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Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival
Genre Rock, jam bands, alternative rock, indie, hip hop, R&B, funk, reggae, EDM, jazz, Americana, country, folk, gospel, reggae, world
Location(s) Sunshine Grove
12517 NE 91st Ave
Okeechobee, Florida 34972, USA
Years active 2016–2018, 2020–present
Founded by Soundslinger, LLC

The Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Okeechobee) is an annual four-day music and arts festival produced by Soundslinger, LLC. The festival is held at the 600-acre property, Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida.


The first Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival was held March 4–6, 2016. With artists such as Bassnectar, Skrillex, Kendrick Lamar, and Mumford & Sons, the festival drew around 32,000 attendees in its first year. The festival is produced by Soundslinger, LLC, an independent company founded by Steve Sybesma, formerly of Sunshine Promotions, Paul Peck formerly of Superfly (Bonnaroo Music Festival), and a team of producers who have presented other major festivals and concerts around the globe. It was announced in late 2016 that both Sybesma and Peck would be leaving the company on good terms, and Kevin Collinsworth was appointed CEO. Soundslinger is headquartered in Miami, with offices in New York City.

In November 2018, Okeechobee organizers announced that the festival would not be happen in 2019; it returned in March 2020.