Positive Legacy, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arm of Cloud 9 Adventures, is committed to integrating live music and service by taking actions that positively impact the communities we visit. Positive Legacy’s mission inspires music fans and artists to collectively take action and build a better world. The goal is to develop service activities that people can participate in to bring a deeper sense of purpose to their travel experiences and the music surrounding it.

Day of Service

Closer to the Sun goes beyond the music with service projects to make the local community a better place. This year we sold out two Day of Service shifts and  our crew assembled more than 300 supply bags made from recycled hotel uniforms and curtains. Thanks to everyone who spent the afternoon assembling food and supply boxes for families in need throughout Quintana Roo.


Charity Auctions

Take home something special while giving back to charity! Come grab a cocktail and bid on unique memorabilia – including autographed photos, concert tickets, and hand-crafted items. In December 2021, Common Kings even played an acoustic pop-up set bringing in guests just in time for the auction… and people were ready to bid! The combined live and online auctions raised a whopping $64,000 –our highest grossing auction in history! Auction proceeds support Positive Legacy’s various environmental and sustainability projects throughout Mexico.

If you are interested in donating an item to the auction or learning more about how you can get involved, please contact Positive Legacy.

Donation Drive

Help provide necessary materials for local medical clinics and schools by bringing along some donation items. Various medical and school supplies are needed in these communities and even a small donation can make a big impact. Special thanks to everyone who continues to find room in their luggage to bring these items that help the local community.

  • School Supplies: notebooks, folders, pencils & sharpeners, rulers, calculators, backpacks
  • Medical Supplies: bandaids, alcohol wipes, gauze, hand sanitizer, masks, Bacitracin/Neosporin, toothbrushes (preferably eco-friendly)

Carbon Offset

Trees, Water & People make it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel to Closer to the Sun. Starting at only $15, your generosity helps fund efforts in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Cuba. Make a donation when placing your reservation and take the opportunity to feel empowered and leave your own positive legacy during Closer to the Sun.