5 Great Tailgate Speakers

5 Great Tailgate Speakers

If you are looking for a great tailgate speaker, you’ve come to the right place! You can’t throw a great tailgate party if there is no music. Even with all the other necessities (portable grill, drinks, snacks, friends, and fellow fans), if there are no bumping beats, there simply is no party. Shorten your search and read on to find out some of our top tailgate speakers picks.

ION Audio Block Rocker Plus

This is a real go-anywhere speaker solution. The ION Audio Block Rocker Plus is a wireless battery powered speaker with 100W of loud power that doubles as a karaoke machine. Since the battery is rechargeable, you’ll end up saving on replacement battery costs down the line. With plenty of audio options (from connecting via Bluetooth to your phone or good old terrestrial radio), this is a versatile device that focuses on good sound quality. But be prepared, the ION is not lightweight, sitting at just over 20 lbs. On the flip sides, it can dish out a good 35 hours of use before needing a plug in!

Monster Rockin’ Roller 270

Get a full balanced sound that projects 270°!  The  Monster Rockin’ Roller 270 is an ideal speaker for outdoor tailgating because it covers nearly every angle. You’ll never worry about battery life; With up to 100 hours of playtime this speaker will last through the weekend events on a single charge! Using the Monster Zone Control app that is accessible through your phone, you can control volume levels on the speaker, adjust brightness and LED color, and change the audio source with ease. And don’t let rain or inclement weather get in the way of a good time. The 270 has a tough weather resistant exterior that will protect the speaker in less-than-ideal conditions.

Sonos Move

While many know the Sonos brand for home speaker systems, you’ll be surprised at just how well it does outside with its delivery of deep bass and clear highs. This speaker uses automatic Trueplay tuning to adapt the sound for your surroundings and content. Did we mention it’s super easy to handle? The built-in handle and cordless design make it easy to bring Move from the house to the car, and the car to the parking lot. If you’ve got a couple of rowdy buddies who tend to get pretty riled up when their favorite team is playing, fear not: Move has a IP56 rating and shock-absorbent design, so it can handle accidental drops with ease.


We’re about to nerd out for a second: The SOUNDBOKS 2 speaker has three 72-watt, Class D amplifiers that push 122 decibels of sound through two 10” drivers and 1” silk dome tweeter. The integrated dynamic equalizer brings out every detail at any volume all the way to 11. In laymen’s terms, this speaker is incredibly loud! Someone spill a little beer? No problem. (This speaker is splash proof.) Although you might not want to walk too far with it, as it weighs 33 lbs., so make sure to scope out your ideal spot before all the good ones are taken.


Here comes the tiny but mighty, QFX PBX. This portable outdoor sound system features an 8-inch woofer and up to 260 watts of power. Thanks to its retractable handle and caster wheels, you can roll it like a suitcase to its desired spot. Once it’s in place it can stream music from a variety of sources: wirelessly via Bluetooth-enabled devices through USB and SD card slots or connected with a cable through the aux-in port. No matter what you’re playing the speaker’s 8″ woofer and amplifier ensure that everyone can hear clearly.