Chill Out This March @ The Suwannee Springfest

The hammock friendly Suwannee Springfest. Photo Credit: Springfest FB

The 16th annual Suwannee Springfest is ready to jam out this March 22-25 along with a slew of tasty artists. Hot Buttered Rum, Tea Leaf Green, Sloppy Joe, and Habanero Honeys are on the bill along with perennial favorites and headliner Yonder Mountain String Band. It’s a very full four days. See the full lineup down below.

A little info if you’ve never been to Suwannee: the artists represent a wide genre of American Roots music including bluegrass, acoustic blues, Zydeco, roots rock, and singer/songwriters. The Amerciana heavy festival even inspired a 2007 doucmentary called “Music Farmers: Sowing the Seeds of Americana.”

Besides the music, the other huge perk of this festival is the camping in Live Oak, Florida. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park offers plenty of distractions like hiking, disc golf, and swimming. Camping areas range from family-friendly to rowdy and from primitive to swanky electric/water upgrades.

Tickets right now are running at $150 (taxes and fees included) for all four days which includes camping. That price will increase to $180 if you wait to purchase a ticket. There’s also a weekend option for $115 which is good for Saturday/Sunday.

via Suwannee Springfest

Suwannee Springfest 2012 Lineup
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND
PETER ROWAN AND TONY RICE DUO
JUSTIN TOWNES EARL
EMMITT-NERSHI BAND
TEA LEAF GREEN
DAROL ANGER AND THE REPUBLIC OF STRINGS
THE GOURDS
HOT BUTTERED RUM
LARRY KEEL AND NATURAL BRIDGE
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS
INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS
GREAT AMERICAN TAXI
JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT
ELEPHANT REVIVAL
RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND
THE PINKHAM FAMILY
SPLIT LIP RAYFIELD
DONNA THE BUFFALO
GUY CLARK
VERLON THOMPSON
THE MOSIER BROTHERS
SCYTHIAN
JIM LAUDERDALE
JOE CRAVEN
DREAD CLAMPITT
GRANT PEEPLES
RANDALL BRAMLETT W/JEFF ACHISON
RALPH RODDENBERY BAND
TWO MAN GENTLEMEN BAND
SALTWATER GRASS
JUBAL’S KIN
LARKIN POE
BIG COSMO
HABANERO HONEYS
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND
ROY BOOK BINDER BOBBY MILLER & THE VIRGINIA DARE DEVILS
THE WHETERMAN
SLOPPY JOE
QUATERMOON
2-FOOT LEVEL
GRANDPA’S COUGH MEDICINE
MICKEY ABRAHAM’S TRAVELING ACOUSTIC ENSEMBLE
SOSOS UPROOT
HOOTENANNY
SHORT STRAW PICKERS
BIBB CITY RAMBLERS
LEFTY WILLIAMS BAND
DONNA HOPKINS BAND
LIZZY ROSS BAND
HONEY BLUE

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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