Okeechobee County Music & Arts Festival features PoWow!

OKEECHOBEE — The 2018 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival continued Saturday with a variety of musical performances. The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Saturday evening performances included the PoWoW! Hip-hop legend, Snoop Dogg, performed with an array of special guests spanning the genres of hip-hop, funk and soul. Performers included Philadelphia hip-hop heroes and Tonight […]

Okeechobee Music Fest 2018 underway

The 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival is now underway at Sunshine Grove.

Music Festival fans enjoy fun in the sun

OKEECHOBEE — Thousands of music festival fans — many of them college students on Spring Break — were enjoying a beautiful day at Sunshine Grove in northeastern Okeechobee County on Friday. Bikini-clad co-eds from Michigan, Colorado and Canada were soaking up some rays on the man-made beach at AquaChobee, where a throng of young people […]

Deputies prepared to ensure safe festival

OKEECHOBEE — In a news conference at the Sunshine Grove on Thursday, Okeechobee County Sheriff Noel Stephen explained the steps his deputies are taking to ensure a safe start to the third annual Okeechobee Music Fest. “We’re taking precautionary measures in relation to the aftermath of Parkland,” Sheriff Stephen said. “We have barricades and are […]

Jason Egli chosen for Music Festival VIP access

OKEECHOBEE — Life Under the Wheel (LUTW), a non-profit based in Connecticut, has awarded one of its festival grants to Okeechobee native Jason Egli. The non-profit’s mission is to award people who have suffered a life-threatening illness with free VIP access to music festivals all around the country. Individuals can apply for the grant themselves, […]

Thousands of fans arrive for music fest

OKEECHOBEE — On Wednesday morning, when Okeechobee Walmart associates found someone asleep in a hammock in the trees next to the store, they took it in stride. The 2018 Okeechobee Music Festival opened Thursday. Fans started arriving by the carload on Wednesday in anticipation of four days of music, camping, yoga and fun in the […]

Area non-profits participate in music fest

OKEECHOBEE — Fans attending the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (OMF) March 1-4 will no doubt have lots of fun seeing performances by Arcade Fire, Bassnectar, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, The Flaming Lips and more than 100 other acts. But they’ll also be doing lots of good. Thanks to the efforts of HeadCount, a non-partisan, non-profit […]

County prepares for music fest

OKEECHOBEE — Note to Okeechobee County residents: Consider doing your grocery shopping early this week, and fill your gas tanks. By Thursday, expect longer lines at local stores and at the gas pumps. The third Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is set for March 1-4 at Sunshine Grove in northeastern Okeechobee. The event will feature […]

Music festival plans on track

OKEECHOBEE — As the dates near for the third annual Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, county officials appear confident that plans are on track for another successful event. Okeechobee County Planning Director Bill Royce said the county has received all of the plans for the March 1-4 camping festival at Sunshine Grove (aka Sundance Trails), […]

Music festival announces 2018 dates

OKEECHOBEE — On Monday, the Okeechobee Music Festival announced the 2018 fest will be March 1-4 at Sunshine Grove (aka Sundance Trails) in northeastern Okeechobee County. While the line up has not been announced, advance loyalty presale tickets will go on sale July 17 for those who purchased tickets for the 2016 and 2017 festivals. […]