As a special TBT look back on Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival 2018, today the festival is revealing a highlights video from their star-studded annual PoWoW! set. PoWoW! is a once-in-a-lifetime superstar collaboration that brings top artists together for an ultimate jam session. This year saw hip-hop legends The Roots & Snoop Dogg leading the evening, performing with an array of special guests that spanned the genres of hip-hop, funk and soul. The Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan, took the stage and to perform a few of her classic hits. Rounding out the megawatt lineup was Big Gigantic’s saxophonist Dominic Lalli, the exceptionally talented New Orleans’ multi-instrumentalist Trombone Shorty, and jazz great Cory Henry. Watch this signature OMF event unfold in the video here.
PoWoW! has quickly become one of the most exciting nights of music, creating one of a kind moments like last year’s collaboration with Solange, Michael McDonald, Gallant, Griz & others where they reimagined McDonald and Kenny Loggins hit “What A Fool Believes” and more. At OMF’s inaugural weekend in 2016, Miguel and Win Butler of Arcade Fire, along with John Oates (of Hall & Oates), Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Kamasi Washington created their own versions of David Bowie’s “Fame” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling”.
Watch 2016’s PoWoW Feat. Miguel, Win Butler and more performing “Fame”: https://youtu.be/fF7yjaDyLeg
Watch 2017’s PoWoW Feat. Solange, Michael McDonald, Gallant and more performing “What A Fool Believes”: https://vimeo.com/207161330
Okeechobee Fest has quickly grown to be the largest independent festival in the Southeast and the first major destination of the festival season. By blending the world-class lineups and amenities of mainstream events with the sensibility and community-oriented approach of independent festivals, OMF is designing the festival of the future.
OKEECHOBEE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2018 LINEUP
The 2018 edition of Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival showcased Arcade Fire, Bassnectar x 2 Sets including Thursday Special Full Moon Set, Halsey, Travis Scott, Khalid, Foster the People, Leon Bridges, The Flaming Lips, Zeds Dead, PoWoW! Snoop Dogg with The Roots, Chaka Khan, Dominic Lalli (of Big Gigantic), Trombone Shorty, Cory Henry, Slightly Stoopid, Tipper, Big Gigantic, STS9, Local Natives, Gramatik, Illenium, blackbear, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Thievery Corporation, Tycho, Lil Dicky, Sylvan Esso, Judah & The Lion, SUPERDUPERKYLE, Misterwives, Sofi Tukker, Magic!, Lettuce, Billie Eilish, Ganja White Night (Live Set) + b2b Boogie T x Dirt Monkey, Jai Wolf, G-Jones, Big Wild, Denzel Curry, $ki Mask the Slump God, Pouya, Liquid Stranger, Quinn XCII, Smino, Allah-Las, The Funky Meters, Nightmares on Wax (Live Band), Twiddle, Chicano Batman, Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles, Opiuo, Hippo Campus, Turkuaz, NOMBE, Hiss Golden Messenger, Berhana, Too Many Zooz, Ella Vos, Boogie T b2b Squnto, The Districts, Basia Bulat, Poolside, Clozee, Flamingosis, The Main Squeeze, Two Feet, Okeechobee Gospel Soul Experience with Son Little and Friends, Wild Child, Magic City Hippies, Shallou, Droeloe, Chet Porter, NERVE, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Thriftworks, Subtronics b2b Dirt Monkey, Ashe, Johnny Oz, Mad Zach, The Sh-Booms, Mikky Ekko, Leon of Athens, Southern Avenue, INVT, Pearl & The Oysters, ViniloVersus, Vandana, Sky White Tiger & Kamalata.