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Virtual Ozy Fest

OZY MEDIA ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL OZY FEST FOR MAY 15-16 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HBCUs, CLUBHOUSE

Headliners at the May festival include Chance the Rapper, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Condoleezza Rice, Mark Cuban, Malcolm Gladwell, Sevyn Streeter and Marc Rebillet

OZY Media announced that OZY Fest, its one-of-a-kind festival of great entertainment, interactive experiences and big conversations, will return on May 15-16 as a virtual event, after the 2020 festival was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Headliners include musicians Chance the Rapper, Sevyn Streeter, Big Freedia, Marc Rebillet and Kat Cunning; comedians Tig Notaro, Maz Jobrani and Aida Rodriguez; chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Tom Colicchio and Ming Tsai; thought leaders Dr. Anthony Fauci, Mark Cuban, Condoleezza Rice, Malcolm Gladwell, Jim Cramer, Revd. Al Sharpton, Deepak Chopra, Rep. Maxine Waters, Sunny Hostin, Alicia Garza, Marcus Scribner, Sophia Chang, DeRay Mckesson, Carmen Yulín Cruz, Adam Grant, Katty Kay, Matt James, Valerie Jarrett, Dr. Michael Lomax, Mariana van Zeller, Dr. Danielle Moss, Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr., Angela Benton and Carlos Watson; and sports figures Michael Vick, Stephen A Smith and CC Sabathia. The festival will be livestreamed to the Carlos Watson Show YouTube Channel, presented by OZY Media.

OZY Fest brings together the game-changers and change-makers who are ahead of their time and worthy of yours for a virtual celebration of bold change and big ideas. The festival has previously been held in New York City’s Central Park with guests including John Legend, Trevor Noah, Issa Rae, Padma Lakshmi and Joe Biden, and has been described as “TED meets Coachella” and “New York’s answer to SXSW” for its unmatched blend of thought leadership and entertainment.

The virtual festival will be streamed live, with two simultaneous virtual stages between 5pm and 9pm ET offering a combination of live music and comedy performance, thought leadership, and interactive programming. VIP tickets are available for purchase allowing access to exclusive interactive virtual offerings. OZY Fest’s partnership with new live social media platform Clubhouse will break new ground, employing the app’s private chat functionality to host VIP meet-and-greets in an intimate audio-only setting.

“We are so excited to be bringing OZY Fest back,” says OZY COO and co-founder Samir Rao. “Virtual events and festivals have been hit and miss over the trying past year, but OZY Fest is going to take things to the next level, with the most interactive virtual experience of all time. OZY Fest won’t disappoint if you’re as tired of Zoom as we are.”

The theme of OZY Fest 2021 is “Reset America,” with organizers saying that it hopes to host conversations to reimagine how democracy, racial justice, education and more should work in the 21st century. OZY Media is partnering with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to provide free access to all current students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and to donate proceeds from VIP ticket sales to UNCF. UNCF CEO, Dr. Michael Lomax, is featured among OZY Fest headliners.

“It’s a privilege to be partnering with UNCF to make an impact with OZY Fest this year,” says Carlos Watson, OZY CEO and co-founder, and host of The Carlos Watson Show. “I have said before that the 2020s will be the new 1960s, and OZY will play its role in facilitating some of the most important conversations about where we turn next as a society.”

OZY Fest is brought to you by Chevrolet and American Family Insurance. It is produced by OZY Media in partnership with YouTube, Twitter, Clubhouse and iHeartRadio.

For a full list of headliners and information about how to register for tickets or purchase VIP passes, head to OZY Fest.

OZY Fest 2021

ComplexCon Unveils Artist Collaborations

For a third year, ComplexCon is ground zero for a global gathering of culture-shaping artists to showcase works, collaborations and interactive installations November 3-4, in Long Beach, CA.

The ComplexCon Art Experience once again features some of the most influential street, contemporary and pop artists and galleries from around the world including Takashi Murakami’s KaiKai Kiki Gallery, FriendsWithYou, Avant Arte x Felipe Pantone, Hebru Brantley, Scott Campbell and dozens more. 1800 Tequila™ returns to ComplexCon for a third year to present the Art Experience.  This year they’ve teamed up with acclaimed artist Adam Lucas and streetwear designer Nicky Diamonds to create 100 exclusive, one-of-a-kind jackets to giveaway at ComplexCon, celebrating their “Just Refined Enough” campaign.

A sneak at what awaits attendees includes the following engagements:

Avant Arte, the Netherlands-based art collaborative reunites with artist Felipe Pantone

Avenue des Arts, the Hong Kong based gallery is bringing works from Los Angeles deconstructive pop artist Matt Gondek

Bettermeart, a contemporary fine street art gallery based in Shanghai, makes ComplexCon its first ever US show

Evan Rossell, better known as “Stink” is bringing his iconic “Hairy Fools” installation.

Eddie Kang Studios – South Korean artist known for his colorful and dreamy works which are philosophical stories which he creates based on life’s reflections.

Gallery Stan – Based in Seoul and NYC is bringing So Youn Lee, pop artist Sam, Sergio Garcia, and Fidia Falaschetti

Gallery Delaive – presents a unique live painting session with Japanese artist Ayako

Gangster Doodles, the artist who transforms Post-It notes into “Gangster Doodles” of famous rappers.

• Friends with You “PopWorld” is a spectacular 60’ x 60’ inflatable experience from LA-based art collective FriendsWithYou. The immersive, Instagram-worthy installation asks guests to donate to charity — any amount is accepted starting at one cent — in order to experience PopWorld. PopWorld is supported by PopSockets.

• Future Tech Labs is launching a sustainable clothing line.

Hebru Brantley, the contemporary American artist best known for his Afro-Futurism approach to anime and graffiti, is bringing exclusive art pieces

Joshua Vides is unveiling two new installations: a moonscape installation with Herschel, and a walk through experience with Ebay.

Mariella Angela, a Los Angeles based oil painter known for her portraits of rap’s greatest artists

Mr. Flower Fantastic “MFF” is a New York based artist who explores floristry, sculpture, and design with an unprecedented style and an anonymous public persona.

Over the Influence (OTI) Gallery will exhibit Cleon Peterson solo on Saturday featuring limited edition skate decks and sculptures.

Gallery Delaive presents a unique live painting session with Japanese artist Ayako Rokkaku, showcasing her signature painting technique of applying acrylic paint with her bare hands.

• Scott Campbell’s Whole Glory Tattoo Project is coming to ComplexCon. Attendees can enter to win a chance to get inked with a mystery tattoo selected wholly by Scott Campbell. Those lucky enough to get an appointment will place their arm through a small hole in a fence and get inked, with no consultation, discussion or even eye contact during the process.

Spokeart is exhibiting new works by Mark Drew (Tokyo) and GATS (Oakland)

• 1800 Tequila intersects art and style through a real time collaboration experience within the 1800 Tequila bar and lounge space in the ComplexCon Art Experience. Attendees have the opportunity to add their creativity to wearable pieces of art by customizing a Nicky Diamond-designed vintage denim jacket with patches and pins created by Adam Lucas, exclusively for 1800.

• Uzumaki powered by Redbull* returns to ComplexCon to build a plush installation

General Admission tickets are still available at ComplexCon.com. General Admission tickets are $60 per day for Saturday or Sunday or two-day General Admission tickets can be purchased for $100 (plus fees). But hurry because earlier this summer, ComplexCon sold out its limited presale and VIP tickets in a matter of minutes.