Rion Paige Jacksonville winner at The Landing 3 24 2012 for Jam

Rion Paige Jacksonville winner at The Landing 3 24 2012 for Jam

SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA
Finalists from five recent Suwannee River Jam auditions will compete Saturday, April 7, at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) Music Hall in Live Oak, Fla for three or more coveted performance spots during the 2012 Suwannee River Jam! Winners April 4 at Whisky River in Jacksonville will also compete April 7.

Contestants have been picked from the Smokin’ Pig, Columbia County Fair, Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival, Bradford Fest Talent Showdown and Jacksonville Landing auditions. The sixth and last preliminary audition will be held at Whisky River in Jacksonville next week on April 4.

Competitors selected thus far are Colby Craig, Crystal Black and Steffanie Renae from the Smokin’ Pig; Lynda Burris, Willow Veda and Lauren Ogburn from the Columbia County Fair; Lauren Ogburn, Maci McDuffie and Willow Veda from the Bradford Fest Talent Showdown; Clay Brooker, Steven Flowers and John Markham were winners at the Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival. Winning their chance March 24 at the Jacksonville Landing to compete in the finals were Rion Paige, Kevin Swenszkowski and Brittney Lawrence.

Competing April 7 for the honor of performing at the Suwannee River Jam on the 1st Street Music & Sound Company/Budweiser Party Zone Stage in the amphitheatre during the jam will be at least 21 contestants. At least 3 will win an opportunity to perform on the 1st Street Music and Sound Company/Budweiser Party Zone Stage at the Jam with the possibility of more being chosen.

Three bands have been selected from these auditions to perform at the Jam without further competition. Those bands are The Stonebranch Band featuring Sondra Hunt and Terry Cole and the Honkytonk Hitmen selected at the Steinhatchee Fiddler Crab Festival and State of Mind selected at the Jacksonville Landing.

Kevin Swenszkowski, acoustic guitarists & singer was one of the three winners at the Jacksonville Landing

Kevin Swenszkowski, acoustic guitarists & singer was one of the three winners at the Jacksonville Landing

Doors will open to the Music Hall April 7 at 5 p.m. with the auditions beginning at 7 p.m.

As always, the SOS Café and Restaurant will be open and have a variety of food and drinks available during the event.

The SOSMP has available primitive camping, RV and camper sites and cabins available for rent for that weekend. The SOSMP features numerous amenities such as golf cart rental, The Store of the Village, mini and disc golf, hiking, canoeing and much, much more available for your enjoyment.

For more information about the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 2012 Suwannee River Jam, Wanee, Purple Hatters Ball or to buy tickets or book accommodations for any of these events or festivals, you may call 386-364-1683, email spirit@musicliveshere.com or go to www.musicliveshere.com.

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 the SOSMP sign and white painted board fence!