3 Nights, 7 Sets of the String Cheese Incident
Halloween has always been a time for SCI to shine. It’s a time to showcase the band’s full musical range and artistic flair. This weekend you’re bound to hear old favorites and new hits. Eye candy will be plentiful. We can only imagine and anticipate what musical highs will be reached over and over again until we’re left with nothing but wide eyes and smiles from ear to ear.
The Line Up
No matter whether you’re into the twang or the womp, 2014′s line up is stacked with the best of the best. Bliss out to String Cheese Incident, get grimy with Big Gigantic and exotic with Beats Antique, get happy with Keller Williams and stompin’ with Greensky Bluegrass, get psychedelic with Shpongle and jammy with New Deal, get worldly with Thievery and Jerry with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.
Special Shout Out to the Little(er) Guys…
This year we’re particular excited for the soulful crooning of the sexy sisters of Rising Appalachia, the feel-good bluegrass of AppleButter Express, the jazzy funk of Kung Fu.
Cheese has teased that we’ll be getting an “AfterLife” themed cover set…what’s it going to be? In the past we’ve seen everything covered from Spiderman to Edgar Allen Poe covers. Covers are the equivalent of a musical costume, and we can’t wait to see what all the bands do with the holiday that’s all about pretending to be someone else.
Thursday night Electron and Particle will be kicking things off. Particle, after having been on hiatus, came back with a vengeance in 2013 and have been sounding better and better with every show. Molitz will be paving the way to outer space with his keys yet again, no doubt. Electron is stacked with some of the hottest musicians in the jamtronica scene right now. Yo Momma’s Big Fat Booty Band, Modern Measure, and MZG will be adding to the grooves.
Spirit of Suwannee Music Park
Any list of the most beautiful venues in the country inevitably includes the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park. Regaled for it’s 800 acres of mighty oaks draped in Spanish moss, balmy Florida weather, and the peaceful Suwannee River cutting through it all, Cheese couldn’t have picked a better spot for the annual Halloween shenanigans. With hiking, fishing, swimming, horses, a bird sanctuary, bat house, and golf cart tours of the grounds, you don’t even need to go to the three stages to have a great time (…but you really should).
The Visual Art
The visual art directors over at Hulaween are promising “an epic
fusion of dazzling lights, art installations and performance art that morphs the Spirit Lake waterfront and adjacent forest into a vivid dream-like space that fully engages the senses. Working with some of the Southeast’s most talented sculptors, fire/metal workers, painters, performance artists and lighting designers”. All this plus live painting and the always phenomenal posters and merchandise- we can’t wait!
The Hoopers and the Smilers bring the warm, fuzzy vibes all weekend long. Known for their love of performance art, get-ups like walking NiteBrites, patchwork, and homegrown lovin’, these folks are strange but not strangers- the weird, the colorful, the freaky people who’ll hug you at first sight, dance the night away, and be your best friends by the end of day two.
Let’s face it, if there’s anyone who knows how to throw the party of
the century, it’s SCI. From performers, stilt-walking, and jugglers throughout the crowds to aerial dancers gracefully defying gravity to a sure-to-sizzle light show that’ll be seen from space, Cheese aims to please when it comes to enhancing the party experience. Hulaween is sure to be the hottest halloween party around.
Perhaps one of the more overlooked highlights of the Spirit of Suwanee is the camping. It’s got everything you need for a great time: car camping, fire rings, tons of shade beneath the majestic Oak trees and smiles for miles. This year, Hulaween is even offering a campsite-decorating contest, including an opportunity for a VIP upgrade for the whoever’s got sweetest digs.
The Lake and the Silent Disco
Spirit Lake, a highlight of the park, will be getting some extra TLC from the art and light crew. We’ve heard rumors of a light show over the lake, and installations all along the shore. Watch the sunset reflect off the water and stargaze at night, then head over to the Silent Disco for both acoustic and electronic acts and dance, dance, dance!
Get pumped with some of these Halloween shows from past years.
Hulaween 2013 - Suwannee
Halloween 2004 – Madison, WI