Okeechobee 2018 Participation Row
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Okeechobee will be partnering up with HeadCount to bring activism village Participation Row back to the festival for its 2020 edition!


Patrons attending the upcoming edition of Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival will be able to participate in so much more than just music this March. The festival has partnered up with HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that advocates and encourages democratic participation, registers voters and more.

Together, they will bring forth Participation Row, which will be occupied by plentiful non-profit organizations that surround and support the Okeechobee community. Participation Row will be located within OMF’s Chobeewobee Village and is accompanied by live art installations and craft exhibitions, truly putting the “parti” in participation.

Related: Check out the recent artist additions for Okeechobee this year and peep the PoWow! update!

If the artistic aspect of it isn’t enough incentive for attendees to play a part in this facet of the festival, there are prizes at stake as well.

Fans that visit four or more non-profits will have the chance to win an OMF D’Angelico guitar – one signed by various musicians on the lineup. Stamps will be issued from each organization once a positive action has been taken, and once four stamps are received, participants will head to the HeadCount booth to be entered in the raffle for the guitar.

In fact, everyone who accumulates four stamps is a winner regardless, because they will be gifted a pair of SAXX Underwear while supplies last. So, participating is essentially a win-win for both you and humanity.

But wait, there’s more! Fans can also take action with HeadCount NOW for a chance to win VIP tickets and camping accommodations to OMF as well as a meet-and-greet with Kaskade. Head over to their website for more details on how to enter!

Check out the affiliated organizations for Participation Row below, and grab your pass to the portal here if you haven’t yet!


Okeechobee 2020 Participation Row Organizations:

  •  Big Brothers Big Sisters – Providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
  •  Helping People Succeed – Transforms lives by realizing potential, creating hope and building futures through education, counseling, training and employment.
  •  Healthy Start – Dedicated to establishing a system of legislation that guarantees all women have access to prenatal care and that all infants have access to services that promote normal growth and development.
  •  Martha’s House – Dedicated to working to end domestic violence, and to serve survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, through a 24-bed emergency shelter and 24-hour hotline, while providing outreach services, violence prevention education, court hearing accompaniment, victim’s compensation and more.
  •  Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition – Educates the youth on the dangers of drugs and alcohol and provides them with positive activities.
  •  Treasure Coast Food Bank – To alleviate hunger by obtaining and distributing food and other essentials in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee Counties.
  •  Archbold Biological Station – Dedicated to long-term ecological research with staff, visiting investigators and students conducting research primarily focused on population ecology and conservation biology, emphasizing ecological changes over local and regional scales, and demographic shifts in ecologically sensitive species.
  •  Humane Society – Working to end animal cruelty practices, care for animals in crisis, build a stronger animal protection movement, and increase capacity to drive global change.
  •  Thank You For Your Service – Providing active duty military, veterans, and first responders with information on PTSD, TBI, suicide prevention and many other military and veteran support organizations.
  •  Okeechobee Main Street – Designed to improve all aspects of the Okeechobee downtown district by improving economic management, strengthening public participation, and building on its rich architecture and new businesses.

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