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Suwannee Hulaween 2016 Review. Photo by: Matthew McGuire.
Suwannee Hulaween 2016 Review. Photo by: Matthew McGuire.

Reggae, Bluegrass, Les Claypool and an Electronic Superjam Hosted by Big Gigantic

On the final day of Suwannee Hulaween 2016, the event organizers planned to cap off the entertainment with Big Gigantic on the Meadow Stage.

Suwannee Hulaween 2016. Photo by: Matthew McGuire.
Suwannee Hulaween 2016. Photo by: Matthew McGuire.

The day started off hotter in comparison to the other three days with less clouds and more sunlight. We were lucky to have an overcast for most of the weekend. Overall the weather was spectacular.

My day kicked off with bluegrass from The Travelin’ McCourys. The lineup to the band looked like it might have changed since the last time I had seen them in 2012.

After their foot-stomping set, I made it over to the cool canopy at the Amphitheater Stage where The Motet was amping up the crowd. The Motet is a Colorado-based act, along with Big Gigantic and The String Cheese Incident. During my time at Suwannee Hulaween, I found out first hand that the audience is made up of people from all over the country, and even some international music fans.

The String Cheese Incident – Sunday Double Header

A relaxing afternoon with live music, sun and good people is one of the best ways to get exercise and stay connected with friends.

The String Cheese Incident performed two live sets on Sunday. During their first set, the band invited up Grant Tyler to perform ‘Get Tight.’ Watch the live performance below.

Setlist:

Set One
Song In My Head, These Waves > Djibouti Bump, Get Tight1, Down A River, Born On The Wrong Planet, Rain > BollyMunster

Set Two
How Mountain Girls Can Love2, Shady Grove2, Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance2, Bumpin’ Reel, Sometimes A River, You’ve Got The World, Freedom Jazz Dance3, ‘Round The Wheel,Percussion4, Beautiful5

Notes
1 with Tyler Grant on electric guitar from Grant Farm, 2 with Travellin’ McCorys, 3 with Dom Lalli (Big Gigantic) on saxophone, Joey Porter (The Motet) on Keyboards, 4 with Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic), 5 with Dom Lalli on saxophone”

The String Cheese Incident feat. Tyler Grant - Get Tight

Spiritual Rez & Rebelution

Suwannee Hulaween did an excellent job of booking two reggae bands back to back on Sunday.

After covering Spiritual Rez’s latest album, Sitting in the West, I was excited to catch the band live for a first time. They did not disappoint. Beautiful women filled the Spirit Lake Stage area. Fans and acrobats gathered together to soak in the reggae-inspired music.

Spiritual Rez busted out a cover of ‘Just a Friend’ by Biz Markie during their set. They highlighted tracks from their latest album, and was one of the hottest groups on Sunday.

Once they wrapped their set, I headed over to check out Rebelution. This festival was an excellent opportunity for myself to check out bands that we have been working with for years.

Stream Rebelution’s live set on Mixcloud.

Big Gigantic & The Motet Close Down Suwannee Hulaween

Big Gigantic and The Motet have a storied history together dating back to the birth of Big Gigantic in Colorado.

In 2014, I was able to catch the two bands share the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheater. The 2016 set was more rehearsed and polished in comparison to the 2014 set.

Setlist:

Intro, Little Things, C’mon, Get Em’ High, Highly Possible, Blue Dream, All The Way Up, Get On Up, I Gotta Know, Recess, Clear My Throat, Good Times Roll, No Apologizes, Bun Up The Dance, Bring The Funk Back, Funk With Me, Brighter Future, Cant Hold Us, Got The Love, Fool No More, Thriller w/ Drum Jam featuring Jason Hann, Wide Open, The Night Is Young, The Night Is Young AMG Remix, Miss Primetime, All Of Me, Touch The Sky

Big Gigantic with The Motet - I Gotta Know - Let Me Clear My Throat

Big Gigantic with The Motet - Good Times Roll

Big Gigantic with The Motet - No Apologizes