Suwannee Live has announced the return of Suwannee Rising and the lineup for the festival’s socially distant 2021 edition, set to take place on April 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2021 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. The artist lineup for Suwannee Rising 2021 includes Umphrey’s McGee (x2), Lettuce (x2), Goose (x2), Eric Krasno’s Chapter 2, Andy Frasco & The U.N., BIG Something (x2), and more.
The April 2021 event will mark the second edition of Suwannee Rising, which was launched in 2019 as a de facto replacement for the now-defunct Wanee Festival and was canceled in 2020 as the pandemic began to take root.
Although the 800-acre park is home to multiple permanent stages including its famous amphitheater, Suwannee Rising will feature two stages side by side in one of the parks vast fields, allowing plenty of space for socially distanced P.O.D.S. (Personal Outdoor Dance Spaces). When performances on one stage end, a set on the other will start. Large video screens allow every guest to easily view the performances from any of the spacious P.O.D.S.
P.O.D.S. offer a safely spaced area for family and friends to enjoy the live music. Each one includes four weekend tickets and primitive camping. P.O.D.S. owners can add up to two extra tickets for a maximum of six people in each of the P.O.D.S. Guests are also allowed to bring their own food and drinks to the show. Masks are required when festival-goers aren’t in their P.O.D.S. and additional safety measures will be in place giving fans peace of mind to relax, let go, and soak in the healing power of live music. To learn more about these initiatives and the safety squad please visit the FAQ page.
As Suwannee Live’s Paul Levine notes in a press release, “When we canceled Suwannee Rising 2020, we never imagined the challenges it would present to society and especially the live music industry. We viewed the situation with a glass half-full attitude, realistic but hopeful. No one wanted to accept a world without the live music experience.”
Levine continues, “After producing two intimate post-Covid shows at the park and attending other drive-in events, we learned that while no one can eliminate 100% of risk from their lives, it is possible to produce a great show that fans, staff, and artists can attend and still dance and feel safe. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting our musical community over the last year through the twists and turns of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Suwannee Rising 2020/21 ticket holders will have first access to the P.O.D.S. starting today. P.O.D.S. will go on-sale to the general public at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, March 3rd here.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org. To speak to someone about any questions, please call the park office Monday–Friday, between 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ET at 386-364-1683. For cabins, RV hookups, and golf cart rentals, visit MusicLivesHere.com.
Suwannee Rising 2021 Lineup
Umphrey’s McGee (2 sets)
Lettuce (2 sets)
Goose (2 sets)
Eric Krasno’s Chapter 2
Andy Frasco and the U.N.
Big Something (2 sets)
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
Mark Lettieri Group
Melody Trucks Band