Monday, February 19, 2018
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Follow critic Jay Cridlin at the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival

Coming to you live from Okeechobee

The inaugural Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival is under way in South Florida, with artists like Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant and the Avett Brothers aiming to transform a patch of rural farmland into the site of Florida's premiere indie rock festival.

RELATED: Could Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival be the next Bonnaroo?

Times pop music/culture critic Jay Cridlin will be on hand all weekend, tweeting photos and coverage (provided cell service holds up and the mosquitoes don't get him), and reviewing and recapping each day. Follow him on Twitter @JayCridlin, on Instagram @cridlin, and check out his reports each morning on our SoundCheck blog, tampabay.com/soundcheck.

 
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