Audacy’s Riptide Music Festival Brought the Heat to Fort Lauderdale Beach

MIAMI, FL – December 4, 2023 – As the waves crashed along the shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach, sounds of Audacy’s Riptide Music Festival filled the air on December 2 and 3. Headlined by The Black Keys and Audacy Launch artist Jelly Roll, the two-day event also featured Bleachers, Young the Giant, Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Lovejoy, Cannons, Silversun Pickups, AWOLNATION, lovelytheband, MisterWives, Beach Weather, Barns Courtney, Weathers, The Moss, little image, The Beaches, Jack Kays, Girlfriend Material, Alex Di Leo and KC Chopz. 

“Riptide Music Festival’s highly anticipated return was met with unmatched energy from locals and tourists alike,” said Claudia Menegus, Regional  President, Audacy. “The weekend was a shining success in more ways than we could’ve imagined. It was incredible to see this end-of-year party, powered by our amazing audience and partners, finally reunite back on the sand.” 

“Audacy was the station that championed ‘Son of a Sinner.’ They went first; the rest of the country was lagging behind. No one knew and it was really hard,” said Jelly Roll. “It’s funny looking back where we are today. We were taking ‘Son of a Sinner,’ to Country radio, we were met with a lot of resistance, and Audacy gave us zero…and I think that’s how I ended up at Riptide. And it’s even cooler that this got to happen on my birthday, my third No. 1 in Country radio, and I’m doing the show with the company that got me to Country radio first. Something poetic about that.” 

Audacy’s Riptide Music Festival was sponsored in part by Spirit Airlines and South Florida Ford dealers. Select attendees enjoyed the event on Spirit Airlines’ exclusive rooftop viewing deck, while the Ford Beach House offered daily giveaways and ticket upgrades. Live DJ sets took over the Twin Peaks Patio, and Tito’s Vodka offered a break from the heat in their air-conditioned RV. Fans also enjoyed free JOLLY TIME popcorn and took their chance to win merch, swag, and much more.

For a collection of photos from Saturday, please click here. For a collection of photos from Sunday, please click here. For a collection of videos from the event, please click here

David Heim
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