Welcome to Wanee, where even the gnomes trip so hard and party so groovy that they end up crashing out on toadstools like narcoleptics on Ambien.
Each and every spring, this fest lures hundreds of bands and 25,000 music fans to the 580-acre Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida, for four straight days of jam, blues, rock, and other tuneage that just might lead to a cosmic contact high.
Another cool thing about Wanee is it always adds a decent dose of South Florida stuff. And this year's freshly sprouted 61-act musical roster -- headlined by Widespread Panic, Gregg Allman, Gov't Mule, and Cheap Trick -- has also got Miami dirty blues crew Juke, Fort Lauderdale pop-rock outfit Jacob Jeffries Band, and local favorite Bobby Lee Rogers.
Just check the cut for Wanee Music Festival 2015's full lineup.
Wanee Music Festival 2015's Lineup
-Earth, Wind & Fire
-Jaimoe's Jasssz Band
-Butch Trucks & Very Special Friends
-The Word featuring: Robert Randolph, John Medeski, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson & Chris Chew
-Hot Tuna Electric
-JJ Grey & Mofro
-Oteil & Friends
-Zappa Plays Zappa
-Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne
-Yonder Mountain String Band
-Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
-Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes featuring Doyle Bramhall II
-Raw Oyster Cult
-Home At Last: The Nth Power Performs Steely Dan
-Tea Leaf Green
-Bobby Lee Rogers Trio
-Pink Talking Fish
-Eric Lindell & Company
-Royal Southern Brotherhood
-Jacob Jeffries Band
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Wanee Music Festival 2015. Thursday to Saturday, April 16 to 18. Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Dr., Live Oak, Florida. Three-day general-admission festival passes go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 12, for $195 plus fees via waneefestival.shop.ticketstoday.com. Visit waneefestival.com.