Blackwater Music Festival set for August 21-23

Article Contributed by Spirit of the … | Published on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Blackwater Music Festival will make its second appearance Aug. 21-23 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground (SOSMPC) in Live Oak, Fla. with a huge lineup of artists! Announced artists are Slightly Stooped x 2, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Steel Pulse, Easy Star All-Stars, The Expendables, Tribal Seeds, Gramatik, Michal Menert, Caked Up, Passafire, MartyParty, The Revivalists, Fishbone, Zoogma, Beebs and Her Money Makers, Catfish Alliance, Sidereal, Ballyhoo, Universal Green, Danka, Simplified, Lucky Costello, S.P.O.R.E., Proverbial, The Expanders, Dank Sinatra, Horizon, Trial By Stone, Andrew Block, Resinated, The Funky Nuggets, Yamadeo, Morning Fatty, Displace, Oceanstone, Soul Taxi, Heritage, The Resolvers, Cloud9, Gravy, Sir Charles, Fayuca, Gary Dread & the Jahmen Band and Stokeswood. More bands to be announced.

This three-day music festival originated several years ago for just one year but by popular demand is back with one of the nation‘s top reggae, funk, folk, hip-hop bands, Slightly Stooped, and all the reggae music you have been waiting for from other top bands like Stephen “Ragga” Marley, The Expendables, Ballyhoo, Steel Pulse along with many, many other great bands.

The festival gets underway Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the Amphitheatre with Gary Dread & Jahmen, followed by Resinated, Trial By Stone, Horizen and Easy Star All-Stars. Friday and Saturday music will break out all over the SOSMPC in the Amphitheatre, Porch Stage, Music Hall and Beach Stage. Music begins at 1 p.m. Friday in the Amphitheatre and Saturday at noon on the Beach Stage. Slightly Stoopid will be on the Amphitheatre stage Friday evening from 8-9:30 p.m. followed by Stephen “Ragga” Marley from 10:30 - 11:30 p.m. Friday evening will feature a host of great bands throughout the day including Beebs & Her Money Makers! Saturday is filled the entire day with great music including Slightly Stoopid from 10:30 p.m. - midnight in the Amphitheatre. Check for the schedule or go to

All types of vendors will be on site to fill your every need from food to clothing. The SOSMPC Store of the Village will be open to provide any camping needs, as well as the SOSMPC’s SOS Café and Restaurant, Crafts Village vendors, golf cart rental and more.

Tickets are available online at or by calling the SOSMPC at 386-364-1683, emailing [email protected] or go to Three-day festival/primitive camping tickets excluding taxes and fees are $140 through Aug. 20. Gates price is $160. Single day tickets are also available.

If you would like to make reservations for RV parking, cabins, primitive camping or camper parking for this event or need more information, call The SOSMPC at 386-364-1683, email [email protected] or go to The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground is located at 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, Fla, 32060, 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129.