches and tropical grounds, the Now Sapphire Resort offers all-inclusive, luxurious accommodations with an intimate vibe. The resort features finely appointed guest suites, a world-class spa and fitness center, eclectic dining, and beachfront palapas, all within a short walk of your own private accommodations and the main stage. Located just north of fishing village Puerto Morelos and 25 minutes south of the Cancun Airport, the resort is conveniently located making it easy to explore the surrounding Mayan region from Cancun to Tulum. Off-site excursions to explore the beautiful Mayan region can be booked separately through the Closer to the Sun website CloserToTheSun.com.”

Websites & Links: CloserToTheSun.com | Facebook | Twitter

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Purple Hatter’s Ball 2015 Announce Return to Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park

Purple Hatters Ball 2015
From PurpleHattersBall.com
“Howling Wolves Present has announced dates for the eighth annual Purple Hatter’s Ball 2015. Taking place at the famed Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida May 8 – 10, 2015, the three-day music festival benefits The Rachel Morningstar Foundation (a non-profit 501c3 organization) in honor of longtime SOSMP friend and music festival lover Rachel Morningstar Hoffman.

The line-up is set to be released on Monday, February 9, but past Purple Hatter’s Ball (PHB) performers include Beats Antique, Lettuce, Emancipator Ensemble, The New Mastersounds, The Motet, Floozies, The Nth Power, The Heavy Pets and many more, along with a mix of Florida’s most talented bands and DJs. PHB also features live art, yoga, workshops and more engaging activities. However, the most memorable moment of the weekend is when Rachel’s loving mother, Margie Weiss (aka Mama Margie), leads an emotional Mother’s Day Ceremony, celebrating her daughter’s memory.

Howling Wolves Present will also host an official onsite pre-party on Thursday, May 7 inviting fans to arrive at SOSMP a day early and providing the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the park’s endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, biking and disc golf. The park also offers guest comforts including cabins, golf carts, a general store, a full-service restaurant, showers and water stations.

A limited number of early bird tickets will go on sale Thursday, January 15 for $79 + taxes and fees. Tickets will include three days of music and primitive camping. Tickets for the pre-party are $40 + taxes and fees, and include camping. To join the wait list for cabins, golf cart rentals and RV hook-ups, please contact Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park at (386) 364-1683.”

Websites & Links: PurpleHattersBall.com | Facebook


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Suwannee Hulaween Announce 2014 Full Lineup: String Cheese, The New Deal, Big Gigantic & More

Suwannee Hulaween 2014

From SuwanneeHulaween.com

Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat Productions have added new artists to the lineup for the second annual Suwannee Hulaween including electronic producers, Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set) & Emancipator, legendary rock guitarist The Dean Ween Group, Suwannee Bluegrass Surprise, Kung Fu, Thievery Corporations’ Rob Garza DJ set, Nashville’s hottest Americana Folk Trio Judah and the Lion, Ghost Owl, Strung Like a Horse, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Shane Pruitt Band, Suenalo, Beartoe and Post Pluto.

Hosted by The String Cheese Incident over Halloween weekend October 31 – November 2, 2014 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, these artist join already announced performers including Thievery Corporation, Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, The New Deal, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, EOTO, Conspirator and more.

Fans will be treated to all these acts plus three nights & seven sets of Cheese, along with a surprise-filled three-set Halloween show themed ‘The Afterlife’. Asking fans, “what do YOU want to be in the afterlife?” Silver Wrapper, Purple Hat and SCI encourage guests to become part of the show with theatrics and costumes that interpret their take on life after death. Tap into mythology, philosophy, religion and the supernatural to transcend into the next physical realm. What do YOU want to be in the next life?

For the first time ever Hulaween will also host a Thursday night pre-party featuring heavy hitting artists Electron (Aron Magner & Marc Brownstein of The Disco Biscuits/Conspirator, Tom Hamilton of Brothers Past/American Babies/JRAD, and Mike Greenfield of Lotus), a special “Thursday Surprise” to be announced in a few weeks, and Particle. Tickets are available for $40 advance/$50 gate and include camping.

Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the Suwannee River, SOSMP is one of the most beautiful live music venues in the country. At Suwannee Hulaween festival goers can get ready for the return of Spirit Lake – an artistic glowing menagerie of multimedia metalwork, paintings, sculptures, light projections and live performances that morphs the prehistoric-looking forest into a vivid dream-like space. With hardly any overlapping sets throughout the weekend, attendees have plenty of time to wonder the mystical campgrounds abuzz with costumed fans and interactive theme camps while not missing any music they want to experience.

Tickets are currently available for $209 including all taxes, fees and camping. For SOSMP fans that want to return two weeks later to Bear Creek Music & Art Festival November 13 – 16, 2014 featuring Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, The Budos Band, The New Mastersounds and more, a combo ticket is available for $360. Use the EZ Pay option to break the cost down into two easy payments.

For information on Ultimate Incident VIP Packages and additional details visit www.SuwanneeHulaween.com. To join the wait list for cabins, golf cart rentals and RV hook-ups, please contact SOSMP at 386.364.1683.

Suwannee Hulaween 2014 Lineup:
The String Cheese Incident (3 nights)
Thievery Corporation
Big Gigantic
Beats Antique
The New Deal
Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set)
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Emancipator
Greensky Bluegrass
Dean Ween Group
EOTO
Conspirator
Future Rock
Suwannee Bluegrass Surprise
Nahko & Medicine For The People
Rising Appalachia
Rob Garza DJ Set
Kung Fu
The Soul Rebels
Judah and the Lion
Van Ghost
The Heavy Pets
Ghost Owl
Greenhouse Lounge
Cope
Strung Like A Horse
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Shane Pruitt Band
Suenalo
Dustin Thomas
Beartoe
Post Pluto

Websites & Links: SuwanneeHulaween.com | Facebook | Twitter @HulaweenFL | YouTube

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Video ~ 2014 Virginia Key GrassRoots Preview

 

From VirginiaKeyGrassRoots.com
“Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music, Art & Dance has unveiled this year’s line up! The GrassRoots Festival will be returning to Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami, Florida, February 20th – 23rd, 2014. The festival will be celebrating its third anniversary with the most impressive and diverse lineup to date.
The Festival will also feature a Sustainability Fair, Yoga, Tai Chi, Live Art, Music Workshops, Dance Workshops, and Children’s Activities . 4 days, 4 stages, and over 50 bands. Onsite camping is available. A limited number of tickets are available now for $90. See website for camping options.”

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Video ~ Announcing the First Round of Summer Camp Music Festival 2014

First Round of Artists have been released for Summer Camp 2014 – May 23rd, 24th & 25th – at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL.

Announced Artists: 3 days of moe. • 3 days of Umphrey’s McGee • Bassnectar • 2 full sets of Trey Anastasio • Primus • Yonder Mountain String Band • Lotus • EOTO • Keller Williams • Lettuce • Beats Antique • Future Rock • Bro Safari • Wick-It The Instigator • Family Groove Company • This Must Be The Band • The Floozies • Henhouse Prowlers • DJ SOLO • Manic Focus • The Delta Saints • Indigosun • Robotic Pirate Monkey • Dugas • Sun Stereo • The Black Cadillacs • Old Shoe • Chicago Farmer’s New Feat with Old Shoe • Positive Vibr8ions • Caroline Rose • Brainchild • Bones Jugs N Harmony 
And many more! Over 75 bands on 7 stages!

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