Preview: Hulaween 2016
Text by Tim Borland
Hulaween, one of the largest annual events at Suwannee Music Park, will return Oct. 28-30. The festival held in Live Oak, Fla. is popular for featuring multiple night performances by The String Cheese Incident, alongside other great musicians. The 2016 incarnation will feature the likes of My Morning Jacket, Umphrey’s McGee, STS9, Big Gigantic, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Lettuce, Greensky Bluegrass, and many more great acts.
SCI is currently touring in support of their new music release SCI Sound Lab, Volume 1. The current single from the release is the track “My One and Only.” In addition to this new collection of songs, fans can expect to hear many surprise covers and Halloween themed sets during the band’s three nights of performances.
Those who arrive early on Oct. 27 will be able to enjoy the official pre-party featuring Umphrey’s McGee, Greensky Bluegrass, EOTO, and more. Thursday early arrival tickets are currently $69, but will increase to $89 at the gate. Many attendees will see this price as a bargain to extend their music experience while also being able to set up camp prior to the weekend.
Tickets for the main three days of the weekend include camping and fees are currently $279, but this price will likely increase the weekend of the event. Early birds were able to snap up tickets at an even lower price earlier this year. For a weekend of camping with an excellent lineup of festival friendly jam acts, even the current price represents a relative bargain at a dream venue.
For those who have not yet experienced the magic of Suwannee, prepare to be wowed by the venue’s natural beauty. The park’s slogan is “Music Lives Here” for good reason – there are multiple festivals held at the location throughout the year. At roughly the same distance from Mobile, Ala. as Birmingham, Ala., Suwannee is also home to some of the best music events in the Southeast. There is no wonder why numerous Gulf Coast residents flock to the location when their favorite lineup comes to perform.
~Check back soon for more news and updates from Hulaween 2016~