Strings & Sol Announces 2017 Artist Lineup

Article Contributed by Musical Earth | Published on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cloud 9 Adventures announces the annual return of Strings & Sol, the bluegrass-centric tropical destination concert vacation, held at the all-inclusive Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. Now venturing into its sixth year, the event will take place on the beautiful coastline in the Riviera Maya region of Mexico from December 8-12, 2017. This year’s lineup will feature Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Fruition. Greensky Bluegrass and Yonder Mountain String Band will perform three shows each while additional artists will have two performances respectively, all scheduled over the course of 4 nights. The live music performances are guaranteed to be an extraordinary experience for guests, set in a variety of unique venues – beach main stage, poolside gazebo, and an open-air palapa – all steps away from guestrooms and all-inclusive amenities.

This unforgettable experience extends way beyond the music for the close-knit community of returning attendees, which also offers a multitude of unique daily activities in addition to the always incredible music. From artist-hosted workshops, poolside-contests and beach jam sessions, to theme nights, casual artist interactions and an autograph signing, this event is the ultimate experience for fans. Furthermore, guests can book off-site excursions through the Strings & Sol website to explore the beauty and culture of the surrounding Mayan region extending from Cancun to Tulum.

New this year, Strings & Sol will be offering a limited number of fans the option of staying just down the beach from the main stage at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. Dreams is a well-appointed, all-inclusive resort that is located less than 1 mile from Now Sapphire. Keeping the event at a limited capacity while offering a second resort option is a contemporary opportunity for guests. If staying at Dreams Riviera Cancun, guests can easily connect to Now Sapphire throughout the day and night either by a quick beach walk or door-to-door shuttle. Experience the best of both worlds with all the action of Now Sapphire at your fingertips and a whole other resort full of amenities to add a new element to your vacation.

Strings & Sol is again partnering with charitable organization Positive Legacy, encouraging artists and fans to participate in a day of service and cultural connection in the community of Puerto Morelos as a way of giving back. The ongoing Positive Legacy project in this region has been the “Urban Garden Initiative”, a mission to bring the practice of community gardening to the local high school. The goal of the project is to share in the practice of gardening and create a local, sustainable fresh food source. Details for this year’s Day of Service will be announced in the coming months.

Event details are as follows:

All-inclusive packages for returning Strings & Sol guests can be booked during the pre-sale on May 2, 2017. If packages remain following the pre-sale, the public on sale will begin on May 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT on the Strings & Sol website.

Pricing for the all-inclusive packages at Now Sapphire start at $1549 per person for tropical view rooms with oceanfront view rooms starting at $1799 per person. Pricing for the all-inclusive packages at Dreams Riviera Cancun start at $1699 per person for garden view rooms, with oceanfront view rooms starting at $1899 per person. Package pricing includes accommodations, meals, beverages, activities, and shows for all four nights. Look for announcements on artist-hosted activities, theme nights, and community outreach with Positive Legacy in the coming months.

Strings & Sol is produced by Cloud 9 Adventures.  An industry leader in concert vacations on cruise ships and at all-inclusive resorts, Cloud 9 Adventures also produces Jam Cruise, Holy Ship!, Panic en la Playa (feat. Widespread Panic), My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday, Dominican Holidaze, Zac Brown Band’s Castaway with Southern Ground, The Avett Brothers At The Beach, and more to be announced.

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