Closer to the Sun 2016 features four nights of music on the beach with our hosts Slightly Stoopid plus Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds, and Stick Figure. On top of seeing all of these artists in one of the most unique and serene settings possible, the experience extends beyond to create a well-rounded vacation for each and every guest. Combining the music we love, all-inclusive accomodations, and plenty of extras, Closer to the Sun continues to raise the bar every year as a destination of choice for both fans and artists alike.

Come experience the magic for yourself!

The Music

Closer to the Sun is your musical paradise, featuring four nights of music with a stage on the beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea. On top of three shows from Slightly Stoopid, fans will also enjoy two shows each from Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, Tribal Seeds, and Stick Figure. There's truly nothing like digging your toes in the sand and watching your favorite musicians perform as you're surrounded by some of the coolest fans on the planet. On top of the music on the beach, Closer to the Sun will also feature special poolside sets, late night sets, and other surprises!

Tropical Livin'

As a compliment to all the music that draws us together in the first place, Closer to the Sun boasts a full vacation experience complete with all-inclusive accomodations, pools, beach access, bars, restaurants, and more. Leave your cares behind and endulge yourself in a four-day tropical retreat and return home with a sun tan and stories that will make you the envy of all your friends and co-workers. Closer to the Sun has everything you need to make your vacation as great and as relaxing as it can possibly be - take advantage of the resort and all of it's amenities and beauty.


Closer to the Sun is a unique experience that brings together fans with both other fans and the artists themselves! Through a variety of games and other activities, our afternoons in Mexico will be filled with fun and excitement, assuring that there is never a dull moment at the resort before the evening's music gets started. Previous year's activities include an artist autograph signing, a Kyle McDonald judged Margarita Making Contest, a poolside Lip Sync Contest judged by SOJA, beach volleyball with Iration, and more. 2016 activity information coming soon!

Afternoon  & Late Night Music

In addition to the music on the beach each night, Closer to the Sun will also feature afternoon sets out by the pool and late night music under the palapa. Picture yourself floating in the pool or hanging at the swim-up bar. Sounds like a sweet way to enjoy some music, right? Now imagine yourself kicking back on a couch or getting down on a dance floor as the Carribean breeze rolls through the open air Palapa. That's how we'll enjoy our late night jams at Closer to the Sun. 

Theme Nights

Feed your festive side and go all out with the Closer to the Sun theme night! Plan a group costume with friends or go for it on your own based on this year's chosen theme, to be announced as we get closer to December. In 2014 we went with cult movie classic, "Dazed and Confused". In 2015 we threw it back to those funky disco days with "Boogie Nights." You can bet 2016 will again be over the top!


From world-renowned snorkeling to tours of the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and so much in between, the Riviera Maya is a region rich with adventure and exploration. At Closer to the Sun, all of these opportunities to see Mexico are right at our fingertips! Stay tuned for a complete list of excursions available for purchase.