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!



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 –


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



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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