From 2010-2016, AURA Music & Arts Festival held a spot in our hearts as one of the best spring season jam festivals. AURA moved to the beautiful Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in 2013, continuing to bring countless artists to the locale. Just recently, the festival’s 2016 lineup featured The Disco Biscuits, Thievery Corporation and more. Today, however, AURA founder Daryl Wolff has shocked the community by announcing that there will be no more AURA Festivals in years to come.

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Wolff penned an open letter to fans everywhere, saying that the festival had exceeded their expectations, but that the team had decided its run had come to an end. “Producing a show of this scale is no easy task for an independent promoter, yet we still managed to pull off consistent growth each and every year since inception…. Pretty amazing!,” writes Wolff. The silver lining: “We’ve still got PLENTY of archives to release from the last seven years, including a complete video recap of the entire history of AURA Music & Arts Festival (coming soon!)…”

It’s a sad day for a beloved music festival in the jam scene. You can read Wolff/AURA’s full statement, below.