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Wanee Festival 2017 Featuring Widespread Panic, Bob Weir, TAB & More

Wanee 2017

Wanee Festival 2017 Lineup
Bob Weir
Widespread Panic
Trey Anastasio Band
Gov’t Mule
JJ Grey & Mofro
Dark Star Orchestra
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
Les Brers
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
Leftover Salmon (performing the music of Neil Young)
Blackberry Smoke
The Greyboy Allstars
Matisyahu
Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass
Papadosio
Turkuaz
Pink Talking Fu (performing the music of David Bowie & Prince)
DJ Logic
Kung Fu
Pink Talking Fish
Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
Devon Allman Band
The Marcus King Band
The Yeti Trio
Brothers & Sisters

Websites & Links: WaneeFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace | Pandora


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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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Suwannee Hulaween 2016 Presents String Cheese Incident, My Morning Jacket, Umphrey’s McGee & More

Suwannee Hulaween 2016

From Suwannee Hulaween 2016

“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


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


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Magnolia Fest 2016 Announce Relocation

Magnolia FestMagfest Family and Friends,

After much thought and consideration, it is with heavy hearts that we announce that we will not be producing Magnolia Fest at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in 2016. Instead we will host a Magnolia Fest 20th Anniversary Celebration in St Augustine at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. It will be a one day event on Saturday, October 15 with a pre-party on Friday, October 14. St Augustine is a beautiful city with wonderful beaches, there are a lot of hotels and also camping right next to the venue, with easy access to the Jacksonville Airport. Details will be released in the next couple of weeks.

Band of Heathens!

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Rising costs for talent, production and the inability to negotiate a deal with the Spirit of Suwannee make it impossible to do this event in Live Oak without a substantial increase in ticket prices or a reduction in the quality of the show.

Magnolia Fest has been a magical experience for years and a place for family and friends to come together every fall to enjoy some of the best music in the country. Always cherish those memories.

If you have already purchased camping from the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, you may get refunds by calling
(386)364-1683

-Magnolia Fest

Websites & Links: MagnoliaFest.com | MusicLivesHere.com

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Purple Hatter’s Ball 2016 with The Floozies, Papadosio, Melvin Seals & More

Purple Hatter's Ball 2016

The Purple Hatter’s Ball 2016 is a Celebration of life for Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. The festival will return to Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL – June 17th thru 19th, 2016. The 2016 Lineup includes: Dubconscious, Earphunk, Melvin Seals & JGB, Papadosio, The Floozies, The Malah, The Mantras, The Polish Ambassador, and More.

Websites & Links: PurpleHattersBall.com | Facebook


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Video ~ Aura 2015 Official Aftermovie [3.5-8.15]

From Aura 2015

“Returning to their home at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida March 6 – 8, 2015, AURA is a much-loved celebratory weekend of music, art, yoga and workshops attracting fans from around the country. 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.”

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

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Wanee 2016 Lineup is Here featuring Widepread Panic, Greg Allman, Gov’t Mule & More [4.14-16.16

Wanee 2016

The Wanee 2016 lineup is here! Regular priced 3 Day and VIP tickets go on sale next Monday, December 14th at 10am! 3 Day GA ($199.95), VIP ($499.00). Wannee 2016 will once again be held at The Spirit of the Suwanne Music Park in Live Oak, FL on April 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2016.

Announced Artists
Widespread Panic (Friday & Saturday)
Gregg Allman
Gov’t Mule
Les Brers
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
Warren Haynes and The Ashes & Dust Band
Billy & The Kids
Umphrey’s McGee (Friday & Saturday)
Hot Tuna Electric with Steve Kimock
Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers
North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborne Present N.M.O
Conspirator
Soulive
The Wood Brothers
The Stanley Clarke Band
Oteil & Friends
Tribal Seeds
Dumpstaphunk’s Earth, War & Power
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
Kung Fu
Nigel Hall
Devon Allman Band, Big Something

Websites & Links: WaneeFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter | Myspace | Pandora


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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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Bear Creek 2015 Canceled

Bear Creek 2015

Update From Bear Creek Music Festival

Dear Bear Creek family,

“It is with heavy hearts we must announce that Bear Creek Music & Art Festival 2015 has been canceled. Bear Creek was one of the top boutique festivals in the US, and a primary reason it has been so special is because of YOU, our dedicated fans. We spent eight amazing years together filled with beautiful music, dancing, laughter and celebration, and those memories will always live on. In hopes of producing the best possible event for everyone involved, we switched our dates and tried to diversify our lineup to keep things fresh. Unfortunately, things just were not working out in our favor this year and we were not willing to let the show go on unless everything was absolutely perfect. All ticket purchasers will be refunded from point of purchase.”

