May 16, 2017
Save the Date - Island Exodus 9

With the weather getting warmer and the beach on everyone's mind, we though this would be the perfect time to let you know that Island Exodus will be returning to Jewel Paradise Cove in Runaway Bay, Jamaica January 13-17, 2018. Last year's event was one of our favorites yet and we look forward to making IE9 even more memorable. Details soon come.

July 8, 2016
Island Exodus 8 Officially Sold Out

We are very excited to share that Island Exodus 8 has officially SOLD OUT. All of the rooms at the Jewel Runaway Bay sister resort have been claimed. We cannot wait to see you all in Jamaica this January!

June 1, 2016
Limited Number Of Rooms Added

Gov't Mule's Island Exodus 8 has been sold out since it went on sale in March, but we're happy to announce that we've secured a limited number of additional rooms at The Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, the sister resort of The Jewel Paradise Cove where Island Exodus 8 activities and concerts will take place.

The Jewel Runaway Bay Resort, which features a gorgeous expansive beach as well as full on-site waterpark and private 18-hole championship golf course, is just 1.5 kilometers (a 4 minute drive) from The Jewel Paradise Cove Resort. Complimentary shuttle busses to The Jewel Paradise Cove will be available from 3pm to 2am starting on January 13 and ending on January 18. Shuttles will depart every 15 - 30 minutes between both resorts and guests will be able to enjoy all-inclusive privileges at each resort.

As mentioned, there will only be a limited number of rooms available as we want to retain Island Exodus' intimacy but also want to accommodate some of those who were shut out by the quick sellout.

Those on the IE8 Waiting List, which is now closed, will have the first opportunity to book beginning Wednesday, June 8th at 10a EDT. Everyone on the waiting list will receive a token from Island Gigs via email by Friday June 3rd (please note: there are more tokens than there are rooms available).

Public booking will begin on Thursday, June 9th at 10a EDT.

On Monday, June 6th at 5p EDT, representatives from Island Gigs & Gov't Mule's management will host an Island Exodus 8 Q&A on Gov't Mule's Facebook page in order to answer any questions prospective attendees may have prior to booking.

May 17, 2016
Island Exodus 8 Waitlist Closed

Thank you all for the overwhelming support of Island Exodus 8. At this time, the waitlist for 2017 is closed.

March 23, 2016
Island Exodus 8 SOLD OUT, Join The Waitlist

UPDATE: Island Exodus 8 is currently SOLD OUT. If you would like to be put on the wait list, click the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

Island Exodus 8 rooms are officially on sale now. We'll see you all on the beach in January with Gov't Mule, Warren Haynes, Solve, Nicki Bluhm, Marcus King, and Ron Holloway. Make your reservation at

March 21, 2016
Returning Guests Can Now Book Rooms

Guests who attended this past year's Island Exodus 7 (2016) can now reserve their rooms for Island Exodus 8. Use the code emailed to you last week to make your reservations at

We look forward to vacationing with you all again!

March 15, 2016
Island Exodus 8 Announced

Gov’t Mule is proud to announce Island Exodus 8, taking place January 14-18, 2017 (4 nights) returning to The Jewel Paradise Cove Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Spend your days in the sun and your nights in the sand with epic, intimate beachfront concerts each night. Gov't Mule will play 3 2-set shows and Warren Haynes will perform "solo" one night. In addition, Soulive will play 3 sets and special guests Nicki Bluhm, Marcus King & Ron Holloway will be joining in throughout the event.

Traditionally, many Island Exodus Attendees like to add a day to the front of their trip and come in a day early to ease in to their adventure. Here's another reason to do so: The Marcus King Band will be performing an "Exodus Eve" show at the resort on Friday January 13th.

For those of you who want to delay your inevitable return to 'the real world,' this year there will be the option to add one extra day on the back end, checking out on January 19th. Those sticking around will be treated to another night of music with a truly incredible band, who will be announced shortly.

