It’s around this time of year when Okeechobee music festival gives their fans an inkling of news as to what is going on for 2019. The festival crew looked like they had it all together: the first two years sold out, the venue was perfect, and everyone was chomping at the bit to enter the portal. For 2019, it might not be the case.
The Festival parent company, Soundslinger LLC, closed business and laid employees earlier this year. This is following multiple red flags about the festival including no announcements and no tickets.
The last known communication from the festival was almost a month ago after threads sparked up on Twitter about the death of Okeechobee. The official Okeechobee page posted on social media after being blown up by everyone on Twitter, but no new information has come to light. Reports from the festival owl in early September also spark rumors of the festival’s demise.
Lots of 🚩 popping up on the future of @okeechobeefest. Including rumors the festival is not returning.
There is concern now with no announcements, or tickets. I have reached out to a (normally) very responsive source and they have not been able to confirm any plans for 2019.
— Festive Owl (@TheFestiveOwl) September 13, 2018
— Okeechobee (@okeechobeefest) September 13, 2018
At this moment in time, there are no confirmed dates for the festival, no tickets sold, nothing! This is terrible news. As someone who attended Okeechobee the first year, it’s easy to say there’s nothing like it.
River BEats has reached out to the Okeechobee team and will update this article as more information comes to light; but as of right now, it’s not looking too hot.
Featured image via Salute magazine.