13th Annual Wanee Music Festival – Approaching with Lightning Speed!
The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida
April 20th – 22nd, 2017
April 19th – Happy Hour = Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band a Special Dedication to Butch Trucks
Writer: Tyler O’Brien Muir
The Spirit of the Suwannee Music park, nestled under the beautiful Floridian Cypress trees on 800 acres of lavish forest welcomes the 13th Annual Wanee Music Festival this coming April 20th – 22nd.
The park will host one of the best Spring line-ups of the season, featuring two days with Bob Weir and the Campfire Boys and two days with Dark Star Orchestra; additional headliners include, Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band and Gov’t Mule.
The stacked roster also includes Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Les Brers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Leftover Salmon, The Greyboy Allstars, Blackberry Smoke, Matisyahu, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Papadosio, Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fu, DJ Logic, Kung Fu, Pink Talking Fish, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Devon Allman Band, The Marcus King Band, The Yeti Trio and Brothers & Sisters Band.
If there is one thing that rings true with Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park it’s a place of life long friendships and family. Wanee holds true to this virtue of friendship and love by recognizing the loss of Butch Trucks with a special night of dedication on April 19th called “Happy Hour.” Butch Trucks was long time member of the Allman Brothers Band (1969 – 2014) and Les Brers (2015 – 2017) and played at the festival many times. Butch Trucks was scheduled to perform at this years Wanee before his untimely death this year.
The Marcus King Band, will grace the stages of Wanee. This up and coming band is one you not want to miss. The Marcus King Band is a breath of fresh air to southern rock and soul. King’s guitar riffs and lyrics are timeless bliss.
There are several tributes happening during Wanee, you can catch, Pink Talking Fish and Kung Fu teaming up to pay tribute to David Bowie and Prince. Brothers & Sisters will give you a delicious bite of Grateful Dead. To add a cherry on top Leftover Salmon will play tribute to the music of Neil Young.
Why spread panic may be the question, but Widespread Panic heading to Wanee Music Festival is the answer! The Georgia boys, return headliners, are scheduled to take the stage at this years festival. Known for removing the weight of the world and giving the sense that life is grand.
Trey Anastasio Band brings the big red heat with a big band and horns. The fun on stage spills over to the crowd, Trey’s smile is infectious.
Gov’t Mule is at the forefront of that coming of age tale. Warren Haynes has the style and grace of a seasoned southern rocker and with the band in his pocket, Gov’t Mule only comes to take names and rock your socks off.
Tickets for this years Wanee Music Festival are still available here.
Wanee Festival 2017 Lineup
Bob Weir & The Campfire Boys (2 Days)
Trey Anastasio Band
Dark Star Orchestra (2 Sets on 4/20)
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
JJ Grey & Mofro
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
Leftover Salmon Performing The Music Of Neil Young
The Greyboy Allstars
Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass
Pink Talking Fu – Music Of David Bowie & Prince
Pink Talking Fish
Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
Devon Allman Band
The Marcus King Band
The Yeti Trio
Brothers & Sisters Band
4/19 Happy Hour = Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band