Yesterday, Cloud 9‘s annual tropical destination event Dominican Holidaze continued with another jam-packed day of music and general sun-soaked shenanigans. First, Wolf + Lamb got the day started with a  poolside set, before the Main Stage schedule opened up with a daytime set from Umphrey’s McGeeLotus was up next, followed by GRiZ and The Disco Biscuits, who were joined by The Motet‘s horn section (Gabe Mervine and Drew Sayers) for a cover of David Bowie‘s party classic “Let’s Dance”.

The Disco Biscuits – Dominican Holidaze – Breathless & Now Onyx Resorts – 12/2/17 – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – Photo © Dave Vann 2017

Finally, TAUK closed out the night with a late-night set at the Onyx Theater, which also got a spike of funk when they were joined by Motet’s horns, guitarist (Ryan Jalbert) and vocalist (Lyle Divinsky) for a high-energy sit-in.

[Photo: Josh Timmermans]

PHOTOS: Dominican Holidaze Kicks Off With Umphrey’s McGee, STS9, The Motet, GRiZ

In between the sets, fans are encouraged to explore the Breathless Resort & Spa and neighboring Now Onyx all-inclusive experiences (like musical bingo with GRiZ and Muzzy Bearr), with endless pools, fine dining, and beachfront activities. With the main stage in the sand, and DJ sets in the pools, it doesn’t get much better than celebrating the holidays with Dominican Holidaze..

Brendan Bayliss of UM will kick off Sunday’s lineup with a poolside set, and STS9 will follow with an afternoon set at the Main Stage. Next, the Disco Biscuits and Umphrey’s McGee will both play full three-hour performances, after which Spafford will keep the jams going late into the night. Finally, on Monday, December 4th, DJ Naysayers (a.k.a. The Motet saxophonist Drew Sayers) will kick off day four with a poolside set, followed by and afternoon Disco Biscuits performance, full three-hour shows from STS9 and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and a late-night by Wolf + Lamb.

Below, you can view breathtaking photos from day two of Dominican Holidaze 2018, courtesy of Dave Vann of Dave Vann Live Music Photography and Josh Timmermans of Noble Visions.