Spring is the time of new beginnings. When Life comes out of it’s winter slumber and the rebirth of nature is celebrated. My favorite time of year. When the weather is perfect for all variety of outdoor gatherings with friends and family. Coming in the month of March is the rebirth of a spring tradition beloved by many for the last two deades. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes The Spring Reunion Festival at The Spirit Of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak Florida is ready to carry on the great traditions of spring and strings that we have come to make part of our annual migrations to happiness.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of founders and promoters Beth and Randy Judy and their partners, the traditions and legends of Spring in the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park will continue for many years to come. This is a sacred gathering for many of us. It is a time to reunite with distant family and friends under the swaying Spanish moss that dangles so effortlessly from the Live oaks. It is a time for impromptu picking, singing and dancing sessions that run into the wee hours of the morning. It is a time to enjoy some of the finest gourmet nosh with seldom seen and brand new friends. Let us not forget it is also a time of music. Legends like Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan, Jeff Mosier and Jim Lauderdale playing side by side with the next generations to encourage and foster the continuation of the beauty that is music and family. For we are all members of the same musical family tree. We are brothers and sisters along with parents and children and we all learn and grow every time we come together at what has come to be a family reunion for me. Let us all gather for Spring Reunion at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park on the weekend March 23, 2017 for a weekend of celebration and thankfulness for our friends, family and of course, the arrival of Spring.
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Announcing Suwannee SpringReunionMarch 23-25, 2017
at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL
LIVE OAK, FL — Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is happy to announce the Suwannee SpringReunion on March 23 – 25, 2017, at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. The initial lineup includes Donna the Buffalo, Jerry Douglas presents Earls of Leicester, Peter Rowan Band, Jim Lauderdale, Jeff Mosier with Pickled Holler, Verlon Thompson, Joe Craven, Turtle Duhks, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Sloppy Joe, and Quartermoon. Many great additions will be announced!
After careful consideration, for those who are wondering about the traditional Spring festival at Spirit of the Suwannee and given today’s dynamic musical environment; we are proud to offer three glorious days of music this spring. The folks who sparked Fall’s Suwannee Roots Revival, Randy and Beth Judy, and Paul Levine have graciously offered to help put together an intimate and powerful weekend of music, camping, laughter, and fun! We hope you will join us!
Thanks to everyone that came out to support the inaugural Suwannee Roots Revival, which took place last October, making it a wonderful festival experience! We hope that you will plan to attend the next Suwannee Roots Revival on October 12-15, 2017. Stay tuned for more on SRR.
Suwannee SpringReunion attendees can expect workshops, a Kid’s Tent, Yoga, camp pickin’ parties, and wonderful food and crafts, along with the Park’s other many attractions: disc golf, miles of hiking and biking trails, the bat house, and the chance to venture Way Down Upon The Suwannee River.
Tickets are on sale January 19th. Suwannee SpringReunion will be offering a multi-day ticket that includes festival admission for three days of music, as well as primitive camping on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Advance tickets are only $99 + taxes and fees; Students and military with a valid ID are $89.45 + taxes and fees. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Get your tickets now, because prices at the gate will be higher! 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.
Suwannee SpringReunion Initial Lineup:
Donna the Buffalo
Jerry Douglas presents Earls of Leicester
Peter Rowan Band
Jeff Mosier with Pickled Holler
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine