Frequently Asked Questions

If the event is postponed, all tickets will be rolled over to the new date. If you are unable to attend the new date we will issue a refund up to 30 days before the new event date and 7 days after. In the event of cancellation all tickets will be refunded within 14 days of the event.

You may cancel your reservation for no charge between 11:59 PM local hotel time 3 days before arrival. Please note that we will assess a fee of $160.46 if you must cancel after this deadline. 

No, however The Westin is our host hotel and will offer discounted packages including free drink tickets and food options.

As you make your way onto Jekyll Island for the Southern Drifter Music Festival, there will be an entry fee of $8 per vehicle ($12 for vehicles exceeding 8'). As a state park, all vehicles entering the island are required to have a valid parking pass. You can purchase these passes at the gate, or online

No, but there are several ride-sharing options on the island including the popular bike trails which cover the entire island. 

Southern Drifter Music Festival is a rain or shine event. Typically in late May, the temperatures are in the mid-to-high 80s and get down to the mid-to-high 60s at night.

The Westin at Jekyll Island welcomes two dogs up to 50 lbs for an additional fee of $50 per night (not to exceed $150 per stay). Well-behaved dogs may be left in rooms unattended for short periods of time. The hotel will charge an additional fee of $300 if there are noise complaints about unattended dogs and if dogs are left alone for more than two hours. Dog beds and bowls are available, and the hotel has a grassy area with a waste station for pet relief. Sorry, cats are not permitted.

Southern Drifter Music Festival

The Inaugural Southern Drifter Music Festival is a vacation getaway for music lovers. The festival will feature live performances from talented singer/songwriters in the courtyard of the beautiful, oceanfront Westin Hotel in sunny Jekyll Island. COVID protocol will be followed on hotel property and there will be socially distanced seating. Join us for a vacation weekend of music, fun and food as we bring a taste of Nashville to Jekyll Island.

An Airstream Ventures Production – info@southerndrifterfestival.com

This event is not affiliated with Jekyll Island Authority 

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