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Annual Purple Hatters Ball Held in Honor of Rachel Hoffman

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Expect lots of purple during a festival in Suwanee county this weekend.

It's part of the annual 'Purple Hatters Ball,' held in honor of Rachel Hoffman at the beautiful and picturesque Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla.

Hoffman, the FSU student-turned police informant, was killed in a botched drug bust in 2008.

Organizers said Hoffman often times turned to music for healing in her own life, adding this is the best way to remember her.

"Of course it's about remembering Rachel, but it's also about the family around Rachel and the people that loved her and the people that don't even know her now, but now feel like they do through this event," said Paul Levine, who organizes the Purple Hatters Ball.

The 'Purple Hatters Ball' lasts all weekend.

More information is below:

6th Annual Purple Hatter's Ball set for May 10-12 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla!

Lettuce, The New Mastersounds, Quantic, DubConscious, The Malah, Nigel Hall and Roosevelt Collier's Sunday Gospel Surprise, Greenhouse Lounge and more

Purple Hat Productions has unveiled the line-up for the sixth annual Purple Hatter's Ball. Taking place at the picturesque Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida May 10 -12, the three-day music festival honors the memory of music festival lover Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. The 2013 festival features a diverse line-up including Lettuce, The New Mastersounds, Quantic, DubConscious, The Malah, Nigel Hall and Roosevelt Collier's Sunday Gospel Surprise, Greenhouse Lounge and more.

Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the Suwannee River, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park offers endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, disc golf and biking. The park also offers guest comforts including cabins, general store, full service restaurant, showers and water stations.

Advance tickets are currently available for $60 at www.PurpleHattersBall.com and include three days of music, primitive camping and all taxes and fees but increase to $75 March 14. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is also generously offering a deeply discounted cabin and golf cart rental package to Purple Hatters guests. Cabins are limited, so jump on this deal quickly by calling 386-364-1683.

Purple Hatter's Ball 2013 Artist Line Up:

Lettuce The New Mastersounds Quantic DubConscious The Malah Nigel Hall and Roosevelt Collier's Sunday Gospel Surprise Greenhouse Lounge Catfish Alliance Trial By Stone Sir Charles Chroma Profit Stone Street Lucky Costello Antique Animal FLT RSK Major Shed Cherry Royale The Scott Campbell and Avis Berry Band

Purple Hatter's Ball Links:

www.PurpleHattersBall.com

www.facebook.com/PurpleHattersBall

Twitter: @PurpleHatters

Instagram: @PurpleHatters

www.RachelMorningstarFoundation.org | www.MusicLivesHere.com


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