Okeechobee Fest announces PoWoW! with Miguel and Arcade FIre’s Win Butler‏

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will make musical history with “PoWoW! A Live Superstar Mashup,” a once-in-a-lifetime collaborative concert that will, for the first time ever, unite acclaimed GRAMMY Award-winning superstar vocalist Miguel with visionary frontman Win Butler of GRAMMY Award-winning Arcade Fire. Together they will lead a genre-busting band of master musicians that include the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist/singer/producer/songwriter John Oates (of Hall & Oates), budding superstar Kamasi Washington, legendary pioneers of funk The Meters’ George Porter, Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, world champion DJ and scratchmaster Chris Karns and Eric Krasno & Neal Evans of Soulive. Major special guests – both announced and unannounced – will take the stage, guaranteeing an unforgettable evening of surprises, invention and excitement.

“PoWow! A Live Superstar Mashup” has set the stage for an historic moment for artists and audience alike. Miguel and Win Butler will share the spotlight as co-creative directors, while John Oates will serve as the music director of this virtuoso group. Longtime Bonnaroo SuperJam director Paul Peck will produce the show. Peck and Oates also worked together on the legendary Bonnaroo 2013 Rock & Soul Dance Party SuperJam that paired the Hall & Oates vocalist with Jim James (My Morning Jacket), and Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), and also included Zigaboo Modeliste and Preservation Hall. Florida’s biggest ever camping festival, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival happens March 3-6 just outside Florida’s magnificent Lake Okeechobee.

“The most exciting live mashups pair unexpected talents and take them deep into the unknown, and outside of their comfort zone. That’s where real magic will happen and that’s what we live for,” says PoWoW! Producer Peck. “This is a group of artists, each at the pinnacle of their respective genres, but this performance will obliterate genre barriers and create an epic dance party under the stars at Okeechobee 2016.” And Peck adds, “I love surprises, so you can be sure we’ve got a few major tricks up our sleeve.”

Recently named by the New York Times as one of the places “Where Music Lovers Should Go In 2016,” Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival boasts an extraordinary multi-genre bill, with more than 110 artists, bands, and DJs from around the globe performing across five signature stages. Headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, and Skrillex, alongside a stunning line-up that also features Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Darryl Hall & John Oates, Bassnectar, Odesza, The Avett Brothers, Future, Fetty Wap, Big Grams (Big Boi & Phantogram), Jason Isbell, Mac Miller, Ween and many more. For complete details and further updates, please see okeechobeefest.com.

4 Day OMG Passes for OMF are available now for $269.50 (plus fees), and 3 Day asses are available for $249.50 (plus fees). A number of VIP Packages are also on sale. For complete ticketing information, please visit okeechobeefest.com/tickets.

Centrally located at Florida’s Sunshine Grove (12517 NE 91 St Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972) on over 800 acres of pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will offer a matchless tropical topography for fans from around the world to explore and celebrate. Festival attractions will include all night music, wooded VIP camping areas, and an assortment of spectacular immersive art installations. Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will also feature a wide array of local food and crafts as well as yoga, meditation, and holistic workshops instructed by world-renowned body workers.

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is presented by Soundslinger, LLC, an independent company founded by former co-owner of Sunshine Productions Steve Sybesma, former Superfly director of development and production Paul Peck, and a team of all-star concert promoters and producers with credits spanning countless festivals and shows around the globe.

OKEECHOBEE PoWoW! lineup below:

Miguel & Win Butler (Arcade Fire)

John Oates (Hall & Oates)

George Porter, Jr. & Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters)

Kamasi Washington

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Eric Krasno (Soulive)

Chris Karns

Plus Very Special Guests

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

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