Fish out of water! Hootie & the Blowfish are headed south for the ultimate all-inclusive concert vacation in Mexico. Join the band in paradise next year alongside their amigos Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Better Than Ezra, Spin Doctors, Toadies, Sister Hazel, and Drivin N Cryin! Hootie & the Blowfish will perform for three nights 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 pool and beach, enjoying exclusive poolside performances, or exploring the region via one of our thrilling off-site adventures.

Riviera Cancún

Originally known to its Mayan inhabitants as Nizuc, the Riviera Cancún is a famous section of coastline along the northeast coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Caribbean, the Riviera Cancún is a place rich in history and culture, built upon sublime landscapes. From city to coast, witness magnificent barrier reefs, ancient Mayan ruins and more. There is an adventure waiting to happen every day in this spectacular region of Mexico.

The Venue

Our unique venue sets the bar for the ultimate concert. From the moment guests enter our beachfront venue their experience is anything but traditional. This starts with a warm welcome that includes complimentary beverages, a mix of authentic and fan favorite cuisine, fresh churros, local microbrew beer and ample space to enjoy the concert. Our quest to exceed your expectations includes world class entertainment, captivating performers, jaw-dropping art installations, roaming wait staff, and more. 

To view a full rendering of our venue area, click here.


The Resort

From dawn to dusk, the energy of Moon Palace is palpable. Sun-kissed ocean breezes caress by day while the pulse of paradise kicks in at night. Ranked among the top resorts in Cancún on TripAdvisor, the Moon Palace has four unique sections: Sunrise, Nizuc, Golf Course & The Grand. In addition to being the closest property to the concert area, Sunrise features multiple fine dining restaurants and buffets as well as newly renovated pools complete with swim-up bars. Nizuc is the central section of the resort, with glistening pools, delicious restaurants, and The Pub (a fan-favorite British themed bar). The Golf Course area of the resort features our most secluded, private rooms and is surrounded by luscious greenery, a true paradise alongside the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course. The Grand offers premium food and beverage options, in addition to nine outdoor swimming pools, five swim-up bars, and a waterpark. Each area of the resort is a luxurious sanctuary, the perfect escape after an amazing night out. A variety of guest rooms, suite options, and villas are available with breathtaking ocean and resort views.



Whether you’re looking to tan on the beach or cool off by the pool, the Moon Palace offers a variety of exciting activities for you to take part in during the day. Our full list of daily activities will be announced soon, but here’s a taste:

  • Pool Parties – get up close and personal with artists handpicked by Hootie & the Blowfish!
  • AWE Spa – world class spa service.
  • Tequila Tastings – educate yourself on Mexico’s favorite adult beverage!
  • Craft Beer Tastings – learn about our local partners while wetting your lips with their full collection of beers.
  • Daily Yoga Sessions – early morning yoga in an open-air environment.
  • Beach Games – spike ball, corn hole and more of our favorites will be provided for your gaming pleasure.
  • Beach Jam Session – let’s make some noise together. Bring your instrument of choice (or use one of ours) for this special staff-lead jam session on the beach.
  • Mini Golf – if Jack Nicklaus’ course isn’t your speed, try one of the two mini golf courses on the resort property.

Note: Additional charges may apply for some of these activities if outside an officially scheduled time.


HootieFest offers a wide variety of thrilling off-site adventures for guests to participate in during the day. These opportunities are completely optional and roundtrip resort transportation is included for each. 

After activating your resort credit on-site, you can use it to book adventures! Please note that resort credits cannot be used for pre-bookings in the Guest Dashboard.

View the full list of 2022 Adventures!