MagnoliaFest: 10.22-25 in FL

MagnoliaFest Set For Another Music Celebration
Thousands Expected For North Florida's Fall Americana Music Gathering

Peter Rowan
The 13th Annual MagnoliaFest will be taking place October 22-25 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Magfest is expected to attracted around 7,000 music lovers from across the nation for four full days of first-class roots music, camping, and art.

Featured this year will be founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and classic rock icon Dickey Betts & Great Southern, California country/rock pioneers the New Riders of the Purple Sage, bluegrass stalwarts Peter Rowan and the Travelin' McCourys (the Del McCoury Band without Del), sacred steel gospel heavyweights The Lee Boys, Canadian folk/rockers The Duhks, Celtic rock newcomers Scythian, progressive old time pickers the Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Midwestern newgrassers Cornmeal, NYC singer-songwriter Jennie Arnau and more. And as always, a host of festival family favorites will also return to MagnoliaFest including Donna the Buffalo, Blueground Undergrass, Col. Bruce Hampton, and songwriter Jim Lauderdale, .

MagnoliaFest will feature over 100 performances scheduled on the festival's four stages. The festival also offers festival-goers the unique opportunity to get intimate with the performers, some of whom will be presenting hands-on instrument workshops and other special events. Bring a costume and join in the festival's walking parade through the campground, a colorful, family-friendly affair with beads and throws for everyone. There's an eclectic food, beverage, and crafts vending area with handmade merchandise and plenty of music available from the festival artists.

For complete lineup and tickets go to the festival website All pertinent festival information is posted online including updates on daily schedules as they become available.

[Published on: 10/8/09]

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