Purple Hatters Ball 2015 Lineup Additions Announcement

By Scott Bernstein Apr 2, 2015 10:15 am PDT

The eighth annual installment of Purple Hatter’s Ball will take place at the famed Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida May 8 -10. The three-day music festival benefits The Rachel Morningstar Foundation (a non-profit 501c3 organization) in honor of longtime Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park friend and music festival lover Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. Today, the daily schedule for this year’s event has been revealed as well as a pair of lineup additions.

TAUK and Mingo Fishtrap join a lineup that already included the likes of Lotus, Nahko and Medicine For the People, Alex Grey, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaries, Toubab Krewe, The Werks, Random Rab and Adrian Crutchfield and the Extrordinary Gentlemen. As previously reported, Suwannee favorite Roosevelt Collier will host a “Suwanee Jam” at the event and Thursday’s pre-party will feature Elephant Revival, Space Capone, DubConscious, Mouth, Cure For The Common and El Dub.

Here’s more information on the foundation and tickets:

The Rachel Morningstar Foundation exists to help the public understand the benefit of guidelines for law enforcement’s use of confidential informants (CIs). Currently each state, county, city, college campus or law enforcement agency sets their own standards, laws or guidelines as it relates to recruiting and using CIs. The efforts of this foundation are dedicated to the memory of Rachel Morningstar Hoffman (December 17, 1984 – May 7, 2008) a 23-year-old Florida State University graduate. She was murdered while acting as a police informant during a drug sting that started on May 7, 2008. The first of its kind in the U.S., Rachel’s Law, a Florida law that went into effect on July 1, 2009, established new guidelines for law enforcement when dealing with confidential informants.

Tickets are currently on sale for $99 + taxes and fees but prices increase on April 5. Tickets will include three days of music and primitive camping. Tickets for the pre-party are $40 + taxes and fees, and include camping. The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, a full-service restaurant, showers and water stations. To join the wait list for cabins, golf cart rentals and RV hook-ups, please contact Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park at (386) 364-1683.

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Purple Hatter’s Ball 2015 Lineup

Nahko and Medicine For the People
Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaries
Toubab Krewe
The Werks
Random Rab
Roosevelt Collier’s Suwannee Jam
Adrian Crutchfield and the Extraordinary Gentlemen
Greenhouse Lounge
The Malah
Catfish Alliance
Mingo Fishtrap
Raja Kassis’ Humanbeing
Kansas Bible Company
Cadillac Jones
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
Cure For The Common
Trial By Stone
Empire Strikes Brass
Les Racquet
Shak Nasti
Scott Campbell Band w/ Avis Berry
SuperMande Jam
Parker Urban Band
New Earth Army
Future Vintage
The Galbraith Group
Lucky Costello
Sex Manatee’s Basshole
Aaron Lebos Reality
Daria & The Hip Drops
Firewater Tent Revival
Bells and Robes
Flat land
Ruby & Friends
Vlad the Inhaler
Sir Charles
Zak the Blak
Ben Danner
bleek ‘n coy
Charlie Hustle
Cry Havoc
Brother Dan
Thursday Pre-Party: 
Elephant Revival
Space Capone
Cure For The Common
El Dub
Live Artists:
Brian Barnard
Bean Spence  
Stacey Coon 
Justin Seabolt 
Zak Holly 
Leo Hearn 
Bridget Adams 
Bonnie Goodson
Camille Malm 
Stephen Barry 
William Bowers 
Emily Kell 
John Gay 
Jerry Cahill 
Chryssha Guidry 

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