Never miss a Hulaween….and we mean it.
A weekend at Suwannee Hulaween is something to be experienced. Over the past five years, Hulaween has morphed into a world class festival and one of the best Halloween parties around. The festival offers a wide-reaching and ever-evolving lineup year after year. Hulaween’s superb live/jam and electronic music will be the soundtrack to a fully immersive creative journey over three, or maybe four, days.
Many may not realize the concept for this spectacular Halloween extravaganza reaches far beyond the first Suwannee Hulaween that took place at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in 2013. A history spanning nearly two decades of The String Cheese Incident’s legendary Halloween “Incidents” has helped create the magical masterpiece that Hulaween is today. Over the years as SCI’s popularity grew, so did their stage presence and so did the “Incidents.” Spectacle elements, various eye and mind psychedelia aspects, and audience participatory activities were added to these special and larger “Incidents,” such as Halloween — which became Hulaween due to the band’s early connection with the hooping movement. So it’s no wonder that new and veteran attendees will find themselves entranced by SCI as they play host to their flagship festival and play all three nights, including a unique Halloween themed covers set.
In addition to SCI’s magical enchantment over the festival and a stellar lineup — The Disco Biscuits, Greensky Bluegrass, and Lettuce, electronic giants like Bassnectar, GRiZ, RL Grime, Claude VonStroke, Beats Antique, FKJ, Shiba San, and Manic Focus, globally renowned headlining live acts like Ween, Run The Jewels, Portugal. The Man, Nick Murphy (Chet Faker), Nathaniel Rateliff, and many more — there are a few other elements of Hulaween that help make this beloved festival so unique and special.
SPIRIT OF SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK – The venue itself is naturally perfect for a Halloween festival. Set in the midst of 800-acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the black Suwannee River, the grounds are an organic host to hauntingly beautiful memories and ghoulish shenanigans. You can undoubtedly feel the magic of this place.
SPIRIT LAKE – Spirit Lake is the artistic triumph of Hulaween’s fully immersive inventive playground. This focal point continues to define the multi-faceted Suwannee voyage. Psychedelic media arts, otherworldly lighting design, and bewitching projections will lure attendees deeper into the wooded lakeside oasis where they may encounter live performers and of course costumed fans embedded into this wildly collaborative passage. Swing on the tentacles of a jellyfish, get lost in a swamp ball pit, warm up near a mythical beast spitting fire, or daydream in a teepee. Whatever you choose, the adventure is yours in Spirit Lake.
HULAFAM – Hulaween doesn’t just have attendees. It has a community of like-minded individuals where new friends and old become family. Sometimes you attend a festival where you can feel how special the weekends and moments are, Hulaween is one of those festivals. Spirt of Suwannee is a place where you can abandon the worldly grind and summon your inner child to come out and play. Inhibitions, judgements, and preconceptions dissolve away with every smile and hug exchanged with strangers who will quickly becomes your new best friends.
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT’S HALLOWEEN THEMED SET – Year after year, The String Cheese Incident delights and excites attendees with their annual themed extravaganza. This year SCI will be playing to the theme Night of the Loving Dead on Saturday night for their highly anticipated set. In a world devilishly assaulted by ferocious natural disasters, crazed political discourse, and other sinister attacks, love is the only kryptonite that can stop these invaders in their tracks. SCI invites all to bust out their zombie garb, cupid outfits or whatever else suits attendees’ Halloween desires. Their only requirement is that you inject whatever you wear with a ghoulish portion of LOVE. In 2017, love is the answer, love wins.
It all started when a much younger Jackie dove into her parents’ record collection, grabbed that trippy Magical Mystery Tour album, and played “Strawberry Fields” over and over again until it was engrained into her soul. She grew up on the dreams and stories of Simon and Garfunkel, “Bleeker Street” being one of her favorites, the seduction of The Doors, Van Morrison, because “Brown Eyed Girl” is definitely her song, and the likes of Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Jimi Hendrix…you get the picture. It may not show on the outside, but Jackie has a hippie heart, and that reflects in her musical tastes today. While some of her favorites may or may not be jam bands, her taste in music feeds into many genres. From alternative, Brit, and indie rock - OK, maybe all rock - to pop, to rap, to electronic, she loves it all. As a northerner, she thought she would never understand country until she found herself on a Georgia farm in cowboy boots watching Luke Bryan shake it for her- yeah, she got that. She is a chronic wanderluster, she doesn't believe in guilty pleasures, enjoys a great Moscow Mule, and is an absolute music festival fanatic- you’ll find her wherever the music takes her.