Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF) have announced new headlining acts R. Kelly, Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child), O.A.R., Rusko, Paper Diamond, and Destructo, as well as additional After Party acts including Future Islands, The Menzingers, and Maps & Atlases to join the inaugural festival – which will be taking place over Labor Day Weekend (Friday, August 29th through Sunday, August 31st) in Columbus, OH’s Arena District. For up-to-date information, please visit: http://fmmf.us/lineup/music/.
FMMF will offer Runway Shows featuring Koalacore, Lubna Designs, and the International partner of Fashion Meets Music UK who will be brining on designers such as Lyrics4Lyrics, Ricalyce, Luv Dog, and Jodi B. NY Model Management will host a male and female model search competition, with tryouts on both Friday and Saturday. The winner of the competition will be announced during the festival on Sunday.
Throughout the weekend in the Marketplace, the Lexus Runway Stage will be home to panels and spotlights featuring both designers and artists discussing both the music and fashion industries. For additional information on the Fashion Retail Marketplace, visit: http://fmmf.us/expo/.
The three-day festival, which has been confirmed for a second year in 2015, fuses music and fashion together to create one entertainment platform. FMMF’s seven indoor and outdoor stages are set to house over 200 musical acts, and the Columbus Convention Center will be fully transformed into a fashion and music retail marketplace – with expo booths and a dedicated runway installed to showcase the latest from today’s established and emerging designers. For up-to-date information on participating brands, visit: http://fmmf.us/lineup/fashion/.
Fans will also get the unique opportunity to see some of their favorite acts play intimate shows through the festival’s after party and encore show series – which will take place in local venues in and around the city, including Park Street Tavern, Brothers Drake, The Basement, Three-Legged Mare, The Big Bang. The A&R Bar, Park Street Complex, Skully’s Music Diner, and The Garden Theater. For a full list of announced after party performers, please visit http://fmmf.us/lineup/after-party-performances/.
While many performances are completely free and open to the public, special packages providing additional perks are available for purchase – including the After Party Badge, Expo Tickets(which grants entry to all fashion and music retailer booths in the Convention Center), and the Access To Excess (A2E) Pass, for festival attendees seeking the ultimate VIP experience. Details on ticket packages can be found at: http://fmmf.us/tickets.
In addition to music and fashion, Nationwide Boulevard from High Street to Neil Avenue will be transformed into a streetscape of various cuisine and beverage selections; complete with gourmet food trucks, aerial zip lines, and one of North America’s largest Gondolas, towering 100 feet tall. For out-of-towners planning a destination weekend to attend FMMF over Labor Day Weekend, the festival will be providing an Urban Camping option – located within walking distance from the festival. For additional information on the Urban Camping experience, please visit: http://fmmf.us/experience/urban-camping/.