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posted by Bruce Jordahl
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Johnsons To Headline Suwannee Valley Flood Jam

At 10 pm on August 18th, The Swingin’ Johnsons will be headlining the Suwannee Valley Flood Jam in Live Oak, Florida. Organized by the Suwannee Music Foundation and The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, the Flood Jam is a benefit for the victims of Tropical Storm Debby.  On June 24, 2012, the storm settled over north Florida for four days, dumping more than 25 inches of rain in some areas of Suwannee, Hamilton and Columbia Counties. The Suwannee River rose to near record flood levels and dozens of sinkholes developed around those counties, destroying many businesses and homes while making roads impassible. 1500 families were flooded out of their homes – many left without shelter, cars, clothes, food or any worldly possessions. The flood affected over 10,000 other people throughout the tri-counties.

More than 25 bands including Music Park favorites Peter Rowan, The Lee Boys, Jamie Davis, The Heavy Pets, The Legendary JC’s, and Donna the Buffalo will join The Johnsons on the bill. An on-line charitable auction will also be held; in person or not, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of great items including artist memorabilia, diamond and gold jewelry, music instruments and jewelry.  Visit for updates, to view the online auction and to purchase tickets. One hundred percent of net profits from the Suwannee Valley Flood Jam will be donated to locally based charities, Love INC based in Live Oak, FL and The United Way based in Lake City, FL.