Bear Creek Music Festival Canceled

The Bear Creek Music and Art Festival will not happen this year.

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The funk-laden festival, held for the last eight years at the Spirit of Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida, was scheduled for Oct. 1-4 this year, and had an initial lineup set (Galactic feat. Macy Gray, Soulive, Dumpstaphunk, Victor Wooten, The Motet, Pee Wee Ellis and the Assembly, Khris Royal and Dark Matter, Freekbass & The London Souls). But organizers canceled it today via a message on their website and social media channels.

Full text of the announcement:

Dear Bear Creek family,
It is with heavy hearts we must announce that Bear Creek 2015 has been canceled. Bear Creek was one of the top boutique festivals in the US, and a primary reason it has been so special is because of YOU, our dedicated fans. We spent eight amazing years together filled with beautiful music, dancing, laughter and celebration, and those memories will always live on. In hopes of producing the best possible event for everyone involved, we switched our dates and tried to diversify our lineup to keep things fresh. Unfortunately, things just were not working out in our favor this year and we were not willing to let the show go on unless everything was absolutely perfect.

All ticket purchasers will be refunded from point of purchase.

Much love,

The entire Bear Creek staff

Festival organizers said on the event’s Facebook page that they are working to move a group of the scheduled artists to the MagnoliaFest Lineup for this year, and to standby for details about that.