By Tracy Block
AURA Music & Arts Festival is the brainchild of two South Florida musicians who became hugely successful event curators. The hard work and dedication of Daryl Wolff and Cameron Ferguson attracted a record-breaking crowd of 5K to the grounds of the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida last weekend.
Diehards of AURA ditched delayed flights due to icy weather and instead carpooled and caravanned down from the north. Musical headliners like the Disco Biscuits and moe. escalated the affair to greater heights, while fanboys, fangirls and newbies gathered to digest another multi-genre smorgasbord of progressive music. Campfires ignited to bring experienced festival families together and birth new ones while braving temperatures that dipped into the 30s. Yoga classes offered a chance to stretch danced-out limbs and spread positive energy. Friends excitedly participated in dress-up themes, sporting colorful fashions and sparkly attire.
What was once an intimate gathering on a ranch in middle-of-nowhere Florida has now spawned into a yearly, three-day festival at one of the most beautiful music venues in the country. Here are ten highlights that made AURA 6 the most memorable edition yet.