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Join Steve Huntington at Margaritaville in Mexico

Steve Huntington invites you to join him for Rock The Tropics Music Fest at the Brand New All Inclusive Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya.

Mark the dates: May 3-7, 2023 for 4-Nights (with options to add nights) at Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya. This is a brand new adult-only all inclusive resort only 20-minutes south of the Cancun airport.

Steve Huntington, Radio Margaritaville
Steve Huntington, Radio Margaritaville


Where to we begin? Steve Huntington was tasked with creating and launching Radio Margaritaville with Jimmy Buffett going back to 1997, way before the proliferation of satellite and internet stations. Steve is our Emcee for Rock The Tropics. And are thrilled to have his ultra-talented services.

A graduate of the University Syracuse, Steve worked in the NY area studying the music biz and honing his trade in the competitive DJ arena before migrating to Florida where he is know from Miami to Tampa for his years of spinning the greatest tunes for us (me included. WSHE and Love 93 in Miami).

Decades ago Steve met Jimmy Buffett and became good acquaintances, regularly joining Buffett for dinners at famous Joe's Stone Crabs in Miami Beach, located near the old WSHE station. Steve covered Buffett and The Coral Reefers climb to fame and has been onboard for the highest of highs in this storied career.

When Buffett decided he wanted his own radio station he reached out to Steve. But Buffett did not want just a station in one city - he wanted to reach the entire planet, Australia to Europe, Miami to Aspen, so everyone could hear his tunes and concerts at the same time. In 1997 no one had done this before. Internet was fledging. There was no Sirius or XM.

Steve Huntington and Jimmy Buffett worked on this challenging project for over a year. In 1998 they launched Radio Margaritaville with Steve as the very first Program Director, a position he held for many many years before optioning for a lighter workload.

Steve Huntington is one of the greatest sources of music history from the 70's until today you will ever meet. Steve's in-depth knowledge of which musicians appeared on what albums, who produces them and which radio station played them first is astounding!

Steve will be our Emcee for Rock The Tropics, conducting Meet & Greet sessions, and Q & A's, hosting Welcome & Farewell Receptions, and our fabulous Cinco de Mayo DJ "Mexico style) Pool Party (May 5th). And knowing Steve, he will have as much of a blast as any attendee. He loves his job!

Don't miss this opportunity to hang with Steve Huntington, Scott Kirby, Brendan Mayer, John Frinzi and Eric Erdman for 4- days - or longer if you wish, May 3-7, 2023. Just reach out to us and we will take great care of you.

Jay French and Steve Huntington
Jay French and Steve Huntington


Emcee: STEVE HUNTINGTON (Radio Margaritaville)


Not only will you get to hear these amazing artists preform solo shows, they will also perform collectively in various combinations. We will produce live music events by the pool during the day and at night, exclusively for the guests who sign up for this event with one of the coordinators listed below.

And there's more. This is designed for guests to enjoy an intimate up close and personal experience with the artists, including exclusive daily Meet & Greet and Q & A sessions.


Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya is a brand new adult-only all inclusive resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico just a few minutes south of the Cancun airport. There are Margaritaville resorts in the U.S. but they are not All Inclusive. This one is. It includes:

  • All Meals, Snacks and 24-hour Room Service

  • All Drinks. Yes top shelf liquor, wine, beers, etc. Can you say Margarita por favor? It's included!

  • Stock your own In-Room beverage preference. Visit Joe Merchant's General Store and select from top shelf liquor, wines, beers, energy drinks, mixers, snacks for your room.

  • Includes the renown JWB Steakhouse |Mexico's only Landshark Brewery & Grill | Frank & Lola's (Italian) | Far Side of the World (Pacific Rim) | Beach House (buffet/food stations for breakfast and lunch).

Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya
Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya


  • Meet & Greet plus Q & A Sessions most mornings, hosted by Radio Margaritaville veteran Steve Huntington. Really meet the artists, ask questions.

  • Exclusive Welcome & Farewell Cocktail Parties with the artists

  • Exclusive Live Music Events with these artists day & night

  • DJ Pool Parties with Steve Huntington

  • Cinco de Mayo DJ Pool Party with Floating Taco Trays in the pool with Live Music

  • Bloody Mary Brunch with Live Music

  • Games & Contests with Prizes

  • Pop Up Bars, Mixology Classes & much more!


Visit this page for prices and details. And call one of us below with questions and to reserve. This is an exclusive event for those who book through us and pay the required Registration Fee. General guests of the hotel will not be able to attend our Exclusive Events!


603 817 2328 913 248 0108, Ext 3

Meg Thompson at Margaritaville with her Floating Taco Tray
Meg Thompson at Margaritaville with her Floating Taco Tray
Jay French at Margaritaville with his Floating Taco Tray
Jay French at Margaritaville with his Floating Taco Tray

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