Learn about upcoming local event, Suwannee Hulaween, from soon-to-attend reporter Ariana Simpson.
What is it?
A three-day music festival headlined by The String Cheese Incident.
Dates: Oct. 31 – Nov. 2
- OCTOBER 31: 5:30 p.m. – 3 a.m.
- NOVEMBER 1: 12:30 p.m. – 5 a.m.
- NOVEMBER 2: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Location: The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
Live Oak, FL between I-75 and I-10
- FULL WEEKEND: $189 if bought online
- FULL WEEKEND: $220 at gate
- SINGLE DAY: $80
Refinement goes beyond your boss’s night on the town with the most aged of wine and molded of cheese under faux stars in some exclusive five star restaurant establishment. It thrives in the underbellies of great music and mushrooms within beats that will jangle against your skull and startle your heart. Suwannee Hulaween will instill this under extoled definition of refinement through music into memories and etch new mentalities. Hulaween will exceed the threadbare “good vibes, good people” and submerge you into a world uncharted under an ocean of undisturbed ecstasy. Hulaween will be the one, the only to dampen your spirit with gratification and tickle your indulgence. The only question is: are you ready to set sail?
Headlining this 3-day migration that will revolutionize you is The String Cheese Incident. If you have yet to be metamorphosed by their existential art now is the time. A merited and household name for a little over 20 years this Colorado birthed band will impregnate you with their self-proclaimed “sacrilegious mix of bluegrass, calypso, salsa, Afro-pop, funk, rock, and jazz”. It is without a doubt that SCI will enchant your tribe and hypnotize you with their unprecedented, unparalled, unmatched magnetized musical madness. The mysticism of the lights will anesthetize your frontal sensibility and awaken every nerve in your being adjacent their music and energy leaking from the stage creating a mental psychedelic within you. With a concert venue discography consisting of the highly pilgrimaged (to) Red Rocks, Forecastle Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival at their origins, Bonnaroo, Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival to enumerate a few, there is no question nor query that SCI will slay and seduce with their rightfully endowed multiple sets over the 72 hour voyage.
But the musical rebirthing doesn’t stop there. STS9 and Big Gigantic will be in attendance with their unique incomparable eclectic electronic sounds. STS9 will fulfill the expectations of cascading everyone through a melodic garden and astonish new listeners with their wall of impermeable sound that will encapsulate the released endorphins their music will cause bodies to unleash. STS9 go as far back as ’98 originally dubbed Sound Tribe Sector 9 but continue to expand in fan base and solidify their sound with each new album from Peaceblaster in ’08 to When Dust Settles in ’11. Prepare to have your reality and perception of ‘feel-good’ augmented by their relaxed and hyperactive fusion. Big Gigantic, a livetronic jazz and hip-hop infused duo hailing from Boulder, Colorado will shatter walls and ride over mental barriers. The excessive talent of saxophonist and producer Dominic Lalli cake an unanticipated sweetness and pleasure into the music alongside the skilled Jeremy Salken on drums. Bonnaroo, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Mountain Jam, Lollapalooza, and Summer Camp Music Festival are just a few of their resumed merited venues. The dynamics of improvisation and jam bands adjacent to the electronic style places them ahead of a slew of artists. Artistry like this is not bestowed but of their own consistent drive. Big Gigantic’s music will infiltrate your bloodstream and pervade your mind sending you into indescribable gyrations as your body loses control of itself and feet develop a conscious of their own with your neck orbit against itself in feeling the passionate disturbance to ordinary.
Hulaween doesn’t stop there though. They are ready to percolate you with names such as Emancipator, Conspirator, Steve Kimock & Friends, Jennifer Hartswick, Moon Taxi and many more. It is urged and compelled by all that live and breathe the essence of incomparable music festivals to check Suwannee Hulaween this year and spend your holiday the Suwannee way. Become mesmerized with the only burden being your heart racing so fast it quickens to an unstoppable hasten of gratitude for the stellar shows that will execute greatness by the masses before you. Suwannee Suwannee Suwannee will be chanted into your membrane of remembrance and your conscious will thank you as it bleeds of rhythms, Mother Earth, and that undisturbed ecstasy that surpasses all vibrations of any other. Suwannee Hulaween’s spectrum for the long weekend canvases neighborhoods of genres and will cater to everyone. Beyond the music and “no overlapping sets”, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park offers an experience in Live Oak, FL that cannot be matched. Events upon events that will allow everyone to explore the grounds and have fun with the extensive theme. Again I ask, are you ready to set sail?