Suwannee Hulaween: Where the Women Are

This weekend at Suwannee Hulaween at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, there is an overload of great music, sometimes four stages rocking at the same time. In case you want to check out some of the incredible women about to throw down this year, we’ve identified more than two dozen over the course of the four days.



DJ and vocalist GG Magree is part of the Deadbeats takeover at The Hallows (the “new” stage in the meadow opposite the main Meadow stage).

GG Magree

The Joe Marcinek Band closes out night one at Campground Stage, featuring the superb rhythm section of Ashley Galbraith on bass and Taylor Galbraith on drums.

Taylor & Ashley Galbraith – Joe Marcinek Band – Clearwater Jazz Holiday. 📷: Jeffrey Moellering /



Tank and the Bangas need no introduction to Hulaween, having rocked the 2017 edition, fronted by powerhouse vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball.

Shine & The Shakers make their first SOSMP with leader Shema Shine: guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.

Shine & The Shakers

Celisse is another powerhouse vocalist. You must check out her video “Freedom.”

KAMANI doubles your pleasure. This amazing band features Kat Dyson on guitar and vocals and the one and only Nikki Glaspie on drums and vocals.

KAMANI 📷: Scott Hopkins



Women absolutely rule from 2:00 to 5:30, with seven overlapping sets.

Kaleigh Baker’s amazing voice guides Americana folk-rockers Someday Honey. She also plays guitar.

Kaleigh Baker’s Someday Honey. 📷: Scott Hopkins

When Magnolia Boulevard played Suwannee Rising in April, we got to see fine singer and guitarist Maggie Noëlle. 

Maggie Noëlle – Magnolia Boulevard – Suwannee Rising 2021. 📷: David Lee / Gypsyshooter

Ashley Smith and the Random Occurrence bowled us over at Orange Blossom Jamboree in May, a sexy, slinky, wonderful set with Ashley Smith out front on vocals. 

Ashley Smith & the Random Occurrence – OBJ 21. 📷: Mandi Nulph

Bedouine is performing name of Azniv Korkejian, a wonderful folk singer and guitarist.


Nikki Glaspie is back for round two, this time with The Original Nth Power. 

Nikki Glaspie of The Nth Power. Photo Credit: Matthew Chase

Vlad the Inhaler is the park ambassador for DJs and silent disco, but he’ll be no match for his much better half, Booty Boo, when they go b2b.

Old-soul rock and roll band Revival boasts its own powerhouse, the remarkable Avis Berry, who played the park with the late Scott Campbell. (Did anyone catch the set where they covered the Blind Faith album? WOW)


Nala is a DJ ready to light up Spirit Lake, followed by LP Giobbi, a DJ and keyboard player.

LP Giobbi

They’re back! Of course Jon Stickley Trio have the very late-night slot again, with brilliant violin player Lyndsay Pruett.

Jon Stickley Trio-Photo by David Lee



Six sets at the beginning of the day feature women, with lots of conflicts.

Maggie Rose on vocals and guitar embodies American rock & soul.

The incredible mandolin player and vocalist Sierra Hull will get The Meadow Stage ready fro bluegrass Sunday.

Tampa’s Goldenera offers rock and hip hop with singer Michelle Caudle joining rapper Nook.

GoldenEra – Kenny Stadelman Benefit 07.18.21. 📷: Funk Eye Media

We don’t dare miss Lesibu Grand, the new wave punk band from the ATL featuring whirling dervish Tyler-Simone Molton. 

Veil and NotLö go b2b at Spirit Lake.


Everybody’s talking about the Turkuaz performance of Remain in Light with Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew and featuring the best dancing singers (singing dancers?) Shira Elias and Sammi Garett. 


Tire Fire is the Florida/Georgia Americana-bluegrass-folk-whatever-else they-wanna-play collective with Arrie Bozeman on mandolin and Dani Jaye on violin. Everybody sings. 

Arrie Bozeman & Dani Jaye – Tire Fire – OBJ. 📷: Funk Eye Media

Last, but definitely not least, Khruangbin will close the Meadow Stage for 2021 with Laura Lee on bass.

Khruangbin Lockn Festival 2019- Jody Carbone


Our apologies if we missed anyone.

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