WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL
DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2014!
APRIL 10TH – 12TH!
The exciting and popular Wanee Music Festival has announced its scheduled dates for the 2014 event. Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 10th through Saturday, April 12th to enjoy what is always one of the biggest and most star-studded Music Festivals around. Our popular and fun-filled Wanee Wednesday Happy Hour is also back and scheduled for April 9th. The Wanee Music Festival 2014 will once again be held at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. More information and performing line-up to be announced soon.
For more regular updates check out: www.waneefestival.com.
ANNOUNCING PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR
2013 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
& WIDESPREAD PANIC
& MUCH MORE!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Announcing the Performance Schedule for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival, Wednesday April 17th through Saturday April 20th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. The Allman Brothers Band along with Widespread Panic, playing both Friday and Saturday Nights, headline a great line-up of outstanding performers for what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country.
WANEE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Wednesday (Early Bird Party)
2:45-3:45pm – Groves
4:15-5:15pm – Juke
5:45-6:45pm – Beebs & Her Moneymakers
7:15-8:30pm – Kettle Of Fish
9:00-10:15pm – Cope
10:45pm-1:00am – Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Thursday (Mushroom Stage Only)
12:45-1:30pm – Oli Brown
2:00-3:00pm – Monophonics
3:30-5:00pm – The Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
5:30-7:00pm – Voice Of The Wetlands Allstars
7:30-900pm – Royal Southern Brotherhood
9:30-11:00pm – Hot Tuna Electric
11:30pm-1:30am – Greyboy Allstars
Friday – Peach Stage
11:30am-12:00pm – The Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
12:30-2:00pm – Blackberry Smoke
2:30-4:00pm – Robert Randolph
4:30-6:00pm – Govt Mule
6:30-8:30pm – Widespread Panic
9:30pm-12:00am – Allman Brothers Band
Friday – Mushroom Stage
11:00-11:30am – Flannel Church
12:00-1:00pm – The Revivalists
1:30-2:30pm – Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
3:00-4:30pm – Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang
5:00-6:30pm – N.Mississippi Allstars
8:30-9:30pm – BoomBox
12:00-2:00am – Steel Pulse
Saturday – Peach Stage
11:30am-12pm – The Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
12:30-2:00pm – Leon Russell
2:30-4:00pm – Michael Franti & Spearhead
4:30–6:00pm – Tedeschi Trucks Band
6:30–8:30pm – Widespread Panic
9:30pm-12am – Allman Brothers Band
Saturday – Mushroom Stage
11:00am-11:30am – Yeti Trio
12:00-1:00pm – The Lee Boys
1:30-2:30pm – Dirty Dozen Brass Band
3:00-4:45pm – Maceo Parker
5:15-6:30pm – Tower Of Power
8:30-9:30pm – Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
12:00am-2:00am – Galactic & Friends
THREE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION FESTIVAL TICKETS:
$215 + Applicable Fees – Includes: 3 nights of Primitive Camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.). Music from 12:30PM on Thursday (April 18). Full days of Music on Friday & Saturday (April 19 & 20).
Tickets for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival are on sale now at: http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx. The Festival will be held Thursday April 18th through Saturday April 20th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. A Special Early Bird Show is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th. (VIP Tickets are sold out)
Last year with thousands in attendance, the festival saw its biggest and best year to date. This year is sure to sell out so get your tickets NOW!
Look for more upcoming announcements at: www.waneefestival.com
Wanee Festival 2013
Suwanee Music Park, Live Oak, FL
Featuring The Allman Brothers Band & Widespread Panic for 2 Nights!
BUY TICKETS HERE!
Advance ticket price from January 26th @ 10am EST
to February 25th @ 10pm EST!
$195 + applicable fees
VIP TICKETS ON-SALE TODAY
$475 + applicable fees
There is a limited supply of these tickets and
they will go fast so buy ‘em while you can!
The highly popular 2013 Wanee Music Festival, held April 18th to 20th at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, is putting Early Bird Tickets on sale Monday, December 10th at 10AM. 3-Day General Admission Tickets, which include primitive camping, are just $175.00 (plus applicable fees) and will be available through waneefestival.com and Music Today. They are only on sale through Saturday, December 15th however the supply is limited so get them quick because they will most likely sell out before the December 15th cut off! Please note that the Early Bird sale is for General Admission 3-Day Tickets only!
The Line-up for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival will be one of the most exciting yet! The group of star-studded acts joining The Allman Brothers Band April 18th through the 20th will add energy and excitement to what is fast becoming one of the most popular festivals in the country.
