The official tourism marketing organization for Lake City/Columbia County and the Suwannee River Valley (Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee County) area. The agency assists in all areas relating to tourism information, festivals and events promotion and sports marketing. The area specializes in soft adventure with some of the nation's most outstanding rivers (Suwannee and Santa Fe) , springs (Ichetucknee Springs) and unique festivals (Olustee Battle Festival, Florida Folk Festival and Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park) .
Suwannee River Jam, the largest country jam and camping festival in the Southeast will take place April 30 - May 3, 2014.
The Suwannee River Jam tradition includes two stages of performances over four days, thousands and thousands of excited fans holding reunions with family and friends, barbecues, golf cart parades, hiking, jam sessions all over the park around campfires into the early morning hours, canoe trips on the famous Suwannee River at the SOSMP, bicycling, trying out all the festival foods, shopping the vendors and Arts and Crafts Village’s quaint stores and visiting the SOS Café and Restaurant where the walls are hand-painted i
rustic Suwannee River scenes. During the Jam, fans come from near and far to hear and see country artists, get their photos taken with their favorite artist during fan club meet and greets while making new friends and jamming to the sounds of America’s best country music artists. The fun is indescribable, the experience can be life-changing and the memories…well, the memories last a lifetime and are re-visited often. Weddings are not uncommon as a result of two people meeting at the Jam and falling in love…and the chapel is always ready over on Rees Lake so the happy couple can tie the knot! Shucks, the SOSMP even has someone who can perform the ceremony at a moment’s notice! Just be sure you’ve got the license in advance!
SOME OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST WHO HAVE PERFORMED AT THE SUWANNEE RIVER JAM OVER THE YEARS
Carrie Underwood , Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Jeff Foxworthy, Oak Ridge Boys, Aaron Tippin, Tanya Tucker, Lorrie Morgan, John Anderson, Pam Tillis, Kenny Rogers, Miranda Lambert, Billy Ray Cyrus, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Patty Loveless, Charlie Daniels Band,, Tracy Lawrence, Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, Blackhawk (Henry Paul, Dave Robbins and Van Stephenson), Eddy Raven, Jo-El Sonnier, BR5-49, Dukes of Hazzard, Ricky Van Shelton, Montgomery Gentry, Jason Aldean, .38 Special; James Otto, Brad Paisley and many, many other country music artists.