|Hangout Festival, photo courtesy of hit music|
Florida Folk Festival May 27-29, Steven Foster State Park in White Springs, Fla. This is a state-run festival, and you can only camp at the festival if you are a performer or a volunteer. There are campgrounds and hotels nearby. Arlo Guthrie plays this year, and you can go look at the state's page which highlights the acts this year. Tickets are $50 for the weekend, $25 for single day.
AND for pre-planning, here's one for June:
|Rachel Morningstar Hoffman.|
Purple Hatters Ball June 17-19. Yes, we know it's hot. But this is in a park near the Suwannee River, and there will be a stage at the river during the day, and two other stages in shady areas at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Festival. This is a camping festival, and there are also deals on air-conditioned cabins and golf cart packages. Weekend tickets are $127 through May 13.Papadosio,The Floozies,The Polish Ambassador,Melvin Seals and JGB, Earphunk, DubConscious,The Mantras,Roosevelt Collier Band,The Malah,The Hip Abduction, Sophistafunk,Voodoo Visionary,Catfish Alliance,Trial By Stone,Scott Campbell band with Avis Berry,Funk You,MZG Live featuring Allen Aucoin, Flat Land, Herd Of Watts, Kaleigh Baker with The Groove Orient,The Corbitt-Clampitt Experience, Post Pluto,Squeedlepuss, SPORE with Zahira, Bedside, Leisure Chief, Heather Gillis Band.
This is a charity event, held in the memory of fester Rachel Morningstar Hoffman (December 17, 1984 – May 7, 2008) who sported a purple hat. She was 23-year-old Florida State University graduate when she was murdered while acting as a police informant during a drug sting. The first of its kind in the U.S., Rachel’s Law, a Florida law that went into effect on July 1, 2009, established new guidelines for law enforcement when dealing with confidential informants.