Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins, Chase Rice, Clint Black, Gretchen Wilson, Craig Campbell and Frankie Ballard to perform May 1-4 at 2019 Suwannee River Jam.

More artists announced soon plus the Suwannee River Jam Auditions are underway with the next one set for Feb. 8 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla!

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla., takes great pride in announcing the South’s Country Music and Camping Festival, the 2019 Suwannee River Jam (SRJ), May 1-4, 2019 with some of America’s best and legendary country artists – Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins, Chase Rice, Clint Black, Gretchen Wilson, Craig Campbell and Frankie Ballard! And, more to come!

The 28th Annual Suwannee River Jam brought to you by S&S Food Stores/SunStop and Budweiser kicks off Wednesday, May 1, in the Music Hall with winners in this year’s Suwannee River Jam Auditions and other artists taking the stage all evening with country, country and more country music! This first day is always a delight for all to wind down from the daily grind, eat great food, hear fantastic music, dance, maybe meet some artists and sit around camp fires all night enjoying some of the greatest artists who never set foot on stages! The music continues thru Saturday, May 4, 2019.

The Suwannee River Jam has been a favorite of country fans for 27 years as almost every country artist in America has graced the SOSMP’s stages during this revered event. Many families have attended all these years and hold reunions with other family members and friends at the SRJ.

Among the activities leading up to the SRJ are the SRJ Auditions where up and coming country artists “audition” for a spot in the lineup for 2019. The auditions began Jan. 11 in the Music Hall with one band and a new trio set to perform at the SRJ plus a terrific duo and four solo artists coming back March 8 to audition one last time with other winners. The winners that night will play the 2019 SRJ. A second audition is set for Feb. 8 for bands only at the SOSMP; Feb. 16 for solo, duo and bands at the Fiddler Crab Festival in Steinhatchee and the last audition for solo and duo winners March 8 at the SOSMP. That night the last bands signed up will audition for their chance to perform at the SRJ.

Other SRJ events include the Daisy Duke Competition, food and merchandise vendors, US military representatives, golf cart parade, Hope Notes Silent Auction fundraiser for area school bands, Tribute to the Troops’ Soap for Soldiers tent where you may donate small items (soap, shampoo, sun screen, wipes and other small personal items) for our soldiers’ care packages. There also is the outstanding, heart-warming, big Saturday Patriotic Tribute held on the main stage each year to honor military and law enforcement. You will not want to miss this special event this year! Bring your American flag!

Tickets are on sale at www.musicliveshere.com or go to www.suwanneeriverjam.com/tickets or by calling the SOSMP at 386-364-1683. You may also purchase tickets at the best price at S&S Food Stores/SunStop locations throughout the region.

The Suwannee River Jam’s proud main sponsors are S&S Food Stores/Sun Stop and Budweiser. Other sponsors include, 1st Street Music & Sound, Camping World, Farm Bureau Insurance, Suwannee County Tourism, Columbia County Tourism, Taylor County Tourism, Clay County Fair, Columbia County Resources, North Florida Sales, 92.9 Country, KCountry 93.7 FM, 94.9 TNT Tallahasse’s Best Country, Big 98.1 Today’s Best Country, Jacksonville’s Country WQIK 99.1, Power Country 102.1, Country 103.7 The Gator, 104.1 The Wave, Suwannee Democrat, and the Lake City Reporter.

If you would like to rent one of the SOSMP’s beautiful cabins, a spot to park your RV/camper or primitive camp for this or one of the many other exciting events or if you just need additional info, please call the SOSMP at 386-364-1683, email spirit@musicliveshere.com or go towww.musicliveshere.com. The SOSMP is located 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 at the beautiful Suwannee River off US 129 at 3076 95th Drive in Live Oak, Fla. Come see us soon!