5 Acts You Can’t Miss at Okeechobee

The countdown to Okeechobee has commenced, and social media is buzzing with eager fans ready to enter the portal. If you already have tickets, by now you know which headlining acts you plan to catch. But what about the supporting artists fighting for a chance to win you over? Keep reading for five acts you can’t miss at Okeechobee.



This multi-instrumentalist’s unique blend of folk rock landed him a slot on the Okeechobee lineup for the second time in a row. If that’s not reason enough to check him out, we’re not sure how else to convince you. The Argentinian-born producer and singer, Octopus Kid also goes by the name of Paco Naveira and runs a production studio in New York where he’s always working on new music. He released a new album in December 2016 entitled Demonstration that’s definitely worth checking out before you head to his Thursday afternoon set.

When / Where:  Thursday, March 2 at 4:00pm – Aquachobee Beach Stage

Octopus Kid / Photo Credit: Juan Pereyra



Despite being a relatively new band, Yärdij, a South Florida five-piece outfit has quickly gained recognition and success throughout the sunshine state. The female-led band has a powerhouse sound influenced by Paramore, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janis Joplin, and No Doubt fused with the rhythmic mellow of Sublime. Yärdij is bringing a fresh vibe to alternative rock, so don’t miss their high energy performance.

When / Where:  Friday, March 3 at 12:15pm – Here Stage

Yärdij / Photo Credit: Jon Williams



Let us introduce you to Jacob Banks, a singer / songwriter from England by way of Nigeria. The 25-year-old turned heads in the U.K. when he became the first-ever unsigned artist to perform on BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge and now he’s bringing his versatile style and powerful vocals to the states. He’s been tapped as an artist to watch, so don’t miss his set.

When / Where:  Friday, March 3 at 1:45pm – Here Stage

Jacob Banks / Photo Credit: Julie Patterson



This five-piece indie alternative-rock band hails from Boone, North Carolina, and credits Modest Mouse and Kings of Leon as their influences. The band was formed in early 2013 when the first two members, Sam Melo and Darrick “Bozzy” Keller, began writing and composing music together in their dorm. Three members, multiple hits, and several sold out shows later they’re ready to share their music at Okeechobee.

When / Where:  Saturday, March 4 at 2:30pm – Here Stage

Rainbow Kitten Surprise / Photo Credit: Ansley Cohen



Catch some island vibes with the curly-haired duo, The Golden Pony. The New York City DJs are bringing their high energy set, eye-catching costumes, and custom light up cowbells to the Aquachobee Beach stage in Moonlight Oasis. This dynamic group broke onto the scene in 2014 and has since garnered a die-hard following. So take a break from the portal and journey to the stage at the lake. They’ll be waiting for you.

When / Where:  Sunday, March 5 at 2:00pm – Aquachobee Beach Stage

The Golden Pony / Photo Credit: Stacy Kimbal


Photo Credit (Top): Ellie Pritts