Suwannee Live has announced the return of Suwannee Rising music festival, scheduled to take place April 8 - 10, 2021 at the expansive Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, FL. The event will feature music by Umphrey's McGee (2 sets), Lettuce (2 sets), Goose (2 sets), Eric Krasno's Chapter 2, Andy Frasco and the U.N., Big Something (2 sets) and more.
Suwannee Live produced two drive-in podded events earlier this year - Larry Keel/Grass Is Dead and the Funky Mardi Gras Masquerade - serving as successful test runs for the return of Suwannee Rising, which is set to be one of the first multi-day music festivals in the US since the pandemic.
"When we cancelled Suwannee Rising 2020, we never imagined the challenges it would present to society and especially the live music industry," said Suwannee Live's Paul Levine. "We viewed the situation with a glass half-full attitude, realistic but hopeful. No one wanted to accept a world without the live music experience." Levine continues, "After producing two intimate post-Covid shows at the park and attending other drive-in events, we learned that while no one can eliminate 100% of risk from their lives, it is possible to produce a great show that fans, staff, and artists can attend and still dance and feel safe. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting our musical community over the last year through the twists and turns of the Covid-19 pandemic."
Although the 800-acre park is home to multiple permanent stages including its famous amphitheater, Suwannee Rising will feature two stages side by side that are located in one of their vast fields, allowing plenty of space for socially distanced P.O.D.S. (Personal Outdoor Dance Space). When one stage ends, the other will start. Large video screens allow every guest to easily view the performances from any of the spacious P.O.D.S.
P.O.D.S. offer a safely spaced area for family and friends to enjoy the live music. Each one includes four weekend tickets and primitive camping. P.O.D.S. owners can add up to two extra tickets for a maximum of six people per P.O.D.S. Guests are also allowed to bring their own food and drinks to the show.
Masks are required when festival goers aren't in their P.O.D.S. and additional safety measures will be in place giving fans peace of mind to relax, let go, and soak in the healing power of live music. To learn more about these initiatives and the safety squad please visit the FAQ page.
Suwannee Rising 2020/21 ticket holders will have first access to the P.O.D.S. starting today. P.O.D.S. will go on-sale to the general public at 10am EST on Wednesday, March 3rd. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org. To speak to someone, please call the park office Monday-Friday, between 9am-5pm at 386.364.1683. For cabins, RV hook ups and golf cart rentals please visit MusicLivesHere.com.
Suwannee Rising 2021 Lineup:
Umphrey's McGee (2 sets)
Lettuce (2 sets)
Goose (2 sets)
Eric Krasno's Chapter 2
Andy Frasco and the U.N.
Big Something (2 sets)
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Mark Lettieri Group
Melody Trucks Band
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