10 Reasons Why You Don't Want To Miss Purple Hatters 2016

Start to let the weekend magic envelop in your body by kickin’ it with Space Kadet and SunSquabi

2. Polish Ambassador Action Day

With your service you are granted free entry into the Thursday pre party! This is an interesting activity to help restore and preserve nature while also connecting with band members and new friends, with your choice of activities:

Project 1: Restore and prepare garden areas.

Project 2: Build multi-purpose Waste Management Stations.

Project 3: Learn about Soil Testing.

3. Located in Spirit of the Suwannee with ticket options

Suwannee is a right of passage for festival goers and a weekend getaway like no other, with many activities to choose, ranging from all ages. There is a country store, six bathhouses, hiking, swimming, RV camping, and cabins.  Many festivals do not offer the option of single day and two day passes!  More reason to go and scope out the scene for unsure fellow compatriots.

4. Celebrating the life of Rachel Morningstar Hoffman

Dedicated to the remembrance of an inspiring soul that was murdered during a drug sting. This is a chance for all of us to come together and create more awareness for this incident.

5. Yoga & Workshops

A mixture of offerings to join in on, for the bettering of your body, spirit, and mind.  There will be different activities to participate in, from transformational yoga to mandala drawing.   

6. Local flare from Jacksonville

S.P.O.R.E., a livetronica jam band, will be featuring their friend Zahira. MZG (monozygotic) are twin brothers who play funky/boogie music and they are bringing Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits to their set. Herd of Watts last played at Fool’s Paradise and are ready to top off all of you crazy Hatter’s weekend.  You don’t want to miss out on any of these local musicians and their collaborations.


7. Amphitheatre Stage

Hip Abduction, from St. Petersburg, is set to perform their newly released album “Gold Under The Glow." what better way to fully ingest and celebrate their album than surrounded by Spirit of the Suwannee at the Amphitheatre stage?  Get ready to do the Sweet Nasty with New Orleans based Earphunk. You'll captivate the power before Papadosio’s "Extras In A Movie" tour, that will send you back soundly to your tent, of course after finding your cloud and riding it ‘round.

8. The Floozies

With their February 2016 EP release of Granola Jones they are guaranteed to put the lighting in your feet!  If you aren’t convinced check out our interview with them.

9. Silent Disco

Expand your Purple Hatter’s weekend with these late night sets starting at 2 a.m.!

10. Beach Stage

One of the greatest offerings is the Beach Stage is located right on the Suwannee river! You can chill by the water, cool off, and also enjoy live music. Suwannee is a natural source of clean water and a perfect spot for recreational water activities. So, yes..that means don’t forget your pizza or unicorn floaties.

Purple Hatter's Ball is set to take place at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida starting on Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19. For more details or to purchase tickets click here.

Annabel Shettel

Annabel is a Digital Media graduate and a multitasker at Bullet Music. She holds it down in Florida. She would describe herself as a music connoisseur with the personality of a unicorn. She enjoys thrifting, exploring the world, and discovering new music.