Top Five Reasons to Attend Wanee Music Fest in 2016.


By Lacey Smith

Photo Credit: Jason Koerner

March 22, 2016

One of my bucket list dreams is to attend the massive hippie fest that is Wanee, founded by the legendary Allman Brothers. Here are five things this first-timer is most excited to see at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park:

#1: LATE-NIGHT SETS Who doesn’t love a good jam sesh? If Wanee is known for anything, it’s the jam sessions, right? This year, the performance will be led by the Umphrey’s McGee. Umphrey’s is expected to bring their legendary mashups to the fest. Not sure what all the fuss is about? Take it from me, it’s worth a quick Google search and the ticket price. Here’s to hoping Bruce Hornsby & the Range stop by to lend their talents to the jamming.

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#2: WIDESPREAD PANIC Not to sound basic as fuck, but as an Atlantan who’s done the New Year's Eve show more than once, I’m thrilled to see a fresh Panic set in the woods of Live Oak, Florida.

#3: FESTIVAL FAMILY These are my confessions: I’m addicted to festival folk! I’ve heard the tales of these Jameson-drinking men with tramp stamps, and I’m ready to add them to my Festival Friends Rolodex.

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#4: BECAUSE FLORIDA I don’t know about you, but I’m done and over my winter shell that is outerwear. I can’t pretend that the 80° weather didn’t completely seal the deal for Wanee.

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#5: INSPIRATION Is it possible to go to a festival full of musicians that have stood the test of time and not be inspired? I hope not. If so, fingers crossed for some baller art.

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