Halloween events and bands at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Oct. 26-27

Big Engine Band will hold down the stage on Saturday night with is a super-charged, fully blown rock n' roll machine.
Big Engine Band will hold down the stage on Saturday night with is a super-charged, fully blown rock n' roll machine.
Big Engine Band will hold down the stage on Saturday night with is a super-charged, fully blown rock n’ roll machine.

Halloween will be celebrated Oct. 26-27 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla with a Spirits on the Suwannee Haunted House, all sorts of ghouls, goblins, zombies and scary and bizarre things, trick or treating, golf cart parade, Monster Bash, costume contests for children and adults, Geocaching in the evenings, scary stories around campfires, face painting, pumpkin carving, cider sipping at the country store, Big Engine Band Saturday night, Honky Tonk Hitmen Friday night and lots more in the Music Hall and Crafts Village. Don’t you dare miss this exciting weekend with your family while the weather is perfect!

**Spirits on the Suwannee Haunted House admission each night is $3. Open Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27 from 7 – 11 p.m. If the Ghosts don’t get you, the spirits will so be prepared…to be spooked!!

**Monster Bash Party is Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 – 8 p.m., kids welcome, wear your costumes. Costume contest for ages 10 and under with first, second and third place prizes. Contact Michelle at 386-209-2798. **Adult costume contest will be held at 11 p.m. Saturday night in the Music Hall.

**Other activities Saturday also include a golf cart parade at 7 p.m., trick or treating, pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, face painting, Geocaching, scary stories around campfires and cider sipping and shopping at the Country Store and Crafts Village. It will be a memory-making weekend with lots of excitement for everyone who attends.


Big Engine Band will hold down the stage on Saturday night with is a super-charged, fully blown rock n’ roll machine. This band plays more than 300 shows a year for hundreds of thousands of fans! Their nitrous fueled, guitar driven, high-energy music leave the uninitiated singing along with their fists in the air to their catchy choruses and instantly memorable lyrics. This Jacksonville four-piece is in demand everywhere they go, “We often have to turn down shows because we’re booked, sometimes we’re playing two shows a day.” says founding singer/ guitarist Tony Mikus. The band’s surging popularity comes from the buzz on their amazing live show, where the band whips the audience into a wild frenzy, laying down well-known hits like “That Girl’s a Freak” to “Wasted” and their anthematic theme song, “Party Like a Rock Star.” These road warriors maintain a rabid cult following with bikers and gear heads alike from their many appearances at rallies like Sturgis and NASCAR and NHRA events all over the country. When they’re not headlining they are the go-to guys for arena acts like Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Motorhead, Bret Michaels, Vince Neil, Charlie Daniels, 38 Special, Ted Nugent, Shooter Jennings and many, many more.

The Honky Tonk Hitmen Band starts the weekend with a rafter-shaking evening Friday, Oct. 26. This band is a high energy and plays music from every genre, specializing in Southern rock, classic rock, old school, country and new sounds. It’s a fun band that has played many times at the SOSMP to great reviews. The Honky Tonk Hitmen band loves to have fun and make sure the audience has a good time, too. The band hails from Brooksville. These guys will have you rockin’ the entire holiday weekend so be sure and don’t forget those dancing shoes! Producing music that spans all genres, the band entertains crowds in all venues ranging from country, Southern rock, classic rock, dance music, classics and hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s and will move your feet regardless of your taste in music!


Other activities include golf cart rental, mini or disc golf, canoeing, mini golf and disc golf, kayaking and hiking. During the weekend you may want to fish a while in Rees Lake or just kick back in one of our beautiful cabins and take time to enjoy life doing absolutely nothing! Right next door to the Music Hall and the SOS Café and Restaurant in the Crafts Village is our new ice cream shop with every flavor. The Country Store is fully stocked with everything you’ll need for a camping weekend including soft drinks, food, mementos and much, much more! And don’t forget to check out the crafts shops where you will find several new shops with wonderful crafts to delight every taste. You might even want to do a little Christmas shopping while there to get that perfect gift before someone else snatches it up!

In the Crafts Village you’ll also find the SOSMP radio studio where Bluegrass’ own “Dr. Don” can be found each Sunday afternoon from 5 – 7 p.m. broadcasting bluegrass music for your enjoyment! Pull up a chair and listen to this ole country boy talk, you’ll get a kick out of him and his show! He might even pull out his banjo and entertain a while. If he does, be prepared for a real treat as he’s a banjo pro having performed on the Grand Ole Opry and for former US President Jimmy Carter!


If you’re arriving early, there is karaoke in the Music Hall every Monday and Thursday night with one of America’s most outstanding Elvis Tribute Artists, Ted “Teddy Mac Elvis” McMullen. Doors open at 5 p.m. for dinner and shows begin at 7 p.m. when Teddy Mac Elvis is in the house! Come show off your musical talent, and you may just get a chance to hear Teddy Mac Elvis sing a few songs also!


Doors to the Music Hall open at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday night for dinner, shows begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free. As always, the SOSMP’s SOS Café and Restaurant will be open and have available delicious food at regular prices along with nightly specials and a full service bar.


If you would like to make reservations for RV parking, cabins, primitive camping or camper parking for the SOSMP, call 386-364-1683, email

spirit@musicliveshere.com or go to www.musicliveshere.com. You may also contact the SOSMP to inquire about any of the many exciting events coming up such as Kids Music Camp, Raid on the Suwannee Civil War Re-enactment, Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival, Thanksgiving Dinner community style (bring a covered dish and $5 per person), Old Tyme Farm Days and Swap Meet Annual Heritage Festival Thanksgiving weekend, Suwannee Lights and many other wonderful events. See the SOSMP website for more information including many 2013 events already planned such as the Aura Festival, SpringFest, Wanee and the 2013 Suwannee River Jam.

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!

Author: Losillë
Mother, wife and kinda old.

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