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Ozy Fest Will Heat Up NYC This Weekend

Ozy Fest Will Heat Up NYC This Weekend

Get ready New York City, this weekend on the Great Lawn in Central Park the fourth annual Ozy Fest is guaranteed to heat up the big city. This is one of the most innovative and interactive experiences availabe today featuring an eclectic combination of music, comedy, and ideas, OZY Fest brings together today’s hottest musical artists, laugh-out-loud comedians, and some of the world’s most esteemed leaders and innovators across politics, business, technology, the arts and more, engaging in conversation, performance and demonstration like never before. It’s a new kind of festival that defies categorization; The New York Times called OZY Fest “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair” and Thrillist proclaimed it “the only NYC summer festival you need to attend.”

Some last minute line up addiitons not listed above include Beto O’Rouke and Team USA Captain Megan Rapinoe. Surprisingly, possibly due to last minute set up changes? I hear that some limited number of tickets remain for this epic, NOT to be missed Fest. Lots of learning, laughing, loving and dancing in Central Park all while listening to some of the hippest musical performances of the summer.  In the event that you are concerned about the high temps expected in NYC this weekend you need not worry as according the event organizers there will be unlimited free water, misting fans, shaded areas, heat relief tents, sunscreen dispensers, ice stations and individual fans all weekend-long at OZY Fest.

Check link here for additional information and ticket availability

Extra Kudos to event organizers for enabling access some folks that might not otherwise be able to attend – as indicated by this section of the event website.

We’re proud to be able to make available a limited number of complimentary tickets to those who may not otherwise be able to attend due to financial hardship. We also want to encourage attendance from those who are serving our communities including educators, veterans and non-profit employees. Click here to tell us why you’d like to attend OZY Fest and we will make a limited number of tickets available on a first come first serve basis. Applications close on Tuesday, July 16. 

 Check back here for updates, photos and interviews from each days performances.

Opening photo John Legend, seen here on the big screen overlooking the rink at The Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, Nov. 2018, wont be wearing the heavy winter coat this weekend as he headlines the Fourth Annual Ozy Fest in Central Park. Photo by Brian Hester


Brian Hester is a New York City based freelance photographer covering any nature of event including but not limited to; breaking news, sports, entertainment, fashion, nature and whatever may catch his wandering eye. Since 2011 Brian, has been covering community events and high school sports for North Jersey Media Group and their successor Gannett USA Today. His clients include Rutgers University and Monmouth Athletics. ​You can see more of his work at

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