We aren’t short of summer festivals in NYC, but only one boasts a mix of culture, interactivity, and entertainment, that festival is Ozy Fest.
June may be Music Month, but your July will be spent looking forward to Ozy Fest. Talks, entertainment, delicious eats… really, Ozy Fest is about to become your go-to summer experience, and it’s right on your doorstep in Rumsey Field in Central Park.
You’re thinking “that’s a bold claim”? Well, we’re talking about a-list acts like RuPaul, Samantha Bee, Jason DeRulo, Talib Kweli, Ta-Nehisi Coates to name just a few. A lineup that leads the event co-founder to describe the fest as “TED meets Coachella” in a recent interview with NY Daily News.
Now on its second turn in NYC, Ozy Fest is sure to be a sellout. Tickets are selling for $50, or if you’re the type to go that extra mile, $125 will snag you a VIP pass with access to the VIP Tent with special food, drink and guest experiences. Here’s a little rundown of some of the entertainment and talks waiting for you:
comedian and host of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
actress, writer, and star of HBO’s “Insecure”
world-renowned restaurateur, chef, food personality, and author
Star of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
CNN political contributor, author, and social activist
hip-hop recording artist, entrepreneur and social activist
journalist and best-selling author, “The Tipping Point,” “Blink”
Katie Couric; Yahoo! global news anchor
author and journalist; national correspondent for The Atlantic
professor at Wharton School of Business; best-selling author, “Originals” and “Give and Take”
Super Bowl MVP, linebacker for the Denver Broncos
founder & CEO of Bumble, co-founder of Tinder
founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform
founder, chairman, and CEO of GSV Asset Management
street artist and crochet artist
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