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Music at Panic En La Playa

Panic en la Playa Nueve returned to Hard Rock Riviera Maya for another round of magic with an amazing community of musicians. We watch Widespread Panic perform overlooking the Caribbean four nights in a row! Our adventure featured shows in the esteemed Concert Courtyard with unlimited food and drinks, only steps away. Afternoon activities and sunset shows took place at the intimate Heaven Beach stage, where you watched shows with your toes in the sand and while floating in the water. We headed over to Stairway to Heaven and closed out the nights with killer lineups of late night shows. The Playa Allstars returned with an amazing group of musicians performing two late night shows, including one set of music by the Grateful Dead.

Widespread Panic (4 shows)
The Marcus King Band • Big Something
Andy Frasco & The U.N. • Jerry Joseph
Playa Allstars: Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Cyril Neville,
Nicki Bluhm, Terence Higgins & Cochemea Gastelum


Between waking up in paradise and incredible shows every night came a packed schedule of curated activities to bring fans and artists together. We started our days with yoga overlooking the ocean, testing our poker face, and grabbing your crew for a margarita pong tournament. With fun programming ranging from artist-hosted contests, poolside games, and cooking challenges – there was something for everyone.

Theme Nights

We tapped into our wild side and went all out with the Panic en la Playa Nueve theme nights! Our creativity was shown whether you planned a group costume or went at it on your own.


While in Mexico, we took advantage of opportunities to step out of the resort and experience all the culture and sites our host country had to offer. Whether you were looking to walk in the footsteps of the ancient Mayans or dive head-first into the natural beauty of a cenote, adventures were had!

Home Away From Home

Set on a protected inlet off the Caribbean Sea, Hard Rock Riviera Maya was the perfect place to say hola to sun and sand & adios to winter weather. This free flowing resort is two resorts in one – split down the middle by the Main Stage in our Concert Courtyard. Each side of the resort had its own vibe but Panic en la Playa Nueve took over both.

YETI Partnership

Cloud 9 Adventures would like to thank YETI for supporting our 2019-2020 event season, including Panic En La Playa! We are excited to partner with YETI as part of our ongoing sustainability efforts & offer custom collectible tumblers to use in paradise & at home all year long.

Guest Chef

We bought a taste of India to the Mayan Riviera by way of Atlanta, Georgia! We welcomed Chef Archna Becker to Panic en la Playa, where she curated a delicious Indian-Mexican fusion buffet for us inspired by her menu at Bhojanic. #PanicenlaPlaya