The 6th Suwannee Roots Revival takes place Thursday, October 13 – Sunday, October 16 at the renowned Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida. Jam-packed with stellar music and dance on multiple stages throughout the extended weekend, this family-friendly festival includes four days of music, camping, yoga, music workshops, a Kids Tent, as well as campground pickin’ sessions. Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a playground for endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf, and biking.
We are excited to announce the daily music schedule for this incredible lineup for a full weekend of unforgettable memories, musical favorites, and news discoveries!
Regarding the hurricane, Festival Director Beth Judy says, “While hurricanes are part of our life here in Florida, no matter how prepared we are, the effects of storms like Hurricane Ian are devastating. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park was spared any damage this time, but many members of our staff, attendees, vendors, and artists—along with friends and family—were affected by Ian in some way. Please remember that even though the storm goes away rather quickly, thousands of people will still be dealing with the effects for months afterwards, some losing everything. We send our love and positive energy to everyone dealing with this and encourage anyone who is able to make a donation of time, supplies, or money to help our neighbors out. If donating cash, local charities such as the gofundme ‘Emergency Supplies for Pine Island Hurricane Ian’ is a good one, and there are others—just do a little research and find what legitimate charity resonates with you. Pay it Forward!”
“As we move from the hot summer to the cooler evenings of fall, the thought of our amazing community gathering for Suwannee Roots Revival in a couple weeks leaves me filled with excitement and anticipation!” Beth says, “JJ Grey & Mofro, Punch Brothers, 5 sets of Donna the Buffalo, and so many of our favorite artists will bring the music that moves our souls–our extraordinary festival family will revive us all! Do yourself a favor and join the family for a full long weekend to close out the festival season.”
Artists performing include Friday night headliners—JJ Grey & Mofro— and Saturday night headliners—Punch Brothers. Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Donna the Buffalo, Verlon Thompson, and Rev Jeff Mosier Ensemble all play Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Thursday night holds strong with a headlining set by Larry Keel Experience, bookend by performances with Jim Lauderdale Band and Jon Stickley Trio (Late Night) on the Amphitheater Stage. AJ Lee and Blue Summit, Joe Craven & The Y’allterations will be playing the Porch Stage and you can catch Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp in the Music Hall along with other talented artists performing throughout the park to kick off the weekend.
Kitchen Dwellers, Larry Keel Experience, Seth Walker, Shawn Camp, AJ Lee & Blue Summit all play two days, and we will see three days of performances by Jon Stickley Trio, Jim Lauderdale, Joe Craven, The Grass Is Dead, Ralph Roddenbery & The HighRoad. John Mailander will be an Artist-at-Large throughout the 4-day weekend! See below for the full lineup outlining the days of performances. The full music schedule is available at www.suwanneerootsrevival.com/schedule/.
Suwannee Roots Revival focuses on showcasing established as well as up-and-coming roots musicians throughout the weekend. Immerse yourself in their music, community based fun, growing friendships, laughing families, and that feel-good feeling you get from hanging out in such a beautiful natural setting.
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 throughout the weekend 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. Advance Weekend Tickets are $200 (includes fees and taxes); Student / Military are $185 (with a valid ID). Get your tickets quickly before they rise to $250 at the Gate. Single Day tickets are also available.
An additional event car pass is now 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 2022 Lineup with Day(s) Performing
JJ Grey & Mofro Friday
Punch Brothers Saturday
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band Friday/Saturday/Sunday
Donna the Buffalo Friday/Saturday/Sunday
Kitchen Dwellers Saturday/Sunday
Larry Keel Experience Thursday/Friday
Jon Stickley Trio Thursday/Friday/Saturday
Jim Lauderdale Thursday/Saturday/Sunday
Seth Walker Friday/Saturday
Verlon Thompson Friday/Saturday/Sunday
Shawn Camp Friday/Saturday
Joe Craven & The Y’allterations Thursday/Friday/Saturday
Rev Jeff Mosier Ensemble Friday/Saturday/Sunday
John Mailander – Artist at Large all weekend
AJ Lee & Blue Summit Thursday/Friday
The Grass Is Dead Thursday/Friday/Sunday
Blair Crimmins & The Hookers Friday/Saturday
Dread Clampitt 20th Anniversary Set on Saturday
The Krickets Friday/Saturday
Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp Thursday/Friday/Saturday
Ralph Roddenbery & The HighRoad Friday/Saturday/Sunday
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine Saturday
The New Cahoots Saturday
Free Range Strange Friday/Saturday
Nicholas Edward Williams Thursday/Friday/Sunday
Quartermoon Thursday/Friday and all weekend at Bill Monroe Shrine
Sloppy Joe Thursday/Friday/Saturday and all weekend at Slopryland
The Fried Turkeys Saturday
Tania & the Magic Moon Traveling Circus
For more information, tickets, and to reserve camping, please visit www.suwanneerootsrevival.com.