Every spring, the Spirit of Suwannee Park holds their Aura music festival. Within the decorated trees of moss and colorful tapestry, one’s inner flower child will find itself amongst the natural beauty and intimate festival setting. The festival’s dates were February 15, 16, and 17.
Spreading over the 800 acres of Florida’s natural lands, attendees experienced over 15 funky jam bands. Aura’s line up left no spirit unmoved, with a line up that spread from Kung Fu & Dopapod to a tribute to Stevie Wonder. The endless beauty of music streamed between the two stages and canopies of endless hammocks of the outdoor theater. This year’s line up held a very special spot for much of the crowd. The long and infamous band, Perpetual Groove, held their last two performances before their “long term” hiatus.
The music streamed throughout the day, but the experience did not stop once during the three day long camping trip.Individuals set up Side Street vending to promote their personal talents and sales, many to help pay their way back home, while others sought through official vending within the park.
Each morning at 7 a.m., yogis of all levels were invited to partake in the community yoga and meditation sessions. Thai Massage and Asana classes were also held later in the afternoons in the Tribal Council dome. The Tribal Council left visitors feeling relaxed and balanced through zen tunes and calming environment.