Reviving and carrying on the longtime tradition of hosting some of the most prominent names in American roots music and beyond, the 7th Suwannee Roots Revival takes place Thursday, October 5 - Sunday, October 8 at the renowned Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida.
The Suwannee Roots Revival initial lineup for 2023 includes Trampled By Turtles, Hot Tuna Electric (catch them while you can—they just announced it is all acoustic after their fall tour), Donna the Buffalo, The Peter Rowan Band, Jim Lauderdale Band, Electric Larry Land (before you start thinking about 90s albums—this is Larry Keel’s new all electric quartet!), Big Richard, Jon Stickley Trio, Sunny War, The Last Revel, Stillhouse Junkies, Verlon Thompson, Jeff Mosier Ensemble, John Mailander’s Forecast, The Grass Is Dead, The Ain’t Sisters, Blair Crimmins & The Hookers, Ralph Roddenbery & The Jones, Nikki Talley, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, The NEW Quintet, Sloppy Joe, Quartermoon, Tania & the Magic Moon Traveling Circus, and more to be announced!
Jam-packed with stellar music and dance on multiple stages, this family-friendly festival includes four days of music, camping, yoga, music workshops, a Kids Tent, as well as campground pickin’ sessions. Suwannee Roots Revival focuses on showcasing established as well as up-and-coming roots musicians throughout the weekend, often with some one-of-a -kind collaborations among the artists performing—you never know who will give a surprise sit-in on stage (or in the campgrounds for that matter).
Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a playground and the festival celebrates community based fun, growing friendships, laughing families, and that feel-good feeling you get from hanging out in such a beautiful natural setting. This is the place to make new memories with friends old and new while gathering in a picturesque setting breathing in the songs that fill the air… as they say at SOSMP: “Music Lives Here.”
An incredible time was had by all in March at our sister festival—Suwannee Spring Reunion—with glowing reviews in Rolling Stone, Holler Country, Bluegrass Today, MusicFestNews, The Jamwich, and more!
Rolling Stone says, “[SOSMP] would seem the most unlikely of bluegrass epicenters, but legends and new stars alike flock there every spring for an in-the-know festival… Each March, the Spring Reunion brings together some of the biggest names in bluegrass, Americana, and folk music, this unofficial kickoff to the outdoor festival season. To bookend the year, a similar event, Suwannee Roots Revival, occurs in October… There’s a deep sense of family and fellowship that’s permeated Suwannee as far back as anyone can remember… ”
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 on the Music Farmer’s Stage 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 Tier 2 Tickets are $155 (includes fees and taxes); Student / Military Early Bird are $144 (with a valid ID). Get your tickets quickly before June 1 when the price changes to Early Bird Tier 2 at $175. An additional event car pass is 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 suwanneerootsrevival.com/tickets/.
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 www.musicliveshere.com for further information.
Suwannee Roots Revival 2023 Initial Lineup
Trampled By Turtles
Hot Tuna Electric
Donna the Buffalo
The Peter Rowan Band
Jim Lauderdale Band
Electric Larry Land
Jon Stickley Trio
The Last Revel
Jeff Mosier Ensemble
John Mailander’s Forecast
The Grass Is Dead
The Ain’t Sisters
Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
Ralph Roddenbery & The Jones
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
The NEW Quintet
Tania & the Magic Moon Traveling Circus
& more to be announced!
For more information, tickets, and to reserve camping, please visit www.suwanneerootsrevival.com.