AURA Music & Arts Festival Adds More Artists

Article Contributed by Brotherly Love… | Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015

AURA Music Group and Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park have announced additional artists for the seventh annual AURA Music & Arts Festival taking place March 3 - 5, 2016 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida. Joining the line-up is internationally renowned recording artist and DJ collective Thievery Corporation; Grammy Award-winning instrumental jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy; live electronic pioneers theNEWDEAL and Particle; rising jam stars The Werks; Mike Dillon Band and his hardcore freak funk; the debut of NUNCHUCK (featuring Chuck Jones and Scott Zwang of Dopapod, Mike Dillon, and Craig Brodhead of Turkuaz), Jimkata; Bedside (live band); The Fritz and more.

The Silent Disco and ENO Lotus Lounge artists have also been announced including Miami’s experimental psychedelic hip hop five-piece Telekinetic Walrus, producer duo MZG, subtropic pop troubadour Mike Mineo’s project Mineo Loops and livetronica duo Bells and Robes.  Several band members will also showcase side projects in the Silent Disco including Dopapod’s Scott Zwang and LD Luke Stratton (Zwang Bang and Chewie), The Heavy Pet’s Tony D and DuBBle James, and Packy Lunn from Jimkata aka Weazildust.

These artists and many others join The Disco Biscuits, ALO, The Main Squeeze, The Heavy Pets Tribute to the ‘80s featuring Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman, Pink Talking Fish, Turkuaz, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies and The Bright Light Social Hour.

AURA is more than just a music festival. It is a much-loved celebratory weekend of music, art and community attracting fans from around the country. This year AURA will continue to expand their newly cultivated ‘Vibe Village’ featuring experiential multimedia live art and installations, the Yoga & Healing Arts Program with more than 20 classes and workshops, Vibe Stage programming, Silent Disco where fans can dance into the wee hours and the ENO Lotus Lounge. The grounds are also home to one of the most beautiful natural amphitheaters in the US made only more awe-inspiring by AURA’s strong attention to sound and lighting production.

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.

A limited number of Early Bird Tickets are on sale now for $129 for a 3-day GA Weekend Pass and $275 for VIP (all taxes, fees and camping included) but ticket prices will increase Sunday, December 13 at midnight.

Stay tuned for additional artist announcements, workshops and activities! Check out our website for VIP Upgrades, VIP Cabins, and Glamping options.

AURA Music & Arts Festival 2016 Line-Up: * Wave 2 artist

The Disco Biscuits

Thievery Corporation*

Snarky Puppy*



The Werks*

The Main Squeeze



The Heavy Pets '80s Tribute featuring Jennifer Hartswick & Natalie Cressman

Tom Hamilton’s American Babies

Mike Dillon Band*

Pink Talking Fish

The Bright Light Social Hour


Pigeons Playing Ping Pong*

NUNCHUCK (Chuck Jones, Scott Zwang, Mike Dillon & Craig Brodhead) *


Greenhouse Lounge

Broccoli Samurai


Bedside (live band)*


The Resolvers

The Fritz*

Backup Planet


Crazy Fingers



Lucky Costello*

Third Nature*

Holly Bowling

Garrin Benfield*

Ben Sparaco Band

Lather Up!

Fat Mannequin


AURA Silent Disco/ENO Lotus Lounge


Beat Thief Inc.

Bells and Robes

Craig Heneveld

DuBBle James


Lurk City

DJ Miles Maximus

Mineo Loops



Rosa Sparks

Scotty Solomon


Shark Anthony & Ahsleigh

Telekinetic Walrus


Tony D

Vlad the Inhaler vs. Matthew Connor


Willie Evans Jr. DJ Set

Zwang Bang and Chewie