Free Thursday Admission for all Veterans
It has been a long strange trip in the 4 years the Bear Creek Music Festival has been going. Thanks to the vibrant southeast music community and support from every direction, the festival has grown into a premier music destinations, carving out its own niche in the live music scene. Bear Creek is held at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak Florida, a huge campground with acres of land, stables of horses, a canoe outpost and a caged area where massive emus run around. The festival features an art tent, costume party, morning
yoga, "Hula Monster" hoola hoop dancers and a disc golf course.
Everyone Orchestra returns to Bear Creek Music Festival for the third time, after headlining the festival the second year with Jon Fishman. Joining conductor Matt Butler for this year's performance is an eclectic mix of musicians including Kai Eckhardt and Fareed Haque from Garaj Mahal, Joel Cummins from Umphrey's McGee, Jeff Mosier of Blueground Undergrass, Jen Hartswick from T.A.B. , Jan's Ingber of the Motet plus Justin Perkins, Luke Quaranta and Teal Brown from Toubab Krewe. EO is supporting the Festival’s recycling and new composting program, by taking donations for the initiative.
A first call session musician and producer, a sample list of everyone drummer Adam Deitch has worked with includes, Dave Mathews, Trey, Snoop, 50 Cent, The Game, Justin Timberlake, Slick Rick, Sonya Kitchel, Mat Dickey, Lauren Hill and Michael Stipe Adam Deitch's Break Science stops at Bear Creek Music Festival for their Fall tour, pay attention!
You will not find the word Diocious in Webster's Dictionary, but you will see the Central Florida based 3 piece group rocking a 2 hour set on Friday at Bear Creek this year. The trio effectively warps funk, psychedelic rock and post punk. The band has a singing drummer (Partin Whitaker) and guitarist Alex Robertson will post up in jam mode and chop out notes of interest over funky bass licks laid down by Josh Hoffman. Diocious will be performing their set on Friday afternoon at 2 pm.
Brooklyn's funk dynasty Lettuce, will play a special set of music honoring the careers of Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis. The set will devote 30 minutes to each of their respective careers, including their solo work, their work with James Brown and more. Maceo, Fred and Pee Wee will play with Lettuce throughout this set.
The Heavy Pet's Have 90+ original songs and counting, the band has reggae influences with an old school jam sound and puts on an edgy live show. They have their their own summer festival Pet Zoo! Get there for the whole 4 days of the festival as the Pets will be playing Wednesday and Thursday.
Zach Deputy has been playing Bear Creek Music Festival since it's inception and has made a name for himself at late night jams from the stage to the campground. Zach has played High Sierra Music Festival, Mountain Jam and Gathering of the Vibes and brought record numbers out on the concert fields for his early time slots. Zach’s nylon strings pull multiple duties as bass, rhythm and lead guitar. He incorporates keyboard, steel drums and an entire horn section in his sets.
Chali 2na, is the distinctive baritone voice from the late 90's rap group Jurassic 5. Despite J5 being one of the most innovative rap groups of it' time Jurassic 5 went the way of the Dinosaur. A loss for hip-hop culture, both cut Chemist and Chali 2na managed to sustain successful solo Careers. Chali 2na is the only hip hop act on the bill and also has the most hilarious stage name; not to be missed.
The New Deal stops at Bear Creek for it's biggest tour in years in support of it's latest release Live: Toronto 7.16.2009 (SCI Fidelity), they will be showcasing a new keyboard set up and throwing down as they have done for more than 10 years.