Oakaloosa Music Festival

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DETROIT – The full music lineup for the first-ever Oakaloosa Music Festival was announced today by festival organizers. More than two dozen of Detroit’s newest and brightest musicians will join headlining acts Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Girl Talk, at the philanthropic music festival taking place on Saturday, July 27 from 12 noon to midnight at Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne.


OakaloosaOakaloosa festival tickets are currently on sale through Oakaloosa.com for $45 for general admission and $55 for a VIP Ticket, which includes a VIP entry, bar area and viewing location during the festival. A portion of the proceeds will help the restoration and preservation of Historic Fort Wayne. Additional festival beneficiaries will be announced over the next two weeks on Oakaloosa.com and via @Oakaloosa on Twitter and Facebook.


The complete festival lineup is listed below. Two open spots remain in the line-up, slated for the winner of the Oakaloosa Battle of the Bands taking place during five days throughout July. The preliminary rounds will be held at 9 p.m. at the Hard Rock Café in Detroit (7/12, 7/18) and the Pike Room at the Crofoot in Pontiac (7/13, 7/19). The final round will be held on Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at the Crofoot Ballroom. More details for the Oakaloosa Battle of the Bands, including how to enter or attend, can be found on Oakaloosa.com.


“The wide range of genres featured in the Oakaloosa lineup is intended to reflect the diversity of Detroiters themselves,” said Adam Bleznak, Program Director for the Oakaloosa Music Festival. “We are looking forward to bringing all types music fans from across Detroit and the region to enjoy a completely unique festival experience at Historic Fort Wayne, one of the most amazing historic gems in Detroit.”


In addition to music, Oakaloosa supports positive service projects in Detroit and is dedicated to building a festival of community engagement. The festival plans on hosting a number of non-profit organizations at the event, to spread awareness of their initiatives. During the festival, there will be a designated area where guests can learn about organizations and volunteer opportunities. Non-profit groups interested in being a part of the festival or for volunteer opportunities, can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get involved.



Oakaloosa is organized and supported by Detroit Sports Zone, Inc., a non-profit group committed to exposing people of all ages to sports, cultural arts, mentoring, life-skill development and character building activities. Additional proceeds from the festival will be used to support the youth sports and mentoring programs provided through Detroit Sports Zone, Inc.


Oakaloosa is sponsored by Opportunity Detroit, Broder & Sachse, Asphalt Specialists, Inc., Real Detroit Weekly, Embarco Entertainment, The City of Detroit Recreation Department, Uber and Budweiser. For more information and to stay up to date with all Oakaloosa announcements, visit Oakaloosa.com or follow @Oakaloosa on Facebook and Twitter.


Broder & Sachse Stage (along the River)


 12:00 – 12:45pm          Great Divide

 1:00 – 1:30pm             Cousin George

 1:45 – 2:15pm             Michael Bermudez

 2:30 – 3:00pm             See Jane Rock

 3:15 – 3:45pm             Otto Vector

 4:00 – 4:30pm             Battle of the Bands Winner

 4:45 – 5:15pm             Dagda

 5:30 – 6:00pm             Of Mice and Musicians

 6:15 – 6:45pm             Robert James

 7:00 – 7:35pm             Paulina Jayne

 7:50 – 8:30pm             Trick Trick

 8:45 – 9:25pm             Kaleido

 9:40 – 10:25pm           Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

 10:45pm – 12:00am     Girl Talk


Barracks Stage

 1:00 – 1:30pm             Battle of the Bands Runner-Up

 1:45 – 2:15pm             Dan Henig

 2:30 – 3:00pm             White Shag

 3:15 – 3:45pm             Ryan Waldie

 4:00 – 4:30pm             My Pal Val

 4:45 – 5:15pm             Doss the Artist

 5:30 – 6:00pm             HIR-O

 6:15 – 6:45pm             Red Pill

 6:45 – 7:15pm             Drew 32

 7:15 – 7:45pm             Bizarre

 8:00 – 8:30pm             The Infatuations

 8:45 – 9:15pm             Ro Spit

 9:30 – 10:15pm           Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas

 10:30 – 11:00pm          Royce Da 5’9

 11:15pm– 12:00am      Freddy Todd


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