From Dancin' Dave:
Hey fellow music festival lovers....
Although the morning temperature today here in the great northwoods was a balmy -24*F, and the snowpack is just right for cross-country skiing, I'm still thinking about the first festival trip for "Dancin'Dave'sFestivalCamping" in 2008! And it's actually comin' up quickly....
I'll be making a double festival trip to Florida, with back-to-back festivals at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak. This is a very sweet venue, made for holding great music festivals.
This will be my first trip to the Spirit of Bluegrass Music Fest. This is a pretty traditional bluegrass festival, and will be held on March 20-28. The lineup includes: Mountain Heart; Lonesome River Band; Cadillac Sky; Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain; Grasstowne; Honi Deaton & Dream; the James King Band; The Doerfuls; The Wilson Family; Southern Lite; Ernie Thacker & Route 23...among others.
The next weekend, March 27-30, will be the Suwannee Springfest, one of my favorite festivals; and one that I've been attending since 1999. Beth and Randy Judy always put on a high-quality festival and this spring will be no exception. The lineup includes: the David Grisman Quintet; Railroad Earth; Donna the Buffalo; Commander Cody; Peter Rowan; Guy Clark; Verlon Thompson; The Waybacks; the Claire Lynch Band; Jim Lauderdale; Acoustic Syndicate; The Greencards; the Infamous Stringdusters; Steep Canyon Rangers; Hot Buttered Rum; Scythian; Red Stick Ramblers; Roy Bookbinder....and many more...this is a hot lineup!
I can guarentee that a comfortable, high-quality campsite will be set up and waiting your arrival if you'd like to attend and camp without all the work of camping. I use only top-notch equipment...the tents are tall and roomy and carpeted and the cots are comfortable. Plus, service is always with a smile! >g<
If interested please check out the respective websites. It's a gas to spend the start of spring in that sweet northern Florida sunshine, diggin' that fine music!
Spirit of Bluegrass Music Fest www.JRP3.com
Suwannee Springfest www.magmusic.com