For more information go to www.waneefestival.com
The Wanee Music Festival has grown in it’s eight years to become one of the nation’s best. The beautiful setting of The Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak Florida provides a perfect venue for the music and camping. The two main stages, The Peach Stage set in a perfect bowl, with plenty of viewing area and great sound was the setting for the larger acts, while the small Mushroom Stage is probably the best festival stage in the country . Surrounded a natural ampitheater by trees, this stage gives you the most intimate relationship you can have with a band.
Two new stages were added in 2012 The Engine Barn Stage for Wednesday and Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch provided additional entertainment in the Music Hall.
An estimated 30,000 people enjoyed the show which officially began on Thursday at the Mushroom Stage. This festival draws an older more knowledgable audience than most due to it’s lineup. This festival was filled with Hall of Fame acts who provided legendary performances with most dedicating their showor at least a song to honor the memory of The Band’s , Levon Helm who passed away the day the festival began. Helm had played Wanee in 2009.
Highlights from Wanee 2012
Although is billed as a pre festival event, several bands showed they will soon be well known on the music circuit. Flannel Church which included Duane Trucks on drums, (brother of guitar legend Derek and nephew of Allman drummer Butch Trucks), played a powerful set that combined funk with R&B. This band is filled with talent andtheir cover of Cream’s “ I’m So Glad” was a highlight of the festival.
Local band, Cope finished the evening and was a crowd favorite mixing Pink Floyd’s “ Comfortably Numb” in their set.
Former Doors member, Ray Manzarek joined with Delta Rhythm Kings, Roy Rogers for a talented set. Manzarek”s voice and keyboards reminded you of why the music behind Jim Morrison made the Doors such a great band. Rogers guitar was brilliant.
Hot Tuna played an excellent electric set that kept fans out in the rain.
Conspirator featuring members of the Disco Biscuits finished the night with a jamtronica filled show that had heads bobbing and fans dancing till the wee hours of the morning.
Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers began a beautiful day of music with an outstanding set of jazz, folk, blues and rock. That included covers and hits he has played a part in for many years.
British Blues guitarist, Matt Schofield showed why he has been chosen best British guitarist the past two years with a blistering set that made everyone a believer in his playing ability. I look forward to seeing his show again.
When it comes to guitar , Hall of Famer, Buddy Guy is at the top. The man has lived and played with the best guitarist of our time. At 75, he still has the talent ,energy and the passion to take his fans on a walk through the years paying tribute to the guitar gods by mixing Clapton, Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn into his set. His sound is unique and showmanship is unparalleled.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band had formed just before the the 2011 Wanee and stole last years show even in the rain. This time around the sun was bright and constant touring has made this band a well oiled machine. With Susan Tedeschi’s beautiful vocals and Derek Trucks heavenly guitar you almost forget to notice the outstanding music coming from Otiel and Kofi Burbridge and the rest of the band.
The Mickey Hart Band was one of the best performances of the weekend. With a solid band that featured Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) on bass, Hart displayed his Hall of Fame talent on an elaborate drum set. Beginning with a powerful “Not Fade Away” the bands space rhythms carried the audience throughout the set.
Those lucky enough to purchase the extra tickets to Fur Peace Ranch were treated to three shows featuring Jorma Kaukonen visiting with Jack Cassidy, Warren Haynes and Mickey Hart.
The lawn of the Peach stage was completely full of dancing dead fans as Further took the stage at 5:30 for a nearly three hour jam. Grateful Dead members, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh along with the vocals and guitar John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra) honored Levon Helm with “Don’t Do It” and scatter many classic Dead songs through the set. Phil Lesh looked healthy and seemed to enjoy the crowd and ended the show reminding the fans to consider donating organs as a liver transplant saved his life.
The Allman Brothers Band took the stage nearly an hour late. No reason was given but it appeared Warren Haynes changed the set list just before the show began. There was an oxygen tank next to the organ and a frail Gregg Allman sang in only six songs in the evening. His voice was spectacular on “Ain’t My Cross to Bear” and his duo with “Blind Willie McTell. It was clear Gregg is dedicated to his music and this festival as he fought through his health problems to perform.
Warren Haynes clearly led the band flanked by Derek Trucks. Several surprise songs included a beautiful and somewhat rare version of “Blue Sky”.The show was filled with amazing guitar solos. Guest stars included Bob Weir, and Susan Tedeschi who sang a terrific “Standback” and joined in on “The Weight” dedicated to Helm.
The bands encore was a long“ No One To Run With”.
