Bear Creek 2012 preview

By Ashley Goodman |

It’s that time of year again. Bear Creek is uniting Funk-jam enthusiasts from all over the world for their 6th annual celebration.

This year’s lineup consists of a total of 61 bands and a handful of artists at large who play with almost everyone.

Some of the highlights of this years lineup include Umphrey’s McGee, Lotus, A Royal Family Affair, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Zach Deputy and many others.

Bear Creek 2011 by Phil Sunkel

Located in Live Oak, Florida, Suwannee Music Park is said to be one of the most hospitable campgrounds you’ll find in the South, if not, the country.

People leave chairs and hammocks for people in and around the Amphitheater, once they’re there, anyone’s allowed to sit in them.

If you’re wondering what to pack for this three day jam sesh, keep in mind that the temperature will drop down to the 50’s and 60’s during the night.

Veteran Creekers know it can get even colder, so be pre-warned. Be sure to bring your long johns, warm clothes and plenty of blankets. A three day pass for Bear Creek is going for $165. For more information on the festival visit

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