Rev. Jeff Mosier Photo By Tom Wickstrom

A full line-up has been announced for the sixth Suwannee Roots Revival, and it includes some of the most prominent names in Americana music. The festival is scheduled for October 13th -16th 2022 at the Spirit of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak Florida . The four-day event is a celebration of music, dance, art, and community in one of the most breathtaking venues in the country. The music park has a long tradition of hosting unforgettable events and continues to perpetuate these experiences. Among the headliners are Punch Brothers, J.J. Grey and Mofro, Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Band, and Grammy award-winning songwriter Shawn Camp. Since its beginning, the Suwannee Roots Revival has made a lasting impression on music lovers. This is done by consistently assembling a diverse lineup of artists that will appeal to Americana music fans of all ages. 

Roots Revival is including some fantastic headliners this year but festival director Beth Judy has also branched out to welcome some new additions to the line up such as the all-female trio The Krickets, A.J. Lee & Blue Summit, Blair Crimmins & The Hookers. Progressive Bluegrass fans will be delighted to see the return of Dread Clampitt who will be playing their 20th-anniversary set. This year the artist at large is John Mellander a multi-instrumentalist known for his performances with Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, and appearances with Billy Strings. Long-time attendees will also be pleased to see that the lineup additionally includes festival staples Donna The Buffalo, The Grass Is Dead, Jim Lauderdale, Rev. Jeff Mosier and more. 

The Krickets Photo By Laura Lashley

There are multiple stages at this event, each with a different flavor. At the heart of the festival is the amphitheater stage. A canopy of live oaks looms overhead and a soft sandy forest floor below it is the crown jewel of the stages. Attendees are welcome to bring their chairs to participate in festival-style seating. There are also plenty of trees to secure a hammock for hours of enjoyment and relaxation. The Porch Stage is located near vendor row and is just a few steps from the Amphitheater stage and the dance tent. The porch is near enough to the vendors that if you’re in need of a bite to eat you can enjoy your meal and definitely see and hear the bands performing. The dance tent is a large tent out in the meadow with plenty of room to sit or dance. Who can forget the barn stage? If you enjoy intimate learning experiences this is the stage for you. Throughout the day performers teach what they do best and offer an open forum for sharing and questions. In years past the SOS Cafe has also been one of the stages but has not been used lately due to Covid-19. 

Ralph Roddenbery Photo by Tom Wickstrom

Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park is a camping resort that offers every amenity you can imagine. There are both primitive and upgraded campsites available as well as multiple updated bathhouses. The park also features golf cart rentals, canoe rentals, a general store, cabins, and a disc golf course. Aside from the music, there are plenty of activities for the festival to enjoy such as yoga, the kids tent, and shopping in vendor row. Roots Revival is known for embracing community and is rooted in sharing the love of music with people from all walks of life. The campers take great pride in creating imaginative and sometimes even glamourous campsites. It is a wonderful opportunity for acoustic musicians to pick to their heart’s desire till the wee hours of the morning. Many Suwannee veterans will attest that the music heard around the campfire jam sessions is just as powerful as the sets heard on the stages. 

Jon Stickley Photo By Tom Wickstrom

Most of that is attributed to the bands Sloppy Joe and Quarter Moon who both host open campsites where anyone of any skill level can come by and join in the jam session, or listeners can come and enjoy the music in a much more intimate up close and personal setting. Slopryland brings the best of Wisconsin to Florida, encouraging late-night pick’n and debauchery. The Bill Monroe Shrine is a fantastic place to find new people to jam with or witness unbelievable virtuosity. Both campsites are friendly, encouraging, and the ideal place for all musicians to find community. 

SloppyJoe and Friends

Tickets are currently on sale at Multi-day weekend tickets include four days of music and primitive camping Thursday-Sunday nights. Children 12 years old and younger are admitted for free with a parent or guardian. Early Bird 2 tickets are currently available in limited quantities, and it is recommended that you purchase your tickets before the prices increase. Student and military rates are available with a valid ID. All information concerning tickets can be found here. Click here to purchase your tickets

Photo By Lynn Baker

Mark your calendars for October 13th-16th and prepare for a unique experience in paradise. Suwannee Roots Revival continues to thrive because of festival director Beth Judy and her team. It has a long history of bringing joy to anyone who attends. Experience community, enjoy your favorite bands, and discover new music while coexisting harmoniously with others in pristine natural beauty.

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