The 11th annual Purple Hatter’s Ball will once again be held at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida June 1 – 2. Proceeds from the two-day event benefit 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, organizers of the festival have unveiled its initial lineup.
Funk revivalists Lettuce have been tapped to headline this year’s festival. Arizona jam quartet Spafford, supergroup Breaking Biscuits featuring members of the Disco Biscuits and Break Science, Florida’s own The Heavy Pets and the recently revived Toubab Krewe are also aboard for PHB ’18. Check out the full lineup below.
Additional artist announcements and details on live art, yoga and workshops are forthcoming. Early Bird tickets go on sale this Friday, March 9 at 12 p.m. ET via the event’s website.
Purple Hatter’s Ball 2018 Initial Lineup
- Breaking Biscuits ft. members of The Disco Biscuits and Break Science
- The Heavy Pets
- Roosevelt Collier Trio
- Toubab Krewe
- Southern Avenue
- Vlad The Inhaler
- Trial By Stone
- Catfish Alliance
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