After posting a message on their Facebook page the other day (which L4LM reported on), RAQ has been confirmed to make their triumphant return to the stage at the 2013 AURA Music & Arts Festival in the Spirit of Suwannee Park in Live Oak, FL. The festival is set to take place from Feb. 15th-17th, which is also President’s Day Weekend. Both Conspirator and Kung-Fu, Chris Michetti and Todd Stoops’ other respective projects, will be performing at AURA, which lends itself perfectly to the reunion plans. However, no other shows have been confirmed for the Vermont band at this time. Stay tuned to L4LM for any more updates.
From the AURA Press Release:
“AURA Music Events has unveiled the next phase of the 2013 AURA Music & Arts Festival musical line-up which includes 15 stellar acts to compliment the four headliners already announced this summer. In addition to two sets from Papadosio, Conspirator (ft. Marc Brownstein & Aron Magner of the Disco Biscuits), Perpetual Groove and The Heavy Pets, fans can indulge in two performances by Dopapod and Kung Fu including the premier of Kung Fu’s tribute to Stevie Wonder featuring the Royal Family’s Nigel Hall. AURA 4 will also showcase RAQ’s first live show since July 2011, a very rare treat for fans of the Vermont-based jam outfit that’s anchored by Conspirator’s Chris Michetti and Kung Fu’s Todd Stoops…
Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress along the Suwannee River, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is a playground for endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, disc golf and biking. The park also offers guest comforts including a general store, full service restaurant, showers and water stations. In addition to primitive camping, fans can upgrade their AURA experience with RV hook ups, cabin rentals and golf cart rentals.”
AURA Music & Arts Festival 2013 Artist Line Up: Papadosio (x2) | Conspirator (x2) | Perpetual Groove (x2) | The Heavy Pets (x2) | Dopapod (x2) | Kung Fu (x2) including a tribute to Stevie Wonder w/ Nigel Hall | RAQ | The Lee Boys | Greenhouse Lounge | DrFameus | Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band | Stokeswood | Consider the Source | The Resolvers | Brock Butler Solo | Lingo | Former Champions | The Main Squeeze | Newton Crosby | Artists at large: Todd Stoops | Nigel Hall | Roosevelt Collier
Official Lineup Announcement: