Ashland in Motion and the Paramount Arts Center have joined forces in hosting a riverfront festival this fall focusing on art, music and culture.
OYO Arts & Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, and will be located at the Port of Ashland. The arts and music festival will feature a daylong schedule of events, including an artisan market, live art demonstrations, local food and retailers, beer sales and a lineup of live music.
Festival headliner is outlaw country and southern rock artist Shooter Jennings. In addition to Jennings, the festival will also feature Third Man Records and Americana artist Lillie Mae. Information regarding the full music lineup will be released in June.
Craft and domestic beers presented by Perry Distributors, Inc. will be available.
OYO Arts & Music Festival will also have a general admission area and a VIP section and experience sponsored by Delta by Marriott Hotel. VIP section and experience includes private amenities, direct stage access and an eclectic and exclusive VIP tent and viewing area.
VIP guests may also purchase exclusive and specialty foods crafted by The Winchester Steak & Seafood restaurant.
The event name pays homage to regional influences and the Ohio River. According to text, the Ohio River received its English name from the Iroquois word “oyo,” meaning “the great river.”
“Having the opportunity to host this event on the Port of Ashland is significant to the community and the name reflects that importance and honors our past and heritage. Acknowledging the Ohio River is not only significant because of the landscape and its literal influence, but conceptually we intend for this event to ‘flood’ the city with art, music and new and unique experiences,” said Ashland in Motion Executive Director Whitney Lowe.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.paramountartscenter.com or at the Paramount Arts Center box office located at 1300 Winchester Ave.
General admission presale tickets are $25; day of event cost is $35. VIP admission presale tickets are $50; day of event cost is $60.
“The Paramount Arts Center asks for your support as we move forward with this historic event. The festival will certainly enhance the River Port and its value to the citizens of Ashland in regards to recreation and entertainment. It will be a positively fun experience for everyone,” said Paramount Arts Center Executive Director Norma Meek.
For more information, visit Facebook.com/OYOFestival.