Each year, Wanee Music Festival brings the joy of jamming, barefoot dancing, and the sweet smell of patchouli and Dr. Bronner's to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida.
Founded by Allman Brothers' drummer Butch Trucks, you won't catch his classic act on stage this year given the band's October retirement. But Butch ain't missing the party. He's bringing some "Very Special Friends" with him to perform in 2015. The empty space left by the Allman Brothers proper is being filled with a mélange of jamming, funky, rocking acts you'll both recognize and that will make you smile.
Besides big names on the festival circuit like Widespread Panic (which'll be playing two shows) and Gov't Mule, there are funky acts like Earth, Wind & Fire. Also on the bill are a few locals like the Jacob Jeffries Band, Juke, and the Bobby Lee Rogers Trio. Keep clicking for the details on Wanee, taking place April 16 to 18.
Wanee lineup announced so far:
Earth, Wind & Fire
Jaimoe's Jasssz Band
Butch Trucks & Very Special Friends
The Word featuring: Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson & Chris Chew
Hot Tuna Electric
JJ Grey & Mofro
Oteil & Friends
Zappa Plays Zappa
Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne
Yonder Mountain String Band
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes featuring Doyle Bramhall II
Raw Oyster Cult
Home At Last - The Nth Power Performs Steely Dan
Tea Leaf Green
Bobby Lee Rogers Trio
Pink Talking Fish
Eric Lindell & Company
Royal Southern Brotherhood
Jacob Jeffries Band
2015 Wanee Music Festival, from April 16 to 18, 2015, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95 Drive, Live Oak. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 12, at 10 a.m., $195 plus fees for three nights of camping and music and VIP is $499 plus fees. Call 386-364-1683, or visit waneefestival.com.