Update 06/04/2016: Daily schedules were released by Purple Hat Productions for the upcoming Purple Hatter’s Ball that takes place at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida June 17 to 19.
Headliners closing out each night on the Amphitheatre stage will be Papadosio on Friday, the Polish Ambassador followed by the Floozies on Saturday, and Melvin Seals and JGB on Sunday.
Programming for the Yoga & Arts Village have also been released along with Thursday’s Action Day. Fans will have a variety of Yoga & Arts programs to choose from throughout the festival including Kirtan Morningstar, Sound Healing Meditation, West African Drumming with Luke Quaranta, live music vinyasa flow, creative expressions drawing, BoomYoga Spiritual Warrior with Joaquin Antonio, AcroYoga, and Contact Hooping.
Fans who participate in Thursday’s Action Day will be invited to attended Thursday night’s pre-party for free. Activist the Polish Ambassador launched the platform that connects musicians with fans. Projects will include the restoring and preparation of garden areas to make a Food Forest that will nourish the land for years to come, help build multi-purpose waste management stations, and learn about soil testing, mycoremediation and permaculture.
The first phase of this year’s Purple Hatter’s Ball lineup announcement includes Papadosio, the Floozies, Roosevelt Collier, the Polish Ambassador, the Mantras, DubConscious and the Hip Abduction.
The ninth annual Purple Hatter’s Ball will take place is usual setting at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida on June 17-19. The three-day festival helps benefit nonprofit organization the Rachel Morningstar Foundation. This year’s festival is in honor of longtime SOSMP friend Rachel Morningstar Hoffman.
Purple Hatter’s Ball is a laid-back intimate event, which makes it the perfect way for one to experience the Spirit of the Suwanee Park festival grounds. SOSMP is also famous for hosting other notable events including Hulaween, Wanee and Aura. Fans attending the festival are encouraged to take advantage of all the park has to offer. Festivalgoers can swim, play disc golf, canoe, kayak and go biking. The event also features yoga, live art and many workshops. SOSMP also provides fans attending the comforts of a general store, showers, water stations and a full-service restaurant.
Fans can see bands on three different stages throughout the park. Stages include the park’s famed Amphitheater Stage, a Beach Stage along the Suwannee River and a Campground Stage, which transforms into a silent disco late into the night.
Every year, Hoffman’s mother Margie Weiss (aka Mama Margie), leads a ceremony celebrating Hoffman’s memory. Weiss releases 24 monarch butterflies — 23 to represent Hoffman’s age when she passed, and one for her spirit that still lives on. Hoffman was murdered while acting as a police informant during a drug sting in 2008.
Purple Hatter’s Ball Phase 1 Lineup:
The Polish Ambassador
Roosevelt Collier Band
The Hip Abduction
Trial By Stone
Scott Campbell band with Avis Berry
Herd Of Watts
Kaleigh Baker with The Groove Orient
The Corbitt-Clampitt Experience
SPORE with Zahira