OZY Fusion Fest coming to Central Park w/ Wyclef, Andra Day, ‘Broad City,’ more
NYC is getting yet another (small) music festival this summer, and it’s actually the same weekend as Panorama. It’s co-presented by arts/culture webzine OZY Media and the Fusion TV Channel (which Univision recently acquired) and it’s called OZY Fusion Fest. It happens July 23 at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park from 10:30 AM to 9 PM.
The fest “is an intersection of thought, food and music, shopping and will feature icons, entertainers, tech innovators and thought leaders.” There’s music from rising soulful singer Andra Day, former Fugee and ’90s/early ’00s hitmaker Wyclef Jean, and Puerto Rican rapper Rene Perez. There’s also Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer from Broad City, and there will be speakers, too, like Bill Gates, former White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove and more.
Tickets, ranging from $35-$75, are on sale now. Full lineup below.
Ozy Fusion Fest — 2016 Lineup
· Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer (executive producers of the Comedy Central sitcom Broad City)
· Andra Day (recording artist)
· Bill Gates (Microsoft founder and entrepreneur)
· Cory Booker (New Jersey Senator and former Mayor Newark, NJ)
· Chris Blackwell (music producer and founder of Island Records)
· Darren Walker (President of the Ford Foundation)
· Issa Rae (actress, writer and YouTube star, Awkward Black Girl series),
· Jorge Ramos (Univision anchor)
· Judy Smith (author and producer of the television show Scandal)
· Karl Rove (political consultant, former Deputy Chief of Staff, White House)
· Laurene Powell Jobs (founder of Emerson Collective and wife to Apple founder Steve Jobs)
· Malcolm Gladwell (journalist and best-selling author, The Tipping Point, Blink)
· Rene Perez (Grammy Award Winning performer)
· Wyclef Jean (Grammy Award Winning performer)