Yonder, EO with Fishman, Soulive, Dumpstaphunk To Appear at Bear Creek Music Fest
While November is a rare month for outdoor music in northern climes, festival season is ongoing in Florida. Thus on November 14-16, the Bear Creek Music and Art Festival will take place in Live Oak, Florida at the Spirit of Suwanee Music Park. This year’s edition will draw together more than 60 performers, including the Yonder
Mountain String Band, The Everyone Orchestra (featuring Jon Fishman), Soulive and the Robert Walter Trio. Those who find their favorite artists’ festival performances too brief should be delighted to hear that the 2008 Bear Creek Fest will present two full shows from artists such as Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The New Mastersounds, Perpetual Groove, The Motet (featuring Kyle Hollingsworth of String Cheese Incident), Lettuce, the veteran reggae band John Brown’s Body, Dubconscious, and many others.
While there will be plenty of music throughout the weekend, the attendees will also be tempted by available canoe trips, horseback riding, hiking trails, a fishing lake and other opportunities to get closer to nature. There will also be a craft village, country store, swimming pool, golf cart rentals, an onsite restaurant and modern cabins will be available. For those looking to keep up with the NFL, NBA or NHL, there will even be a sports lounge onsite. More artists and VIP packages will be announced soon, with full information at the Bear Creek website. Report by Rob Turner