Dead & Company have announced their return to Mexico for the 2023 edition of their running destination event, Playing In The Sand. The all-inclusive concert vacation, hosted at Moon Palace Cancún, will take place from January 14th—17th, 2023 and feature three nights of music on the beach with the Grateful Dead offshoot featuring Bob Weir, John Mayer, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti.

Moon Palace Cancún will provide guests with a wide range of luxury accommodations just steps from Playing In The Sand’s state-of-the-art concert venue. Amenities include upscale rooms, all-inclusive food and drink, 24-hour room service, and a variety of extracurricular activities on both land and sea including a spa and a 27-hole golf course.

In addition to daytime pool parties, curated activities, and nightly concerts on the beach, guests will be encouraged to explore the natural beauty and rich Mayan culture of the Yucatan Peninsula via off-site adventures like diving in underground cenotes, visiting the lost capital of Chichen Itza, sailing on luxury catamarans to Isla Mujeres, and more.

An alumni pre-sale period for Dead & Company Playing In The Sand 2023 will begin on Thursday, August 18th at 1 p.m. ET. Remaining packages will go on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, August 19th at 1 p.m. ET. For complete ticketing details, visit the event website.

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This year’s Playing in the Sand, produced by Playa Luna Presents rather than longtime organizer CID Presents, follows Dead & Company’s 2022 tour, one of the band’s biggest and most successful since their formation with nearly 400,000 tickets sold and $46 million grossed in sales. This summer’s Dead & Company Participation Row was also the most successful to date, raising nearly $1 million for HeadCount, REVERB, and the Dead Family NPOs.

The 2022 edition of Playing In The Sand was canceled at the last minute in January due to COVID-19. The cancellation of the two-weekend 2022 event followed a flurry of change-ups as stakeholders searched for a way to make it work amid a worrying surge in cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Just one day prior to the cancellation, the band revealed that John Mayer had tested positive for COVID-19 and would not be in attendance, but confirmed that the show was on and tapped guitarist Tom Hamilton as a substitute. Despite the snafu, those who were already en route when the cancellation news came in wound up making “tie-dye lemonade” with their concert-less trip to Mexico.