Okeechobee Music Festival lineup adds Sturgill Simpson, Logic, more
Packed your tent and sleeping back for the 2017 Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival yet? If not, maybe a fresh round of lineup additions will get you going.
Alt-country star Sturgill Simpson, whose album A Sailor's Guide to Earth is nominated for Album of the Year at this year's Grammys, has been added to the bill for the second annual festival, March 2-5 near Okeechobee.
Rapper Logic, funk outfit Vulfpeck, electro-pop outfit the Floozies and DJ 12th Planet are among the other new additions, as well as Ganja White Night, Space Jesus, Brasstacks, Kasbo, Pell, the Golden Pony, Vandana, Lawrence, the Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Octopus Kid, Slumber, Tomas Station, Jon Simon and Roosevelt Collier's All-Star Jam.
And here's one name that should sound familiar to local music fans: St. Petersburg alt-rockers Polyenso, who had a heck of 2016, including an appearance at Bonnaroo, and will keep it going with a gig at Okeechobee.
Headliners previously announced for Okeechobee 2017 include Kings of Leon, Usher performing with the Roots, the Lumineers, Bassnectar, Wiz Khalifa, Flume, Pretty Lights, Solange, Rae Sremmurd, Porter Robinson, Anderson Paak and many more.
One more note on Okeechobee: Once again, the festival is inviting a slew of local bands to square off in competition for a slot on the lineup. Last year, Tampa rap-rock outfit Bangarang won the gig. This year, a handful of artists including the Real Clash and Natalie Claro will square off in "Destination Okeechobee," a band battle at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the State Theatre, with the winner heading down south for the festival. Tickets are $5. Click here for details on that show.
Limited advance tickets to OMF are on sale now starting at $239 (three days) and $259 (four days), though prices will rise starting Jan. 19. Click here for all the details on the 2017 Okeechobee Music Festival.
-- Jay Cridlin