Suwannee Springfest History
Music festival Suwannee Springfest will mark its 17th anniversary in 2013. The festival has been continuously produced at North Florida's Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park near the farming town of Live Oak. Well-known and highly-regarded among discerning fans & media, the event consistently features some of the world's finest performers in New & Traditional Folk, Roots Rock, Bluegrass & Newgrass, Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic Blues, Cajun/Zydeco, and other forms of American Roots music. Those musical sub-genres are now collectively referred to as Americana music, a style growing rapidly in acceptance & popularity which generally incorporates respect for & recognition of traditional music forms presented through a completely contemporary framework & approach.
The Suwannee Springfest has always helped to develop & promote Americana music. A 2007 documentary film about the festival & its unique sphere of influence called "Music Farmers: Sowing the Seeds of Americana" aired on over 175 PBS network outlets worldwide and was also shown at the Jacksonville Film Festival that same year. Making special appearances or performing in the film were Bela Fleck, Derek Trucks, Guy Clark, the late Va