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Preview of Bear Creek Music and Art Festival 2010! November 12-14 in Live Oak, FL

Bear Creek Music and Art Festival is held in Live Oak, FL at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.

We know how important festival season is to some people, so how about extending the festival season into November?! New England is not nearly as aware of this festival as they should be.

Taking a look at this festival, we think it’d be impossible for you to leave Bear Creek unsatisfied. This year, they are about 65 total bands, with 17 of those bands playing two nights, and 12 different artists at large- an aspect of this festival that I haven’t seen at any others. There will be 6 stages, a fully staffed area for children, and also an art studio for live art!

And other entertainment as well!

Typically, most other festivals are not capable of fitting in two nights of any band. How Bear Creek managed to fit in 2 nights of 17 different bands is beyond us! Among this group of bands playing two nights is Lettuce, Umphrey’s McGee, Toubab Krewe, Dumpstaphunk, and Zach Deputy.

Also playing at Bear Creek this year is Moe., Soulive, Bernie Worrell & Social Lybrium, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The Dead Kenny G’s, The New Deal, Break Science….well the list goes on and on, so check out the website!

The artist’s at large at Bear Creek this year is one hell of a treat. Skerik is among these artists, and has played with many great musicians, spending a while on tour with Les Claypool and his fancy band, as well as juggling a few bands of his own (The Dead Kenny G’s being one of them!). Also on this list is Mike Dillon (who has worked with Skerik, Les Claypool, Galactic, etc), Fred Wesley (known for his work with James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic and Bootsy’s Rubber Band), and The Shady Horns (Ryan Zoidis and Sam Kininger of Lettuce!). Knowing that these artists will be jumping on stage to jam at various points is an aspect of this festival I am very excited for.

Not only is the music going to be amazing, but the venue is incredible as well.

Located in Live Oak, FL at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, this is probably one of the best venues for a festival Ever. Picture it: bath houses, disc golf, hiking trails, golf-cart rentals, modern cabins, mini golf, sports lounge, swimming pool, fishing lake, bat houses, and canoe trips. We couldn’t think of anything else we might need at a festival!


Bear Creek 2010 is being sponsored by Starr Hill. Do not fear, there will be delicious beer.

Here’s the link to the Bear Creek forum. Chat with others about rideshare, line-up, or any other details!
http://www.funknjam.com/phpBB2/index.php?sid=a569b82b4e1013f59746b490972f2d1f

Head over to this website for tickets, or any other information you might need! Day by day line up is up, hourly schedule will be announced a couple weeks before the festival.
www.bearcreekmusicfestival.com

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