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Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Duo on Suwanee Springfest Initial Lineup

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Suwanee SpringfestLive Oak, FL -- Known for consistently booking some of the finest performers in new and traditional folk, roots rock, bluegrass and newgrass, and other American roots music, Suwannee Springfest returns in 2012 for its 16th straight year. Suwannee Springest will be held March 23-25, 2012 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida and features some of the biggest names in the scene with veterans and up-and-comers alike. Yonder Mountain String Band, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Duo, Justin Townes Earl, Emmitt-Nershi Band, and Darol Anger and the Republic of Strings will be joined by The Gourds, Hot Buttered Rum, The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass and more, with additional artists still to be announced.

Three-day early bird festival tickets are only $125.00 and children age 12 and under are free of charge. Discounts are offered for students and retired and active military. Fans at this year's MagnoliaFest (October 20-23, 2012 at Suwannee Music Park) will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to Suwannee Springfest 2012 on-site at MagnoliaFest for only $115.00. To purchase tickets online or to find out more, please visit SuwanneeSpringFest.com.

2012 Suwannee Springfest confirmed these artists with more to be announced:

  • Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Duo
  • Justin Townes Earl
  • Emmitt-Nershi Band
  • Darol Anger and the Republic of Strings
  • The Gourds
  • Hot Buttered Rum
  • Infamous Stringdusters
  • Greensky Bluegrass
  • Great American Taxi
  • Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
  • Larry Keel & Natural Bridge
  • Ryan Montbleau Band
  • Split Lip Rayfield
  • Elephant Revival
  • The Pinkham Family

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is also home to other Big IV Productions, including the Blackwater Music Festival (taking place this weekend), the Purple Hatter's Ball and the Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival. Hosted each November, the 2011 Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival lineup includes Trey Anastastio Band, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, The Funky Meters, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, John Scofield & Piety Street, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Lettuce, George Porter, Jr., Jon Cleary, and the Pimps of Joytime. For more information on the Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival go to: www.BearCreekMusicFestival.com

Big IV Productions is owned and operated by Paul Levine and Lyle Williams, founders of the Bear Creek Music Festival and co-producers of the new Blackwater Music Festival with Blackwater Music, LLC (a company owned by Williams and Judy Van Zant / owner of Jacksonville Beach, FL's Freebird Live). In 2011, Big IV Productions added Suwannee Springfest to their family of festivals. Deeply engrained in the Florida music scene, Big IV Productions is also partners in Tallahassee's Engine Room as well as Suwannee River Jam, and producers of the Purple Hatter's Ball.

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