“Big IV Productions has announced the initial line-up for the eighth installment of the Bear Creek Music & Art Festival taking place November 13th – 16th, 2014 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. The artists unveiled for phase one include musical heavyweights Umphrey’s McGee x 2, Lettuce x 2, Dumpstaphunk x 2, Budos Band x 2, New Mastersounds x 2, Break Science, Orgone x 2, The Nth Power x 2, Alan Evans Playonbrother, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds and more.
Steeped in the tradition of New Orleans and New York funk music, each year just before Thanksgiving fans of powerful big band music descend upon the hallowed grounds of SOSMP for four days. Bear Creek’s exceptional line-up also showcases the eclectic nature of the scene; encompassing genre-defining performers in world and roots music, live electronic, rock, and everything in between. As is tradition at Bear Creek, many of the bands perform on two separate dates during the weekend and several talented instrumentalists act as artists-at-large, creating memorable surprise sit-ins and inspired performances.
Recognized as one of the most beautiful live music venues in the country, Bear Creek goers can enjoy music on three outdoor stages and one indoor stage including the famed Amphitheater Stage, set in the midst of towering pine and oak trees decorated with Spanish moss. The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, showers and water stations.
Tickets for Bear Creek Music & Art Festival go on sale on May 7. Fans can upgrade their experience with VIP tickets, RV hook ups, cabin rentals and golf cart rentals. To get on the wait list, call Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park at 386.364.1683. Stay tuned for additional artist announcements and theme nights!”
BEAR CREEK MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL 2014 INITIAL LINE-UP:
Umphrey’s McGee x 2
Lettuce x 2
Dumpstaphunk x 2
Budos Band x 2
New Mastersounds x 2
Orgone x 2
The Nth Power x 2
Alan Evans Playonbrother
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
See I x 2
The Main Squeeze x 2
Aleica Chakour Band x 2
Dirk Quinn Band
Come Back Alice
“Shambhala Music Festival presents the teaser to our Shambhala Music Festival Official 2014 Afterstory – “A Journey Home.” Take a trip back to the Farm and experience the wonder of last year’s festival, what many are calling the best in our exciting 17 year history. Stay tuned to our channels for the Worldwide Premiere of “A Journey Home,” October 28, 2014 at 10AM PST.”
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)
The New Deal
Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set)
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Dean Ween Group
Suwannee Bluegrass Surprise
Nahko & Medicine For The People
Rob Garza DJ Set
The Soul Rebels
Judah and the Lion
The Heavy Pets
Strung Like A Horse
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Shane Pruitt Band
“I think our staff did an incredible job this year,” says Jimmy Bundschuh, SMF’s founding owner. “From the gate to human resources through to our stage directors, everyone put an incredible amount of passion and energy into the festival, and it showed. It’s not everyday you get Bassnectar texting you saying it was the best Shambhala ever.”
Highlighted by what many in the EDM community are calling the best line-up of the summer, featuring international acts like Bassnectar, Andy C, What So Not, Lucent Dossier, Griz, Z Trip, A Tribe Called Red, Skream and many others — the only problem with the festival was trying to take it all in.
Stage production was also at an all time high, with cutting edge audio/visual, live performance, sound and set design. The Grove stage—new for 2014—was packed the entire festival, while mainstay stages like The Village, Pagoda, Fractal Forest, Amphitheatre and Living Room each had their own vibrant energy and exquisite artistic sensibilities.
On the safety side of the equation, the festival experienced a very low number of incidents. There were only seven transports of guests to hospital, with no life-threatening injuries.
While SMF’s security and first aid staff are leaders in the festival world, organizers attribute these low numbers to a increasingly intelligent crowd. “I think people have responded well to recent incidents at other festivals,” says Bundschuh. “Our crowd did an amazing job of taking care of each other and themselves. These are some of the lowest incidents we’ve ever seen when it comes to public safety.”
Shambhala Music Festival is proud to announce their dates for 2015: August 6-10, 2015, Salmo River Ranch, BC. Tickets go on sale November 1st. To everyone who participated in the festival—as a guest, volunteer, artist or staff, from all of us at the festival, we’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude. It’s an honour to share these magical days with you all. Shambhalove!