Welcome to the inaugural Suwannee Roots Revival at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. As far as camping/music festivals go, this continues to be one of your best bets. The lush surroundings, perfect weather and eclectic mix of quality music make the SOSMP (Spirit of Suwannee Music Park) your premier festival location. Check out the reasons you may want to put this festival on your annual rotation as recommended by Ed.
- You Must See The Music: This year’s lineup included Leftover Salmon with John Stickley on guitar, Gumbo Limbo Cajun Band, and perennial favorites, Donna the Buffalo. Roots Revival boasts a tasty mix of rock, Americana, and folk mixed in with a scattering of lightning-fast bluegrass and soul.
There truly was something for everyone as throngs of music lovers danced under the oak trees or relaxed in one of the many lawn chairs and hammocks.
Try Out The Disk Golf: Don’t look now, but one of the most popular pastimes at the SOSMP is there Magnolia Golf Course. Enjoy 18 holes of premier disk golf right through the middle of a thick North Florida hardwood hammock.
Test yourself against some difficult holes as the branches squeeze into the fairways and doglegs to the right are a common occurrence. Other than the distant beat of bass drums and amplified instruments, the forest lets the disc golfer feel like they are all alone with the turkey oaks.
Visit A Glamper’s Site: Between the perfect Florida weather and the campsites covered with moss-covered oak branches, SOSMP is a picture of scenic beauty. Perched along with winding banks of the Suwannee River, the park has electricity and sewage hookups as well as hundreds of acres of primitive camping spots available. Just pick a spot that meets your needs and build your own pleasure palace.
The Suwannee River: No trip to the park would be complete without a visit to the historic Suwannee River. Come down and enjoy the beach or take a chilly dip in the slow-moving water. Daily trips upstream make it a perfect destination for half or full day kayak excursions.
This is a truly laid-back festival with a sincere family feel. The homespun folk music plays throughout the day Sunday and lazy campers find their way to each other’s fire circles for an evening of frivolity and friendship. Be sure to find your way back to North Florida and the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park next year.If you haven’t made it to a festival at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, you’re missing one of the finest concert/camping venues in the country. Visit their website and follow their social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
They are excited to announce a new spring event at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park: Suwannee Spring Reunion, March 23-25, 2017. Make your plans and we’ll have more information soon. #SuwanneeIntheSpring #NeverHadSuchAGoodTime