For decades the onset of Spring meant gathering at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida for a weekend of family fun with bluegrass, folk, and blues music. A beloved tradition continues as the picturesque grounds play host to a new take on a classic family-friendly gathering with the Annual Suwannee Spring Reunion.
Once again the beloved tree-lined amphitheater is home to early morning sing-a-longs and nighttime musical pyrotechnics from the park’s stellar cast of alumni and new favorites. There will be music on multiple stages including the Amphitheater, Porch, Music Hall, and Music Farmers Stages. Suwannee Spring Reunion attendees will also enjoy music in the campground with jamming at Slopryland and the Bill Monroe Shrine as well as camp pickin’ parties.
For four days in March, you can slip your shoes off and dance under the bright blue vistas and star-studded skies. Wander the endless trails along the Suwannee River, tell stories around the crackling campfire or simply lie back and watch the Spanish moss that drapes the sheltering Live Oaks that sway in the breeze. Dance the days away at the stages and while away the late-night hours around the “Picking Parties” that spring up into the dawn’s early light. There are no wrong choices when you arrive at the place where live music lives for the founding of a new tradition, built on the love of the past, the Suwannee Spring Reunion.
The Suwannee Spring Reunion initial lineup for 2023 features the Infamous Stringdusters featuring Molly Tuttle, Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Earls of Leicester, Peter Rowan, Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, and more.
Hands-on and performance workshops will be held throughout the weekend with a variety of artists set to perform. Expect to get professional instruction at the hands-on workshops and some out-of-the-ordinary intimate musical experience from the different presentations.
Placing a strong emphasis on embracing the traditions that have made the park a treasure, there will be a wide array of arts & crafts as well as an array of culinary delights ranging from healthy to decadent in the Vending Village. The park itself is a place where kids of all ages can remember why they fell in love with the magic mixture of sights, sounds, and sensations that constitutes a weekend of paradise that is the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.
Tickets are on sale now. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Get your tickets now before they rise to the next pricing tier.
SOSMP is located between Jacksonville, FL & Tallahassee, FL about 30 minutes south of the Georgia State line, about 45 minutes north of Gainesville and is host to a variety of events.
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