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Wanee Announces Headliner Schedule

Widespread Panic will headline the first night of the Wanee Music Festival.
Widespread Panic will headline the first night of the Wanee Music Festival.
Jason Thrasher

Returning for a second year in a row, Widespread Panic will headline the first full day of music at Wanee on Thursday,April 14. A crowd favorite at their first Wanee appearance in 2010, Widespread Panic will once again deliver a stellar performance, playing a full concert set on Thursday night.

Fans can once again look forward tothe traditional Friday and Saturday headliner and founders of the festival, The Allman Brothers Band.The Brothers will perform full jam filled concert sets on both nights, April 15 and 16.

Performing bands for the festival include: Robert Plant & The Band of Joy andSteve Miller Band. This year welcoming back Wanee perennials with new projects: Warren Haynes Band and Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band as well as Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band.

Rounding out the festival lineup will be: Ween, Stephen Marley, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Mike Gordon, Hot Tuna, 7 Walkers Feat. Bill Kreutzmann, Galactic, Taj Mahal, North Mississippi Allstars, Keller Williams, John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours, The Radiators, Big Gigantic, Melvin Seals & JGB, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The New Deal, Lotus, Dead Confederate, Tea Leaf Green, DJ Logic, Toubab Krewe, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Guitar Shorty, Dangermuffin, Honey Island Swamp Band, Kevin Hammond, Death On Two Wheels, Jacob Jeffries Band and Griffin Anthony.

Wanee Music Festival 2011 takes place April 14-16 at the beautiful Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park and features the best all star line-up yet composed of over 40 bands. This year’s festival includes 4 nights of primitive camping (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday), 3 full days of music from 10:30am-2am on (Thursday, Friday & Saturday), an expanded Wanee Kick Off Party on Wednesday April 13 with great bands playing from 2pm-2am and a Tuesday Happy Hour with live music from 8pm-12am.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.waneefestival.com.

Follow me on Twitter @djsarahspin to see the full Wanee schedule when it is released.

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