When the world came to a screeching halt in early spring due to the rampant spreading of Covid-19, no business was harmed more than music festivals.
Restaurants, bars and music venues all took a big hit, but the idea of clustering thousands of people, close together in front of a festival stage was completely restricted and unallowed in most places.
Some of these festival venues have had to shutter their doors permanently while others are in a holding pattern while waiting for worldwide vaccine distribution.
Created by the makers of Topeka, Moon Crush is a first-in-kind travel and music experience providing a safe destination to see live music this year. The five-day event takes place April 26-May 1, 2021 in Miramar Beach, FL.
The lineup includes:
Sheryl Crow, Margo Price, Yacht Rock Revue, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, The Revivalists, NEEDTOBREATHE, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Lake Street Dive, Grace Potter, Shovels & Rope, Vintage Trouble, The War and Treaty and Sammy Rae and the Friends.
Founder Andy Levine was on a family vacation in Miramar, FL when the pandemic struck.
“When the world gives you an opportunity, sometimes you need to take it,” Levine says. “We came down here to visit and decided to stay. It was a great and safe place to quarantine and such a beautiful area.”
Levine who started Topeka and Sixth Man fell in love with the Miramar community and realized that there was a need to bring his past experience to his new home.
“It’s such a beautiful place and the more I asked around, the more I realized that there was a need for something like this,” he says. “I underestimated the community support. It was an easy thing to talk people into doing this down here.”
Levine’s company Sixth Man, which organizes music-themed festival cruises, has done over 150 charters of ships and he took that knowledge and applied that to Moon Crush.
His other company, Topeka has enjoyed growing success since its inception, allowing artists and fans to connect face-to-face via live interactive video. Topeka’s innovative “Front Row” show experience creates the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to engage with their favorite artists during the performance, building real, authentic connections. From mini-concerts and listening parties to private lessons, workshops, group Q&As and more, Topeka offers an array of experiences to form these personal relationships.
Set during the Super Pink Moon of 2021, guests can attend Moon Crush with a trusted group of family and friends and reserve one of over 300+ beachfront and beachside homes and condos. Each are conveniently located just a short walk or golf cart ride to the musical performances at a beautiful local golf course.
“Live music has got to come back,” Levine says. “I don’t know many people that music doesn’t serve as a back drop to their lives. Bands require live audiences to reflect their own energy on stage.”
Each party will enjoy performances from their own personal viewing areas.
Moon Crush will provide contactless food and beverage service delivered directly while onsite, in addition to a host of local restaurants offering food delivery and local grocery stores enabling guests to cook in their own homes.
“We wanted to create a totally new music experience, that will extend beyond COVID,” Levine says. “The thing we learned from doing our music cruises is by treating everyone the same, you build a community. We don’t believe in VIP. Everyone gets the same treatment.”
All participants are required to show proof of a recent negative COVID test prior to check in and must wear a mask at all times when not in private, pod-specific viewing areas.
For more information on Moon Crush visit their web site at