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Slightly Stoopid Purchase advance tickets now for a big savings!

SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA The first Blackwater Music Festival will be held Aug. 26-28 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla with such bands as Slightly Stoopid, Michael Franti & Spearhead, STS9, JJ Grey & Mofro, Toubab Krewe, Rebelution, Disco Biscuits, Zach Deputy, G Love, The Lee Boys, Galactic, Particle, The Lee Boys, The Matt Grondin Band, Perpetual Groove, Daryl Hance, The Malah, Snarky Puppy, Greenhouse Lounge, Beautiful Girls, Fusebox Funk, Tea Leaf Green, Salt Water Grass, and Son of a Bad Man.

In this first year of the Blackwater Music Festival, you are invited to join other music lovers for three days of great music, good food, art, camping, community and fantastic fellowship as we gather on the edge of the famous Suwannee River, known for its dark, “black water.” The festival will be set among the tall, moss covered oaks.

JJ Grey 2009

JJ Grey 2009

Advance tickets are:

VIP $300

The VIP ticket includes admission to the 3-day festival, camping, VIP parking, a VIP laminate, access to the VIP tent with restrooms, cash bar, artist-involved activities and festival merchandise. Advance VIP price per person including taxes and handling is $341.47 per person. Gate – $341.47.3-day $124

The Early Bird 3- Day ticket available through June 20 includes access to all performances and primitive camping Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Advance 3-day price per person including taxes and handing is available June 21-Aug. 25 at $146.81. Gate $205.Thursday $50

The Thursday ticket includes access to Thursday performances, no camping included. Advance Thursday ticket price per person including taxes and handling is $60.10. Gate $75.Fri OR Sat $60

The Lee boys Photo Courtesy Heather Blanton

This ticket includes access to performances Friday or Saturday, no camping included. Advance Friday or Saturday ticket price per person including taxes and handling is $71.81. Gate $110.

Children under six admitted free with parents.


Thursday, August 26

STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)
Perpetual Groove
Greenhouse Lounge
The Malah

Friday, August 27

Michael Franti & Spearhead
G Love
Disco Biscuits
Toubab Krewe
Tea Leaf Green
Daryl Hance
Salt Water Grass
Son of a Bad Man

Saturday, August 28

Slightly Stoopid
JJ Grey & Mofro
The Lee Boys
Zach Deputy
Beautiful Girls
Snarky Puppy
Fusebox Funk
Matt Grondin Band

The SOSMP offers many, many amenities including swimming for overnight guests, canoeing on the famous Suwannee River, horseback riding (bring your own horse, stables available), hiking trails, bicycling, fishing, mini and disc golf courses, Arts and Crafts Village, golf cart rental, numerous venues for special events, bath houses, a general store, quality restaurant, music hall and nearly 1,000 acres where you can just get away from the hustle and bustle of life for the weekend or longer. You may even purchase a beautiful, modern cabin onsite to call your home away from home in this premier campground of many festivals!

To purchase tickets to the Blackwater Music Festival, make reservations for primitive camping, cabin rental or RV parking or to find out more about this event or the many other exciting events planned for the SOSMP, please call 386-364-1683; email the SOSMP at or go to the website at

a Jigsaw is an indie multi-instrumentalist quartet that surrendered to the sound of folk, country and blues.
a Jigsaw is an indie multi-instrumentalist quartet that surrendered to the sound of folk, country and blues.

a Jigsaw a unique name for the group has my attention. They take a fresh approach to familiar sounds and make them uniquely theirs. This a group I normally wouldn’t have listen to so this was a nice surprise. Check them out. My top rating “This Music Doesn’t Suck” goes to a Jigsaw.

With the release of their latest concept-album Like The Wolf (2009), the follow up to the acclaimed Letters From The Boatman (2007) – and their fiery live performances, where a wide range of instruments mingle melodiously – Joao Rui, Jorri, Susana Ribeiro and Marco Silva are definitely the band to follow in 2010.

A Jigsaw is Jorri, João Rui, Susana Ribeiro and Marco André

A Jigsaw is Jorri, João Rui, Susana Ribeiro and Marco André

In February they began the “Like the Wolf European Tour” to promote their addictive Like The Wolf (2009). Since then, they have released a second edition of this album, the “Like the Wolf Uncut” and they received honourable mentions from the International Songwriting Competition and the Think Tank festival with the duet “Return to Me” featuring Arizona’s Becky Lee Walters.

a Jigsaw Myspace

If you like Johnny Cash as much as Cohen, Dylan or even Elvis, you don’t want to lose track of this wolf.

View the video of the single “Red Pony” from the album “Like The Wolf”

Next up for the European Tour: Spain, Uk, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Belgium and many more. Keep your heads up!

Buy Album “Like The Wolf – Uncut”

or other albums from the official “a Jigsaw Store”

A Jigsaw Like The Wolf CD

A Jigsaw Like The Wolf CD

a Jigsaw – Official Blog (PT / EN)

(with lyrics & stories from the wolf)