The Mad Beach BOATSTOCK is a floating music festival in Madeira Beach set to take place on Saturday, May 28 as part of Memorial Day Weekend festivities. This festival is the creation of two friends who, after sharing a beer in early 2020, decided to pursue the saltwater dream.
Local resident Bob Burnett said, in May 2020, the ultimate social distancing event would be a concert where people could quarantine on their boats and still party a safe distance from other boats. 11 Days after his initial idea boaters were doing just that.
Guests can enjoy live music from the comfort of their own vessel; however, It wasn’t just boats that popped up at the inaugural event. Paddle boarders, kayakers, and more pulled up to share in the Sunshine State experience.
BOATSTOCK brings live music to a floating stage
“We hope to grow this event every year and with the help of all of you we will do just that,” wrote the organizers on the Boat Stock website. “Thank you all for your support and lust for live music and human interaction.”
The 2022 lineup offers music of all types for those ready to rock out in the water. The headliner is high-energy rock band Stormbringer. Aubrey Wollett, Johnny Mile and the Kilometers, Fayroy, and DJ ROLLIN are all set to perform during the event.
2022 sponsors include John’s Pass Boat Tours, Sun Bum, Fruit Smash Hard Seltzer, Overhead Surf Shop, Owens and Sons Custom Trailers, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and many more.
For those interested in going, just head to Latitude 27.808456, and Longitude -82.785211. Yes, you can type that into your maps app. The festivities will run from 10am-5pm on May 28.