AURA Music & Arts Festival to hold first pre-party February 13

AURA Music & Arts Festival will have its first official on-site pre-party in its 5-year history in February. Kicking things off Thursday, Feb. 13, fans are invited to get settled at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) a night early and enjoy music from three of Florida’s finest bands in the scene - The Heavy Pets, Greenhouse Lounge and The Funky Nuggets. Tickets are $30 for the night and include camping, music and all fees.

The official AURA festival, Feb. 14 – 16, features Lotus, Papadosio, Conspirator, Zoogma, The Werks, Marco Benevento, Mike Dillon Band, Kung Fu, Dopapod, The Heavy Pets, Superhuman Happiness, Brock Butler, Jimkata and more. Tickets are available now for the festival at lower prices, but prices will increase as it gets closer to show time. Go to

www.AURAMusicFestival.com for ticket info.

Since its humble beginnings in Brooksville, AURA has become one of the premiere multi-day boutique music events in the Southeast US, attracting fans from around the country. Now comfortably at home at the famed SOSMP, AURA comes to life in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River and utilizes one of the most beautiful natural amphitheaters in the country, made more awe-inspiring by AURA’s attention to sound and lighting production. As always, AURA 5 will feature live painters, an interactive arts village, craft and food vendors, yoga & meditation and inspiring transformational workshops.

Stay tuned for additional details and artist announcements. To join the wait list for cabins, golf cart rentals and RV hook-ups, please contact SOSMP at 386-364-1683, go to

www.musicliveshere.com or email spirit@musicliveshere.com.

Initial AURA 5 Artist Line-Up: Lotus (two nights) • Papadosio (two nights) • Conspirator • Zoogma • The Werks (two nights) • Marco Benevento • Mike Dillon Band • Kung Fu (two nights) • Dopapod (two nights) • The Heavy Pets • Superhuman Happiness • Start Making Sense: A Tribute to The Talking Heads • COPE • Juno What?! • Twiddle • Jimkata • Brock Butler • The Resolvers • Pigeons Playing Ping Pong • Polyester Pimpstrap

If you would like to buy tickets for this event, make reservations for RV parking, cabins, primitive camping or camper parking for the AURA weekend or other events at the SOSMP, please call 386-364-1683, email

spirit@musicliveshere.com or go to www.musicliveshere.com.

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