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Turnpike Troubadours, The Mavericks and More to Play Mile 0 Fest in Key West

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Mile 0 Fest brings red dirt to the sandy beaches of Florida down at mile marker 0 in Key West. Now in its second year, the festival just announced a mind-blowing bill featuring Americana and Texas music favorites playing in the middle of paradise. This year's lineup includes Turnpike Troubadours, Randy Rogers Band, The Mavericks, Trampled by Turtles, Wade Bowen, Tyler Childers, American Aquarium, Jack Ingram, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Kaitlin Butts, Bonnie Bishop, Kylie Rae Harris, The Band of Heathens,  Jaime Wyatt, Bri Bagwell, Courtney Patton, Jamie Lin Wilson, Micky & The Motorcars and Tina Wilkins.

If you're wary of a music festival taking place on an island with promises of great music, beautiful views and luxurious housing after the disastrous Fyre Fest, rest assured that there's no need to worry about Mile 0 Fest. This gathering is tried and true after its inaugural year in 2018 received rave reviews from those who attended. In fact, country music fans threw down deposits as quickly as they could for the following year.

Most of the festival takes place at the Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheater, with smaller shows nearby at other venues for a more intimate setting. And several bars and restaurants in Key West don't even close down until 4 a.m., making Mile 0 Fest a (nearly) never-ending celebration.

Tickets for Mile 0 Fest are limited in order to keep the festivities exclusive and comfortable for everyone on the little island. Package deals are sold with five-night accommodations, trolley access and admission to the shows included. In addition to hanging out at the music fest, several packages have "extras" and credits to experience other activities on the island such as snorkeling, parasailing and boating.

Packages are already available for purchase with pricing starting at $738 to over $1250. If you're keen on planning your own vacation details, passes only for the festival itself go on sale on July 16 at 10 a.m. CST for $350 (and VIP access for $599) at mile0fest.com. A few single day passes for Monroe County residents will be available closer to the event date.

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Turnpike Troubadours, The Mavericks and More to Play Mile 0 Fest in Key West