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Don't Miss Mile 0 Fest in Key West

Don't Miss Mile 0 Fest in Key West

January 10th, 2024 | Key West Events & Festivals

Your holiday vacation days may be spent, but music fans of Red Dirt and Americana can’t pass up kicking off 2024 with the five-day Mile 0 Fest. The premier Texas Red Dirt music festival is set for Jan. 23 - 27 on the southernmost island of the continental United States, Key West. The weather in Key West in late January is typically gorgeous, with temps in the 70s and unobstructed sunshine, so you couldn’t pick a better time of year to have an outdoor music fest! Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s festivities.

Stay just steps from all the action at The Gates Hotel - an official hotel of Mile 0 Fest. Book direct and save up to 25%

Mile 0 Fest 2024 Lineup and Location

A stellar lineup makes a trip to Key West hard to pass up, with headliners like American Aquarium, Randy Rogers Band, Morgan Wade, Wade Bowen, Josh Abbott Band, William Clark Green, Tanner Usrey, The Band of Heathens, and Shane Smith & The Saints.

Big-ticket evening shows will be held at the gorgeous open-air Coffee Butler Amphitheater, with daytime performances and events taking place at venues like Sunset Pier, Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, San Carlos Institute, Hank’s Hair of the Dog Saloon, Southernmost Beach Café, The Backyard Bar, Margaritaville, and Dante’s Pool Bar in Old Town.


Enjoy evening performances at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater alongside beer gardens and food vendors. Plus, at The Gates Hotel, there’s a poolside specialty rum bar and on-site food truck slinging “Conch fusion” cuisine, so you’ll have all the sustenance you need for live music shows throughout the week.

Mile 0 Fest 2024 Events

Besides music talent, Mile 0 Fest is packed with special events and exclusive parties for Gold and Platinum VIP cardholders. Keep up to date with the Mile 0 Fest Facebook for more on the after-parties, live music sails, Tipsy Tiki excursions, and the Mile 0 Fest Charity Fishing Derby. If you attend the fest on Friday, Jan. 26, don your red, white, and blues for the annual Freedom Friday, where festival attendees try to outdo each other with having the most patriotic threads.

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Book Your Mile 0 Fest Key West Hotel

Not only are we an official hotel of Mile 0 Fest, but The Gates Hotel has some of the best rates on the island. Our guests get the most bang for their buck, with amenities that include a rum bar, swimming pool, cabanas, and food truck - and Starbucks is just steps away. 

Key West is known for being something like paradise, with a great nightlife scene on Duval Street, plenty of water sports to fill your days, historic sites, and a welcoming community. Best of all, it’s a walkable island, so you can skip out on renting a car for the week. Everything you need in Old Town is within walking distance. Did we mention we offer shuttle service to Old Town? That’s right, we’re your designated driver!


Check out more Mile 0 Fest 2024 Passes and Packages on their website for sweet deals and special perks, including a stay at The Gates Hotel, entry to Mile 0 Fest venues, VIP wristbands, personalized concierge service, live music sails, and more.

See what our past guests have to say:

​​”We were searching last minute for a place for one night that was close to Duval that didn't cost a small fortune, and somehow came across this gem…The place is beautiful! The room was so quaint and clean, but also much larger than I was expecting…The service and cleanliness was exceptional...Can't wait to return and spend more time here! Thank you for an amazing experience!” - Asia, Google

“Gate…way to a great time! Location of The Gates Hotel is excellent. Cross the street, and one can take a leisurely walk along the water (of the famous Florida Keys). Room itself is excellent. Modern, chic, and comfortable…The pool is excellent, with a bar right by it. Ample free parking on the property…an excellent hotel. I would stay again.” - Dhorko, TripAdvisor

“Interior will definitely make you feel like you’re on vacation. They have a pool bar and a food truck…They have shuttle service to downtown which is very convenient to explore the place and save money on parking fees. Everything is close to this location as well, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Publix, TJ Maxx, etc. All in all it was a great stay at this place!” - Angelica, Google

“The Gates of Heaven. Really nice hotel, big room, big comfortable beds, big quiet pool…free downtown transportation every hour. For breakfast, you have the choice between Starbucks or the Blind Pig food truck. You can also go to IHOP…about a 10 minute walk. Try the Outback restaurant for dinner, 10 - 15 minute walk!” - Lapinoloco, TripAdvisor

“I prefer to stay on the east side of Key West. You save money by staying at this hotel and can simply take an Uber to get to the other side. The hotel offers a free shuttle as well. The pool is fantastic and there is a bar with food available right there. Rooms were clean and the air conditioning was amazing.” - Phil S, Google