Slightly StoopidUB40Michael Franti & SpearheadThievery CorporationStick FigurePepperAlborosieThe ExpendablesG. Love & Special SauceHIRIEThe MovementChali 2naDon CarlosRob GarzaKarl DensonKing Yellowman


Closer to the Sun brought fans together for an incredible 4-night concert vacation in Mexico! With the Caribbean Sea as a backdrop, guests were treated to three shows from Slightly Stoopid, and additional shows from UB40 feat. Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Thievery Corporation, Stick Figure, Pepper, Alborosie, G. Love & Special Sauce, The Expendables, HIRIE, and The Movement. 

Our adventure at Hard Rock Riviera Maya featured three different stages, including a beachfront stage in the sand, main stage in the Concert Courtyard, and a late night stage to keep the vibes going into the night. 

The Closer to the Sun 2018 experience featured - 

  • Slightly Stoopid: 3 Full Shows
  • UB40 feat. Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey: 1 Show
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead: 1 Full Band Show & 1 Acoustic Set
  • Thievery Corporation: 1 Show
  • Stick Figure: 2 Shows 
  • Pepper: 2 Shows
  • Alborosie: 1 Show
  • G. Love & Special Sauce: 1 Full Band Show & 1 Acoustic Set
  • The Expendables: 1 Show
  • HIRIE: 1 Show & 1 Acoustic Set
  • The Movement: 2 Shows
  • Rob Garza: 1 DJ Set
  • KBong: 1 Acoustic Set
  • Special Guests: Chali 2na, Don Carlos, Karl Denson & King Yellowman