Escape to the tropics for the ultimate vacation!

Music at Closer to the Sun

Closer to the Sun returned to the Hard Rock Riviera Maya bringing your favorite musicians to multiple stages in paradise. We grabbed floaties and spent afternoons at Heaven Beach, then hit the Concert Courtyard with our crews. The Main Stage was the perfect setting – intimate enough for you to ride the rail but big enough to give everyone plenty of dancing room. Lastly, we headed to Stairway to Heaven to close out the nights with killer lineups of late night shows.

Slightly Stoopid (3 shows)

Dirty Heads (2 shows) • Stephen Marley (1 show) • Stick Figure (2 shows) • SOJA (2 shows)
Toots & The Maytals (1 show) • Tribal Seeds (1 show)
Don Carlos w/ The Soul Syndicate Band Celebrating 50 Years of Music (1 show)
Fortunate Youth (2 shows) • Chali 2na & Cut Chemist (2 shows)
Alborosie (Acoustic) (1 show) • Boogie Brothers (2 shows)


Between waking up in paradise and incredible shows every night came a packed schedule of curated activities to bring fans and artists together. We started our days with yoga overlooking the ocean, testing our poker face, and grabbing the crew for our annual Closer to the Rim 3-on-3 tournament. With fun programming ranging from artist-hosted contests, poolside games, and cooking challenges – there was something for everyone.

Theme Nights

We tapped into our wild side and went all out with the Closer to the Sun theme night! Everyone came to show off their creativity whether with a group costume or going at it on your own.


Did you grab a snorkeling mask and head out on a Catamaran for the day or swing through the lush jungle into a local cenote? We hope you soaked in the culturally rich Riviera Maya as we spent four days & nights in Mexico close to attractions in Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

Home Away From Home

Go big or go home? Challenge accepted. This free flowing resort was like two resorts in one – split down the middle by the Main Stage in our Concert Courtyard. Each side of the resort had its own vibe, the Heaven side a bit more rock n roll, the Hacienda side for guests of all ages. Closer to the Sun took over both – we hope you enjoyed everything our winter vacation destination had to offer!