Music festival extended to four days

OKEECHOBEE — Due to a wealth of talent and overwhelming excitement for the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, organizers have decided to extend the event an extra day. The festival gates will now open on Thursday, March 3, at noon and feature programming starting at 5 p.m., going late into the night.

Fans who arrive at noon on that Thursday can enter the gates and immediately start sunning themselves or swimming.music fest logo

The Aquachobee Beach stage will have music and games until sunset at which point an all-night electronic experience at the Jungle 51 Stage will begin.

Fans can also enter and explore ChobeeWobee Village and have first access to artisan craft vendors, incredible art installations and intimate performances.

Fans who have already purchased the 3-Day pass will be automatically upgraded to the OMG 4-Day Pass. The OMG 4-Day Pass includes: Thursday, March 3 arrival at noon, preferred camping spots, early access to music and beach games at Aquachobee and all night music at Jungle 51, early entry into ChobeeWobee Village, a special Okeechobee Opening Ceremony, reduced entry wait times and four days of Music, Arts & Entertainment.

The 3-Day Pass includes: Friday, March 4 arrival at 10 a.m., access to flat, grassy camping and three days of Music, Arts & Entertainment all in Florida’s beautiful March weather.

“We’ve been so blown away by the incredible response to the festival, that we thought it made sense to welcome fans in to kick off the party early,” said festival co-founder Paul Peck. “We have so many great performers coming, so we thought we’d unveil our incomparable 800 acres of pristine South Florida land and lakes early and share it with our fans and artists. We really can’t wait for everyone to see this magical place and begin experiencing Okeechobee.”

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is presented by Soundslinger, LLC, an independent company founded by Steve Sybesma formerly of concert pioneer Sunshine Promotions, Paul Peck formerly of Superfly, and a team of all-star producers who have presented other major festivals and countless concerts around the globe.

For additional information, please visit okeechobeefest.com, facebook.com/okeechobeefest, twitter.com/okeechobeefest, and instagram.com/okeechobeefest.

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