Bear Creek Music and Art Festival

5th Annual Bear Creek Music and Art Festival will bring some 97 bands and artists to The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla Nov. 10-13

SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA – The Bear Creek Music and Art Festival is one of the largest, most talked about and unique music festivals in America. Held on the banks of the famed Suwannee River in North Florida, this prestigious festival is set for Nov. 10-13 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla with almost every type of music imaginable. Offering more than 97 bands on multiple stages, the 5thAnnual Bear Creek Music and Art Festival will satisfy the thousands upon thousands of music fans with every type music from rock, funk, jam, jazz and hip-hop to world fusion.

Produced by Big IV Productions, it’s an event no music lover who attends will ever forget.
Here’s why – artists this year include Trey Anastasio (lead singer for Phish) Band, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, Galactic, The Funky Meters, Medeski Martin & Wood, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (Two Shows), John Scofield & Piety Street, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (Two Shows), George Porter Jr. & The Runnin Pardners, Beats Antique (Two Shows), Russell Batiste Band, Lettuce (Two Shows), Big Gigantic, Garage A Trois, Russell Batiste Band, Jon Cleary: Piano, Bass & Drums; Soulive, The New Mastersounds (Two Shows), Anders Osborne Trio, The Coup featuring Boots Riley (Two Shows), The Trio (Porter, Vidacovich, Hartswick), Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Skerik, Fred Wesley, Dr. Lonnie Smith (Two Shows), Marco Benevento Trio (Two Shows), The Lee Boys, Zach Deputy (Two Shows), Pimps of Joytime (Two Shows), Hairy Apes BMX, Chali 2’na Band, Break Science, Breakestra (Two Shows), Eric Krasno & Chapter 2,The London Souls (Two Shows), Spam All-Stars, Honey Island Swamp Band, Corporal Boil, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Orgone, Papadosio (Two Shows), Jennifer Hartswick Band, Snarky Puppy, Nigel Hall, Honey Island Swamp Band, Shane Pruitt Band (Two Shows), Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (Two Shows), Rubblebucket, Juno What?!, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds (Two Shows!), Van Ghost, Gramatik, Zoogma, Underground System (Two Shows), Sub Swara, Shak Nasti, 3rd Stone, Turkuaz (Two Shows), Catfish Alliance, Greenhouse Lounge, Dopapod, Flight Risk, Zongo Junction (Two Shows), Strange Arrangement (Two Shows), The Last Straw, Trial By Stone, Jazz Chronic, Green Sunshine, DJ Craig, Heneveld, Monozygotik, Scott Campbell Band, Earphunk, Cypress, Klob, Saint Francis, Gaslight Street, Corporal Boil, Betsy Franck & the Bare Knuckle Band and Artists at Large Will Bernard, Topaz, Freekbass, Roosevelt Collier, Scott Messersmith, Jamie McLean, Nikki Glaspie, Michelle Sarah, Shady Horns with Sam Kininger and Ryan Zoidis.GENERAL ADMISSION. Weekend passes include music, primitive camping & all fees and taxes.WEEKEND PASS PRICING

Music will begin Wednesday night, Nov. 9, with 7 bands playing in the Music Hall. Thursday, Nov. 10, the event will increase to 4 stages and 16 bands. Many of the bands playing twice at Bear Creek will be scheduled Thursday night. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 & 12, performances will be from 6 stages and a Silent Disco/DJ tent. Sunday, Nov. 13, the event winds down with a 4-stage format.


3-Day Ticket
Fri (11/11) – Sun (11/13)

4-Day Ticket
Thu (11/10) – Sun (11/13)

5-Day Ticket
Wed (11/9) – Sun (11/13)

Oct. 15 – Nov. 3

$165 $215 $235
Nov. 4 – Nov. 10

$175 $225 $245

$185 $235 $255


2-day (Saturday & Sunday) weekend passes (2 days of music, primitive camping, taxes and fees included) are $130 and will only be available at the gate. See the Bear Creek website for more. info


Day tickets are only available at the gate and do not include camping. Taxes and fees are included in the price. There are no day tickets available for Thursday night.

Friday – $80

Saturday – $80

Sunday – $50


This November, Bear Creek will honor all active and retired military in observance of Veteran’s Day by offering free admission Thursday night only during the festival. All veterans and active military who purchase a 3-day festival pass will be upgraded to a 4-day weekend pass (this includes Thursday – Sunday night) at no additional cost. In order to receive this upgrade, you must show a valid military ID at the gate. Thank you to our military for their selfless service to our country.


Upgrade your Bear Creek experience with a VIP package, including a wide range of amenities from premier viewing and drink tickets to all-inclusive packages with premium lodging, concierge services and more. For more info & to reserve, visit VIP Passes at You may upgrade your Bear Creek tickets to VIP levels by calling the Music Park office at 386 364-1683.


For RV hook-ups and camping upgrades, call The Sprit of the Suwannee Music Park office for help, 386 364-1683.

You may learn more about the festival and events not listed here such as costume nights by going to the SOSMP website at and clicking on Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival under events or by going directly to

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Keep an eye out for our sign and our white painted board fence!

For more information about Bear Creek or the many other upcoming events at the SOSMP, call 386-364-1683, e-mail the SOSMP at, go to or go directly to the Bear Creek website at


Author: Losillë
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