Here are some recordings of last year
PGroove Thurs http://www.archive.org/
PGroove Fri http://www.archive.org/
Ancient Harmony http://www.archive.org/
Dirty Dozen http://bt.etree.org/details.
New Mastersounds http://www.archive.org/details/NMS2008-11-15.TLM-170.flac16
Legendary JC's http://www.archive.org/details/NMS2008-11-15.TLM-170.flac16
The autumn weather is really nice in north Florida (don't forget to bring your jacket!) Among the featured bands performing X2 include New Orleans’ contemporary funk institution Galactic (produced by Superfly the Bonnaroo guys); acid jazz Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe; the swamp funk of Crescent City natives Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk; the UK’s hottest, funkiest export The New Mastersounds, West African primal swing of Toubab Krewe; world music psychedelic dub/reggae collective Dub Conscious and funk jazz Royal Family collective Lettuce.
Additional festival highlights include Georgia’s Perpetual Groove; longtime James Brown collaborator Fred Wesley & The New JB’s; trance/dance fusion of Lotus; guitar wizard Steve Kimock Crazy Engine; neo-soul keyboardist Robert Walter’s 20th Congress; Southern rock super group Hill Country Revue; representing the NYC jazz underground is Benevento Russo Duo; also representing the NY is The Slip; Veteran virtuosos Garage A Trois, also Pnuma Trio, Papa Mali Band Zach Deputy Yonrico ect.
Thursday night pre-festival
Starts Nov. 12 with two sets from Toubab Krewe, Pnuma Live PA, Pimps of Joytime, The Heavy Pets, Brother Bean & Gravity. Admission for Thursday night’s show is $40 camping is included, they are only sold to weekend ticket buyers (for good reasons...)
Continuing its commitment to community in a variety of displays, Bear Creek once again presents its ‘Green Program’ - the festival’s pursuit for environmental improvement with a pledge to use more biodegradable materials, exhibit water conservation policies, habitat protection efforts, increase recycling and more throughout the park’s environmentally-friendly facility.
Bear Creek also hosts a weekend-long food drive in support of The Food Bank of Suwannee Valley by asking all festival patrons to bring a donation of canned goods and non-perishable food items to one of the Festival’s many receptacle barrels located at the main gate and throughout the venue. In addition, the festival is hosting the second annual Bear Creek Feed the Hungry Disc Golf Tournament happening on the Music Park’s 18-hole disc golf course. Its mission is to raise funds for the Food Bank of Suwannee Valley; yet this fun, casual and charitable disc golf tournament during the festival raised hundreds of dollars as well as hundreds of pounds of food during the 2008 event. Tournament schedule & sign-up details are available online.
This year they have a VIP program, in addition to a normal ticket it gives exclusive access to the VIP area, reduced price beverages, and three meals (Friday lunch; Saturday lunch; and Sunday lunch). VIP Ticket prices start at $275 until Oct. 1 and are available online or by calling Suwanee at 386-364-1683. The officcan also upgrade already purchased weekend tickets to VIP.
Info on Spirit of Suwanee
Alex's reviews from
Bear Creek 2007
Bear Creek 2008