Slightly Stoopid and Cloud 9 Adventures have announced the return of Closer to the Sun, an all-inclusive tropical destination concert vacation held over four nights fromNovember 30-December 4, 2018. Host band Slightly Stoopid with special guests will perform three full shows, with fan-favorite artists Stick Figure and Pepper performing two shows each. Michael Franti & Spearhead and G. Love & Special Sauce will both be performing two shows, including one acoustic set. Reggae legends UB40 feat. Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey, plus Thievery Corporation, Alborosie, The Expendables,HIRIE, and The Movement are also joining the party.
Venturing into its fifth year, the event has changed venues and is heading to the beautifulHard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico while still maintaining the intimacy that Closer to the Sun fans have come to know and love. The event continues to prove an amazing experience for guests and artists alike, as performances are scheduled across a variety of unique venues – a main stage in front of the Caribbean Sea, beachfront sunset shows, and late night parties – all within easy walking distance to all-inclusive suites and amenities.
This unforgettable experience extends way beyond the music, bringing artists and fans together in a close-knit community in paradise. From poolside games, daily yoga, and casual artist interactions to theme nights, Closer to the Sun curates the ultimate experience. Fans will also have access to Woodward – with indoor skate boarding & BMX biking, trampolines, foam pit, indoor ski & snowboard equipment, Ninja obstacle course, and more. Guests also have the opportunity to book select off-site excursionsthrough the event to explore the beauty and culture of the surrounding Mayan region extending from Cancun to Tulum.
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is a luxurious all-inclusive resort located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum with all meals, beverages, concerts, and activities included in the event package price. The Hard Rock offers a wide variety of room selections, including oceanfront rooms and stagefront suites, plus a multitude of dining options and unlimited drinks at bars throughout the property and concert area, all surrounded by lush grounds and sparkling blue pools. The resort also offers complimentary 24-hour room service, a world-class spa, salon, and fully equipped fitness center.
Closer to the Sun works alongside charitable organization Positive Legacy, encouraging artists and fans to participate in a day of service and cultural connection in the local community as a way of giving back. Positive Legacy is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to integrate live music and service by taking actions that positively impact local communities and the environment. In addition to the annual day of service, a silent and live auction will be held with proceeds supporting ongoing projects in the region, and guests are encouraged to bring supplies for donations to benefit local organizations in need.
All-inclusive packages for returning Closer to the Sun guests can be booked during thePre-sale on Wednesday, May 30th. Following the Pre-sale, there will be a Public On Sale beginning Thursday, May 31st at 12pm ET at www.closertothesun.com.
Closer to the Sun is produced by Cloud 9 Adventures. An industry leader in concert vacations on cruise ships and at all-inclusive resorts, Cloud 9 Adventures also produces Jam Cruise, Holy Ship!, Panic en la Playa (feat. Widespread Panic), My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday, Holidaze, Strings & Sol, The Avett Brothers At The Beach, Zac Brown Band’s Castaway with Southern Ground, and more to be announced.
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Highlight reel from Closer to the Sun 2017: https://youtu.be/XZl3e-RlJys