Though it’s a mega-popular (and mega-expensive) vacation destination, Key West operates on the chillest of vibes. Drinking and having a good time are the lifestyle here. The Mile 0 Fest capitalizes on the whole tropical paradise thing and adds a huge dose of Americana and Red Dirt country music to the mix.
You will get the Key West experience at the Mile 0 Fest by visiting the local bars and spending time at piers and beaches, thanks to a slew of intimate daytime events and concerts scheduled at different locations around the island. In the evenings, from 5 to 11 p.m., you can join the rest of the attendees at the Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheater to take in the country music together. This year artists like Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Shane Smith & The Saints, Randy Rogers Band and Morgan Wade will come to the island.
There’s also plenty of booze and food to pass the time. You’ll chow down on the freshest seafood the ocean has to offer – conch fritters, shrimp, snapper, grouper, and fish tacos – and cuban ham and cheese sandwiches, jerk chicken with plantains, and cheeseburgers. Depending on your pass and package, you might even get to experience sunset cruises, live music on a roving sailboat, charity events and pool parties, all done Key West-style.
It’s worth noting that this festival’s tickets are majorly tiered. The Passes are the simplest route, giving you festival access to varying degrees, whereas the Packages include a five-night (or more) hotel stay at one of the boutique hotels partnered with the fest in addition to your festival entry, plus more perks.
- Capacity for the Mile 0 Fest is capped at about 4,000 attendees.
- Tickets are non-refundable and range from simple passes to elaborate packages. Pass Prices are as follows: Beach Bum Pass $499; Gold VIP Pass $999 (sold out); Platinum VIP Pass $1199 (sold out). Packages, which include a 5-night hotel stay and more perks are as follows: Beach Bum Package $1294; Pirate Package $1374; Gold Premier Package $1934 (sold out); Platinum Premier Package $2234 per person (sold out). Single-day passes might become available closer to the event but they are not guaranteed.
- Mile 0 Fest app is released 30 days before the event takes place.
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What’s the nearest airport?
The Key West International Airport is about 5 miles away. It’s also popular to fly into Miami or Fort Lauderdale and drive the 4 to 5 hours down through the breathtaking Florida Keys.
How does seating work at Truman Waterfront Park?
Since the amphitheater is an open-air venue with no assigned seating, there are a few considerations with seating before you attend. If you don’t have seating included in your pass or package, be prepared to grab a “pick and place” chair, rent a chair for the day, or bring your own, as long as it’s not solid metal or a couch.
What’s the lineup?
The 2024 Initial Lineup is as follows: Randy Rogers Band, Morgan Wade, Shane Smith & The Saints, Wade Bowen, Josh Abbott Band, William Clark Green, Stoney Larue, The Band of Heathens, American Aquarium, Cody Canada & The Departed, The Steel Woods, Tanner Usrey, Mike & The Moonpie, Jamie Lin Wilson, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Kaitlin Butts, Jack Ingram, Charlie Robinson, Kevin Fowler, Roger Creager, Bri Bagwell, Uncle Lucius, Red Clay Strays, Josh Ward, Paul Thorn, Micky & The Motorcars, Adam Hood, Dalton Domino, Them Dirty Roses, John Fullbright, The Damn Quails, Jason Eady, Drew Kennedy, Courtney Patton, Kylie Frey, Josh Grider, Walt & Tina Wilkins, Lucas Jagneaux & The Roadshow, Meg Mcree, Max & Heather Stalling, Jason Scott & The High Heat, Jacob Stelly, Ben Chapman, William Beckmann, Josh Weathers, Red Dirt Rangers, Django Walker, Vandoliers, Taylor Hunnicutt, Lance Roark, Jonathan Terrell.