Wanee Festival is an annual event hosted by the Allman Brothers Band, held since 2005 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, in Live Oak, FL. The festival is held outdoors on two stages (Peach Stage & Mushroom Stage). In later years, The Porch St...
Wanee Festival is an annual event hosted by the Allman Brothers Band, held since 2005 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, in Live Oak, FL. The festival is held outdoors on two stages (Peach Stage & Mushroom Stage). In later years, The Porch Stage, 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, and Little Feat.
The 2010 event featured The Wailers Band where they performed at the Peach Stage.
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.
The 2012 event was held April 19–21 and included Furthur, Trigger Hippy, Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Buddy Guy.
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.
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.