Stone Crab Festival Returns to Cortez This Weekend

RJ Howson
RJ Howson
Staff Report
CORTEZ — The 10th Annual Stone Crab & Music Festival will take place this weekend at Swordfish Grill and Tiki in the Cortez Village. Come on out for some of the best local live music and delicious stone crabs.

The event will take place from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM on both days. Music will continue into the evening on stages at the Swordfish Grill & Tiki Bar, as well as the Cortez Kitchen.

There will be plenty of fresh, local seafood and ice-cold beverages, with music acts performing on three different stages. There will also be a Kid’s Zone and many local artists displaying their wares. A seating area with a large tent will be in place for protection from the sun, or in the event of rain.

Parking will be available at the FISH Preserve for $5 per car. Guests are advised to enter at 116th Street. Admission will be $5, and ages 12 & under will be FREE. A portion of gate monies will be donated to Hurricane Ian relief efforts. 


Steve Paradis
10 am-11:30 am – Main Stage

Chad Tallman
11 am-1 pm – Swordfish Stage

Eric Von Band
12 pm-1:30 pm – Main Stage

Concrete Edgar
2 pm-3:30 pm – Main Stage

Damon Fowler and Friends
4 pm-6 pm – Main Stage

5 pm-9 pm – Cortez Kitchen Stage

The Stockton Brothers Band
6 pm-9 pm – Swordfish Stage


Stone Crab Steve Arvey and Friends
10 am – 11:30 am – Main Stage

Taylor Opie and Co
11 am-1 pm – Swordfish Stage

Trevor Bystrom Band
12 pm–1:30 pm – Main Stage

Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio
2 pm-3:30 pm – Main Stage

Ted Stevens and the Doo Shots
2 pm-5 pm – Swordfish Stage

Poppa Grump
2 pm – 6 pm – Cortez Kitchen Stage

Mike Kach, RJ Howson & Friends
4 pm-6 pm – Main Stage

The Rocking Relics
6 pm-9 pm – Swordfish Stage