Much love,
The entire Bear Creek staff

From Bear Creek
“Bear Creek Music has announced that Bear Creek Music & Art Festival will return to Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida on a new weekend, moving from mid-November to October 1 – 4, 2015. Hosting Bear Creek earlier in the fall is expected to provide warmer weather for fans.

Steeped in the tradition of New Orleans and New York funk music, Bear Creek’s line up always provides an eclectic mix of artists and powerful big bands like The Roots, Bootsy Collins, Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic, Lotus, Dumpstaphunk and Lettuce along with 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. Bear Creek also features live art, yoga and workshops, along with a charity food drive and disc golf tournament.

Recognized as one of the most beautiful live music venues in the country, Bear Creek goers at SOSMP 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.

A limited number of early bird tickets will go on sale Monday, March 30 at 10 am EST. 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. Stay tuned for the phase 1 artist announcement!”

Websites & Links: BearCreekMusicFestival.com | Facebook | Twitter


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Announcing String Cheese Incident 2015 “Roadtrip to Hulaween” Fall Tour

String Cheese Incident - Fall Tour 2015

From StringCheeseIncident.com
“We are pleased to present the ‘Roadtrip to Hulaween’ Fall Tour! Get on the bus and roll with us through the Midwest and East Coast, making stops in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Detroit, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Boston and finally Yew York City for two Incidents at the Theater at Madison Square Garden! Each of these shows will be an “An evening with SCI” and tickets are expected to sell quickly. Plan your next Incident today!

Pre-sale tickets are on sale NOW via SCI Ticketing.”

2015 Tour Dates
Oct 14 & 15 – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 16 – Riverside Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
Oct 17 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
Oct 19 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
Oct 20 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 21 – F Shed at The Market – Syracuse, NY
Oct 22 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
Oct 23 & 24 – Theater at MSG – New York, NY
Oct 30 – Nov 1 – Suwannee Hulaween – Live Oak, FL

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Suwannee Hulaween 2015 with Three Nights of String Cheese Incident, Pretty Lights, Primus & More

Suwannee Hulaween 2015

Suwannee Hulaween 2015 will return to The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL October 30th-November 1st. The festival will feature Three Nights of String Cheese Incident, Pretty Lights, Primus, Chance the Rapper and The Social Experiment, STS9, Railroad Earth Slightly, Lettuce, Papadosio, Dopapod, Future Rock, The New Mastersounds, Turbo Suit & More!

Festival goers can also get excited for the return of an expanded Spirit Lake – an experiential 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 timeto wander the mystical campgrounds abuzz with costumed fans and interactive theme camps while not missing any music they want to experience. Suwannee Hulaween will also feature theme nights, yoga, workshops and endless interactive surprises throughout the weekend.

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


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Magnolia Fest 2015 featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jeff Austin Band, Del McCoury Band & More

Magnolia Fest 2015

From MagnoliaFest.com
“Magnolia Fest 2015 celebrates its 19th year at the magnificent Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL on October 15-18, 2015 and is thrilled to announce a handful of additions to this Fall’s lineup including The Del McCoury Band, Jeff Austin Band featuring Danny Barnes, Ross Martin & Eric Thorin, Oteil Burbridge and Roosevelt Collier Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Jerry Joseph & The Jack Mormons, New Orleans Suspects, The Congress, Band of Heathens, Nikki Talley and more!

