The lineup for this year’s Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival has been expanded in a big way. Two of our favorite labels, Daptone Records and Royal Family Records, will each be represented at the festival by a number of artists at the “Daptone Super Soul Revue” and “A Royal Family Affair” respectively. Among the other additions to the bill are George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Parders, Wyllys and the New York Hustler Ensemble, Billy Martin & Will Blades Duo, Dr. Klaw as well as Dumpstaphunk, The New Mastersounds and Zach Deputy, who will each perform twice during the four-day festival, which takes place at The Spirit of Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida from November 8 – 11.
For the Royal Family Affair part of the weekend, Bear Creek will welcome Soulive, Lettuce, Break Science, Nigel Hall and Alecia Chakour “and more.” As for the Daptone Super Soul Revue, the Brooklyn-based label will send Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinares, The Budos Band, The Sugarman 3 and The Como Mamas.
Bear Creek organizers have also detailed the artists at large – George Porter Jr., Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Billy Martin, Robert Walter, Skerik, Roosevelt Collier, Alecia Chakour, Wil Blades, Atlanta Funk Society Horns, Billy Iuso and Andrew Block.
Tickets for Bear Creek are currently on sale for $130.