Wow, I had heard that the Spirit of Suwanee Music Park was all that and a bag of baked potato chips, (they’re my favorite!) but I honestly had no idea of how awesome this campground actually is! If you’re reading this, and you haven’t found a good enough excuse to visit this venue, TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, and GO! GO THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY YOU GET! You will LOVE THE PLACE! It was a little too windy and cool to venture into the water this time around, but in the summer I would take full advantage of the river and swimmin’ holes on site without a doubt! Talk about a good place for some summer lovin’! Fall is here and the leaves were changing colors, almost as eclectically as the people that were attending! I’m not going to lie, I was only interested in catching a few of the performances when I initially looked at the line up. The folks who coordinated Bear Creek really did a great job of keeping the genres well rounded, and gave a little something for everyone. I personally had an excellent time wandering around aimlessly looking for photo opportunities and following my ears towards the nearest pleasant vibration.. which wasn’t a chore by any means! There were four stages on the grounds for this event, each beautifully decked out with lights and manned by a production squad stooped specifically to tickle your senses, visually and audibly. The festival and the grounds staff were very on point with presentation and delivery. It’s pretty safe for me to say that I will attend the Bear Creek Music Festival from here on out!
One of the artists I was not familiar with before this festival is Zach Deputy. This fellow is a one man show. (minus the beautiful women, of course) His playing style consists of looped beat boxing, percussion, guitar riffs, and other various forms of noise making. Honestly, as a fan of beat boxing, this dude had it going on. The ladies love him, and every time he played he managed to bring out a fairly large crowd. Photographing this gentleman was quite a challenge, since he had so many devices and instruments in front of him.
Maria loves her peacock feathers!
Dubconscious, a local reggae group from Athens Georgia also played at Bear Creek. I have seen these guys a hand full of times open up for The Wailers at the Georgia Theater many years ago before it was destroyed by a fire. Give the boys a listen why don’t ya!
Additional images of performances and beauty from the festival can be found in the Z-Folio section of this website.