AURA Music and Arts Festival: a yearly event started in 2010 by AURA Music Group that runs for three days in the early part of the year. It is mostly focused on music, with some visual art mixed in, especially on funk, rock and jazz. It is a great festival for upcoming local bands from a variety of genres, so it is a great oppurtunity for local Florida acts to get exposure to large audiences.
9 Mile Music Festival: an annual event started in 1993 by the mother of Bob Marley, now organized by her son under 9 Mile Entertainment. Also known as Marley Fest, this reggae music festival is about helping your community, which is why admission is paid in canned goods rather than cash payments.
- Date — February 14 to 16, 2014
- Venue — Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park, Live Oak FL
Florida Folk Festival: an annual three day music festival that has been going on for years. It focuses on Florida's traditional style music and culture, of all types. The length, variety, and focus on Florida's culture allows for local Florida bands to have some big exposure to a diverse audience.
- Date — February 15, 2014
- Venue — Miami Dade County Fair & Expo Center, Miami FL
- Date — May 23 to 25, 2014
- Venue — Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs FL