Farewell to Drift Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of the World's Largest Floating Festival

Get ready to say goodbye to an era of music, water, and unforgettable memories as Drift Jam, the world's largest floating festival, presented by Palmetto Renovations of Columbia, gears up for its final hurrah in 2024. For years, Drift Jam has been a beacon of summer joy on Lake Murray, drawing thousands of boats, music enthusiasts, and thrill-seekers to its unique floating stage, and is a FREE fundraising show for charity.

Mark your calendars for June 1, 2024, as Spence Island on Lake Murray, SC, transforms into a paradise of music and celebration for one last time. As the sun sets on this iconic event, it's a chance to reminisce about the countless magical moments and musical marvels that have graced the floating stage over the years. J King Real Estate will proudly return as a sponsor this year, so come and join us!



A Thousand Horses

Prettier Than Matt


Rut Spence

The Mixstress Madi Jo



VIP Front Row Tickets: $300 (click here!)



  • Please arrive early and plan to tie up with other boats. If you plan to tie up multiple boats together, you MUST arrive at the festival location at the same time as those that you wish to tie up with. Otherwise, you will be required to tie up with whoever arrives with you, for traffic safety reasons, so prepare to make new friends! (And please be courteous of your new neighbors)
  • NO PLAYING YOUR OWN BOAT SOUND SYSTEM DURING THE FESTIVAL. We ask that everyone please be respectful to your neighbors and more importantly the artists on stage. There are few things more disrespectful than going to a concert and blasting your own music while someone is playing on stage.
  • Please bring sufficient anchors and bumpers for tying up. This is mandatory as supporting very lengthy rows becomes impossible without proper anchoring.
  • Follow all instructions from festival staff on jet skis. They are there to help keep order, safety, and a fun environment for all guests!
  • Waterways must always remain open. Swimming or floating in waterways is strictly prohibited and will result in a fine from SCDNR for being in a restricted zone. You are also not allowed to obstruct waterways by parking out of the designated rows. You will be asked to leave the festival area if you do not follow all festival guidelines.
  • Follow the festival map for parking guidelines. The center lane is for inbound and outbound traffic. Boaters enter each designated row through the center waterway. ALL rows will start from the outside edges (shore side) and extend outward toward the center waterway. AGAIN, please follow the direction of jet-ski patrol staff.



Gather your friends, pack your sunscreen, and set sail for one final voyage into the heart of Drift Jam. Let's make this farewell edition a celebration to remember, as we raise our glasses to the memories, the music, and the magic of the world's greatest floating festival!


For more information, click here or contact DriftJamFestival@gmail.com.