For HYPE, AURA Music Festival, is an event we hold very dear to our hearts. The people who organize and throw AURA have been some of the biggest supporters of what we do here.
Not to mention this particular festival holds an energy beyond anything I’ve ever experienced.
Love is everywhere.
I mean that literally, people fall in love at this festival. Babies are made, magic happens.
I know the Spirit of the Suwannee’s slogan is “Music Lives Here” but I’ve always thought it should be more along the lines of “Magic things Happen Here”.
This year’s AURA boasts a lineup that is truly staggering when you consider that this is a homegrown festival, put on by a group of friends who simply love music.
This week AURA Music & Arts Festival has announced the addition of iconic jamband moe. to the already impressive 2015 line-up making this the biggest year yet for the homegrown music festival.
AURA has also added two sets by high-energy funk quintet The Main Squeeze including a very special Tribute to Michael Jackson, along with returning artists Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and McLovins. Chicago’s versatile electronic trio Cosby Sweater will make their AURA debut along with South Florida’s improvisational Stinky Pockets.
True to AURA’s collaborative nature artists-at-large The Shady Horns (Ryan Zoidis and Eric Bloom of Lettuce) will pop up in several sets throughout the weekend with their sax and trumpet in tow.
Details on the VIP Experience with two options to take the AURA fan journey to the next level are now available. Perks of the program include a VIP Lounge in the concert area with a private bar, discounted beverages, massages, gift bag, daily meet & greet with select bands and delicious catered meals alongside AURA staff and artists.
Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a playground for endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf and biking. The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, full-service restaurant, free showers, indoor bathrooms and water stations.
For ticket pricing and information on the EZPay Payment Plan that allows guests the opportunity to spread their ticket order payment out over a period of 5 months or 5 equal payments visit www.AURAMusicFestival.com. To join the wait list for cabins, golf cart rentals and RV hook-ups, please contact SOSMP at 386.364.1683.
Stay tuned for additional band announcements, workshops and activities!
AURA Music & Arts Festival 2015 Line-Up:
The Disco Biscuits (two sets)
moe. (two sets)
Papadosio (two nights)
Consider the Source
The Main Squeeze x2 including a very special Tribute to Michael Jackson
The Mike Dillon Band
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Artists at large: The Shady Horns
Videos from AURA 2013/14:
Papadosio “The Sum” http://bit.ly/QdKC2B
Lotus “Gilded Age” http://bit.ly/1taGU8S
Conspirator “Retrograde” http://bit.ly/18BdEgq
Kung Fu Stevie Wonder Tribute w/ Nigel Hall “Too High” http://bit.ly/YVeJIS
Twitter: @SOSMP (#Suwannee)