Moon Crush Music Festival to Return This Fall as Harvest Moon
Outdoor…safe…star-studded…successful. Those four words best describe the debut of Moon Crush, the first ever music festival held at Miramar Beach, April 26-May 1, 2021. The event was so successful that plans are in the works for a follow-up festival this fall. The dates for Harvest Moon are October 20-23, 2021.
Moon Crush organizers described the music fest as a “safely connected music vacation.” Designed by Topeka in partnership with Sixthman, it was held at Seascape Resort in Miramar Beach, Headliners included Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit,Â Grace Potter, Sheryl Crow, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, The Revivalists, NeedtoBreathe, and Brook & the Bluff. What a line-up!
The â€śfirst-in kind travel and music experienceâ€ť was put together with safety in mind. Attendees rented one of over 300 beachfront and beachside homes and condos a short distance from where the musical performances took place. Personal viewing areas were provided to each group with contactless food and beverage service delivery available. Individual tickets (those not purchased as a condo/festival pass combo) were only available to local residents.
Event goers had to show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test in order to check-in. Plus, masks were required at all times when attendees were not in their private, pod-specific viewing areas.
The event received national attention with a write-up in Forbes by Steve Baltin, Arts Contributor:Â “Created for a COVID world, the uniquely designed event offered socially distanced coves for each party to watch the show a safe distance from each other, as well as the opportunity to pre-purchase and stock coolers that would be waiting for patrons when they arrived at their cove.
Obviously putting a show on in these times requires creativity and some different spins. But, for the performers being back in front of an audience was a much needed return to their normalcy.
“Iâ€™ve been performing for a long time, so being on the road and playing with my band is ingrained, familiar. But coming together after this painful separation really feels like a renewal,” Crow says. “To exchange that joy with the audience, to feel the energy of hope in everyone – I have tremendous gratitude for it. Of course there are anxieties that come with traveling, and with work ongoing to ensure safety at gigs, it means things will remain different for fans, venues, and performers for a while yet. But thatâ€™s okay, because we are fighting this together, and small things like a concert can help remind us why itâ€™s important to keep doing that until the fight is done.”
VisitÂ https://www.mooncrush.live/Â for additional information. Join the conversation onÂ Moon Crush Facebook. If you’re planning to attend Harvest Moon, here’s a listing of suggested restaurants in Destin, FL and additional things to do in Destin.