The all-inclusive concert vacation, set to take place at Moon Palace Resort in Riviera Cancún, Mexico from January 12th–15th, will celebrate the Grateful Dead songbook with two nights of curated collaboration featuring Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Don Was, Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge, and Jay Lane featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Goose’s Rick Mitarotonda, Margo Price, and “very special guest” Sturgill Simpson.
Dead Ahead: Mexican Festival To Feature Members Of Dead & Co, TTB, Goose, Sturgill Simpson, More
Playa Luna Presents: Dead Ahead
We are going Dead Ahead Join us in Mexico January 12-15, 2024, for four nights of music including two nights of collaborations themed “Dead Ahead” with Bobby Weir, Mickey Hart, Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge, Don Was & Jay Lane featuring Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Rick Mitarotonda, Margo Price, and very special guest Sturgill Simpson. Plus additional performances throughout the weekend.
While Dead & Company will not return to Mexico in early 2024 for another edition of Playing In The Sand, the majority of the band’s members—and plenty of talented “company”—will still head to Mexico for a new destination event billed as the Dead Ahead Festival.
Guests at the festival, presented by Playa Luna, will enjoy two nights of music from the special Dead Ahead collaboration. The two additional nights of music will feature one headlining performance from Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack as well as a night of celebrations of the Jerry Garcia Band featuring sets by Oteil & Friends and Lettuce. Additional supporting artists include acoustic Goose offshoot Orebolo, Deadhead DJ LP Giobbi, rising bluegrass performer Sierra Hull, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Brittney Spencer, and country songstress Jaime Wyatt. Mickey Hart will also serve up a late-night “rhythmic experience” as Mickey Hart’s Noche de Ondas. A full itinerary inclusive of pool parties, beach stage performances, and late-night shows will be revealed in the coming weeks.