Okeechobee To Host World's Largest Sound Meditation Ever

Article by: emily ward|@_drawylime

Thu February 15, 2018 | 14:30 PM

Move over, music; mindful meditation is coming to Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in a big way this March. For the first time in the festival's history, the festival has paired up with New York-based, legendary mass meditation movement The Big Quiet to host the largest sound meditation ever, anywhere. Yet another example of Okeechobee bringing fresh, thoughtful programming to their annual four-day event, this collaborative experience will unfold at the festival on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Whether you're a seasoned meditator or yearn for a pause amidst that familiar festival noise, The Big Quiet offers an experience like no other. A standard Big Quiet experience features sound practitioners, string instrumentalists and various other specialized musicians; at Okeechobee, those musicians will be joined by Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld and Lost In The Trees' Jenavieve Vargaand , who are working on the strings for a new piece specifically for this session. Vocals will come from Local Natives' Taylor Rice and Kelcey Ayer   with an acoustic song from Sofi Tukker singer Sophie Hawley-Weld . For a unique twist, the Miami Frost School of Music's Choir will close out the experience.

Okeechobee Music Festival 2017 Jamie Seed Photography 1

The Big Quiet is renowned for bringing together thousands of people at busy, large landmarks like Madison Square Garden and the top of the World Trade Center. For the first time on the main stage of an American music festival, the organization joins forces with the festival's musical artists to create a once-in-a-lifetime collaborative experience.

The Big Quiet takes place at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival on Sunday, March 4th at 3:10 pm on the festival's Be Stage.