OZY Fest is often called New York’s most interactive festival. CNBC labelled it as "New York's answer to SXSW." The Fest takes place every July at the Great Lawn in Central Park, New York. OZY Fest was first launched in 2016, and it has proven to be a huge success. In addition to great live music, it offers food for your mind and stomach: plenty of TED Talks, discussions, comedy, and tons of treats like tacos, samosas, popsicles, and waffles. The festival is proud to present some of the boldest thinkers and most significant minds in the U.S.
Thousands of festival-goers can meet celebrity musicians, opinion leaders, presidential candidates, successful business leaders, forward-thinking artists, and outstanding chefs. Lineups have included John Legend, Miguel, A R I Z O N A, Jazzy Amra, Trevor Noah, Dulcé Sloan, Tove Lo, and Ronny Chieng. Here you can meet with politicians like Stacey Abrams, John Kasich, Mike Allen, directors like Spike Lee, writers like Malcolm Gladwell, and others.
OZY Fest features interactive art, cooking demonstrations, and stimulating dialogue with interesting people while enjoying great weather and food in New York's favorite backyard—Central Park. A quintessential New York summer festival makes every visitor a part of the conversation.