Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival Unveils 2012 Lineup


As the 16th Annual Suwannee Springfest kicks off at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, Big IV Productions is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2012 Bear Creek Music & Art Festival. Umphrey’s McGee tops the bill and is one of many artists performing two full shows over the weekend. Joining Umphrey’s is Soulive, Lotus, Lettuce (two shows), The Budos Band, Perpetual Groove (two shows), Bobby Rush, March 4th Marching Band (two shows), Break Science, Digital Tape Machine and more than 25 additional artists. Full lineup, including multiple performance details, can be found below.

Weekend Passes provide entry into the festival Friday – Sunday and Thursday Night Passes and VIP upgrades are also available. Beginning March 22 until June 2, Weekend Passes are priced at $130 and Thursday Night Passes are only $40 so act fast to save money. On June 3, prices will increase incrementally as the festival approaches. All Weekend Passes include camping, taxes, and all fees. See full ticketing options, all on sale now, at

Bear Creek is also excited to be hosting a Poster Contest where artists of any kind are invited to participate. The winner will receive $1000 cash plus 2 VIP passes ($800 value) to Bear Creek 2012. All submissions must be received by email by the new, extended deadline of May 15 (high resolution jpg, please) to

Contest requirements are simple: The poster must include a bear in some form plus the festival information: Bear Creek Music and Art Festival- November 8-11, 2012- Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park-Live Oak, Fl. The winning poster will be used on official festival merchandise including t-shirts, sweatshirts and posters. Non-winning posters may be used for promotional purposes.

Visit for lineup details, ticket information, poster contest guidelines and more.

The artist lineup is as follows:
Umphrey’s McGee (two shows)
Lettuce (two shows)
The Budos Band
Perpetual Groove (two shows)
Bobby Rush
March 4th Marching Band (two shows)
Break Science
Digital Tape Machine
Headtronics- DJ Logic, Steve Molitz, Freekbass (two shows)
The Heavy Pets (two shows)
Bright Light Social Hour (two shows)
Charles Walker & the Dynamites
Ike Stubblefield & Friends
Grant Green Jr. & Friends
Khris Royal & Dark Matter
Moon Taxi (two shows)
Jonathan Scales & Fourchestra (two shows)
Flannel Church
The Werks
Strange Arrangement
The Mantras
Thomas Wynn & the Believers
Beebs & Her Money Maker
Kaleigh Baker
Scholars Word

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 Blackwater Music Festival with Blackwater Music, LLC (a company owned by Williams and Judy Van Zant / owner of Jacksonville Beach, FL’s Freebird Live). In 2011, Big IV Productions added the 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 Hatters Ball.