Rain was intermittent throughout the day but didn’t dampen the Wanee spirit. The highlights included Trigger Hippy, a recently formed group of veterans including , Joan Osborne, Jackie Green and Black Crows drummer Steve Gorman. Osborne was spectacular on vocals and Greene brilliantly played keys and guitar. This is one band you must see.
The highly anticipated return of Gov’t Mule was marred by a rain shorten set. However the band scorched through six songs before a drenched Warren Haynes called the show. The Mule left no doubt they are in full form after a 2011 with very few performances. Their version of “The Shape I Am In” was a festival must see.
As the rain’s cleared for the sets from Further and the Allmans crowds filled the Peach Stage to enjoy the final evening of the festival.
After a long Further set that included a few more popular Dead songs the Allman Brothers Band took the stage.
The show started with “Jessica” and featured many guests such as Luther Dickinson on “I Walk On Gilded Splinters” and Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie) on harp and vocals for several songs including “Statesboro Blues”. I was evident Greg Allman was not in good health as he sang and played only a few songs. Just this week Allman postponed his book tour and it was announced he has under gone heart tests.
Allman was involved in the festivals largest highlight when he opened the encore singing a painfully beautiful version of Neil Young’s “Needle and The Damage Done”.
The show ended with a “Southbound” featuring a stage full of guest stars including the first appearance at the festival of pedal steel wizard, Roosevelt Collier.
North Mississippi Allstars closed Wanee with a rocking set dedicating it to former Allmans, Dickey Betts, Duane Allman, and Berry Oakley along with The Band’s Levon Helm the Mushroom Stage.
The Wanee Festival has grown in it’s short eight years to become one of the most popular festivals east of the Mississippi. The crowd was near park capacity. VIP sold out in just two short weeks. Many VIPs are regulars who return year after year.
At all music festivals, you have to make choices between musical acts you want to see. I missed several shows that I heard great things about. The lineups get stronger each year.
One has to wonder how long The Allman Brothers Band can continue to headline this great event. It’s been an joy to watch this event grow. 2013 dates have already been announced for April 18-20.
The Wanee Music Festival will go on. Hopefully with The Allmans and their extended family. A festival that started as a Butch Trucks dream is here to stay. There have been wonderful memories and friendships have been made at this festival. This legacy will continue for years to come. I for one will be there.
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2012 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
RETURNS AGAIN WITH AN OUTSTANDING LINE-UP
FURTHUR, BRUCE HORNSBY, MICKEY HART, GOV’T MULE
& MUCH MORE!
TICKETS ON SALE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH / 10AM
The Allman Brothers Band headlines a great line-up of outstanding performers for what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country, the 2012 Wanee Music Festival, Thursday April 19th through Saturday April 21st at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Tickets for the Festival go on sale Friday, January 20th at 10AM at www.waneefestival.com and www.livenation.com.
Sharing the stage for two nights (April 20 & 21) with The Allman Brothers Band is Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. The rest of the line-up includes: Bruce Hornsby, Mickey Hart Band, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Buddy Guy, Electric Hot Tuna , Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers Band, Leftover Salmon, North Mississippi Allstars, Trigger Hippy (featuring: JoanOsborne, Jackie Greene, Steve Gorman, Audley Freed & Nick Govrik), Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Soja, Conspirator, Eoto, Particle, Zach Deputy, Matt Schofield , Big Sams Funky Nation, Charles Bradley, Bonerama, The Yeti Trio, Jacob Jeffries Band and Bonnie Blue.
THREE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION FESTIVAL TICKETS:
$189.50 (plus applicable fees) from January 20th– February 19th (After February 19th price will increase). Price includes (1) pass to the Festival (Thurs.,Fri. & Sat.) with music beginning at 2:30PM on Thursday and 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.)
$425.00 (plus applicable fees) and will be available on a limited basis.
VIP Tickets Include: (1) VIP pass to the festival with music starting at 2:30PM on Thursday, Thursday Night VIP Pre Party, 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.), Private Concert Viewing Area, Private Restrooms, Drink Specials, Wanee 2011 VIP Shirt, Commemorative Poster, Lunch and Dinner Catering on Fri & Sat and Complimentary Non Alcoholic Drinks and Snacks.
Tickets for the 2011 Wanee Music Festival go on sale Friday, January 20th at www.waneefestival.com and www.livenation.com. The Festival will be held Thursday April 19th through Saturday April 21st at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Last year with thousands in attendance, the festival saw its biggest and best year to date. This year is sure to sell out so get your tickets early!
Look for more upcoming announcements at: www.waneefestival.com