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- story by Ellis Anderson
Pat Murphy and ‘Sippiana Soul represent the coast, while another headliner act – the eight-piece Americana group, The Dustbowl Revival, is based in California. Night owls will be rocking to The Iceman Special and The Quickening with special late night shows, both Friday and Saturday.
RVs are even available for rent if you don’t have your own but love the idea of a weekend of a music fest with a family-friendly, countryside setting.
Sugar Magnolia producer, Michael Rosato, says that one of the festival’s most appealing attributes is the budget price. Early Bird weekend tickets are just $50 each. Early Bird RV/camping hook-up passes are $130 for the entire weekend – and include two festival weekend tickets.
Gulf Coast cuisine available on-site this year includes Cajun shrimp remoulade, soft shell crab baskets, alligator sausage on a stick, bacon-wrapped shrimp, and an oyster bar, served up by seasoned New Orleans event chefs "Big Will and the Warden."
A local craft beer garden hosted by Abita, Chandelier Brewery and Southern Prohibition will be complimented with specialty libations from Kiln-Shine and Cathead Vodka. Booths with local artisans round out the event.
“Samantha Fish is electrifying,” Rosato says. “She’s a mind-blowing guitar player, songwriter, vocalist and performer. She's been headlining festivals across the U.S. this summer and winning awards, so we're beyond fortunate to have her. Anyone who makes it out here to see her will witness rock'n'roll history in the making."
“I saw them at a festival in Washington, DC two years ago and was blown away,” says Rosato. After seeing them perform at several other festivals, Rosato made it a priority to book the band for the Sugar Magnolia Fest.
"The Dust Bowl Revival exemplifies everthing a festival band should be," said Rosato. "Hot, spontaneous and most of all, a pleasure to dance to!"
Sugar Magnolia Festival advance ticket sales end October 10. Weekend passes and camping/RV spots can be purchased online here.