Wednesday, April 21, 2010


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Produced by Live Nation Florida, the 2010 Wanee Music Festival featuring The Allman Brothers Band has become a huge success story among the Festival Scene. Wanee was held Friday and Saturday, April 16th and 17th at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. With over 16,000 in attendance, the festival saw it’s biggest and best year to date and is no longer an “under the radar” event. Enthusiastic music fans were delighted to performances by The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic who both performed jam filled sets on Friday and Saturday night.

Other main stage and second stage performers included Gov't Mule; Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band; Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman, & Jay Lane are Scaring the Children; Stephen Stills ; The Black Keys; Dr. John; Hot Tuna Electric; 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann & Papa Mali; JJ Grey and Mofro; Johnny Winter; George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic; The Funky Meters; The Wailers; North Mississippi Allstars; A Family Affair with Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk (performing Sly & The Family Stone); Hill Country Revue; Chuck Leavell with The Randall Bramblett Band; Particle; Oteil and Kofi Burbridge with the Lee Boys; Col. Bruce Hampton; Devon Allman's Honeytribe; Scrapomatic; The Word Featuring John Medeski, Robert Randolph and North Mississippi Allstars; Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio; Bonobos Convergence; The Auctioneers; Little Brown Peach and Crazy Fingers.

The music and lineup at Wanee was incredible to say the least, however the vibe and atmosphere of this festival make it stand out as truly special. Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park sits on a massive 800 acres of rustic-like land where beautiful trees filled with Spanish Moss are in constant sight and the world famous Suwannee River is just a short walk away. Wanee fans eager to make the most of their experience began filtering into the park as early as Monday leading into the festival. By Friday night the park was filled with music lovers of all ages dancing, hula-hooping, tossing frisbees or just reclining back in lawn chairs while absorbing the sights and sounds that define Wanee. The weather was also perfect through the entire festival, without even a drop of rain.

There are a many memorable moments from this year’s Wanee Festival, including several members of Widespread Panic joining The Allman Brothers Band on stage during their Friday and Saturday night sets. During The Allman Brothers Band Friday night set Bassist Dave Schools appeared on “You Don’t Love Me,” guitarist/vocalist John Bell and percussionist Sunny Ortiz both played in on “I Walk On Gilded Splinters” and guitarist Jimmy Herring and keyboardist JoJo Hermann joined the band on “That’s What Love Will Make You Do.” On Saturday night John Bell returned during The Allman Brothers Band’s “And It Stoned Me,” JoJo Hermann and Jimmy Herring also appeared on “Good Morning Little School Girl” and Dave Schools played bass on “Dreams.”

Fan’s anxious for announcements regarding Wanee Festival 2011 can visit for all updates. Photos from the 2010 Wanee Festival can be viewed / downloaded at the links below:

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