Suwannee Hulaween returns this year on October 26 – 28, for a magnificent weekend of magic and music located at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park near Live Oak, Florida. This beloved music festival is definitely one to add to the bucket list, and to those going, be prepared to journey into a visionary paradise with this year’s theme, Creatures of the Galaxy.
Hulaween is known for its creatively epic, carefully selected, diverse lineup selections. This year’s lineup features Odesza, The String Cheese Incident, Rezz, Gramatik, Tipper, Jamiroquai, Emancipator Ensemble, The Revivalists, Lettuce, Tory Lanez, Vulfpeck, Stephen Marley, and many more! In addition, the Official Pre-Party on Thursday the 25th, features Papadosio, The Floozies, Eoto & Friends, Minnesota, and various other artists.
Spirit Lake located in the heart of the park is home to art installations, waterfront light shows, transformational workshops, performance art, and a late-night Silent Disco. The Silent Disco stage will be open from Thursday to Saturday from 2am-close of Spirit Lake, no set closing time. Explore Spirit Lake for the wondrous surprises hidden through out the park.
Suwannee Hulaween returns for its sixth year in a row. The festival is hosted by The String Cheese Incident and started off in 2013 with mainly jam bands. Now six years later the lineup ranges with various genres. This festival is one of a kind, in the fact that it’s extremely intimate. Ticket sales are never increased to keep the grounds from being over-populated. The best part is that the campsites are setup inside of the woods. Festival goers can set up tents and hammocks while enjoying a scenic view under the shades of the historic trees of Suwannee.
Want to help the local community? Contribute to the Suwannee Hulaween Community by donating to Conscious Alliance and attending ‘Hula for a Cause’. On Wednesday night at Suwannee Music Park’s Music Hall, ‘Hula for a Cause’, A Benefit for Hurricane Michael Relief will be hosting Zach Deputy, CBDB, Catfish Alliance and Beartoe. A donation of $20 is suggested and food and clothing donations will be collected at the door. Conscious Alliance will be hosting an ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive for the Live Oak Community along with collecting donations for the victims of Hurricane Michael. Donation drop offs start Friday at 10am, look for the location on the map.
Festival and camping tickets are sold out on the website, but Car Camping Passes and Official Pre-Party Tickets are still available online. Beware of scammers reselling tickets, buy from trusted sources. Stay up to date with Suwannee Hulaween by following their Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter for 2018 updates and 2019 announcements. Also, check out the Suwannee Hulaween 2018 Official Playlist on Spotify . Check out the Official 2017 After-movie to get a taste of what’s to come next weekend.
Article by: Sasha Schnegelberger- Contributing writer- Festival Enthusiast- Mermaid extraordinaire