There’s never a shortage of entertainment in New York City. On any given day, the city provides its nearly-8.4 million residents with a seemingly endless selection of entertainment options—especially within the realm of live events. From concerts to comedy shows to scholarly talks by the world’s greatest minds to world-class dining, everything is at your fingertips in the city that never sleeps.
With so much going on all the time, large events need to arrange programming that reflects the colorful and vibrant nature of NYC’s inhabitants—and OZY Fest will do just that when it returns to the Great Lawn of Manhattan’s iconic Central Park on July 20th and 21st.
OZY Fest announced the eclectic lineup of performers and speakers for the 2019 summer event last month. In addition to being hosted by OZY Media co-founder Carlos Watson and former Yankees all-star Alex Rodriguez, the two-day event will look to cover almost all areas of American entertainment and pop culture across two stages, in addition to a “global marketplace.” The list of notable musicians set to perform at the festival includes John Legend, Miguel, Tove Lo, ARIZONA, and Jazzy Amra, while producers have also booked some of the top names in comedy including Trevor Noah, Dulcé Sloan, and Ronny Chieng.
In addition to focusing on music and comedy, OZY Fest producers have also tapped a mix of writers and thought leaders (Malcolm Gladwell, Deepak Chopra), politicians (Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Stacey Abrams), filmmakers (Spike Lee), celebrity chefs (Padma Lakshmi, Rachael Ray, Marcus Samuelsson), TV personalities & social activists (Jameela Jamil) and industry-leading entrepreneurs (Mark Cuban, Cindy Eckert) to provide attendees with a stimulating and well-rounded experience in the park.
OZY Fest 2019 – Official Teaser Video
With such a wide range of scheduled performances and panels, it’s nearly impossible for attendees or prospective ticket buyers to find something to complain about in regards to the lineup—which is, as we all know, a favorite pastime amongst the festival community. There truly is something for everybody at OZY Fest, an event that’s unique and diverse enough to be worthy of its fast-paced metropolitan setting.
For an example of OZY Fest’s non-traditional event programming, watch the exclusive conversation with ESPN’s Jemele Hill at last year’s event below:
Jamele Hill Interview – OZY Fest 2018
Tickets for this year’s OZY Fest range from two-day and single-day GA passes. The event also offers VIP packages which grant holders access to exclusive lounges, reserved seating and viewing areas, complimentary food and drinks, celebrity meet and greets, and much more. OZY Fest has also partnered with Festicket to put together travel packages for fans coming in from out of town.
Tickets for the July 2019 event are on sale now. Head over to the event’s website for more info and ticketing options. We’ll see you in the park!