Athens-based rock veterans Bloodkin headline the 7th annual Swamptown Getdown Music and Art Festival in Waycross on March 17 and 18, 2017. The gathering takes place at the Okefenokee Fairgrounds
Nashville-based singer, songwriter and slide guitarist Ben Sparaco, Jacksonville blues rockers Bonnie Blue and reggae band De Lions of Jah, Dangfly! from Athens, Space Kittenz and Thunderbird, both from Saint Simons Island, Brunswick folk-pop outfit Jamie Renee & The Walkers Valdosta vets Lazy Lightning, plus Waycross-area bands Pine Box Dwellers, Copperhead South, Laney Strickland & the Swamptown Ringers, Milltown Road, Rider and Traveling Riverside Band.
Tickets, available here, are $40 in advance for a weekend pass or $25 per day at the gate. Advance weekend passes for students and military are $30 and the RV camping fee is $30.
Don’t miss the opportunity to head over to Okefenokee Swamp Park, one of Georgia’s most fascinating treasures. The park is located inside the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge, which is the headwaters of the Suwannee and St. Mary’s Rivers and covers nearly half a million acres full of islands, lakes and natural animal habitats for black bears, otters, alligators, gopher tortoises, sandhill cranes, osprey and many more. Native Americans called the swamp “land of trembling earth,” or “Okfenokee,” because the unstable peat deposits that cover much of the swamp floor tremble when stepped on.