Bear Creek Music Festival Announces Full Lineup – Tickets on Sale Saturday, March 5


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Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival is thrilled to add a slew of new artists to the 2011 lineup. In true Bear Creek fashion, the lineup features the band in funk, jazz, dance and improvisational music, hosting more than 50 bands on 6 stages. New to the lineup are Soulive, The New Mastersounds, Anders Osborne Trio, The Coup featuring Boots Riley, Zach Deputy, Break Science, Marco Benevento Trio, Eric Krasno & Chapter 2, Spam All-Stars, Jennifer Hartswick Band, Snarky Puppy, Nigel Hall, The Lee Boys, Shane Pruitt Band, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Rubblebucket, Juno What?, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Van Ghost and many more. Full lineup details are below.

Tickets to the 5th Annual Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival go on sale to the public on Saturday, March 5 at 8AM EST through For the first time, Bear Creek is pleased to offer an EZ Pay Payment Plan that will allow guests to spread their ticket order payment out over a period of 5 months or 5 equal payments.

Weekend tickets are available in three levels: Wednesday – Sunday, Thursday – Sunday and Friday – Sunday and all weekend tickets include camping. Early Bird Tickets are available until March 17 for $115, $150 and $160 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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The complete lineup is as follows:
Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood
The Funky Meters
Medeski Martin & Wood
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
John Scofield & Piety Street
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
George Porter Jr.
Jon Cleary: Piano, Bass & Drums
Pimps of Joytime
The New Mastersounds
Anders Osborne Trio
The Coup featuring Boots Riley
Zach Deputy
Beats Antique
Break Science
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Marco Benevento Trio
Eric Krasno & Chapter 2
The London Souls
Spam All-Stars
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Jennifer Hartswick Band
Snarky Puppy
Nigel Hall
The Lee Boys
Shane Pruitt Band
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Juno What?
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
Van Ghost
Sub Swara
3rd Stone
Catfish Alliance
Greenhouse Lounge
Flight Risk
Zongo Junction
Strange Arrangement
Trial By Stone
Jazz Chronic
Green Sunshine
DJ Craig Heneveld
Scott Campbell Band
Saint Francis
Gaslight Street
Betsy Franck & the Bare Knuckle Band

About Big IV Productions:
Big IV Productions is owned and operated by Paul Levine and Lyle Williams, founders of the Bear Creek Music Festival and co-producers of the brand new Blackwater Music Festival with Blackwater Music, LLC (a company owned by Williams and Judy Van Zant / owner of Jacksonville Beach, FL’s Freebird Live). For 2011, Big IV Productions adds the 15th annual Suwannee Springfest and Magfest to their family of festivals. Deeply engrained in the Florida music scene, Big IV Productions is also partners in Tallahassee’s Engine Room as well as Suwannee River Jam, and producers of the Purple Hatter’s Ball.