Multi-Genre Hulaween Lineup Creates a Fluidity of Diversity for Expansive Culture

Article Contributed by Maddy Crandall | Published on Thursday, October 20, 2022

The more diverse music one has experienced, the better idea one has in forming a complete definition of music… Cultural expression and learning operate within a boundary. Diversity comes from outside of this boundary and leads to more learning, which enriches cultural expression...”  - C. Victor Fung | The Role of Musical Diversity in Redefining Music: Towards Rich and Meaningful Life Experiences

Music is a fluid phenomenon. It consistently transcends, embodies, and actualizes, throughout the differential matter of time and space.

While the recomposition and redefinition of music are no longer geographically or generationally limited, the desire for expansion is present. It all breaks a cyclical pattern, allowing for a deeper exposure into the human experience.

Suwannee Hulaween is that integral cascade of musical diversity; a thriving polyculture of diversity.

The Suwannee Hulaween 2022 bill showcases a stimulating and exquisite cross-genre lineup. The bevy of artists across the genre spectrum include: alternative rock/indie bands Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Portugal the Man, and Black Pumas - to Atlanta Rapper JID - for their Hulaween debuts; festival veterans, such as bluegrass/ folk legends Leftover Salmon, and award-winning funk band Lettuce- a fan-favorite; a Desert Hearts house music takeover; electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso; prestigious electronic jam-band STS9; and, of course, three nights of festival founders - The String Cheese Incident.

This contemporary evolution of music is necessary in order to keep our polycultures thriving…to push the edges of our “norms”... and, to reconstruct the culture in which we want to participate.

Although we are born within cultural boundaries, our deepest expression is oftentimes felt at events where we are privileged to witness deep exposure to diversity.

This unified awareness, intellectual growth, cultural transformation, media transmission, and technological invention that occur during these events are staples of the cultural expansion.

Suwannee Hulaween’s ninth edition returns home to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida from Thursday, October 27 through Sunday, October 30.