Dead & Company 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 three nights on the beach 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 Moon Palace Cancún, an all-inclusive resort which boasts a mile-long stretch of white sandy beach. Guests can reserve a room at any of Moon Palace’s 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!

Playing in the Sand’s one of a kind oceanfront venue sets the bar for the ultimate concert. From the moment guests enter the custom concert area their experience is anything but traditional. This includes complimentary beverages, a mix of authentic and fan favorite cuisine, fresh churros, local microbrew beer, roaming waitstaff, captivating performance artists, interactive art installations, and ample space to enjoy the nightly shows.

Venue Location: North beach (Sunrise) at Moon Palace Cancún.

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Ranked among the top resorts in Cancún, Moon Palace has four unique sections: Sunrise, Nizuc, Golf Course & The Grand. Each area of the resort is a luxurious sanctuary. With secluded white sand beaches, gorgeous pools, top-shelf drinks, upscale amenities, complimentary WiFi and 24-hour room service free of charge, your stay is truly all-inclusive. Guests can enjoy a tranquil oasis while indulging in bottomless drinks, restaurants, and entertainment. A variety of guest rooms, suite options, and villas are available with breathtaking ocean and resort views.

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Savor sun-kissed luxury at Sun Palace. This adults only (18+) all-inclusive resort is located on a stunning stretch of blue beach approximately 20 minutes north of Moon Palace Cancún. Sun Palace package purchasers will have complimentary access to Moon Palace Cancún’s Sunrise and Nizuc amenities as well as all official Playing in the Sand activities within the main venue, at pool parties and during late night events. Transportation will be offered from 11am-2am each concert day.

The Sun Palace features luxurious accommodations, premium drinks, gourmet dishes created by world-class chefs, 24-hour room service, in-room double whirlpool tubs, and more. Unplug, unwind, and replenish at the Spa with hydrating body wraps, deep-tissue massages, hydrotherapy, plunge pools or an herbal steam room.

Please note: Sun Palace is a smoke free resort. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas of the property.

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Whether you’re looking to tan on the beach or cool off by the pool, a variety of exciting activities await during the day, including:

  • AWE Spa - World-class spa service.
  • Mezcal Tastings - Learn about and taste the variety of exquisite Mezcals that Mexico has to offer.
  • Craft Beer Tastings - Sample a full collection of beers from our local partners.
  • Daily Yoga Sessions - Early morning yoga in an open-air environment.
  • Sports & Games - Beach volleyball, disc golf, spikeball, cornhole and more!
  • Golf Tournament - Join us on the Moon Palace Golf Course for our annual 18-hole scramble. ‍
  • Jam Sessions - Daily sessions on the beach! Bring your own instrument, or borrow one of ours, and jam along with other fans!
  • Late Night Parties - After the music ends on the beach, join us poolside for dance parties of epic magnitude.

Explore the best of Mexico’s amazing natural treasures and ancient history. Playing in the Sand offers a wide variety of thrilling off-site adventures for guests to participate in during the day. These opportunities are completely optional and transportation is included.

Adventures can be reserved in the coming months through our Guest Dashboard or on-site.


As industry-leading live event producers and responsible stewards of our home in Mexico, we’ve set ambitious targets to reduce our carbon footprint year over year with the ultimate goal of producing zero waste events.

Moon Palace Initiatives:
Moon Palace’s commitment to preserving the Riviera Maya region is truly inspiring; their focus extends beyond carbon footprint reduction, to actual mitigation efforts. This includes a complex waste management program which ensures every piece of trash or waste that’s discarded on-site gets sorted and diverted from landfill. Additionally, the resort has a progressive energy & water saving program, actively prevents erosion & sargassum along the property’s coastline, protects various at-risk species (including sea turtles) and nature reserves, cultivates 20 different kinds of microgreens on-site for Moon Palace kitchens, and utilizes burnt oil from restaurants and buffets to create organic biodiesel that powers varying maintenance vehicles. An electric golf cart fleet shuttles guests throughout the resort with complimentary bicycles also offered as a carbon-free transportation option.

Venue Initiatives:
In addition to several large-scale prevention strategies, we’ve launched a number of exciting greening initiatives within our venue, including a single-use plastic-free concert area. Compostable plates, cups, cutlery and napkins will be utilized for food & beverages in addition to trash in the venue getting sorted post-event and diverted from landfill. Multiple Water Refill stations will also be available in an effort to eliminate the need for plastic water bottles.

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