Suwannee Springfest Announces Additional Artists and Special Sets

Article Contributed by Madison House … | Published on Thursday, January 26, 2012

With only 8 weeks to go before the 16th Annual Suwannee Springfest kicks off at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, today festival promoters announce another round of artist additions. Springfest is pleased to welcome to the lineup San Francisco rockers Tea Leaf Green, as well as Packway Handle Band, Bobby Miller & The Virginia Daredevils, Grant Peeples, Sanctum Sully, Red June, Taylor Martin’s Engine, Tennessee Firearms, Short Straw Pickers and Uproot Hootenanny. They join more than 30 other artists including Yonder Mountain String Band, Donna the Buffalo, Justin Townes Earle, Emmitt-Nershi Band and others. Additionally, Springfest is proud to host two very special sets with Tony Rice, who will sit in with Larry Keel & Natural Bridge and also with Infamous Stringdusters. Full lineup details are listed below and on the newly re-launched website, 16th Annual Suwannee Springfest will be held March 22-25, 2012 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. Three-day weekend passes are available now for only $150 and children age 12 and under are free of charge. Discounts are offered for students and retired and active military. On March 15, weekend passes go up to $165 so buy early and save. To purchase tickets online or to find out more, please visit Suwannee Springfest confirmed lineup below:Yonder Mountain String BandDonna the BuffaloJustin Townes EarleEmmitt-Nershi BandGuy ClarkVerlon ThompsonDarol Anger and the Republic of StringsTea Leaf GreenHot Buttered RumThe GourdsTony RiceThe Mosier BrothersTornado RiderGreensky BluegrassInfamous StringdustersGreat American TaxiRyan Montbleau BandRoy Book BinderJason Isbell & the 400 UnitJim LauderdaleJoe CravenLarry Keel & Natural BridgeDread ClampittGrant PeeplesRandall Bramblett with Geoff AchisonSplit Lip RayfieldRalph Roddenbery BandElephant RevivalTwo Man Gentleman BandThe Pinkham FamilySaltwater GrassJubal’s KinLarkin PoeBig CosmoHabanero HoneysPackway Handle BandBobby Miller & The Virginia Dare DevilsWhethermanSloppy JoeQuartermoonTwo Foot LevelGrandpa’s Cough MedicineMickey Abraham’s Traveling Acoustic EnsembleSososUproot HootenannyShort Straw PickersTennessee FirearmsBibb City RamblersLefty Williams BandDonna Hopkins BandSanctum SullyRed JuneTaylor Martin’s EngineLizzy Ross BandHoney BlueSpirit of the Suwannee Music Park is also home to other Big IV Productions, including the Blackwater Music Festival, the Purple Hatter’s Ball and the Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival. Hosted each November, the 2011 Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival lineup featured Trey Anastastio Band, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, The Funky Meters, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, John Scofield & Piety Street, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Lettuce, George Porter, Jr., Jon Cleary, and the Pimps of Joytime. For more information on the Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival go to: