Suwannee Surprise! Schedule is Here!

For those of you who already have tickets for Suwannee Surprise! April 16-17 and for those who KNOW they need to buy them but haven’t just as yet, let’s look at the schedule!

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

Music begins at 5 with Tony Tyler Trance. Tyler is a tremendous quadruple threat — as guitarist, keyboard player, vocalist, and band leader. He formerly led the band Come Back Alice, and, speaking of “led,” he is also now lead vocalist for Led Zep, a tribute band focusing on the early material of Led Zeppelin.

Tony Morales, Tony Tyler & Brad Elliot – Tony Tyler Trance – Snapzalot.com

 

One of the park’s true ambassadors for many years has been George Porter Jr. He is returning with his great combo Runnin’ Pardners, fresh off the success of their outstanding new album Crying for Hope.

George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners – Photo credit: Funk Eye Media

 

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe have been regular Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park since forever. Denson, now with two imdb credits for his appearances as a member of Sexual Chocolate in both Coming 2 America movies, is undoubtedly one of the hardest-working men in show business, and the Tiny Universe are truly amazing.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – Jam Cruise 18 – Josh Timmermans

 

That KDTU will be sandwiched between two sets of Twiddle, jammin’ that funk-rock-reggae-bluegrass-funk straight outta Vermont!

Twiddle – Electric Forest – Photo credit: Filip Zalewski

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 17

If you want to hear smokin’ hot genuine Conjunto Afro-Cubano, look no further than LPT, a ten-man freight train from Jacksonville. Come early, and be prepared to dance your ass off!

LPT – Mandi Nulph

 

Tank and the Bangas are a musical group, dance troupe, and Broadway production, all wrapped up into one dynamic New Orleans band. Their colors and music simply explode at you! You’ve been warned!

Tank and The Bangas courtesy of Jam Cruise. Photo Credit: Josh Timmermans | Noble Visions

 

The mighty NOLA juggernaut Galactic are also on the bill. The owners of Tipitina’s have been to SoSMP many times and rule Jam Cruise as well. They feature Anjelika Jelly Joseph on vocals, also sings with Tank and the Bangas.

Galactic Jam Cruise 18 shot by Dalia Jakubauskas

 

Two ridiculous sets of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will wrap themselves around the Galactic set. These Baltimore boys are more fun than… well, they are just a delight, just ready to FUNK. YOU. UP!

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

 

Jump on those tickets, ladies and gentle persons, before they are gone, gone, gone!

 

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