Island Exodus 7 Attendee Pre-Sale: Mon. March 21 @ 10a EDT
All Other Previous Island Exodus Attendees: Tue. March 22 @ 10a EDT
General On-Sale: Wed. March 23 @ 10a EDT

All "Repeat Mule-fenders" (previous attendees) will receive an email by the end of the day this coming Thursday 3/17 with a unique code which will allow them access to their corresponding early booking date.

January 26, 2016
Island Exodus 8

Wow...Island Exodus 7. We really can't put into words how much fun that was...guess you really had to be there.

We hope everyone liked our new home at The Jewel Paradise Coveā€¦ our goal was to give you "the same ol' Island Exodus but in a nicer resort, along with better sound and production." It certainly felt like that to us. We hope you agree.

We're proud to announce that ISLAND EXODUS 8 will be returning to Jewel Paradise Cove over Martin Luther King holiday weekend in January 2017. We'll be in touch shortly with further details including the exact event dates and Pre-Sale info for returning guests.

We can't wait to see you all again.

July 16, 2015
Island Exodus 7 SOLD OUT

If you would like to be added to the wait list, please register with Island Gigs. It is very likely that some additional rooms will become available so if you are contacted be prepared to pay your deposit.

July 15, 2015
Island Exodus 7 On Sale Now

Rooms for Island Exodus 7 are now on sale for everyone. We look forward to seeing you all in Jamaica!

July 8, 2015
Island Exodus 7: On Sale Information

Returning Island Exodus-ers will be able to book rooms beginning Monday, July 13 at 10a EDT. These "Repeat Mule-fenders" will receive an email this Friday with a unique code which will be needed to book on the 13th (and until the general on-sale). The general on-sale will be Wednesday, July 15th at 10a EDT.

May 21, 2015
Island Exodus 7: Save The Date

Gov't Mule's Island Exodus returns January 15-19, 2016. After 6 incredible years in Negril, Island Exodus 7 will move to The Jewel Paradise Cove Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica - ranked by Trip Advisor as the #1 resort in Runaway Bay.

Stay tuned for more information, including what other bands and artists will be joining Gov't Mule in Jamaica and on-sale information.

May 15, 2015
Hello Island Exodus-ers!

We wanted to reach out to you, the "Repeat Mule-fenders," who have been a huge part of Island Exodus since it started, and let you guys be the first to know that Island Exodus 7 will take place January 15 -19, 2016 at The Jewel Paradise Cove in Runaway Bay, Jamaica.

As may of you know, The Grand Lido Resort in Negril, our home for the first 6 Island Exoduses, recently announced that it would be closing to undertake a long-needed renovation. This project will take close to 2 years and when its finished, its possible that the new resort will choose not to have concert events like ours. While we were sad to find out that we would not be able to return, we also welcomed the opportunity to move Island Exodus to a new home.

We've talked to many of you over the years and asked your opinion on moving and many of you welcomed the idea of going to a new place, while some of you liked the familiarity of the Grand Lido and had an "if its not broke, why fix it" attitude. Now, we welcome the opportunity to do both...We're moving to a new, nicer resort which will give us the chance to present the Island Exodus event we all know and love but in a better fashion!

We will be working to improve the Island Exodus experience, but we aren't looking to change or reinvent it. The location may be different but the things we all love about IE will stay the same. The stage will still be on the beach, there will still be late-nite bonfires with delicious local food, the new resort also has a Japanese Habachi restaurant... And, yes, Bigga will be there. As far as the new, improved experience at JPC, we're looking forward to a resort with 3 big pools, a water slide, swim up bars and pool concierge service in addition to its nice stretch of beach, new restaurant options and renovated rooms!

We hope you'll join us on the next phase of the Island Exodus adventure this coming January in Runaway Bay. Stay tuned for more info, which we'll have to you real soon!

Gov't Mule, Hard Head Management & Island Gigs

January 13th-17th, 2018
Jewel Paradise Cove
Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Prices are per-person based on single or double including 4 nights accommodations, all meals, drinks, water sports, concerts and all taxes & gratuities. Prices do NOT include airfare and optional side excursions.