Danksgiving Festival Schedule is Here; You DON’T Need to Go Shopping!

It’s fun to attend big festivals with a handful of stages strewn hither and yon. Sometimes. And sometimes it’s deluxe when there are two stages and you don’t have to move and you don’t have to miss a single note.

Timber & NiLu – Free Range Strange – Photo courtesy of Kerry Barbato/Setlist.com

The latter would apply to this weekend’s Danksgiving Music Festival at Rum 138 in Fort White on the Santa Fe River in the Sunshine State (November 29 – December 1). And the schedule is here. Before we get the details, let’s reiterate what we said earlier:

You do NOT need to go shopping for stuff you don’t need on Black Friday or over the weekend. You DO need to surround yourself with your musical family and great music all weekend long, plus lots of great activities.

Fair enough? You know it’s true.



Headliners for day one are Free Range Strange, who impressed so much at Suwannee Roots Revival, and Firewater Tent Revival, who did the same at Suwannee Hulaween. That’s a dynamic one-two stringboard punch right there!

Square Grouper Conspiracy

Also on the day’s lineup: The Walkers, Square Grouper Conspiracy, PAN, Matt Rosman, Outlaw Fancy, and Breezy Pop. Late-night belongs to Nick Boutwell. Black Friday? Meh!



Day two has a totally killer lineup. That’s not hip talk; that’s just a fact. Let’s talk about the Dank Stage first. Billy Gilmore and Friends have the final slot (not counting the late-night shenanigans with the Awen Family Band). Custard Pie must count as the home band, an honor they deserve. Somatic and HoneyWhat with Danielle Mohr are up as well. And the sensational Ain’t Sisters set will be fire!

Over on the Rum Stage, Dennis Stadelman will hold forth, as will VOWLS, Dan Gravelle, and Holly Anne Page. And ignore, at your own risk, Fuzzy Britches / Tabernacle of Hedonism!



You’ve made it! Day three is here, and so are you! The Melody Trucks Band, so sensational every time they hit stage, especially at that amazing album release party for Walking in Gratitude, will shut down the Dank Stage. Earlier, Cowford Town Band and Grateful Gospel will fill the air with joy. AND THERE’S A RAFFLE!

The Good Wood Band shot by Zach Sanders

Madji starts the day, followed by Sweet As Folk (the lovely photographer Arielle D’Ornellas). The Wandering Hours are up as well, and The Good Wood Band will reprise the great vibe they had at Hulaween. Corwin Klein Handpan will play the final set before the drum circle and closing ceremony.

Let’s review: tickets are a steal, music is awesome, community is wonderful, the venue is perfect, and you STILL don’t need to go shopping. Debate closed. Thanks, Camp Strange!



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