Thousands of musicians, artists, hippies, festival lovers, and ravers flocked to Sunshine Grove, a 600 acre plot of land in Okeechobee, Florida, for the 2nd annual Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival.
Okeechobee Fest 2017 proved that it is one of the nation’s elite music festivals. The sold-out, 4-day celebration of music and self-expression had something for everyone and left all of us feeling inspired.
For all you free spirits that were spreading your wings somewhere else between March 2nd and March 5th, read on to discover why you must enter the portal next year at Okeechobee Fest 2018.
Set the Stage
Okeechobee 2017 was advertised as a “Tropical Paradise” and they achieved nothing short of perfection.
Over 100 artists played a variety of music across 5 stages. Performing on the Be, Here, and Now stages (thank you Ram Dass) were the likes of Logic, Bassnectar, GRiZ, The Japanese House, Porter Robertson, and Bleachers among tons of other amazing artists. The variety of music drew eclectic crowds and made for a festival experience matched by few.
One of our highlights from the weekend was hanging out at the Aquachobee beach where the sun was warm and the vibes were chill.
If you are looking for something a little more chill, then you will feel at home among the trippy art installations, improv sets, acro yoga, and sunset jams populating Chobeewobee Village. The only way to describe the atmosphere at Chobeewobee Village is absolute love and laughter.
If you really wanted to relax then Yogachobee was the place for you. Sunrise meditations and regular yoga sessions elevated the already spiritual festival to another level of consciousness. The integration of music, art, and self-reflection is a combination that everyone should experience. We went into Okeechobee with no expectations and left knowing ourselves more intimately than we could have ever imagined. #blessed
Music Festival Outfits
We saw so many bomb outfits at Okeechobee. People embraced the tropical paradise theme by wearing lots of tie dye hydration packs, lots of dazzling swimwear, tank tops, and sunglasses. Gotta say it, those GloFX diffraction glasses are lit.
Want to see some more sick rave outfits? See The Vibe Tribe rave under the endless sea at Beyond Wonderland 2017.
Music festivals like Ultra are cool because you get to experience the music, the city, and sleep with all the comforts of home. What makes festivals like Okeechobee awesome is that the “city” is a 600 acre plot of land that you create.
Like the music and art the sights to behold at the Sunshine Grove campsites were diverse. Flags and totems decorated the tropical oasis while the friendliest people and all of the essential music festival gear: hammocks, lounge chairs, inflatable couches, and hip hydration packs.
When Monday morning rolled around we were hoping the date on our phones was just a mirage. When we realized it wasn’t we tore down camp, packed up our gear, and said goodbye to all of our newfound friends.
Want to give a shout out to all of our Vibe Tribe Ambassadors that showed up and hung out, we love you! We are so excited to share the love again next year.
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