Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival has been canceled. Organizers posted the following message today, confirming the cancellation and offering minimal details about the reasoning behind it:

Dear Bear Creek family,

It is with heavy hearts we must announce that Bear Creek Music & Art Festival 2015 has been canceled. Bear Creek was one of the top boutique festivals in the US, and a primary reason it has been so special is because of YOU, our dedicated fans. We spent eight amazing years together filled with beautiful music, dancing, laughter and celebration, and those memories will always live on. In hopes of producing the best possible event for everyone involved, we switched our dates and tried to diversify our lineup to keep things fresh. Unfortunately, things just were not working out in our favor this year and we were not willing to let the show go on unless everything was absolutely perfect. All ticket purchasers will be refunded from point of purchase.

Much love,
The entire Bear Creek staff

Bear Creek typically took place at the Spirit of Suwannee Park in Live Oak, FL in November, but was bumped up to October 1-4 in 2015. They had even posted an initial lineup, which included Galactic feat. Macy Gray, Soulive, Dumpstaphunk, Victor Wooten, The Motet, & more. 

As of now, there is no indication that the festival will be returning in 2016. From the tone of the note, however, it seems like Bear Creek may be a thing of the past.