words by Faris Al-Majed About a week ago I went to Blackwater Music Festival and The Spirit of Suwannee Music Park for the first time. My friend Maxx sold me with the prospect of great live music (specifically reggae) and an awesome venue that he described as one of the best in the nation. I’d be lying if I said i wasn’t somewhat hesitant to camp in the Florida swamp for three days in August, but the experience seemed like something worth any petty discomforts. THURSDAY: We s
We got to ask Michal a few questions in preperation for Blackwater. Check it out; 1. Looking forward to having you in the Suwannee this coming week. How many times have you played there and what festivals?
I played the Silent Disco with Gramatik back in 2011, at Bear Creek. 2. You have any new music out? Or working on any?
I released the Elements vinyl, available for sale at Superbestrecords.co, in April, and am releasing a Half Color EP with Paul Basic and a 2 track 45 wit
1. Blues Dance Raid 2. Ravers 3. Steppin Out 4. Chant A Psalm 5. Your House Blackwater starts tomorrow! See you there! If you still need tickets get them right here. #preview #steelpulse #dubera #suwannee #blackwater #Festival
The triumphant return of Blackwater Music Festival is one week away and we are getting really excited about a lot of things. It’s hard to narrow it down to a top 3 but here are a few things we’re looking forward to the most next week in the Suwannee. Hopefully we see lots of new and familiar faces out there sharing our excitement! 1. Amphitheatre Firsts
Our favorite stage in the country is going to be hosting some amazing acts next week. It is one thing to see a band live. I
Blackwater Music Festival is coming at the end of August. The first two Blackwater Festivals were major party events with acts like EOTO, STS9, Girl Talk, and more. After taking a year off they came back with a primarily Reggae lineup so I expected a much more relaxed weekend. I was wrong. The Suwannee overlords planned out the party perfectly for us. There is LOTS of Reggae which I’m ecstatic about but there are electronic and jam acts strategically placed to make sure you d
They crushed it with the reggae and now brought some funky electronic vibes for us to enjoy. This is going to be a seriously fun festival. Check the new additions and the full lineup thus far which includes the legendary Steel Pulse, Slightly Stoopid (x2), Michal Menert with friends (bass & drums), Tribal Seeds, Stephen Marley and so many fun acts. See you in August in the Suwannee! Blackwater website for tickets and more info. #gramatik #suwannee #lineup #michalmenert #annou
Blackwater 2014 dropped the 2014 lineup and they decided to take the festival on a reggae route compared to the electronic based route they took back in 2011. Slightly Stoopid x2 and Steel Pulse are enough to get me out there. Check the lineup and see you August 21-23 in the Suwannee! #music #reggae #dubera #august #suwannee #lineup #blackwater #Festival
As the sunset upon the final day of the AURA Music and Arts festival attendees were delighted to see the familiar face of Paul Levine take the stage prior to Lotus’s final set. Festival goers were then even more delighted to hear Paul’s announcement, “Mark your calendars for August 21st-23rd, because Blackwater Music and Arts festival is making its return!” For those of you who aren’t aware Blackwater Music Festival first happened in 2010 featuring bands such as Slightly Stoo