They will be joining the already stacked lineup which includes Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Avett Brothers, Keller Williams Grateful Gospel, Lake Street Dive, Steep Canyon Rangers, Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale, Col Bruce Hampton, Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Lee Boys, and many others! Tickets are on sale in advance and at the gate. → www.magnoliafest.com/tickets/
Festivalgoers enjoy four days of camping and live music, arts and crafts, and a selection of great foods. Magnolia Fest consistently features some of the world’s finest performers in Americana, Roots Rock, Acoustic Blues, Singer/Songwriter, Bluegrass & Newgrass, Cajun/Zydeco, New & Traditional Folk and other forms of American Roots music.

This energetic and family friendly musical celebration is a gem of a festival with a great lineup, beautiful fall weather and a stunning natural setting. 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.

Get your tickets early and save! Tickets for Magnolia Fest are on sale now in advance for $175 through July 19th; $185 until August 20th; $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. For RV hook ups, cabin rentals and golf cart rentals, please call SOSMP at (386)-364-1683. For further information and tickets, please visit www.MagnoliaFest.com.

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, located just north of Live Oak, FL, is a one-of-a-kind music park and premier 500+ acre campground nestled on the shady banks of the historic, tea-colored Suwannee River in North Florida. Along with the camping, there are nearly 12 miles of trails suitable for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature exploring. Bring along a fishing pole and wet a line from the dock on Rees Lake. Canoe and bike rentals are available at the on-site canoe outpost. Or take a dip in the nearby Suwannee Springs. SOSMP is located between Jacksonville, Florida & Tallahassee, Florida about 30 minutes south of the Georgia State line, about 45 minutes north of Gainesville. Please visit the park’s web site at MusicLivesHere.com or call them at 386-364-1683 for more information.”

Magnolia Fest 2015 Full Lineup
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Avett Brothers
The Del McCoury Band
Keller Williams Grateful Gospel
Lake Street Dive
Jeff Austin Band featuring Danny Barnes, Ross Martin & Eric Thorin
Oteil Burbridge and Roosevelt Collier Band
Steep Canyon Rangers
Rebirth Brass Band
New Orleans Suspects
Donna the Buffalo
Jim Lauderdale
Col. Bruce Hampton
Jerry Joseph & The Jack Mormons
Lost Bayou Ramblers
The Lee Boys
The Congress
Band of Heathens
Nikki Talley
The Applebutter Express
Whetherman
Grits & Soul
Sloppy Joe
Quartermoon
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
The Corbitt Brothers
Quebe Sisters
Big Cosmo
Berry Oakley’s Skylab
Habanero Honeys
Flagship Romance
This Frontier Needs Heroes
JacksonVegas
Bryce Alastair Band
Back From The Brink
Bonnie Blue
Mojo Gurus

Websites & Links: MagnoliaFest.com | MusicLivesHere.com

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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 Springfest 2015 Dates and Initial Lineup Announced

Suwannee Springfest 2015

From Suwannee Springfest
“On March 19-22, 2015, the 19th annual Suwannee Springfest kicks off the spring festival season at The Spirit Of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. A gem of a festival with beautiful early spring weather in a stunning natural setting, Suwannee Springfest 2015 is excited to announce a stand-out initial lineup with the Wood Brothers, Shovels and Rope, Infamous Stringdusters, Keller Williams & The Travelin’ McCourys, Blind Boys of Alabama, Larry Keel Experience, Donna The Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale, Joe Craven and Verlon Thompson. Tickets are on sale in advance starting Saturday, November 15th and will also be available gate.

Others on the initial lineup include The Seth Walker Band, Fruition, Town Mountain, Dread Clampitt, Jon Stickley Trio, Taylor Martin’s Acoustic Band, The Shook Twins, Shinyribs, Ralph Roddenbery Band, Cabinet,
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Grits & Soul, Sloppy Joe, The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project, Steve Pruett’s Back from the Brink, Quartermoon, Okay Hay, Nikki Talley, Short Straw Pickers, and the Sarah Mac Band. Stay tuned for additions to the lineup as the event draws nearer.

Festivalgoers experience four days of superb music in the midst of a friendly, family-style environment with good times including music from usual festival favorites, as well as lots of talented new faces in Bluegrass & Newgrass, Acoustic Blues, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Cajun/Zydeco, New & Traditional Folk and other forms of American Roots music.

