Okeechobee Music Festival announces full line up for 2020

OKEECHOBEE — Insomniac Events has announced the final lineup additions for Florida’s Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (OMF), as well as details about its famed PoWoW! which delivers once-in-a-lifetime musical moments at each festival.  Alexander 23, Ambar Lucid, Baynk, Grandson, GRiZ, Jaialai, James Vickery, Overjoy, Richie Hell, and UMI will join headliners Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, Bassnectar, RÜFÜS DU SOL, and over 100 artists from […]

Bands can win spot on stage at OMF

OKEECHOBEE — Want your band to play at the Okeechobee Music Festival? The Okeechobee Music Festival has announced the “Destination Okeechobee, Perform in Paradise” contest. Destination Okeechobee is a battle of the bands to find the best musical talent in Florida. Winners will earn a slot at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival to share […]

UPDATED WITH MORE LINKS! Okeechobee Music Festival: Listen to the lineup

OKEECHOBEE – The announcement of the 2020 Okeechobee Music Festival lineup had some older community members responding that they weren’t familiar with the music of many of the performers. In the age of Woodstock, most people were exposed to new bands and performers when they heard a song on the radio. By the 1980s, MTV […]

Mumford & Sons, BASSNECTAR return to Okeechobee Music Festival

OKEECHOBEE – Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, BASSNECTAR and RÜFÜS DU SOL will headline the 2020 Okeechobee Music Festival, set for March 5-8 at Sunshine Grove in Northeast Okeechobee County. The Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival has announced the preliminary festival lineup on Monday. Opening night, Thursday, March 5, 2020, the festival will feature RÜFÜS […]

Okeechobee Music Festival set for March 5-8, 2020

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival is back! At their July 25 meeting, the Okeechobee County Commission approved Soundslinger’s request to hold the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival at Sunshine Grove Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, March 8, 2020. The preliminary lineup for the annual festival is usually announced in October. Jim Whisenand, […]

OMF Participation Row featured local nonprofits

OKEECHOBEE — Fans attending the 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival, March 1-4 at Sunshine Grove in northeastern Okeechobee, had a chance to learn more about the many service organizations in the Okeechobee area while visiting Participation Row in the festival’s ChobeeWobee Village. The 2018 Participation Row, advertised as a social action village, featured: Archibold Biological Station; […]

Warrior Center recycles camping gear left by festival fans

OKEECHOBEE — The third year of the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, held March 1-4 in northeastern Okeechobee County, followed a pattern established in the first two years. Fans carpool from all over the United States or fly into a Florida airport and rent a vehicle. They stop in Okeechobee to load up on supplies […]

Most residents supportive of Music Festival

OKEECHOBEE — The 2018 Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival was held March 1-4 in northeastern Okeechobee County. How did area residents react to the event? I posted this question on social media on Saturday: “The Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival is underway? What are your impressions this year? Have you called the hotline?” Most of […]

Quiet meditation has big impact at Okeechobee Music Festival

OKEECHOBEE — Be Here Now The stage names at the 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival were also the message of the weekend: Experience this place. Experience this moment in time. Be present in this moment. Be here now. That message was artfully illustrated by The Big Quiet, the largest sound meditation ever held at a music […]

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival hosts The Big Quiet

OKEECHOBEE — Thousands of those at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival took a break Sunday afternoon to meditate for one hour as part of The Big Quiet.