Miami University is home to many musical events ranging from Red Brick Rasta, Acoustic Fusion, Townie Fest, Summer Music Festival and much more. However, none of these events can come close to the success of Oxfest. In only one year, the event drew more than 3,000 young adults to an all day music festival that is now yielding corporate sponsorship and billboard topping headliners. With such a high demand for a second installment, this event is now looking to double its attendees and provide non-stop music all day long in 2010. Most impressive of all, two Miami students with only one goal run the entire festival – improve the repetitive entertainment scene at Miami University.
It is not uncommon to hear Miami Alum to described their college town as “the bubble” since it is safely tucked away in the corner of Oxford, OH. As much as everyone eventually misses his or her stay in Oxford, it was often possible at the time to fall into the same nightlife routine. Which is why in 2008 Andrew Stankus founded Stank Entertainment for the purpose of facilitating this change to his beloved college town. His vision exceeded beyond the brick and ivy of Miami as he looked to become a household name on college campuses throughout the United States. And in the spring of 2009 he took the first step to making this a reality by teaming up with fellow student Nilin Rao. Together they were able to book The Nappy Roots as a headliner and create excitement around this new festival.
Oxfest 2 is set to begin at 12pm and will consist of several different artists from all different genres of music. This years set list includes Jay Dub, Blayze Kid, The Truants, Fire at Slope, DJ Sona, DJ Clockwork, and Gorilla Zoe as the Headliner. Presale tickets are available at $15 a piece (at Oxford Spirits and Uptown Bucks) and will be sold for $20 at the gate.
Stay tuned to this page for more in-depth information on this year’s events and artist profiles in the coming days. For more information now, head over to the official Oxfest blog here.