Published: January 8, 2014
By: Ellie Salrin
The scenic Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL has another gem up its sleeve. This time, with a funky livetronica edge and double doses of some of our favorite acts. Having found its home nestled in a beautiful corner of Florida along the Suwannee River, AURA Music & Arts Festival offers an intriguing lineup and vibrant culture for you to immerse yourself in February 14-16.
Artists like Conspirator, Zoogma, The Werks, Particle, Greenhouse Lounge, Future Rock, Dopapod, and Jimkata, will grace the natural amphitheater’s stage, along with two nights each of Lotus and Papadosio.
With all the talented livetronica flooding the bill, AURA is the premier festival in not only the southeast, but the entire country, bringing together the best acts from around the nation who like their jam with a little electro. Or is it EDM with a little improv? However you want to slice it, this unique lineup is a who's-who of bands that are blending genres like cake batter.
General Admission tickets (Feb 14-16), which include music and camping, are available for $145 (will go up to $155 on Jan 16, and will be $165 at the gate). Join the fun - and the warm weather - a bit early and come on Thursday for the pre-party. These passes are available for $30 (will be $35 at the gate).
VIP Experiences are available. Package 1 includes your music and camping pass, plus discounted beverages, complementary Buchi Kombucha, VIP indoor restrooms, VIP lounge in concert area with private bar, VIP bag of swag, complementary massage, complementary Vibram shoes, and daily meet & greets with select artists, and is available for $250 (will be $275 at the gate). Package 2 includes all of the above along with six culinary chef-catered meals for lunch and dinner, and is available for $325 (will be $350 at the gate).
The nature-filled park (home to last year’s Hulaween) with hundreds of rolling acres marked by oak and cypress trees will come alive with top notch sound and lighting production. Visual artists will be doing live painting and black light art throughout the weekend. The Lotus Lounge, a massive circular sculpture inspired by the lotus flower that will house hammocks and loungers, along with a sound system and professional light display.
There will be lots of opportunities to connect with others with activities like yoga, dance, hooping and meditation workshops and classes. A disc golf tournament will be held on the venue’s wooded Magnolia Disc Golf Course.
Join your friends The Untz at our Silent Disco stacked with names like Luke The Knife (Luke Miller of Lotus), brothers Sir Charles and Zak the Blak (aka Zach Weinert of Greenhouse Lounge), SwangBang (aka Scotty Swang of Dopapod), and many more artists to keep that blood flowing and keep ya’ll feelin’ funky til the wee hours. Stay tuned, because we're bringing you a ton more info on our special Silent Disco event!
“The aura given out by a person is as much a part of them as their flesh.” -Lucian Freud
What color is your aura? Join the fifth incarnation of this boutique music event of groovalicious proportions and let good music and good vibes project you to an astral world for a few days of bliss.
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