From Blues and Heritage
“We’re thrilled to welcome Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, O.A.R., Here Come The Mummies, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Laith Al-Saadi, and many more this Labor Day Weekend for the 28th Annual Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival!”
From Jam Cruise 2017
“Jam Cruise is a one-of-a-kind music and vacation experience featuring 5 days of music aboard a luxurious cruise ship, the Norwegian Pearl. Now in it’s 15th sailing, Jam Cruise has grown into a coveted destination and yearly retreat for both music lovers and artists alike. With multiple venues on the ship, around-the-clock onboard music, port stops in beautiful and tropical locales, and some the coolest fans on the planet, it’s easy to see what makes Jam Cruise so unique and special. Every year is a new adventure. Jam Cruise cabins are SOLD OUT, so join the waitlist.”
Jam Cruise 2017 Lineup: The Original Meters, moe., GRiZ, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Lettuce, The Motet, Benevento Russo Duo, Break Science, Beats Antique (Live), The Revivalists, Dopapod, Earphunk, and More.
Wanee Festival 2017 Lineup
Trey Anastasio Band
JJ Grey & Mofro
Dark Star Orchestra
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
Leftover Salmon (performing the music of Neil Young)
The Greyboy Allstars
Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass
Pink Talking Fu (performing the music of David Bowie & Prince)
Pink Talking Fish
Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
Devon Allman Band
The Marcus King Band
The Yeti Trio
Brothers & Sisters
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:
The Wood Brothers
Donna The Buffalo
Peter Rowan Band
The HillBenders “Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry”
Col Bruce & Madrid Express
The Mike + Ruthy Band
Jon Stickley Trio
Grass Is Dead
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
Ralph Roddenbery & Donna Hopkins
Walter Parks & Lee Hunter
The Applebutter Express
The New 76ers
Belle & the Band
The Fried Turkeys
Gumbo Limbo Cajun Band
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: ImagineFestival.com
Deadhead Productions Announces Highberry 2016 at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas. The festival will be held June 30th – July 4th, 2016 and tickets are available now!
Highberry 2016 Lineup: Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, Papadosio, Buckethead, Dopapod, Wookiefoot, Tauk, Jeff Austin Band, Kung Fu, Desert Dwellers, Dirtfoot, & More
“Night Lights Music Festival is designed to stimulate the eyes, ears, heart and soul through MUSIC, LIGHTS and NATURE.
THE MUSIC at Night Lights is all about showcasing local and national talent on the same stage. The festival has seen some of the most unique collaborations and special sets these artists have performed, opening minds and creating new fans year after year.
THE LIGHTS at Night Lights transforms the trail in the woods into a work of art that can be felt as much as it can be seen, and when combined with the festival atmosphere, becomes a special experience unique to our festival. THE NATURE part of Night Lights is made possible by the incredible grounds at The Heron. Whether it be spending time with friends at the campsites or walking the trails to get from one set to another, our setting adds to the overall experience at Night Lights.
After all, who wouldn’t be happier after spending a weekend camping with friends?”
Night Lights 2016 Lineup: Beats Antique, London Souls, Jimkata, Tropadelic, Broccoli Samurai, Moon Hooch, Eric Krasno Band, and More.
From One Big Holiday 2017
“One Big Holiday is the ultimate vacation for My Morning Jacket fans, combining all-inclusive luxury with 4 nights of music in paradise. In addition to the nightly concerts, guests will also be able to enjoy pools, lagoons, activities with artists, excursion opportunities and more. We’ll also be hosting One Big Football Party, featuring massive projection screens, full sound, and a custom menu by Bobby Benjamin & Chad Welch of Butchertown Grocery in Louisville, KY!”
“With a stage backing up to the Caribbean Sea inside of the acoustically pristine Concert Courtyard, fans will enjoy 4 nights of music including three shows from My Morning Jacket! Additional shows will be performed by Gary Clark Jr., The Head and the Heart, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Preservation Hall Jazz Band (two shows), Deer Tick (two shows), Lucius, Carl Broemel and Tune-Yards (DJ Set).
The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is conveniently located less than an hour ride from the Cancun International Airport, and is close to many area attractions including Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Caribbean beaches, cenotes, several Mayan ruins and more. With various pools, lagoons, diverse restaurants, and bars located all around the property, everything you need is right at your fingertips! Get ready for an intimate concert adventure with your favorite band and best friends!”
From Lockn’ 2016
“The fourth annual LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia will take place Thursday, August 25 – Sunday, August 28. Located in Central Virginia, amidst the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Arrington is halfway between Charlottesville and Lynchburg and close to Washington, DC and Richmond.”
Lockn’ 2016 Lineup: Ween, Umphrey’s McGee, Phish, Joe Russo, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Galactic, Twiddle, Moon Taxi, The Wailers, Gary Clark Jr., Chris Robinson, Keller Williams, Donna the Buffalo, EOTO, Lettuce, Charles Bradley, and More.
“Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat Productions have announced the first round of artists for the fourth annual Suwannee Hulaween, hosted by one of America’s most independently successful and diverse jam bands, The String Cheese Incident, over the Halloween weekend, October 28 – 30, 2016 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.” Read More
Hulaween 2016 Lineup: Big Gigantic (feat. The Motet), Disclosure (DJ set), Future Rock, Gramatik, Greensky Bluegrass, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Lettuce, Manic Focus, My Morning Jacket, Rebelution, Snarky Puppy, String Cheese Incident (3 Nights), STS9, The Motet, The Revivalists, Umphrey’s McGee & More
“Umphrey’s McGee, the Disco Biscuits, and STS9: Each Performing 2 FULL, 2 SET SHOWS plus an additional sunset show. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lotus, Lettuce, Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set), and The Floozies: Each performing 1 SHOW on the beach. Daily Poolside and late night sets (Artists to be announced soon).
Dominican Holidaze 2016 is taking over neighboring resorts in Punta Cana. We’ll be returning to our home at Breathless, and expanding to it’s brand new next door neighbor, Now Onyx. Guests will be able to roam freely between the resorts, maintaining that intimacy and community that makes Holidaze so special!
Pre-sale: All guests who have attended a previous Holidaze event will be eligible for an exclusive Pre-sale on May 19th. Find more details about the Pre-sale here.
General On-Sale: Any remaining rooms after the Pre-sale will go on sale to the general public on May 20th at 12pm EDT.”