Wanee Festival

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Wanee Festival
File:Sean Chambers visits the crowd at the 2014 Wanee Festival in Live Oak, FL.jpg
Sean Chambers visits the crowd at the 2014 Wanee Festival
Genre Jam band music
Location(s) Live Oak, Florida
Years active 2005-present
Founded by Live Nation
Website
Wanee Festival

Wanee Festival is an annual event held since 2005 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, in Live Oak, Florida.[1] The festival, hosted by the Allman Brothers Band until 2014 and managed by Live Nation.

Overview

The festival, hosted by the Allman Brothers Band until 2014 and managed by Live Nation, is held outdoors on two stages (Peach Stage & Mushroom Stage). In later years, The Porch Stage, The Traveling Stage and The Campground Stage have been added and are frequently used now. The Wanee Festival has featured as little as 11 bands/artist its inaugural year to as many as 44 bands/artist in 2011.

In recent years, the Wanee Festival has gone from a two day to a three day long festival. Even though the official festival is only three days long, many festival goers arrive early for the Wanee Kickoff Party which features less well known artists and is typically the night before the opening day of the festival.

The event is generally held in the spring. In addition to the headlining Allman Brothers Band, the festival has featured performances by band members with their own bands, including The Derek Trucks Band, Oteil (Burbridge) and the Peacemakers and Gov't Mule (Warren Haynes). Other guests have included DJ Logic, Big Gigantic, Galactic, Hot Tuna, Lotus, Stephen Marley, Grateful Dead Alumni Bob Weir and Ratdog, Widespread Panic, Stephen Stills, the Black Keys, Junior Brown, Griffin Anthony, The Doobie Brothers, Buddy Guy, Furthur, Little Feat and Zappa Plays Zappa.

History

2010

The 2010 event featured The Wailers Band where they performed at the Peach Stage.

2011

The 2011 event was held April 14–16 and in addition to the Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic the festival will the Steve Miller Band, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy and Wanda Jackson.

2012

The 2012 event was held April 19–21 and included Furthur, Trigger Hippy, Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Buddy Guy.

2013

The 2013 event was held April 18–20 and included such musical guests as Wide Spread Panic, Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

2014

The 2014 event, held April 10–12, featured guests Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trey Anastasio Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov't Mule and Jaimoe's Jasssz Band.

2015

The 2015 event, the first since the retirement of the Allman Brothers Band, was scheduled for April 16–18 and featured Widespread Panic, Gregg Allman, Gov't Mule, Earth, Wind & Fire, Cheap Trick, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Butch Trucks and Zappa Plays Zappa.[dated info]

See also

References

Official site