Slightly Stoopid Announces ‘Closer to the Sun’ Mexican Concert Vacation Details


Slightly Stoopid and Cloud 9 Adventures announce details for the return of Closer to the Sun, their fan-favorite winter concert vacation. The annual event takes over Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, an all-inclusive resort on the coast of Mexico, for four days and nights from December 8-12, 2022.

The schedule features three shows by Slightly Stoopid with a stacked lineup of additional performances by Stick Figure, 311, SOJA, Method Man & Redman, Don Carlos, Fortunate Youth, Iya Terra, The Elovaters, and Artikal Sound System – with many bands playing multiple shows – over the course of four nights. Closer to the Sun creates various venues throughout the resort so guests can watch their favorite artists in unique, tropical settings with top-notch production.

Main Stage performances take place on the esteemed Concert Courtyard stage featuring exceptional acoustics, convenient bar service, complimentary craft cocktails, and specialty curated food stations. Daytime and sunset shows at the Beach Stage create unforgettable experiences watching shows from the Caribbean coastline. Artists perform under the stars on the intimate Late Night Stage with music programmed from mid-afternoon well into the night.

Now on its eighth edition, this trail-blazing event continues to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences. The addition of artist interactions including morning yoga and music workshops, annual basketball invitational, and creative theme nights create the ultimate concert vacation. This intimate event has cultivated a close-knit community of loyal returning guests, first-time attendees, artists, and hotel and event staff alike – making it no surprise that past editions have quickly sold out.

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is a luxurious resort located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum with guest suites, meals, beverages, concerts, waterpark, and fitness center access all included in the event package price. Closer to the Sun offers a wide scope of room options surrounded by tropical grounds and sparkling pools, including swim-outs and stage front suites. Guests can enjoy unlimited dining at a variety of restaurants, event-curated food stations, and complimentary 24-hour room service. Unlimited drinks are available at the coffee bar plus multiple bars in direct proximity to guest accommodations, lobbies, and all concert areas.

Fans looking to give back can link up with Positive Legacy on humanitarian and environmental efforts. Positive Legacy continues to make an impact in the Riviera Maya region by providing emergency hunger relief, medical and school supplies, building playgrounds and community gardens, extensive beach cleanups, and improving infrastructure at the largest turtle sanctuary in the Yucatan.

On Sale Details:

All-inclusive packages for returning Closer to the Sun guests can be reserved during the Pre-sale on April 26, 2022. If rooms remain, the Public On-Sale will begin on April 27, 2022 at 1:00pm ET on the Closer to the Sun website – Pricing starts at $1749 per person for four-night Deluxe Gold room packages with various upgraded options available.

Closer to the Sun is brought to you by Cloud 9 Adventures, the pioneer in providing international concert vacations since 2003. Cloud 9 Adventures brings bands and fans together to create unforgettable memories & life-changing experiences at all-inclusive resorts and on luxurious cruise ships. Cloud 9 Adventures’ portfolio also includes Brandi Carlile’s Girls Just Wanna Weekend, Holy Ship!, Strings & Sol, Panic en la Playa (feat. Widespread Panic), The Avett Brothers At The Beach, Holidaze, Jam Cruise, and Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky.

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