Trey Anastasio Band Added to Bear Creek Festival

Article Contributed by madison | Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Big IV Productions’ Bear Creek Music & Art Festival is pleased to announce the addition of headliner Trey Anastasio Band to the upcoming 2011 fest set for November 10-13. Additional performers announced today are George Porter Jr. & The Runnin’ Pardners, Russell Batiste Band, Honey Island Swamp Band and Corporal Boil as well as a list of Artists At Large including Will Bernard, Freekbass, Topaz and more. Also of note, legendary artist Stanley Mouse, best known for his work with the Grateful Dead, will be creating this year’s official poster.

Complete ticket and lineup details, including which bands are performing twice during the weekend, are available below. These artists join the already amazing lineup that includes Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, Galactic, The Funky Meters, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Soulive, Big Gigantic, The New Mastersounds, Anders Osborne Trio, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Skerik, Fred Wesley, Hairy Apes BMX, The Trio (Porter, Vidacovich, Hartswick), Chali 2'na Band, The Coup featuring Boots Riley, Zach Deputy and many more. Offering more than 50 bands on 6 stages, Bear Creek Music and Art Festival will satisfy music fans of every type from rock, funk and jam to jazz, hip-hop and world fusion.

Having been around for half a decade, the Bear Creek Music & Art Festival has a long, established history as an intimate, affordable, hassle-free festival experience with top notch artists. Committed to the community and environment, Bear Creek and Big IV Productions have helped lay the foundation for the now thriving South Florida music scene which will find festivals like Langerado returning in 2011 as well as other high-profile events taking form.

Tickets to the 5th annual Bear Creek Music & Art Festival are on sale now at Weekend tickets are available in three levels: Wednesday – Sunday, Thursday – Sunday and Friday – Sunday and all weekend tickets include camping. Discount Early Bird Tickets are available until July 13 for $135, $175 and $195 respectively with ticket prices going up incrementally until the weekend of the festival. All 3 and 4 day tickets can be upgraded to extra days and/or VIP by calling the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park office at 386 364-1683. There is no financial penalty for upgrading ticket. All weekend passes include camping, taxes and all fees.

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New Bands Just Added:
Trey Anastasio Band
George Porter Jr. & The Runnin’ Pardners
Russell Batiste Band
Honey Island Swamp Band
Corporal Boil

Artists At Large (Just Added):
Will Bernard
Roosevelt Collier
Scott Messersmith
Jamie McLean
Nikki Glaspie
Michelle Sarah

The complete lineup is as follows:
Trey Anastasio Band
Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood
The Funky Meters
Medeski Martin & Wood
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (Two Shows)
John Scofield & Piety Street
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (Two Shows)
George Porter Jr. & The Runnin Pardners
Beats Antique (Two Shows)
Russell Batiste Band
Lettuce (Two Shows)
Big Gigantic
Garage A Trois
Russell Batiste Band
Jon Cleary: Piano, Bass & Drums
The New Mastersounds (Two Shows)
Anders Osborne Trio
The Coup featuring Boots Riley (Two Shows)
The Trio (Porter, Vidacovich, Hartswick)
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Fred Wesley
Dr. Lonnie Smith (Two Shows)
Marco Benevento Trio (Two Shows)
The Lee Boys
Zach Deputy (Two Shows)
Pimps of Joytime (Two Shows)
Hairy Apes BMX
Chali 2'na Band
Break Science
Breakestra (Two Shows)
Eric Krasno & Chapter 2
The London Souls (Two Shows)
Spam All-Stars
Honey Island Swamp Band
Corporal Boil
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Papadosio (Two Shows)
Jennifer Hartswick Band
Snarky Puppy
Nigel Hall
Honey Island Swamp Band
Shane Pruitt Band (Two Shows)
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (Two Shows)
Juno What?!
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds (Two Shows!)
Van Ghost
Underground System (Two Shows)
Sub Swara
Shak Nasti
3rd Stone
Turkuaz (Two Shows)
Catfish Alliance
Greenhouse Lounge
Flight Risk
Zongo Junction (Two Shows)
Strange Arrangement (Two Shows)
The Last Straw
Trial By Stone
Jazz Chronic
Green Sunshine
DJ Craig Heneveld
Scott Campbell Band
Saint Francis
Gaslight Street
Corporal Boil
Betsy Franck & the Bare Knuckle Band
Will Bernard (Artist At Large)
Freekbass (Artist At Large)
Roosevelt Collier (Artist At Large)
Topaz (Artist At Large)
Scott Messersmith (Artist At Large)
Jamie McLean (Artist At Large)
Nikki Glaspie (Artist At Large)Michelle Sarah (Artist At Large)