Cloud 9 Adventures has announced the complete lineup and event details of annual destination concert vacation, Dominican Holidaze on December 1-5, 2017. The all-inclusive tropical adventure features a massive lineup and four nights of music with all of the shows taking place just steps from guests’ rooms. The event returns to neighbor resorts Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa and Now Onyx Punta Cana, where guests can experience all of the many amenities offered at both. Host bands Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, and STS9 will each perform a sunset show plus two full two-set shows on the beach, where the stage aligns with the beautiful coastline and fans dance in the sand with the ocean by their side. In addition, GRiZ will perform one show on the main stage and a Poolside Bangers DJ set, while Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lotus, and The Motet will each perform one show on the main stage. TAUK, Spafford, SunSquabi, and Wolf + Lamb will be completing the musical experience by performing poolside or late night sets. Brendan Bayliss of Umphrey’s McGee will also be performing a special poolside set, adding to the intimate experience found only at Dominican Holidaze.
Now in its 11th year, the event continues to take it to the next level by bringing fans special experiences that extend beyond the music. The curated experience includes interactive artist-hosted activities and workshops, poolside competitions, theme nights, an autograph signing, daily yoga, and so much more. Guests also have the opportunity to book select off-site excursions to take in the local culture, adventure, and beauty of the Dominican Republic.
All-inclusive luxury accommodations at both resorts offer guests a wide variety of stunning room selections, over a dozen all-inclusive gourmet dining options, and unlimited drinks at bars throughout the property and concert area – including wait service in the crowd so fans never miss a beat - all while surrounded by lush grounds, multiple pools, and a beautiful palm-lined beach. In addition, the resorts offer a world-class spa and fully equipped fitness center. Guests will be able to move freely between the two resorts - maintaining the intimacy and community that makes Holidaze so special while enjoying the all-inclusive amenities of two resorts. Fans who wish to extend their stay to enjoy all that the resorts have to offer before and after the event can do so for a discounted rate.
Dominican Holidaze has again partnered with the charitable organization Positive Legacy, whose mission is to integrate live music and service by taking actions that positively impact local communities and the environment. Last year, Holidaze fans joined the Positive Legacy Team for an amazing day of community connection spent at the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation with local students. Participants snorkeled and discovered more about the Foundation's innovative coral reef restoration efforts, then toured the bee keeping and composting areas while learning how to effectively and sustainably process waste. In addition, they planted native flora on the beach dedicated to improving the habitat where sea turtles lay eggs. The afternoon wrapped up with a traditional Dominican lunch, games, and live music. The 2016 Day of Service focused on giving the community’s children an experience of music and environmental connections.
All-inclusive packages for returning Holidaze guests will go on sale on May 17, 2017.
If rooms remain following the Pre-sale, there will be a Public On Sale on Thursday May 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET at dominicanholidaze.com.
Dominican Holidaze is an international concert vacation produced by industry leader Cloud 9 Adventures. Cloud 9 Adventures provides travel services, marketing, and brand management services for a growing list of concert vacations on cruise ships and at all-inclusive resorts including Jam Cruise, Holy Ship, Panic en la Playa (feat. Widespread Panic), My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday, Closer to the Sun, Strings & Sol, Zac Brown Band’s Castaway with Southern Ground, The Avett Brothers At The Beach, with more to be announced.