This year’s Aura Music and Arts Festival is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet. For starters, it’s moving to the Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida, which is the home to Bear Creek Music Festival and many other top notch festivals. It’s an awesome site to see music, complete with cabins, a great camp site, and room for several great stages. It also has some of the biggest names in today’s livetronica scene, including Conspirator, Papadosio, and Break Science.

You’re not gonna wanna miss a section of the action, but there is going to be so much going on that you’re gonna have to make some choices. Between sit ins and surprises, and the stacked line-up, you really can’t go wrong no matter where you spend your time, but take it from us, there’s a few things you’re not going to want to miss.

1. Kung Fu’s Tribute To Steve Wonder (Featuring Nigel Hall)
Oh yeah. Kung Fu is one of the most exciting bands to emerge in the scene over the past few years, bringing a really unique take on funk fusion to stages across the country. Their regular set will blow you away, but make sure you don’t miss their tribute to Stevie Wonder. They’ll be joined by Royal Family All-Star Nigel Hall, who has been all over the place these days. The funk brought together by Nigel and Kung Fu, combined with Stevie’s cannon of hits, will surely make this one of the highlights of the weekend.

2. The Return of RAQ
Formed in jam band haven Burlington, Vermont, RAQ found nearly instant success, playing huge festivals like Bonnaroo and Wakarusa and gaining a hardcore and devoted following of fans. Over the past few years, the band has been no where to been seen, as the bandmates other projects have gained major success – Chris Michetti in Conspirator and Todd Stoops in Kung Fu. But for the first time in years, RAQ will take the stage at Aura Music Festival.

3. Two Of The Last Sets Of Perpetual Groove
Georgia based jammers Perpetual Groove have been shredding for over a decade consistently innovating musically. However, guitarist Brock Butler recently announced he needed to take time off to break some bad habits, and that the band will go on indefinite hiatus on April 6th. That makes this one of, if not the last performances by the band as a whole. The rest of the band is planning to make new music under the name Ghost Owl, but don’t miss your last chance to catch the band as a whole for the time being.

4. The McLovins Well Deserved Set
Of all the bands on the bill, no one may deserve your attention more than The McLovins. These guys won a fan-driven contest to get a set at Aura Festival, and then set up a Kickstarter in order to cover their travel expenses. Oh, and they have to be back for class on Tuesday. These college aged kids got internet famous a few years back when a video of them nailing Phish’s impossibly complicated composition You Enjoy Myself went viral. Seeing these guys grow musically over the years has been a treat and they will always hold a special spot in our heart. These guys worked their asses off for this spot so rage it out.

5. The Main Squeeze Head Down South
Formed in Bloomington, Indiana, The Main Squeeze have been one of the hottest names to emerge in the funk scene over the past few years. After dominating Bloomington’s live music scene, the band has moved onto huge things lately, even winning $250,000 at the Venetian Jazz and Blues Festival in Macau, China. These guys are on the verge of blowing up, and they’ll surely be a mainstay on many festival’s line-up this summer, so be sure to catch them at at Aura for a rare show down South.