It's almost time to welcome spring and SpringFest again! Another beautiful excuse to escape into our favorite woods gathering together with family and friends for some of the best in Americana music while dancing the earth awake from its winter slumber. Or in other words an absolutely fabulously reason to toss your cares away, grab a hammock, kick back, bring the kids and bask in the soft southern March sun.
There's something just plain good about Suwannee SpringFest. A kindness, a joy, a wholesomeness not found at every music festival. This is play time, family time, campground jams and grilled feasts for friends. We sleep in, turn in a little too early or late, carefree and careless catching catnaps rocked by sweetwaters while Donna the Buffalo recharges our batteries. It doesn't matter wither you're dancing, hooping, watching or just basking; the sun and music will work their way into your heart and pure joy will pour out. That's SpringFest, at least for me. It's people you've never met feeding you shrimp and trading books, it's children with butterfly cheeks sticky from snow cones, it's sitting around the campfire listen to stories that stretch back seventeen years, it's a special gentler kind of bliss.
Once again the lineup is a some kind of wonderful. Thursday will get those good vibes started with Applebutter Express, Tornado Rider, Spirit Family Reunion, Scythian, Shane Pruitt Band and Red Baraat. Friday features Dread Clampitt, Elephant Revival, Leftover Salmon, Keller & the Keels and The Travelin' McCourys in the Amphitheater while Dangermuffin, Bill Evans Soulgrass, Scythian and Cornmeal take over the meadow. Saturday Headliners include The Mosier Brothers, Donna The Buffalo, Old Crow Medicine Show and Leftover's Salmon's Stanky Suwannee Jam who will definitely have the Amphitheater moving while Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Elephant Revival, Cornmeal and Tornado Rider bring tons of energy out to the meadow. Sunday trades between just the porch and amphitheater with Big Cosmo, Jim Lauderdale, Mamajowali, Peter Rowan & Friends, Nikki Talley, Jerry Douglas, The Mosier Brother while Donna the Buffalo acts again as the perfect end to what promises to be another perfect Suwannee weekend. Definitely check out the entire schedule since it's packed with awesome goodness. Hope to see all your smiling faces there!
Tickets are currently on sale for $165 although they will increase to $180 at the gates. Children under 12 are free with an adult. There will also be single day passes only available at the gates for $50 per day but they do not include camping. Cabin, canoe, upgraded campsites and golf cart rentals are also offered please call Spirit of the Suwannee to check on availability.