Talib Kweli Yuna, Jason Derulo and More Set to Perform at OZY Fest in New York City
It's festival season! This year OZY Fest is bringing Talib Kweli, Yuna, Jason Derulo and more to Central Park in New York City on Saturday (July 22).
Billed as "TED [Talk] meets Coachella" by the New York Times, the festival brings together music, comedy, politics and food.
RuPaul, Kamau, Mark Cuban, Samantha Bee, Katie Couric, Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Che, Dr. Jill Biden, Jeb Bush and Eddie Huang are some other notables who are slated to take the stage at the fest.
So along with the soothing songs of the aforementioned artists, attendees will be able to hear talks from political figures including Dr. Jill Biden's "When I Was 23" and Jeb Bush's "Reimagining the Republican Party." Bumble's CEO, Whitney Wolfe, will be give a talk titled "The Female Threat: Being Boss in the Worlds of Work and Dating" as well. Michael Che and Samantha Bee will also be bringing the funny with their own time slots.
There will also be a pretty epic eating area with treats from the likes of Eddie Huang, the chef who wrote Fresh Off The Boat. However, although Ta-Nehisi Coates and Issa Rae were billed to appear, they unfortunately, will not be at the festival this year.
Check out the full schedule of the show below and head over to OZY Fest's site to snag a ticket. (Pro tip: Use the code "OZYHALFOFF" to get 50% off your ticket!)
OZY FEST Schedule
12:00 PM CARLOS WATSON + KATIE COURIC Intro Remarks
12:30 PM MALCOLM GLADWELL
1:40 PM RUPAUL Can I Get an Amen?
2:40 PM KAMAU Performance
3:20 PM MARK CUBAN + CARLOS WATSON Breaking Big
3:50 PM SAMANTHA BEE + MARK CUBAN+ MALCOLM GLADWELL + JEB BUSH Third Rail With OZY
4:20 PM SAMANTHA BEE + KATIE COURIC Is It Really That Funny?
5:00 PM YUNA Performance
5:50 PM TALIB KWELI Performance
7:00 PM ZARA LARSSON Performance
8:00 PM MICHAEL CHE
9:00 PM JASON DERULO Performance
Town Square Stage
12:10 PM DR. JILL BIDEN When I Was 23
12:50 PM SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND Reimagining the Democratic Party
1:35 PM MAYSOON ZAYID + DAVID PERRY+ SINEAD BURKE + VICTOR PINEDA The Art of Inclusion
2:10 PM JEB BUSH Reimagining the Republican Party
3:20 PM VAN JONES + HUGH HEWITT + MARIA TERESA KUMAR From the Frontlines of Disruption
3:50 PM WHITNEY WOLFE, CEO OF BUMBLE The Female Threat: Being Boss in the Worlds of Work and Dating
4:20 PM JOE SANBERG + WHITNEY WOLFE + SARAH KAUSS + JAMES PARK + MIKE MOE Blue Apron, Fitbit, Spotify, Bumble, S'well — What Does It Take to Win?
Delicious Eats and Conversation: Food and Beverage Tent
12:10 PM DEUKI HONG Treats With Deuki
12:50 PM EDDIE HUANG Cooking With Eddie
1:30 PM ADAM GRANT How to Be an Original
2:10 PM EDDIE HUANG + EUGENE S. ROBINSON
3:20 PM GLYNN WASHINGTON + EUGENE S. ROBINSON Snap Judgment Meets True Stories
4:00 PM HAKEEM OLUSEYI + EUGENE S. ROBINSON
4:30 PM INDIVISIBLE + REP. KAREN BASS Resisting Trump
5:20 PM MATT SEIGEL Drinks With Matt
6:40 PM DEUKI HONG Snacks With Deuki