“TED meets Coachella”: That’s what’s Waiting at Central Park’s Ozy Fest

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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 BeeJason 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:

Jason Derulo

Samantha Bee
comedian and host of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”

Issa Rae
actress, writer, and star of HBO’s “Insecure”

Eddie Huang
world-renowned restaurateur, chef, food personality, and author

Star of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Zara Larsson

Van Jones
CNN political contributor, author, and social activist

Talib Kweli
hip-hop recording artist, entrepreneur and social activist

Malcolm Gladwell
journalist and best-selling author, “The Tipping Point,” “Blink”

Katie Couric; Yahoo! global news anchor

Ta-Nehisi Coates
author and journalist; national correspondent for The Atlantic

Adam Grant
professor at Wharton School of Business; best-selling author, “Originals” and “Give and Take”

Von Miller
Super Bowl MVP, linebacker for the Denver Broncos

Whitney Wolfe
founder & CEO of Bumble, co-founder of Tinder

Grover Norquist
founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform

Michael Moe
founder, chairman, and CEO of GSV Asset Management

London Kaye
street artist and crochet artist

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