Suwannee Spring Reunion takes place Thursday through Sunday, March 23-26, 2023 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, FL. Slip into Spring in the most fabulous of ways—making memories with friends old and new while gathering under the gorgeous, mossy live oak trees in this picturesque setting for four days and nights of music rooted in Americana, newgrass, bluegrass, folk, blues, and more!
Suwannee Spring Reunion is excited to announce the 2023 lineup which features The Infamous Stringdusters featuring Molly Tuttle, Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Earls of Leicester, Peter Rowan, Donna the Buffalo, Sierra Hull, Keller Williams, Jim Lauderdale, Jon Stickley Trio, Verlon Thompson, Roy Book Binder, Rev Jeff Mosier Ensemble, The Grass Is Dead, Big Richard, Hattie Craven & Joe Craven, John Mailander’s Forecast, Armchair Boogie, Caleb Caudle, Mile Twelve, The Ain’t Sisters, Medicine Springs, Lee Hunter & The Gatherers, Nikki Talley & Jason Sharp, Quartermoon, Sloppy Joe, Belle & The Band, Free Range Strange, Habanero Honeys, and Tania & Magic Moon Traveling Circus.
Suwannee Spring Reunion will feature music on multiple stages including the beloved tree lined Amphitheater Stage, the Porch Stage, the Dance Tent Stage, and the Music Hall. There will be workshops by a wide range of performers at the festival on the Music Farmers Stage, jam sessions at Slopryland and Bill Monroe Shrine, as well as pickin’ parties throughout the campgrounds.
This family-friendly festival has a lot of fun for the little ones too! Complete with a kids area tucked accessibly into the woods, with open areas for running, and a kids parade at the end of the weekend led by Tania & Magic Moon Traveling Circus. The Vending Village will feature a wide variety of arts and crafts, as well as culinary pleasures, with a strong emphasis on original creations and unique items sure to satisfy all.
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. Matching the history on the stage, longtime park hosts, Randy and Beth Judy, are partnering with the Spirit of the Suwannee to make sure that every piece needed to make an epic weekend of music and fun is in place and ready to write the new entries for this new legend.
Americana UK writer, Mike Fiorito, writes “Making our way into the park… I was immediately struck by the beauty of the place: majestic cypresses and oaks draped with Spanish moss and swaying in the breeze… There is an air of joy and familiarity about the whole thing. People come together for one reason: to listen to fantastic music acts in a beautiful environment. There were all kinds of people at the event: older people, younger people, families, hippies, Deadheads, men, women, and children.”
MusicFestNews’ Betsie Green calls it, “a festival all about the love of roots music and the people who make and support that music. From the epic campfire jams to the small and intimate workshops, there was an abundance of opportunities to be IN the music. This is true for the festivillians and musicians alike. Being able to get up close and personal with the music in such an open and collaborative environment sets a standard that most other festivals can only dream of.”
“You can feel the musical history floating through the air and you have people full of intention, both onstage and out in the crowd that are there with respect for the past but also there for the now,” says Live And Listen’s Brett Hutchins.
Suwannee Spring Reunion (and its sister festival Suwannee Roots Revival which takes place in October) hold the space for a special couple of music-filled weekends to look forward to and back upon with laughter and love in your heart. Many of the artists look forward to returning each year just as much as the attendees! The atmosphere and the people that gather are uplifting and warmhearted—the perfect end caps to the long festival season.
Tickets are on sale now. Suwannee Spring Reunion 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. Tier 2 Early Bird Tickets are on sale now through Wednesday, December 14th priced at $155 (includes fees and taxes). Student /Military Early Bird are $144 (includes fees and taxes). Tier 3 Early Bird Ticket price of $175 ($160 military/Student) begins Thursday, Dec 15th. Get your tickets before the Early Bird Tier2 ends! 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 www.suwanneespringreunion.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 Spring Reunion 2023 Lineup
The Infamous Stringdusters featuring Molly Tuttle
Steep Canyon Rangers
The Earls of Leicester
Donna the Buffalo
Jon Stickley Trio
Roy Book Binder
Rev Jeff Mosier Ensemble
The Grass Is Dead
Hattie Craven & Joe Craven
John Mailander’s Forecast
The Ain’t Sisters
Lee Hunter & The Gatherers
Nikki Talley & Jason Sharp
Belle & The Band
Free Range Strange
Tania & Magic Moon Traveling Circus
For more information, tickets, and to reserve camping, please visit www.suwanneespringreunion.com.