Oakaloosa Music Festival: Good Music for a Good Cause

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DETROIT — More than two-dozen of Detroit’s newest and brightest musicians will join headlining acts Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Girl Talk, at the first ever Oakaloosa Music Festival taking place on Saturday, July 27 from noon to midnight at Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne. 

The proceeds from the inaugural festival will not only support the non-profit Historic Fort Wayne Coalition, but also Defeat the Label, the Detroit Recreation Department and the festival’s non-profit producer, Detroit Sports Zone, Inc.

“The Oakaloosa Music Festival is all about celebrating the great talent we have here in Detroit, spotlighting our city’s culture and history, while also giving back to the community in ways that will help create a better future for the youth of Detroit,” said Adam Bleznak, Program Director for Oakaloosa.

There are a number of volunteer opportunities available for those interested in being a part of this philanthropic event at the Fort.  Positions include set-up and tear down, catering and beverage operations, information and greeters, production, box office, stage operations and merchandise. There are three five-hour shifts throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 1 a.m. Interested volunteers should send an email to oakaloosa@wearemodule.com.

A variety of local food trucks will be available for festivalgoers to purchase snacks and meals, along with beverage tents with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.

The festival will also promote a number of positive service projects in Detroit through the “Oakaloosa Community Corridor.”   The corridor will feature a row of more than a dozen non-profit organizations that will be onsite to help spread awareness of their initiatives and projects to festivalgoers.  Festival gates will open at 11:30 a.m., with the first band kicking off at noon.  

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