For the first time in its history, Bear Creek will welcome guest curators Daptone Records and Royal Family Records to schedule the Bear Creek Stage lineup. The Daptone Super Soul Revue will feature Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, The Budos Band, The Sugarman 3 and The Como Mamas. A Royal Family Affair will host Soulive, Lettuce (2 sets), Breakscience, Nigel Hall, Alecia Chakour and more.
This round of lineup additions finds Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The New Mastersounds, and Zach Deputy new to the lineup and will each perform two shows over the weekend. Festival favorites George Porter Jr. & The Runnin’ Parders and Dr. Klaw will also return along with Billy Martin & Will Blades Duo and Wyllys & the New York Hustler Ensemble who all join the lineup which features Umphrey’s McGee, Lotus, Soulive and many more.
Bear Creek organizers have also added a number of artists at large to the ever-growing lineup, including George Porter Jr., Billy Martin, Robert Walter, Skerik, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Roosevelt Collier, Alecia Chakour, Wil Blades, Atlanta Funk Society Horns, Billy Iuso and Andrew Block. Full lineup, including multiple performance details, can be found below.
Weekend Passes provide entry into the festival Friday – Sunday and Thursday Night Passes and VIP upgrades are also available. Until June 2, Weekend Passes are priced at $130 and Thursday Night Passes are only $40 so act fast to save money. On June 3, prices will increase incrementally as the festival approaches. All Weekend Passes include camping, taxes, and all fees. See full ticketing options, all on sale now, at www.bearcreekmusicfestival.com.
Bear Creek is also excited to be hosting a Poster Contest where artists of any kind are invited to participate. The winner will receive $1000 cash plus 2 VIP passes ($800 value) to Bear Creek 2012. All submissions must be received by email by May 15 (high resolution jpg, please) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The artist lineup is as follows:
Umphrey’s McGee (two shows)
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (two shows)
Daptone Super Soul Revue (featuring Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, The Budos Band, The Sugarman 3 and The Como Mamas)
A Royal Family Affair (featuring Soulive, Lettuce (two shows), Break Science, Nigel Hall, Alecia Chakour & more)
The New Mastersounds (two shows)
Zach Deputy (two shows)
George Porter Jr. & The Runnin Pardners
Perpetual Groove (two shows)
Billy Martin & Wil Blades Duo
March 4th Marching Band (two shows)
Digital Tape Machine
Headtronics- DJ Logic, Steve Molitz, Freekbass (two shows)
Bright Light Social Hour (two shows)
Wyllys & the New York Hustler Ensemble
Grant Green Jr. & Friends
The Heavy Pets (two shows)
Charles Walker & the Dynamites
Jonathan Scales & Fourchestra (two shows)
The Werks (two shows)
Ike Stubblefield & Friends
Grant Green Jr. & Friends
Khris Royal & Dark Matter (two shows)
Moon Taxi (two shows)
Mike Dillon Band
Dead Kenny G’s
Thomas Wynn & the Believers
Beebs & Her Money Maker
Artists at Large:
George Porter Jr.
Atlanta Funk Society Horns