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Playing in the Sand

Prepare for a real good time.

Dead & Company, Playing in the Sand is an all-inclusive concert vacation in Riviera Cancún, Mexico. Dead & Company will perform six nights on the beach across two separate event weekends in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Our unique concert venue sits along the Caribbean, providing a surreal backdrop to this incredibly intimate event. Performances take place at the Moon Palace Cancún, an all-inclusive resort sitting on a mile-long stretch of white sandy beach. Guests can reserve a room at the Moon Palace, which is comprised of four resort properties: Sunrise, Nizuc, Golf Course & The Grand. Each resort property features a variety of restaurants, bars and daily activities, all included in your package price. Spend your days lounging on the beach, enjoying intimate pool parties with support artists, or exploring the Yucatan Peninsula on one of our many off-site adventures!

Riviera Cancún

Originally known to its Mayan inhabitants as Nizuc, the Riviera Cancún is a famous section of coastline along the northeast coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Caribbean, the Riviera Cancún is a place rich in history and culture, built upon sublime landscapes. From city to coast, witness magnificent barrier reefs, ancient Mayan ruins and more. There is an adventure waiting to happen every day in this spectacular region of Mexico.

The Venue

Our unique venue sets the bar for the ultimate concert. From the moment guests enter our beachfront venue their experience is anything but traditional. This starts with a warm welcome that includes complimentary ice-cold beverages, a mix of authentic and fan favorite cuisine, fresh churros, local micro-brewed beer and ample space to enjoy the show. Our quest to exceed your expectations includes world class entertainment, captivating performers, jaw-dropping art installations, roaming wait staff, and more. We’ve got all the ingredients for a perfect party – and margaritas!

To view a full rendering of our new venue, click here.

New for 2022: The Playing in the Sand venue is now located at the Sunrise section of the resort!

The Resort

From dawn to dusk, the energy of the Moon Palace is palpable. Sun-kissed ocean breezes caress by day while the pulse of paradise kicks in at night. Ranked among the top resorts in Cancún on TripAdvisor, the Moon Palace has four unique sections: Sunrise, Nizuc, Golf Course & The Grand. In addition to being the closest property to the concert area, Sunrise features multiple fine dining restaurants and buffets as well as newly renovated pools complete with swim-up bars. Nizuc is the central section of the resort, also home to our daily poolside performances and late night entertainment featuring artists hand-picked by Dead & Company. The Golf Course area of the resort features our most secluded, private rooms and is surrounded by luscious greenery, a true paradise alongside the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. The Grand offers premium food and beverage options, in addition to nine outdoor swimming pools, five swim-up bars, and a waterpark. Each area of the resort is a luxurious sanctuary and the perfect escape after an amazing night out. A variety of guest rooms, suite options, and villas are available with breathtaking ocean and resort views.


Whether you’re looking to tan on the beach or cool off by the pool, the Moon Palace offers a variety of exciting activities for you to take part in during the day. Our full list of daily activities will be announced soon, but here’s a taste:

  • AWE Spa – world class spa service.
  • Tequila Tastings – educate yourself on Mexico’s favorite adult beverage!
  • Craft Beer Tastings – learn about our local partners while wetting your lips with their full collection of beers.
  • Pool Parties – get up close and personal with artists handpicked by Dead & Company!
  • Daily Yoga Sessions – early morning yoga in an open-air environment.
  • Beach Games – spike ball, corn hole and more of our favorites will be provided for your gaming pleasure.
  • Late Night Parties – join us poolside at Nizuc for dance parties of epic magnitudes after the music ends on the beach!
  • Beach Jam Session – let’s make some noise together. Bring your instrument of choice (or use one of ours) for this special staff-lead jam session on the beach.
  • Mini Golf – if Jack Nicklaus’ course isn’t your speed, try one of the two mini golf courses on the resort property.
  • Wired Lounge – escape the sun by visiting one of three arcades on-site to play your favorite classics as well as PS4 & Xbox.

Note: Activities may vary from weekend to weekend, and may only be attended by purchasers and guests of the respective event weekend. Additional charges may apply for some of these activities if outside an officially scheduled time.


In order to provide a safer experience for guests, all CID Presents-hosted off-site adventures (with the exception of our Golf Outings) have been canceled and will be automatically refunded. We highly encourage guests not to leave the resort during their Playing in the Sand vacation.