Lettuce’s Sam Kininger, Bear Creek 2009. Photo by Phrazz

The Bear Creek Music and Art Festival will return to Live Oak, FL’s The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park from November 12-14, 2010. The festival has confirmed its initial artist line-up, which includes Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Soulive, Lettuce, George Porter’s Runnin Pardners, The Will Bernard Band, Toubab Krewe, John Brown’s Body, Break Science and The Dead Kenny G’s. In addition, Fred Wesley, Mike Dillon, Skerik, Kofi Burbridge and The Shady Horns will serve as the festival’s artists-at-large. Bear Creek will add a number of acts—including headliners—in the coming months. Early-bird tickets are on sale for $99 until February 17. Thursday night, November 11, pre-party tickets are also available for $40.

Bear Creek’s Initial Lineup:

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (two shows)
Lettuce (two shows)
George Porter’s Running Pardners (two shows)
Papa Grows Funk
Toubab Krewe (two shows)
Zach Deputy (two shows)
John Brown’s Body (two shows)
Will Bernard Band
Garaj Mahal (two shows)
Rebirth Brass Band
Eric Krasno and Chapter 2
Adam Deitch and Break Science
The Dead Kenny G’s
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
The Tony Hall Band
Brian Stoltz
Dr. Claw
The Sam Kininger Band
Rubblebucket Orchestra
The Macpodz (two shows)
Lubriphonic (two shows)
The Nigel Hall Band
The Legendary JC’s
Avis Berry’s Soul Revue
Matt Grondin Band
Snarky Puppy
Cadillac Jones
The Malah
Green Hit
Greenhouse Lounge
Burnin Smyrnans
Spiritual Rez

Fred Wesley
Mike Dillon
The Shady Horns
Kofi Burbridge