Suwannee Roots Revival Adds Larry Keel Experience and John Mailander - Oct 13-16

Article Contributed by Dreamspider Pu… | Published on Thursday, July 21, 2022

The 6th Suwannee Roots Revival takes place Thursday, October 13 - Sunday, October 16 at the renowned Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida. We are excited to announce an additional round of artists to this incredible lineup that includes JJ Grey & Mofro, Punch Brothers, Peter Rowan's Bluegrass Band, Donna the Buffalo, Kitchen Dwellers, Jon Stickley Trio, Jim Lauderdale, and Seth Walker.

Additions include Larry Keel Experience; based in Virginia, Keel has performed a plethora of times at SOSMP and Rolling Stone recently called him, “One of the finest flatpickers around" and described his unparalleled live performance as, “taking songs up a notch with psychedelic hillbilly shredding.”

John Mailander, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist who is well known for his fiddle playing with Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers and appearances with Billy Strings, will be around for the weekend joining in as Artist-At-Large as well as performing with the Rev Jeff Mosier Ensemble. AJ Lee & Blue Summit features singer, songwriter, and mandolinist, AJ Lee who has been performing since the age of 5. In 2011 Mother Jones magazine asked, “Could This Kid Be the Next Alison Krauss?” By the time she was 21 she won the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s (NCBS) Best Female Vocalist award nine times!

Atlanta’s Blair Crimmins & The Hookers will get folks dancing with their supercharged hot ragtime jazz, Dread Clampitt will be performing a 20th anniversary set of their funky bluegrass, The Krickets are a female Americana group from the gulf coast who's music is what Paste Magazine called a "a truly stunning, one-of-a-kind sound." Other additions include Florida’s Grandpa's Cough Medicine, The New Cahoots, and Free Range Strange.

Add that all in along with Suwannee mainstays Verlon Thompson, Shawn Camp, Joe Craven, Rev Jeff Mosier Ensemble, The Grass Is Dead, Ralph Roddenbery & the HighRoad, Nikki Talley & Jason Sharp, Nicholas Edward Williams, Sloppy Joe, Quartermoon, The Fried Turkeys, Tania & the Magic Moon Traveling Circus and you’ve got a weekend of unforgettable memories, musical favorites, and news discoveries!

Suwannee Roots Revival focuses on showcasing established as well as up-and-coming roots musicians throughout a weekend laced with community based fun, growing friendships, laughing families, and that feel-good feeling you get from hanging out in such a beautiful natural setting.

Suwannee Roots Revival is jam-packed with stellar music and dance on multiple stages throughout the weekend. This family-friendly festival includes four days of music, camping, yoga, music workshops, a Kids Tent, as well as campground pickin’ sessions. Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a playground for endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf, and biking.

Placing a strong emphasis on embracing the traditions that have made the park a national treasure, there will be a wide array of arts & crafts as well as culinary delights ranging from healthy to decadent in the Vending Village. Hands-on and performance workshops will be held throughout the weekend with a variety of artists set to perform. The park itself is a place where kids of all ages can remember why they fell in love with the magic mixture of sights, sounds, and sensations that constitutes a weekend of paradise that is the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.

Tickets are on sale now. Suwannee Roots Revival offers a multi-day Weekend Ticket that includes festival admission for four days of music, as well as primitive camping on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Early Bird 2 Tickets are $175 (includes fees and taxes); Student / Military Early Bird are $160 (with a valid ID). Get your tickets quickly before they rise to the next pricing tier, Advance Weekend, at $200 ($250 at the Gate). Single Day tickets are also available. An additional event car pass is now required to bring a car into the campground. Advance Car Pass: $15 or $20 at the Gate. For complete ticket information and to purchase tickets, visit

SOSMP offers guest comforts including a general store, full service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms, and water stations. Upgraded camping, including RV hook ups and cabin rentals, as well as golf cart rentals are currently on sale. Reservations may be made by calling the Park office at (386) 364­-1683. SOSMP is located between Jacksonville, Florida & Tallahassee, Florida about 30 minutes south of the Georgia State line, about 45 minutes north of Gainesville and is host to a variety of events. Please visit the park's web site at for further information.

Suwannee Roots Revival 2022 Lineup
JJ Grey & Mofro
Punch Brothers
Peter Rowan's Bluegrass Band
Donna the Buffalo
Kitchen Dwellers
Larry Keel Experience
Jon Stickley Trio
Jim Lauderdale
Seth Walker
Verlon Thompson
Shawn Camp
Joe Craven
Rev Jeff Mosier Ensemble
John Mailander - Artist at Large
AJ Lee & Blue Summit
The Grass Is Dead
Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
Dread Clampitt
The Krickets
Ralph Roddenbery & the HighRoad
Grandpa's Cough Medicine
The New Cahoots
Nikki Talley & Jason Sharp
Free Range Strange
Nicholas Edward Williams
Sloppy Joe
The Fried Turkeys
Tania & the Magic Moon Traveling Circus