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Initial Lineup for Suwannee Springfest Announced

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Suwanee SpringfestLive Oak, FL -- Known for consistently booking some of the finest performers in new and traditional folk, roots rock, bluegrass and newgrass, and other American roots music, Suwannee Springfest returns in 2013 for its 17th straight year. Suwannee Springest will be held March 21-24, 2013 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida and features some of the biggest names in the scene with veterans and up-and-comers alike. Peter Rowan, Keller and the Keels, Leftover Salmon, Donna the Buffalo, The Travelin' McCourys, Jim Lauderdale, The Mosier brothers, Elephant Revival, Red Baraat, Spirit Family Reunion, Shane Pruitt Band, Applebutter Express, Grandpa's Cough Medicine, the Weatherman, and more. Many artists will be performing multiple sets too.

Tickets are on sale now with early discounts available. Tickets purchased between Now and December 28th are only $135. From December 29 - February 10, they are $150 and after that, they are $165 including at the gate. To purchase tickets online or to find out more, please visit

2013 Suwannee Springfest confirmed these artists with more to be announced:

  • Peter Rowan
  • Keller and the Keels
  • Leftover Salmon
  • Donna the Buffalo
  • The Travelin' McCourys
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • The Mosier Brothers
  • Elephant Revival
  • Red Baraat
  • Spirit Family Reunion
  • Shane Pruitt Band
  • Applebutter Express
  • Grandpa's Cough Medicine
  • The Weatherman

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is also home to other Big IV Productions, including the Blackwater Music Festival (taking place this weekend), the Purple Hatter's Ball and the Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival. 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 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). In 2011, Big IV Productions added Suwannee Springfest 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.

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