Despite all of the , Okeechobeings have been holding onto hope — however, it’s actually not going that Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is coming again subsequent yr.
In a November eighth assembly with the Okeechobee County Board Commissioners, the County Administrator Robbie Chartier level clean: “It’s fairly secure to say there received’t be a pageant this yr.”
As it seems, OMF hasn’t utilized for the required allow to carry a 2019 installment. Although organizers nonetheless personal the land, a allow is a crucial step to lock down the occasion. In different phrases, it’s not wanting good.
The 2018 music pageant drew in 34,000 folks, with roughly 26,000 paid admissions, based on . Months after the fest, OMF shared an replace on September 13, which said, “Hang in there … information coming quickly.”
After an epic three years, Okee would most positively be going out on prime. Still, it will be a disgrace, contemplating how a lot music followers like it and the type tradition the pageant has cultivated. For many, it has turn into extra than simply one other music pageant, however a yearly custom.
It may lastly be time to let go.
Source: | Photo Ben Weickert for Okeechobee