hootiefest - the big splash
Fish out of water! Hootie & the Blowfish return to Mexico next year for the ultimate all-inclusive concert vacation. Join the band in paradise alongside their amigos the Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Collective Soul, Gin Blossoms, Everclear, Edwin McCain, Lit, Cowboy Mouth, Occasional Milkshake and Voice of Harold! Hootie & the Blowfish will have three unique performances on the beach at Moon Palace, an opulent resort located just south of Cancún. The HootieFest experience includes a one-of-a-kind oceanfront concert venue that’s been customized for this incredibly special and intimate event. Each section of the resort boasts a variety of restaurants, multiple bars, manicured pools, and daily activities, all included in your package price. Spend your days lounging by the water, enjoying exclusive poolside performances, or exploring the region via one of our thrilling off-site adventures.

Our one of a kind oceanfront venue sets the bar for the ultimate concert. From the moment guests enter HootieFest's custom concert area their experience is anything but traditional. This includes complimentary beverages, a mix of authentic and fan favorite cuisine, fresh churros, local microbrew beer, roaming waitstaff, captivating performance artists, interactive art installations, and ample space to enjoy the nightly shows.

Venue Location: North beach (Sunrise) at Moon Palace Cancún. Please refer to the resort map button below for more info regarding resort layout.

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Ranked among the top resorts in Cancún on TripAdvisor, the Moon Palace has four unique sections: Sunrise, Nizuc, Golf Course & The Grand. Each area of the resort is a luxurious sanctuary. With secluded white sand beaches, gorgeous pools, top-shelf drinks, upscale amenities, complimentary WiFi and 24-hour room service free of charge, your stay is truly all-inclusive. Guests can enjoy a tranquil oasis while indulging in bottomless drinks, restaurants, and entertainment. A variety of guest rooms, suite options, and villas are available with breathtaking ocean and resort views.

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Whether you’re looking to tan on the beach or cool off by the pool, a variety of exciting activities await during the day, including:

  • AWE Spa - World-class spa service
  • Pool Parties - Featuring artists hand-picked by Hootie & the Blowfish!
  • Mezcal Tastings - Learn about and taste the variety of exquisite Mezcals that Mexico has to offer.
  • Craft Beer Exchange - Bring a 6-pack of your favorite local beer to share with others! Guests who BYOB will receive an event-branded beer glass as a gift for participation.
  • Golf Tournament - Join us on the Moon Palace Golf Course for our annual 18-hole scramble.
  • Sports & Games - Beach volleyball, basketball courts, flowrider, spikeball, cornhole, fan trivia and more!

Explore the best of Mexico’s amazing natural treasures and ancient history. HootieFest offers a wide variety of thrilling off-site adventures for guests to participate in during the day. These opportunities are completely optional and transportation is included.

Adventures can be reserved in the coming months through our Guest Dashboard or on-site. Stay tuned to your emails for an official announcement.

Full List of 2023 Adventures Coming Soon!

As industry-leading live event producers and responsible stewards of our home in Mexico, we’ve set ambitious targets to reduce our carbon footprint year over year with the ultimate goal of producing zero waste events.

Moon Palace Initiatives:
Moon Palace’s commitment to preserving the Riviera Maya region is truly inspiring; their focus extends beyond carbon footprint reduction, to actual mitigation efforts. This includes a complex waste management program which ensures every piece of trash or waste that’s discarded on-site gets sorted and diverted from landfill. Additionally, the resort has a progressive energy & water saving program, actively prevents erosion & sargassum along the property’s coastline, protects various at-risk species (including sea turtles) and nature reserves, cultivates 20 different kinds of microgreens on-site for Moon Palace kitchens, and utilizes burnt oil from restaurants and buffets to create organic biodiesel that powers varying maintenance vehicles. An electric golf cart fleet shuttles guests throughout the resort with complimentary bicycles also offered as a carbon-free transportation option.

Venue Initiatives:
In addition to several large-scale prevention strategies, we’ve launched a number of exciting greening initiatives within our venue, including a single-use plastic-free concert area. Compostable plates, cups, cutlery and napkins will be utilized for food & beverages in addition to trash in the venue getting sorted post-event and diverted from landfill. Multiple Water Refill stations will also be available in an effort to eliminate the need for plastic water bottles.

‍Learn More About Moon Palace’s Low Carbon Tourism Efforts