LIVE OAK — February at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is staying busy with festivals and lots of music in the Music Hall.
This week during the Brainquility Music Festival outside, the Music Hall will be filled with county, Southern rock and other music genres brought to you by Double Shot Band on Friday night and Soulshine on Saturday night.
Start off the weekend Thursday nigh in the Music Hall (doors open Thursdays only at 5 p.m., music from 7-10 p.m.) with Ted “TeddyMac Elvis” McMullen and karaoke. This is always a fun night with lots of good food available, dancing, karaoke and the chance to make new friends and visit with old friends. Admission is free.
Friday night, Double Shot Band of Jacksonville will take the Music Hall Stage with country, classic rock, blues and Southern rock with band members Kenny Williams (vocals/drums), Tim Dean (guitars), Phil Hickman (bass), Mark Hatfield (lap steel/dobro) and honorary members. They describe themselves as just a bunch of hillbillies performing a wide range of original music and rarely heard material by America's finest songwriters.
Saturday night it’s Soulshine from Fitzgerald, Georgia, with music in all genres. This band, made up of 99 percent full-time musicians, is a frequent musical guest in the SOSMP’s Music Hall. Soulshine will crank up its multi-genre music for a big Saturday night. The band plays outlaw country, psychedelic rock, classic rock, Top 40, blues, folk, hip-hop and R & B music! These guys, Jason “Bam” Fuqua (lead vocals, guitar, bookings), Jason “JaJo” Jordan (lead guitar, vocals). Joel Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Scott Clark (bass guitar), Kenny Chin (piano, lead guitar, vocals), Country Dave Hollis (drums) and Jamie “Big Ben” Benson (harmonica, web design) can rock the house.
Doors to the Music Hall open 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday for dinner.
Opening this weekend for the bands are country singer Kyle Brigham of O’Brien on Friday night while St. Augustine’s country singer Brandon Adams opens Saturday night. Openers take the stage about 7:30 p.m. and bands at 8 p.m. Admission is free to the Music Hall.