Dead & Company Announces Playing In The Sand 2019


Dead & Company will return to Riviera Maya, Mexico early next year for the second annual Playing In The Sand destination event. CID Presents and Dead & Company’s all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation will take place January 17 – 20, 2019.

Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti and John Mayer first teamed with CID to present the inaugural installment of Playing In The Sand earlier this year. Dead & Company will play three full shows at host resort The Barceló Maya over the course of the event. Attendees can stay at one of nine hand-picked resorts including The Barceló Maya as well as Secrets Akumal, Dreams Tulum, The Hard Rock Hotel, Unico, Rosewood Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba and Fairmount Mayakoba Properties.

Daytime options for Playing In The Sand festival-goers include spending their time lounging by the pool and beach or exploring the nearby historic towns of Tulum and Playa del Carmen. On-site activities include yoga, tequila tastings, bowling and surfing. A number of off-site adventures are also available. Those who purchase packages will receive access to all three concerts, all-inclusive food and drink, premium resort accommodations, official merchandise, shuttle service to and from Cancun International Airport and 24-hour concierge service.

Playing In The Sand 2019 packages go on sale to those who attended the inaugural event beginning Monday, August 20 at 1 p.m. ET. Those interested in attending for the first time are asked to fill out a form to receive early access. Signing up using these links will grant them the ability to take part in a pre-sale starting on Tuesday, August 21 at 1 p.m. ET. Packages go up to grabs to the general public Wednesday, August 22 at 1 p.m. ET. Head to for full booking details and more information.