Written by Ashley Feller
Grab your camping gear, your festival family and come embark on four days of musical bliss at The Third Annual Suwannee Spring Reunion. This budding festival is a great opportunity to escape to one for the most gorgeous parks in the southern United States. This is event is perfect for veteran festival lovers and newcomers alike and will be a delightful occasion to welcome Spring. The reunion takes place over several hundred acres of pure natural beauty complete with every amenity imaginable. Spring Reunion is a new tradition with deep roots as there have been many festivals before it during this time of year but each one is uniquely sublime. Come be part of a wonderful experience of art, dance, music, and fellowship and make some new friends and memories.
The lineup is super exciting this year and includes the very best acts involved in Americana Music. Some include Grammy award winning Steep Canyon Rangers, Billy Strings, the legendary Peter Rowan, Donna the Buffalo, Jon Stickley Trio, The Grass is Dead and so much more. Whether you’re into bluegrass, new-grass, blues, or singer songwriters, there is definitely something for everyone. Multiple stages are conveniently placed throughout the venue allowing hours of listening enjoyment–not to mention dancing! If you enjoy a good learning experience there are workshops in the barn which allows the perfect opportunity to learn something new from other music lovers who attend and host the themed workshops.
The Spirit of The Suwannee has become a home away from home for thousands of people due to its beauty and all of the amenities available. Tent camping with electric and water as well as RV hookup sites are available for reservation by calling the park office. Primitive tent camping is included with the weekend ticket and there are several beautiful campsites to choose from. The grounds include multiple bathhouses, a country store, and the SOS café which has a full bar and great cuisine, laundry facilities, bat houses, horse stables, and canoe rental. Also, every visitor must take the time to book at tour of the new tree house which overlooks the Suwannee River. The structure was featured on “The Tree House Guys” and is built upon a stunning 175 year old live oak tree better known as mother tree to honor one of the park’s founders Mrs. Cornett.
Tickets are available at SuwanneeSpringReunion.com and will also be available at the festival gates. However, you’re more likely to save some funds by purchasing tickets before arriving. Military and student discounts are available with the appropriate identification. Multi-day tickets include four days of music, on four stages, four nights of primitive camping, hands on performance workshops, kid’s tent activities, yoga on Friday, and eclectic vending village. There are also many delicious food vendors to choose from. If you enjoy playing acoustic music or enjoying campfire jam sessions please be sure to visit Slopryland and The Bill Monroe Shrine which are both found on the map. These two campsites are hosted by performers Sloppy Joe, and Quartermoon and are the perfect place to jam with other musicians at just about any time of day. Mark your calendars for March 21st-24th and come enjoy a memorable musical at Spring Reunion in Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. For more festival information please visit SuwanneeSpringReunion.com Can’t wait to see you there!