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Article  Spirit of the Suwannee

  The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground:



There is a music venue rapidly rising in the South, The Spirit of the Suwannee. It is an absolute, beautiful place on Hwy 129 way back in the woods in Live Oak Fl. My first experience was in the mid-ninties when I won some tickets from a radio station to see one of my all time favorites...B.B. King. Located right on the Beautiful Suwannee River, the atmosphere was one of serenity.
The show was great! Kenny Wayne Sheppard,The Neville Bros., Delbert McClinton and "The King of the Blues" B.B.King. The show was outside in a huge field on a grand stage with a sound system that blew your hair back.
Since then, their has been many great shows. Some of Country Music's best as well as "Rockers" such as Gov't Mule, Dickie Betts and Great Southern, The Southern Rock Allstars and .38 Special just to name a few.
I met an upcoming promoter named David Hogan who has been putting on some great shows as well. We (The Graveyard Boogie Band) have been fortunate enough to be included in some of David's promotions such as, The annual "Rock and Blues Bar-B-Que", "Rock & Wheels" Bike Show and Party, as well as "Full Throttle Magazine's" Spring and Fall Festivals all presented by Hogan Entertainment http://www.eventsbyhogan.com.
2004 is gonna be a great year for the "Spirit" and Hogan Entertainment with the second annual "Rock & Wheels" festival featuring one of the legends of Southern Rock..."The Marshall Tucker Band" with Special Guests "The Graveyard Boogie Band" and "The Lost Southern Boys" who, by the way, are managed by founding "Molly Hatchet" member, Steve Holland. (what stories he has to tell)!
If you are looking for a vacation spot that has everything from camping to eating, "The Spirit" is the perfect place. There are numerous stages, camping facilities, restaraunts, and even a place to drink some beer. You can canoe down the famous Suwannee River, hop on a horse and ride around, get something to eat, grab a beer and enjoy music 'til your heart's content. Ya'll come and see us. For more information you can log onto http://www.musicliveshere.com or http://www.eventsbyhogan.com and relax, you will be in good hands.

By John Lanham 

P.S. You can also find information about the shows at The Spirit of the Suwannee br checking out "Full Throttle Magazine and Dixie Biker.