Preview of

The String Cheese Incident hosts

Suwanee Hulaween

Oct 31 – Nov 1, 2013

Live Oak, Florida

written by Elise Olmstead


As a live music fan during Holiday season, our schedules run a little bit differently than the normal population.  Thanksgiving is a quiet afterthought, Christmas revolves around the kiddies, but Halloween and New Years are the highlighted dates on the calendar.  Jam band fans tend to be a creative, silly bunch, and any excuse to dress up in costume and act extra wacky is more than welcome.  The announcement of String Cheese Incident’s Hulaween at Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Florida, brought an over-the-top option for your spooky rage pleasure.


Taking place October 31-November 1, 2013,  the festival starts out with a bang on Halloween night, featuring a special 3-set performance from String Cheese Incident.  SCI continues to be the main event each night, also playing 2 sets Friday and Saturday evening.  Other headliners on the lineup include Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Big Gigantic, Emancipator, Conspirator, Steve Kimock & Friends, Moon Taxi, Jennifer Hartswick, and more.  The lineup will have a great mix of dance-inducing electronic influence along with the improvisational jam rock and bluegrass that is indicative of String Cheese’s style.  You don’t have to be afraid of missing any music, either, because the festival will have no overlapping sets!


photo by Adrianne Nichols

photo by Adrianne Nichols


This year will be the second “Hulaween” event that The String Cheese Incident headlines, and the first at Suwannee Music Park in Florida.  The first Hulaween took place at The Hampton Coliseum as a series of shows, and this will be their first Halloween show run as the headliners of a festival, creating a truly new incident for Cheese fans to add to their repertoire. The environment of the festival will be a unique experience for Suwannee Park attendants as well, going over-the-top with festive decor:


” Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the Suwannee River, SOSMP is one of the most beautiful live music venues in the country. During Suwanee Hulaween the space will transform into the first rendition of the Spirit Lake Promenade, a visual arts extravaganza never before seen at SOSMP.  Fans can expect an epic fusion of dazzling lights, art installations and performance art that morphs the Spirit Lake waterfront and adjacent forest into a vivid dream-like space that fully engages the senses. Working with some of the Southeast’s most talented sculptors, fire/metal workers, painters, performance artists and lighting designers, the Spirit Lake Promenade will also host a Silent Disco and other astonishing Hulaween creations.”


The costume theme will be “Voodoo,” so don’t forget to pack a wickedly magical outfit or two for the weekend. ” Suwannee Hulaween encourages participants to conjure creative costume concoctions for their Voodoo party – from Voodoo Dolls and Tribal Krewe to Creole Creatures and Enchanted Alchemists – the possibilities are endless.”


VIP Packages for sale offer amenities such as complimentary golf cart/shuttle rides, designated viewing and camping areas,  swag bags with a t-shirt and poster, and free massages!  There are even more luxurious packages available include catered meals with staff and artists, a hotel room, an RV, or a cabin. VIP packages are very limited and the RV option has already sold out.

GA tickets are currently $189.00 online and $220 at the gate.

View the Schedule:

Suwannee Hulaween Lineup:

The String Cheese Incident (3 nights)

STS9 (late night)

Big Gigantic (late night)



Steve Kimock & Friends

Suwannee Bluegrass Surprise

Future Rock

Eliot Lipp (live band & DJ set)

Brock Butler

Jennifer Hartswick

Van Ghost

Moon Taxi

The Main Squeeze

Manic Focus

Prophet Massive

Up Until Now (with special guests)


Applebutter Express

The Heard

Catfish Alliance

Vlad the Inhaler

Sir Charles

Savi Fernandez Band

Eliot Mess


DJ Jody Litvack

Come Back Alice

Artists at large:

Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)

Nick Cassariono (The Nth Power)


Suwannee Hulaween Links:

Twitter + Instagram: @HulaweenFL (#HulaweenFL)