Purple Hatters Ball Announces Pre-Party, Releases Daily Music & Workshops Schedule
Purple Hatters Ball has announced their first official onsite pre-party in their seven-year history. Kicking things off on Thursday, May 8th, fans are invited to get settled in at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) a night early and enjoy music from The Fritz, Monozygotic, Moon Hooch, and more. Tickets are available for $20, and include camping, music, and all fees. The official festival, taking place May 9 – 11th, honors the memory of long-time friend of SOSMP and music festival lover, Rachel Morningstar Hoffman.
Released today, the schedule unveils the additional two Campground Stages that playfully pit bands embedded in the Jacksonville music scene against those from Gainesville. Fans can watch them go head-to-head from noon to 8 pm. Purple Hatter’s is also directing energy toward a new yoga and workshops program including: Acro Yoga; Partner Thai Yoga Massage; Permaculture; a Natural Medicine Panel; Reiki; Juicing 101; a Drum workshop with Luke Quaranta and Weddie Braimah of Toubab Krewe, and more. Festival-goers will be treated to live art from 20 painters, and be able to get down late night in the Silent Disco.
The most touching moment of the weekend comes from Rachel’s loving mother, Margie Weiss (aka Mama Margie), who leads an emotional Mother’s Day Ceremony, celebrating her daughter’s memory.
Purple Hatter’s Ball features a diverse lineup of artists including: experimental world fusion performers Beats Antique; Emancipator Ensemble, a four-piece live band that builds on Emancipator’s original trip-hop downtempo production; England’s funky four-piece The New Mastersounds; Colorado’s dance-funk seven-piece The Motet; electronic producer/guitar player and drummer duo, The Floozies, who are performing at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park for their first time; dynamic genre-bending rock band The Heavy Pets; soul-music super group The Nth Power; the conscious world-reggae of DubConscious; Space Capone’s retro disco-funk; multi-instrumentalist sisters Rising Appalachia; bass-driven live electronic trio Greenhouse Lounge, and more.
Taking place during the springtime, the venue itself is a virtual playground with endless fun and activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf, and biking. The park also offers guest comforts including cabins, general store, a full-service restaurant, showers, and water stations. Tickets include three days of music, primitive camping and all taxes and fees. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is also generously offering a deeply discounted cabin and golf cart rental package to Purple Hatter’s guests. Cabins are limited, so jump on this deal quickly by calling 386.364.1683. Advance tickets are currently available for $100 right here.
Purple Hatters Ball 2014 Artist Lineup:
The New Mastersounds
The Heavy Pets
The Nth Power
Avis Berry Band & Scott Campbell
Locos Por Juana
Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
Trial By Stone
Shoes and Laces
Herd of Watts
Parker Urban Band
Jason Lamar & the Rig
Hail Cassius Neptune
Bells and Robes
The Silent Disco
Vlad the Inhaler
Zak tha Blak