The 2022 Suwannee River Jam was the weekend we really needed. The Jam was near the Florida/Georgia border at one of the most magical campgrounds in the country, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. The camping website, The Dyrt, gives this spot 5 stars, sourced from other campers, because it's such a one of a kind music park on the banks of the Suwannee River, nestled in a beautiful setting among the oaks.
A group of us went to go see the music from Thursday through Saturday, and although Toby Keith had to bow out because he got sick, Randy Houser quickly volunteered to headline Saturday night.
This is how country feels! Here are a few highlights from the country watching country music:
LOCASH put on a fantastic show for us before getting on the bus to head West to the Stagecoach festival.
Billy Ray Cyrus got us all singing along to "Achy Breaky Heart", and did we spot his wife Tish off on the side stage watching and smiling?
And who doesn't love a good golf cart parade?
Tequila may be in short supply in Live Oak after Jelly Roll rolled in Thursday night.
While going from stage to stage in the woods, we ran across a lot of things we don't normally see at a concert. Like the guy in a rocking chair on his golf cart, WHOA. Or the pet pig named "Yummy Bacon" that a family brought camping with them. With a name like Yummy Bacon we hope that he made it home after the weekend (he d d).
We can't wait until next year! Looks like Toby Keith will be making up for lost time this year and headlining the next one.
We did learn a few do's and don'ts to have the best time at the Jam, so here are a few lessons that we'll probably have to learn all over again next year.