A Feast Of Funk & Soul Food To Be Held At The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park


On November 18 and 19, The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida will host a new event dubbed “A Feast Of Funk And Soul Food.” The event combines funky music, delicious soul food and Florida breweries joining forces to raise money for local charities Love Inc., Hope Notes and Suwannee Spirit Kids Music Camp.

Musically, the pre-Thanksgiving festival will be headlined by Earth Wind & Power, a supergroup tribute to Earth Wind & Fire led by The Nth Power featuring guests Jennifer Hartswick, Skerik, Farnell Newton, James Casey, Daniel Sadownick and Brian Thomas. Attendees will also be treated to performances by The Nth Power, Jennifer Hartswick Band, The Roosevelt Collier Band, The Groove Orient, Leisure Chief and Scott Campbell Band.

A Feast Of Funk & Soul Food will also feature eats from five internationally acclaimed chefs including James Beard Award winner Art Smith, (cookbook author and former private chef for Oprah Winfrey), Harrison Sapp (owner of Southern Soul BBQ, St. Simons Island and Live Oak, FL), Chris “Shaggy” Davis (New Orleans Crawfish Boil King), John Minas (The Edison, Tallahassee) and Samuel Forbes Edwards (Edwards Brothers BBQ). Foodies can purchase tickets that include meals prepared by each of these culinary legends. Representatives of Florida breweries Dunedin Brewery and 81Bay Brewing Co. will be on hand.

Besides the music, food and beverages, a Disc Jam Golf Tournament will be held with prizes including tickets to Suwannee Hulaween and food tickets, among other things. All GA tickets include music and camping for the weekend. VIP food packages and VIP food, cabin and golf cart packages are available at www.feastoffunk.com.

Here’s more details on the charitable aspect of the event:

$2 per ticket will be donated to Hope Notes and Suwannee Kids Music Camps. Hope Notes is a new park led program that raises money to provide instruments for local school music departments. Kids Music Camps provides four annual free music education programs for kids. Concertgoers are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to the food drive benefiting Love Inc.

A Feast of Funk & Soul Food Music Lineup

  • Earth Wind & Power (the music of Earth Wind & Fire performed by The Nth Power featuring Jennifer Hartswick, Skerik, Farnell Newton, James Casey, Daniel Sadownick, Brian Thomas)
  • The Nth Power
  • Jennifer Hartswick Band
  • The Roosevelt Collier Band
  • The Groove Orient
  • Leisure Chief
  • Scott Campbell Band

A Feast of Funk & Soul Food Featured Chefs

  • Art Smith
  • Harrison Sapp
  • Chris “Shaggy” Davis
  • John Minas
  • Samuel Forbes Edwards