Panic! at Fort Laud­erdale beach

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If you are look­ing to kill it on In­sta­gram this week­end, taunt­ing fam­ily and friends with what it looks like to watch Novem­ber be­come De­cem­ber in South Florida, there may be no bet­ter spot than the Rip­tide Mu­sic Fes­ti­val on Fort Laud­erdale beach.

Newly ex­panded to three days, the third an­nual fes­ti­val will roll out Fri­day-Sun­day with more than 20 alt-rock, pop and retro fa­vorites cu­rated to sat­isfy a wide va­ri­ety of tastes, from Panic! at the Disco to the Su­gar Hill Gang and Rain­bow Kit­ten Sur­prise to the Crys­tal Method.

Tak­ing place on the sand at Fort Laud­erdale Beach Park, the con­certs are sched­uled 4-10 p.m. Fri­day, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Satur­day and noon-9 p.m. Sun­day. The week­end fore­cast calls for lit­tle chance of rain and highs in the mid awe­somes.

The Rip­tide sched­ule on Fri­day is ded­i­cated to clas­sic dance-floor sounds from Sheila E., Lisa Lisa, Baha Men, the Su­gar Hill Gang and the Jack­sons, in­clud­ing sur­viv­ing Jack­son 5 brothers Jackie, Tito, Jer­maine and Mar­lon.

Satur­day fea­tures head­liner Panic! at the Disco, rid­ing high with the hit “High Hopes,” joined by Sub­lime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Young the Gi­ant, Cold War Kids, Rain­bow Kit­ten Sur­prise, Love­lythe­band, Blue Oc­to­ber, Bishop Briggs, Sir Sly, Al­ice Mer­ton, Bob Moses and the Driver Era.

The fes­ti­val will close on Sun­day with 311, the Crys­tal Method, Live, Matt and Kim, Third Eye Blind, Col­lec­tive Soul, Ever­clear, the Gin Blos­soms, Just Loud and Silent Ri­vals.

A third wave of ad­vance gen­er­al­ad­mis­sion tick­ets is now on sale at Rip­ $90 for use on Fri­day, $99 for Satur­day or Sun­day. Two-day gen­eral-ad­mis­sion passes for use Satur­day-Sun­day cost $130, and three-day passes cost $160.

Two pre­vi­ous waves of ad­vance VIP tick­ets also sold out, with prices now up to Get daily up­dates on South Florida en­ter­tain­ment and things to do at South and on Twit­ter at @Ben Cran­dell $400 on Fri­day, $500 for Satur­day or Sun­day, $750 for two-day passes on Satur­daySun­day and $1,100 for three-day VIP passes. Among other things, VIP ad­mis­sion in­cludes ex­pe­dited fes­ti­val en­try, a ded­i­cated lounge and min­gling space, raised view­ing ar­eas, air-con­di­tioned VIP re­strooms and five drink tick­ets (it’s a cash bar).

Yes, Texas-Ok­la­homa and Alaba­maGe­or­gia are among the games hap­pen­ing this week­end, but you’ll be cov­ered thanks to 790 The Ticket’s Yuengling & Twin Peaks Ul­ti­mate Sports Lodge.

Other stuff to know: Nearby roads will be open dur­ing Rip­tide, but park­ing will be hard to come by, so plan ac­cord­ingly; boat an­chor­ing off the fes­ti­val site is pro­hib­ited, and there will be no beach ac­cess for fes­ti­val­go­ers.

You can bring low-rise beach chairs and blan­kets, but no tents or cool­ers. See a full list of ac­cept­able and pro­hib­ited items at Rip­

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Bren­don Urie and Panic! at the Disco will bring rock-star glam­our to the three-day Rip­tide Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Fort Laud­erdale.

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