The Blackwater Music Festival will be making it's debut at the Spirit of Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, FL from August 26-28. The Spirit of Suwanee is known by many as the best festy venue in the state of Florida and has been host to the acclaimed Bear Creek Fest (to be held Nov. 12-14, 2010) for several years.
Normally first year fests are a little bit confusing and/or unorganized. You know, not a solid line-up or 2 good acts and a laundry list of groups that you have heard little about. That does not seem to be the case with the first installment of Blackwater. The 3 day event will feature acts such as Michael Franti and Spearhead, STS9, The Disco Biscuits, JJ Grey and Mofro, Galactic and the list actually does go on and on. They have also recently announced that Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident will be performing with Particle and that Boombox will also be on the scene.
It will be a pretty hot fest that should not be missed. If you think you can handle the Florida heat in August, hook up on a $160 advance ticket or plan on dropping $175 at the gates. Tickets include camping. Check out their website for more info - www.blackwatermusicfestival.com