Okeechoobee Music & Arts Festival is coming on strong for its inaugural incarnation this March 4th – 6th in Okeechobee, Florida. Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The Avett Brothers, Ween, and more already made for a tasty lineup, but perhaps the most intriguing part on the bill was the mysterious PoWoW! mashup.
Produced by longtime Bonnaroo SuperJam director Paul Peck, the inaugural lineup is led by Miguel and Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler. They’ll command a group of musicians that includes John Oates (of Hall and Oates), George Porter Jr., and Zigaboo Modeliste, the acclaimed rhythm section from The Meters. Preservation Hall Jazz Band will bring the horns with the support of sax phenom Kamasi Washington. Soulive/Lettuce members Eric Krasno and Neal Evans will also be on stage playing guitar and keyboard/organs, respectively. Chris Karns, a world champion DJ, will man the decks.
Though that’s an impressive conglomeration of musicians as is, there will be plenty of other surprise guests taking the stage as the one-off supergroup performs “epic reinterpretations of beloved classic songs woven together with modern music.” Bet you wish you had tickets, don’t you?