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.

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, […]