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Putting Recovery On The Map

02-12-18 | By

Sober Nation At Okeechobee Music And Arts Festival

Oh boy, it’s that time of the year again! Festival season is slowly approaching and it is going to start with a serious bang. Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival is only 17 days away and the lineup is stacked as usual. This is the third year that Okeechobee has been running and this year they are coming in with new and improved sound, additional stages and new experiences. This is one of my favorite festivals in the United States to attend. Great vibes, awesome art installations and 24/7 music helps make this camping festival among the best in the country.  Huge acts like Arcade Fire, Bassnectar, Khalid, Snoop Dogg, Leon Bridges, Tipper and The Flaming Lips along with 80+ other amazing artists.

Sober Nation is proud to announce that we will be attending Okeechobee this year and are here to help support anyone who will be attending Okeechobee in sobriety. Going to a music festival sober can feel overwhelming and music festivals really aren’t known for their lack of drugs and alcohol. If you don’t feel comfortable enough with where you are in your recovery, don’t push yourself to go. Just know that there is an amazing sober community at music festivals like Okeechobee and we want to share this experience with you. A handful of us are preparing ourselves for 4 days of music, magic, friends and human connection. We will be drinking a decent amount of energy drinks, but beyond that we’re there to live in the moment.

Music festivals create an experience that can’t really be found anywhere besides on festival grounds. There is a sense of camaraderie and energy in the air that is hard to describe. We’re all here to celebrate music we love, together. This is our vacation, our escape from the mundane, and our way to feel free. On this weekend we can be free from our 9-5 job, free to be weird and free to sing at the top of your lungs with 50,000 strangers. These places are magical and everyone should experience at least one camping music festival in their life.

SoberChobee

Okeechobee is something special. Know that if you are attending this music festival sober, you are not alone. There are hundreds of people that will be attending with no intention of taking drugs or drinking. If you, or a member of your group are attending and need support, reach out to us. We are here to help you have an awesome time. Okeechobee goes above and beyond, they have a group called SoberChobee. Guys and gals of all ages who volunteer are there to help for those who need it. SoberChobee hosts meetings three times a day to help support anyone in recovery who is attending the fest. If this is your first year or you just need some help, we’d be happy to show you around and assist you in having the best time possible.

Get In Touch With Us

If you would like to meet up and possibly be featured in our coverage article, you can reply to this post or email JohnF1050@gmail.com. We’d love to ask you some questions, take some photos, talk about music and your journey to the festival.

If you haven’t purchased them yet, you can get your Okeechobee Music Festival tickets here. Hope to see you guys there!

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