MagnoliaFest to feature Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Stephen Marley

Article Contributed by Spirit of the … | Published on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Magnolia Fest, one of the greatest Americana music festivals in America, is Oct. 17-20 at the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla.! Are you going? It’s going to be so awesome!Artists include Willie Nelson, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Marley, Drive-By-Truckers, Railroad Earth, Mavis Staples, Donna The Buffalo, Dawes, Keller Williams with the Travelin’ McCourys, The Duhks, Jim Lauderdale, Col. Bruce Hampton, Jeff Mosier, The Rev. Peyton with Jimbo Mathus and Alvin Youngblood, Grayson Capps, Tornado Rider, Seth Walker, The Heavy Pets, Nikki Talley, Honey Island Swamp Band, The Stacks, Beebs and Her Moneymakers, John Stickley Trio, Billy Iuso and Restless Natives, Sloppy Joe, Quartermoon, Big Cosmo, Habanero Honeys, Steve Pruett’s Back From The Brink, Steve Pruett’s Back From The Brink, Corbitt Brothers, Stephen Kellogg, Flagship Romance, Canary In The Coalmine, Tropic of Cancer, Jackson Vegas, Sentropolis, Jason Lamar and Alien Carnival!Magnolia Fest is Oct. 17 - 20 at the SOSMP on the banks of the famous Suwannee River. The first artist to perform will be Bonnie Blue from 4- 5 p.m in the Amphitheatre Oct. 17.Friday’s music begins in the Music Hall with Habanero Honeys from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Music will continue throughout the day in the Music Hall, Porch Stage, Amphitheatre and the Meadow Stage. Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Stephen Marley will highlight the evening performances on the Meadow and Amphitheatre stages.Saturday’s music begins in the Music Hall with Tropic of Cancer from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The evening will end with Willie Nelson & Family from 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. on the Meadow Stage, Drive-By Truckers on the Porch Stage and the Michael A Benefit in the Music Hall with Donna The Buffalo & Friends beginning at 1 a.m.Sunday’s final day of Magnolia Fest will kick off at 11:30 a.m. - noon in the Amphitheatre with Acoustic Ensemble, followed by Big Cosmos, Jim Lauderdale, Tornado Rider, Rev. Peyton with Jimbo Mathus & Alvin “Youngblood” Hart and end with a 7-9 p.m. performance by Donna The Buffalo. Go to to view and or print out a schedule.Saturday will be an exciting day with the wonderful artists and the Legends Parade. Dress up as your favorite music legend, decorate your golf cart and join the parade through the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Oct. 19 beginning at 11 a.m.All guests are asked to bring five cans of food to the Suwannee Music Foundation Tent to receive a Magnolia Fest 2013 poster. All donations will go to Love INC in Live Oak to help the needy. Your donations are much needed and appreciated!Watch the website for a Magnolia Fest phone app to be available with maps, daily schedules and more at your fingertips!