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Suwannee Valley Flood Jam, two-days of musical performances, a festival and an online auction to help Tropical Storm Debby’s flood victims in Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties will be Aug. 17-18, at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak.
There will be music from more than two dozen bands on three stages, food and crafts vendors, activities for children, a business expo for local businesses qualified to help flood victims and an online auction sponsored by the Suwannee Music Foundation and The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. All profits from this event will go to Love INC of Suwannee County and United Way of Columbia County to help the flood victims.
Performers include: Peter Rowan, Donna The Buffalo, The Lee Boys, The Swingin’ Johnsons, Jamie Davis, The Heavy Pets, The Legendary JC’s, Mercy Mountain Boys, Beebs & Her Money Makers, Flannel Church, State of Mind, Shane Pruitt, Down The Hatch, Main Stream, funkUs, Asheville Flood Commission, Stephanie Renee & Wreckless, Randy & Beth, Catfish Alliance, Chroma, Applebutter Express, Aquaphonics, El Groundscoro, The Resolvers, The Funky Seeds, DJ Craig Heneveld, The Funky Nuggets, Flt Rsk, $BIG BUCKS$ CREW, DJ Triclops, Kidd Yzer, DJ Chef Rocc, C-Minus, Vlad The Inhaler, Mason Masters, Jeff Randall, DJ Ginsu and DJ Natural and more.
Two-day tickets are $40 in advance (go to musicliveshere.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SOSMP at 386-364--1683), $60 at the gate and include primitive camping. Single-day tickets are $20 per day and available only at the gate. Day tickets do not include primitive camping.
An on-line charitable auction is under way. Donations for the online auction are being accepted and already include an autographed photo and two autographed red SOLO cups by country superstar Toby Keith. Other items donated and ready for bids at SuwanneeValleyFloodJam.com are a basketball autographed by Shaq O’Neil/Ronsonet Buick, a new Tricycle/Hair Home & Auto Center Inc., a painting/anonymous, two UF Gators’ basketballs/Pepsi Beverage Company and autographed by Billy Donovan, three gift baskets/First Federal Savings Bank, two pair of binoculars/S & S Food Stores and a new Nikon Coolpix camera/Comcast.
Whether in person or online, folks will have the opportunity to bid. Stay connected to www.musicliveshere.com for updates, schedules and to view auction items. Auction items are being accepted at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park at 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, Fla 32060 and at 1st Street Music and Sound Company, 950 SW Main Blvd., Lake City, Fla., 32025.
On June 24, Tropical Storm Debby settled over North Florida for four days, dumping more than 25 inches of rain in some areas of Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties. The Suwannee River rose to record flood levels, dozens of sinkholes developed, businesses and homes were flooded and roads became impassible. Of the 1,500 families flooded out of their homes — many still cannot return home, water remains up to the windows in some homes while mold slowly destroys everything inside. The flood touched more than 10,000 other people throughout the three-county area.
The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Keep an eye out for the SOSMP sign and white painted board fence!