All I heard on the streets of Seattle this summer was how great the Bumbershoot lineup looked and that this was one of the best years in recent memory. While 2014 marked only my second year at the music and arts festival that takes over Seattle Center on Labor Day weekend, when I compared this year’s lineup to last year’s impressive collection of artists, I couldn’t help but shake my head sadly.
Colorado’s String Cheese Incident is one of the few touring bands that draws so many loyal followers regardless of how rarely they actually perform. Cheese was touring over a hundred days a year in the early 2000s, as nationally traveled as any, with trips to the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and Mexico sprinkled in. As the guys grew up, their families and different musical ambitions made rigorous touring less possible.
Bear Creek Music & Art Festival has added Galactic x2, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk x2, Bonobo Live Band, The Revivalists, Monophonics, Flow Tribe and Profit to the 2013 lineup along with artists at large Pee Wee Ellis and Ron Haynes. Taking place November 14th – 17th at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL
Big IV Productions and Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park have announced the initial lineup for the seventh annual Bear Creek Music & Art Festival taking place November 14th – 17th, 2013. Featuring The Roots, Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe x2, Lettuce x2, The New Mastersounds x2, Antibalas, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Zach D