Bear Creek Festival Announces The Roots, Karl Denson, Bootsy Collins

Article Contributed by Brotherly Love… | Published on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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 Deputy x2, Toubab Krewe x2 and much more, Bear Creek is steeped in the tradition of funk music and the exceptional lineup reflects the eclectic nature of the scene.

Returning to its home at the famous Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, Bear Creek is the ultimate destination for music fans as the summer festival season comes to an end. Festivalgoers can enjoy four days of camping, live music and art at one of the most beautiful live music venues in the country. In addition to primitive camping, fans can upgrade their experience with VIP tickets, RV hook ups, cabin rentals and golf cart rentals.

Tickets for Bear Creek Music & Art Festival go on sale on Wednesday, April 24th. To get on the cabin wait list, call Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park at 386.364.1683. Stay tuned for additional artist announcements!

Bear Creek Music & Art Festival 2013 Artist Line Up:

The Roots

Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe x2

Lettuce x 2

The New Mastersounds x2


Lee Fields & The Expressions

Zach Deputy x2

Toubab Krewe  x2

George Porter Jr's Runnin Pardners

The Motet x 2

Jennifer Hartswick Band x2

Break Science

Mike Dillon Band

Pimps of Joytime x2

Robert Walter's 20th Congress x2

Bernie Worrell Orchestra

Roosevelt Collier Band

Dr. Klaw

Kung Fu x2

The Werks

The Malah x2

Space Capone x2

Nth Power


The Legendary JC's

Ron Haynes Game Changers x2

Brownout x2

Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes x2

Jaime McLean Band

Ghost Owl

Greenhouse Lounge


Chris McCarty Band

The Resolvers


Lucky Costello



Artists at Large

Oteil Burbridge

Karl Denson

George Porter Jr.


Mike Dillon

Roosevelt Collier

Jennifer Hartswick

Natalie Cressman

Dave Watts

Joey Porter

Jans Ingber

Clay Watson