COLUMBUS, Ohio- Ohio Machine, of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), announced today a partnership with Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF) to bring live music to Machine home games. Fashion Meets Music Festival will become an “Official Partner of the Ohio Machine” along with being the presenting partner of the “ Ohio Machine Pre-Game Concert Series”. The Concert Series will help create a fun pre-game environment and experience for everyone before each of the seven home games, featuring talented musicians from all over Columbus. The pre-game concert series will be a good way to attract fans down to Fortress Obetz prior to home games and interact with the community. Several of the musicians lined up for the FMMF Pre-Game Concert Series include: Liberty Deep Down, Greg Owens, Joey Hendrickson, Personal Public and many more.
“Being able to partner with Fashion Meets Music Festival is a unique opportunity that will enhance all Machine home games. Music is such a major part of sports, so why not showcase top local talent throughout the year and give Sheen fans another activity at games.” Ryan Chenault, Ohio Machine Team President, adds, “With the move to
Obetz, we’re going to engage with not only Obetz but all of Columbus to make Fortress Obetz a unique location for sports and entertainment.”
FMMF will be held at Fortress Obetz on August 18th-19th. Since FMMF was founded in 2014 it has been bringing many well-known musicians and designers to the streets of Columbus. This year FMMF will once again bring in headlining musical talent from all over the country.
“The partnership with Ohio Machine is a great effort forward to showcase our local talent in Columbus, OH. This collaboration will continue to highlight Columbus as a national hub for fashion, music, food, art and education—FMMF is excited to create these engagement opportunities for the local music scene” Melissa Dickson, Director of Communications.
The Machine are coming off of another road victory with a 15-12 win against Charlotte this past weekend and have their first home game at Fortress Obetz on May 6
th against Rochester Rattlers.
About the Fashion Meets Music Festival
Created by a team of music and fashion insiders from Columbus, OH, the Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF) is the only festival in the country dedicated to the fusion of fashion and music. FMMF joins two loves into one celebration, elevating music and fashion to a shared experience featuring live performances, runway shows, unique activations and more. On its journey, FMMF strives to identify Columbus as a national leader in music, fashion, dinning, art and education, partnering with local brands and businesses to showcase the best in the city.
About the Ohio Machine
Ohio Machine is a professional lacrosse team founded in 2012 that competes in Major League Lacrosse (MLL). The Machine ended their 2016 in the MLL Championships, losing by one point to the Denver Outlaws. The team is returning their core 22 players including MLL powerhouses, Kyle Harrison, Peter Baum, Marcus Holman, Scotty Rodgers and former Buckeye stand-out, Dominique Alexander. The Machine kicked off their 2017 campaign by traveling to Atlanta where they beat the Blaze in a close 10-9 game. The Machine are heading down to Charlotte on April 29 for their second game of the season. They will return to Obetz, OH for their home-opener and first game inside Fortress Obetz taking on the Rochester Rattlers, May 6.