Any individual with the gumption to birth the idea of an all-encompassing music festival must have enough inspiration and drive to be considered at level with Bonnaroo or Coachella. With 800+ acres of untouched, pristine land at their feet, Steven Sybesma, Clifford Rosen and Paul Peck are able to share their backyard with festivalgoers of the inaugural event of Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Okeechobee County.


Immediately hooking music junkies with acts as Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex and Robert Plant, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival promises not only a memorable lineup, but also, a long-lasting impact on its attendees.

“We want this to be an inspiring experience, but also a rejuvenating experience.” Paul Peck states, referring to the sense of togetherness that he anticipates Okeechobee will bring.

The CEO, Co-CEO, and COO all exclaimed that this festival will bring its attendees more than just music. Being able to experience the scene before ground was broken felt so open, yet so private and that was fully the intention on such serene territory.


The three main stages located in The Grove, along with the “waterside stage” Aquachobee Beach and Alien spaceship invaded Jungle 51 are not even a fraction of what Okeechobee intends to offer. While there will be attendees engulfed in the 24 hour days of music, ChobeeWobee Village and Yogachobee beckon for people to drop-in with themselves before jumping back into the crowd. With a teahouse reprieve, healing sanctuary, and art installation from Burning Man, individuals will experience the true cultural center of Okeechobee.

With an expected high of 80 degrees during the day and low of 65 degrees at night, spring breakers and music junkies alike will be gathering together to create their own PoWoW down at Sunshine Grove.

The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival will take place March 4-6. For more information, visit their official website.