Bear Creek Fest: Lineup Additions and Artists at Large


For the first time in its history, Bear Creek will welcome guest curators Daptone Records and Royal Family Records to schedule the Bear Creek Stage lineup. The Daptone Super Soul Revue will feature Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, The Budos Band, The Sugarman 3 and The Como Mamas. A Royal Family Affair will host Soulive, Lettuce (2 sets), Break Science, Nigel Hall, Alecia Chakour and more.

This round of lineup additions finds Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, The New Mastersounds, and Zach Deputy new to the lineup and will each perform two shows over the weekend. Festival favorites George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners and Dr. Klaw will also return along with Billy Martin and Wil Blades Duo and Wyllys & the NY Hustler Ensemble.

Bear Creek organizers have also added a number of artists at large to the ever-growing lineup, including George Porter Jr., Billy Martin, Robert Walter, and more. Full lineup, including multiple performance details, can be found below.

Weekend Passes provide entry into the festival Friday – Sunday and Thursday Night Passes and VIP upgrades are also available. Until June 2, Weekend Passes are priced at $130 and Thursday Night Passes are only $40. On June 3, prices will increase incrementally as the festival approaches. All Weekend Passes include camping, taxes, and all fees. See full ticketing options, all on sale now, at

Artist Lineup:

  • Umphrey's McGee (two shows)
  • Lotus
  • Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (two shows)
  • Daptone Super Soul Revue (featuring Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, The Budos Band, The Sugarman 3 and The Como Mamas)
  • A Royal Family Affair (featuring Soulive, Lettuce (two shows), Break Science, Nigel Hall, Alecia Chakour & more)
  • The New Mastersounds (two shows)
  • Zach Deputy (two shows)
  • George Porter Jr. & The Runnin Pardners
  • Perpetual Groove (two shows)
  • Bobby Rush
  • Billy Martin & Wil Blades Duo
  • March 4th Marching Band (two shows)
  • Dr. Klaw
  • Digital Tape Machine
  • Headtronics- DJ Logic, Steve Molitz, Freekbass (two shows)
  • Bright Light Social Hour (two shows)
  • Wyllys & the New York Hustler Ensemble
  • Grant Green Jr. & Friends
  • The Heavy Pets (two shows)
  • Zoogma
  • Charles Walker & the Dynamites
  • Jonathan Scales & Fourchestra (two shows)
  • The Werks (two shows)
  • Ike Stubblefield & Friends
  • Grant Green Jr. & Friends
  • Khris Royal & Dark Matter (two shows)
  • Strange Arrangement
  • Moon Taxi (two shows)
  • Flannel Church
  • The Mantras
  • Cadillac Jones
  • Mike Dillon Band
  • Dead Kenny G's
  • Thomas Wynn & the Believers
  • Earphunk
  • Catfish Alliance
  • Voodoo Town
  • Fung Fu
  • Beebs & Her Money Maker
  • Kaleigh Baker
  • Scholars Word
  • Vagabond Swing

    Artists at Large:

  • George Porter Jr.
  • Billy Martin
  • Robert Walter
  • Skerik
  • Jennifer Hartswick
  • Natalie Cressman
  • Roosevelt Collier
  • Alecia Chakour
  • Wil Blades
  • Atlanta Funk Society Horns
  • Billy Iuso
  • Andrew Block

  • [Published on: 4/23/12]

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