Bear Creek Music Festival 2010 Lineup

Festival announcement season is in full swing around the Internets, and you can add another Florida festival to the list. Even though the event isn’t happening until November, the Bear Creek Music and Art Festival has announced its 2010 lineup. The festival takes place November 12-14 at Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida, the same spot as the Wanee Music Festival.

In fact, if you think of the Wanee Music festival as Florida’s big “Southern Rock” music fest (w/ the Allman Brothers Band, WSP, etc…), then you might consider Bear Creek to be Wanee’s funky counterpart, with the likes of Ivan Neville, Lettuce, Soulive, and George Porter in the top slots. Either way, it’s good to see a few solid Florida fests sticking it out through a tough economy (RIP Langerado).

Bear Creek Music Festival 2010 Lineup:

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk x 2
Lettuce x2
George Porter’s Running Pardners x2
Papa Grows Funk
Toubab Krewe x2
Zach Deputy x 2
John Brown’s Body x2
Will Bernard Band
Garaj Mahal x2
Rebirth Brass Band
Eric Krasno and Chapter 2
Adam Deitch and Break Science
The Dead Kenny G’s
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
The Tony Hall Band
Brian Stoltz
Dr. Claw
The Sam Kininger Band
Rubblebucket Orchestra
The Macpodz x2
Lubriphonic x2
The Nigel Hall Band
The Legendary JC’s
Avis Berry’s Soul Revue
Matt Grondin Band
Snarky Puppy
Cadillac Jones
The Malah
Green Hit
Greenhouse Lounge
Burnin Smyrnans
Spiritual Rez

Artists at Large:
Fred Wesley
Mike Dillon
The Shady Horns
Kofi Burbridge

Heh. I like that “artists at large” bit, since these festivals are always jam-packed with guest sit-ins. If you’re big on horns and lots of funk, I think this is your fest.