It’s a music festival with a great message and a good cause. The region’s first fully philanthropic music festival, Oakaloosa will take place at Historic Fort Wayne in Detroit July 27.
A percentage of every dollar raised will be put towards the restoration of Historic Fort Wayne in order to help return the Fort to its previous glory and preserve it for future generations to admire and enjoy.
Headlining the festival are national artists Girl Talk and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Local stars include Royce da 5’9’’, Jessica Hernandez, Trick Trick, Kaleido and Robert James, AKA Robert Ritchie Jr., the 19-year-old son of Kid Rock. Also performing are DJ A.M.F., Ro Spit, Hir-O, Freddy Todd and Paulina Jayne.
Tickets are $45 for general admission. They are available online at www.oakaloosa.com. The first 313 buyers will get a $10 discount.
Oakaloosa is organized and supported by Detroit Sports Zone, Inc., a non-profit group committed to exposing people of all ages to sports, cultural arts, mentoring, life-skill development and character building activities. Additional proceeds from the festival will be used to support the youth sports and mentoring programs provided through Detroit Sports Zone, Inc.
Founded in 2011, based on the vision of former Harlem Globetrotter Ernest “Wag” Wagner, Detroit Sports Zone, Inc. is committed to exposing youth, adults and older adults to sports, cultural arts, mentoring, life-skill development and character building activities. Detroit Sports Zone, Inc. is a State of Michigan 501c3 non-profit organization and is a pending IRS/501c3 non-profit organization.