Get your tickets for Magnolia Fest now and save for $145 until 1/11; $165 until 2/15; $180 until 3/18 ($200 at the gate). Student / Military Ticket $145 Advance. 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 Thursday – Saturday evenings, a VIP Laminate, a swag bag with the festival poster, a cap, and other goodies for $300. If you purchase a VIP Ticket you will be entered into a drawing for a pair of upgraded All Access Passes.

Along with the camping, there are nearly 12 miles of trails suitable for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature exploring. For RV hook ups, cabin rentals and golf cart rentals, please call SOSMP 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 including Wannee, Magnolia Fest, Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival, Hulaween, and Aura Music Festival amongst others. Please visit the park’s web site at www.musicliveshere.com or call them at 386-364-1683 for information.”

Suwannee Springfest Initial 2015 Lineup:
Wood Brothers
Shovels and Rope
Infamous Stringdusters
Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCourys
Blind Boys of Alabama
Larry Keel Experience
Donna The Buffalo
Jim Lauderdale
Joe Craven
Verlon Thompson
The Seth Walker Band
Fruition
Town Mountain
Dread Clampitt
Jon Stickley Trio
Taylor Martin’s Acoustic Band
The Shook Twins
Shinyribs
Ralph Roddenbery Band
Cabinet
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
Grits & Soul
Sloppy Joe
The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project
Steve Pruett’s Back from the Brink
Quartermoon
OKay Hay
Nikki Talley
Short Straw Pickers
Sarah Mac Band

Websites & Links: SuwanneeSpringfest.com | Facebook

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Bear Creek 2014 Initial Lineup: Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk & More

 

From BearCreekMusicFestival.com

“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
Break Science
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
Turkuaz
Aleica Chakour Band x 2
Tauk
Yojimbo
The Heard
Dirk Quinn Band
Come Back Alice
Copious Jones
S.P.O.R.E.
Green Sunshine
Captain Green

AURA Music Festival 2015 Adds Moe., The Main Squeeze & More

Aura 2014
From AuraMusicFestival.com
“AURA Music Festival 2015 has announced the addition of iconic jamband moe. to the already impressive 2015 line-up making this the biggest year yet for the homegrown music festival. Taking place at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida March 6 – 8, moe. will play two sets, joining headlining artists The Disco Biscuits, Papadosio and Snarky Puppy.

AURA has also added two sets by high-energy funk quintet The Main Squeeze including a very special Tribute to Michael Jackson, along with returning artists Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and McLovins. Chicago’s versatile electronic trio Cosby Sweater will make their AURA debut along with South Florida’s improvisational Stinky Pockets. True to AURA’s collaborative nature artists-at-large The Shady Horns (Ryan Zoidis and Eric Bloom of Lettuce) will pop up in several sets throughout the weekend with their sax and trumpet in tow.

For fans that want to arrive early, Ghost Owl has been added to the Thursday night pre-party with Dopapod and Kung Fu. Tickets are available as part of the four-day ticket package.

Details on the VIP Experience with two options to take the AURA fan journey to the next level are now available. Perks of the program include a VIP Lounge in the concert area with a private bar, discounted beverages, massages, gift bag, daily meet & greet with select bands and delicious catered meals alongside AURA staff and artists.

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.

For ticket pricing and information on the EZPay Payment Plan that allows guests the opportunity to spread their ticket order payment out over a period of 5 months or 5 equal payments visit www.AURAMusicFestival.com. To join the wait list for cabins, golf cart rentals and RV hook-ups, please contact SOSMP at 386.364.1683.

Stay tuned for additional band announcements, workshops and activities!”

AURA Music & Arts Festival 2015 Line-Up:
The Disco Biscuits (two sets)
moe. (two sets)
Papadosio (two nights)
Snarky Puppy
Kung Fu
Dopapod
RAQ
Jimkata
Consider the Source
The Main Squeeze x2 including a very special Tribute to Michael Jackson
American Babies
The Mike Dillon Band
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
The Mantras
McLovins
Ghost Owl
Cosby Sweater
Fusik
Ketchy Shuby
Uproot Hootenanny
Stinky Pockets
Artists at large: The Shady Horns

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