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Purple Hatter's Ball 2017

  • Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park 3076 95th Drive Live Oak, FL, 32060 United States (map)



Beach Stage, Live Art, Yoga, Food, Music and Zach Deputy Disc Golf Tournament Benefiting The Rachel Morningstar Foundation

The 2017 Purple Hatter’s Ball (PHB) line-up features organic livetronica artist Emancipator, Athens, GA indie-prog band Perpetual Groove, island-infused gospel soul ninja Zach Deputy, The Russ Liquid Test - a new live 4-piece electronic music project from New Orleans, LA that is signed to GRiZ’s All Good Records, the conscious world-reggae sounds of DubConscious - Rachel’s favorite band, the one-and-only sacred steel master Roosevelt Collier and his band, live electronic trio The Malah, twin producer–duo MZG, and many more. Full lineup included below.

PHB 2017 will utilize three stages including the famed Amphitheater Stage, a Beach Stage located along the wild black water Suwannee River that is picturesque for daytime sets,  and the Uncle Charles Porch Stage.

The event also features live art, yoga, workshops and a silent auction, as well as a Charity Disc Golf Tournament hosted by Zach Deputy. Since Rachel was an aspiring chef, PHB will be adding a culinary component for 2017 featuring food from several top notch chefs that will be announced at a later date.

The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, a full-service restaurant, showers and water stations. 

The most memorable moment of the weekend is when Rachel’s loving mother, Margie Weiss (aka Mama Margie), leads an emotional ceremony celebrating her daughter’s memory. Each year, they released 24 monarch butterflies – 23 to represent Rachel’s age when she was taken from this world and 1 for her spirit that lives on.

Earlier Event: June 2
Bunbury Music Festival 2017
Later Event: June 2
Pangea Festival 2017