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    A two-day party of style and sound kicks off this weekend, attracting 40 musical acts and more fashion collections than you can shake a stiletto at. We chat with the festival’s co-founder about what’s new this year and why you need to be there.

    The Fashion Meets Music Festival 2015 will take place September 5 and 6 in Columbus.
    The Fashion Meets Music Festival 2015 will take place September 5 and 6 in Columbus.

    Music and fashion have long gone hand-in-hand. That’s why a team of insiders from both industries got together and created Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF) to celebrate both worlds at once.

    Bret Adams and Melissa Dickson designed and launched FMMF with last year’s inaugural event, bringing in a far-spread lineup of fashion and music acts. FMMF is returning again this year on Labor Day weekend, September 5 and 6, in Columbus’ Arena District.

    According to Dickson, who also serves as the event’s communications director, this year’s event will feature three main stages, one dedicated fashion tent and one dedicated music tent featuring more than 45 national and local artists as well as 25 national and local designers all in a festival setting.

    At this year’s event, you’ll see what Dickson calls a fusion of fashion runway shows with three stages of live music featuring national and local musical acts such as Ludacris, Young The Giant, Andy Grammer, Rachel Platten, and AWOLNATION, as well as local favorites O.A.R. who headlined FMMF last year.

    Dickson says FMMF is about more than the national attention the event garners for the area. “It’s truly about creating a destination over Labor Day weekend,” she says. “The brand of FMMF is about highlighting both fashion and music on the local and national levels and creating a monumental event in the fashion and music sectors of Columbus.”

    Melissa Dickson, Co-Founder of the Fashion Meets Music Festival
    Melissa Dickson, Co-Founder of the Fashion Meets Music Festival

    New for the 2015 Fashion Meets Music Festival is the dedicated fashion tent where fashion and music will meet, according to Dickson. “Local food trucks, unique shopping with cool fashion vendors ranging from T-shirts to ModCloth and social lounges are also new for this year’s event,” she adds.

    Gates will open at noon both days and close at midnight each night. General admission for a single day is $59.99 and general admission for both days is $99.99. You can purchase a VIP Single Day ticket for $109 or a VIP 2-Day ticket for $189.99. Children ages 10 and under will be admitted for free with a ticketed adult. Click here to purchase your tickets.

    083115FEATURE3Dickson says the key sponsors for this year’s event include Stella Artois, iHeart Radio, Jägermeister, 7up, Uber as well as a number of others found on the festival’s website. Aside from all the fashion and music, you can enjoy the plethora of food trucks, local restaurants and other unique bites that will be at the festival. The Fashion Meets Music Festival is partnering up with the Central Ohio Food Truck Association to bring the tastiest vendors that are sure to appeal to every taste bud.

    At the end of each night will be the FMMF After Party Scene at Park Street Complex. Live music will be taking the stage and helping you jam out from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

    To give back to the community, FMMF will help several organizations showcase their causes. From Headcount to Carry Me Forward to 1Face, these important organizations will be in attendance to let you know what they’re doing to improve the world around them.

    To learn more or purchase tickets, click here.

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