Wednesday Dec 13
The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator!

Yesterday was the last chance to vote in the 2014 Pier Awardsbut you still have this weekend to see the finalists live before the winners are announced on Monday. The next three days of shows include Artist of the Year finalists Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, and SOJA; Live Artist of the Year finalists Steel Pulse; and Breakout Artist of the Year finalists Arise Roots.

Closer To The SunYou have probably been hearing about it for months now and dreaming of a way to make the trip yourself. Well, the big event is now here and if you’re reading this then you’re probably not one of the lucky few to attend this special event. Closer To The Sun is currently underway in the beautiful Mayan Riviera at Puerto Morelos, Mexico.

Closer To The Sun brings together an epic lineup in an amazing location for an unforgettable music event. This is definitely not your normal concert or festival. Closer To The Sun is a tropical concert vacation for the ultimate fan experience with most artists playing multiple shows right on the beach, daily excursions with artist participation, and much more! The 1,000 concert-goers will be treated to all-inclusive accommodations with five on-site bars and lounges offering unlimited beer, wine, cocktails and food, and some will even be staying in stage-front suites for a true up close and personal show.

Slightly Stoopid is headlining Closer To The Sun with two full shows plus a sunset acoustic set. Also doubling up on the beach shows are Citizen Cope, G.Love & Special Sauce, Steel Pulse, and Dirty Heads while attendees can catch various poolside acoustic sets by G.Love and multiple by Ethan Tucker. Post-show parties continue throughout the night.

In between all the music will be plenty of activities and excursions to further enjoy the Caribbean. Each day, guests will have trouble choosing between all the once-in-a-lifetime activities. Foodies will be happy with the Slightly Stoopid BBQ Pool Party, the Guac’ Off judged by Duddy and David of Dirty Heads and  Steven of Citizen Cope, or G. Love’s Special Hot Sauce Workshop. Sports fans can play volleyball with Citizen Cope or basketball with G. Love, Ian Neville, Ethan Tucker, and Citizen Cope. And everyone will enjoy the autograph sessions, tequila tastings, and Reggae Bingo with David Hinds of Steel Pulse and members of The Dirty Heads. Those looking to get away from the resort for a few can choose from the many excursions including golf with Miles from Slightly Stoopid, Morning Glory Snorkeling with Rymo of Slightly Stoopid, and Extreme Canopy Adventure with Amlak Tafari of Steel Pulse.

Remember to come by here every single Friday to see what shows are going on for the entire weekend. You may also view our built-in Show Locator, where you can search by artist & view all of their upcoming shows, with options to purchase tickets for select shows!

The Pier's Weekend Show Locator!

Friday, December 19th  

B-Side Players
@ Whiskey Jacques. Ketchum, ID

Chuck Ragan and The Camaraderie
@ Pawn Shop Live. Edmonton AB, Canada (2014 Winter Haul)

Closer To The Sun featuring Slightly Stoopid, Steel Pulse, G.Love (acoustic poolside), Citizen Cope (sunset show), and others
@ Now Sapphire Resort. Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Crazy Glue XXX-Mas featuring Fishbone, Mike Dillon Band, and others
@ Troubadour. Los Angeles, CA (3rd Annual)

Ease Up
@ Rafter’s Restaurant. Mammoth Lakes, CA  *FREE SHOW

Jon Wayne and the Pain with Headband Jam
@ Reggles Brewhouse. Owatonna, MN

Los Rakas with 3BallMTY
@ Regent Theatre. Los Angeles, CA

Matisyahu with Judith Hill
@ House of Blues. Boston, MA

One Drop with Dewey and the Peoples, and Saane & Delight
@ Elbo Room. San Francisco, CA (2014 Fall Tour)

Recife On The River Festival featuring SOJA, Vibracoes and Manga Rosa
@ Cabanga late Clube. Recife, Brazil

Sun-Dried Vibes
@ The Bathtub Gin. Mooresville, NC

Turks & Caicos Holiday Concert featuring Tarrus Riley, Dean Fraser and the Blak Soil Band
@ Turks and Caicos Islands

Where’s The Band? Featuring Dustin Kensrue, Dan Andriano, Casey Crescenzo, Matt Pryor, and Groove International
@ House of Blues. San Diego, CA

Wonderfruit Festival featuring Fat Freddy’s Drop, De La Soul, and others
@ Pattaya. Chon Buri, Thailand

Saturday, December 20th

Andy Diamond’s Annual Christmas Show featuring Dave Hause and The Hard Promises, Rocky Catanese and The Chapter, and others
@ The Court Tavern. New Brunswick, NJ

B-Side Players
@ Trap Bar & Grill @ Grand Targhee Resort. Alta, WY

Chuck Ragan and The Camaraderie
@ The Biltmore Cabaret. Vancouver BC, Canada (2014 Winter Haul)

Ethan Tucker
@ Now Sapphire Resort. Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Fayuca with Pride Through Strife
@ Main Stage Theater. Cottonwood, AZ (The Lucha Winter Tour)

@ Suite 907. Juneau, AK (Small Kine Aktion Tour)

Jon Wayne and the Pain with Hardwood Grove
@ Zorbaz. Detroit Lakes, MN

Matisyahu with Judith Hill
@ Best Buy Theater. New York, NY

One Drop with IrieFuse
@ HopMonk. Sebastopol, CA (2014 Fall Tour)

SOJA with Planta e Raiz and Onze:20
@ Centro de Evento Fortaleza. Fortaleza, Brazil (Brazil Tour)

@ Cactus Jacks. Phoenix, AZ (From the Roots Tour)

Sun-Dried Vibes
@ Nelson’s Bar. Charlotte, NC

The Supervillains with HOR!ZEN
@ Ocean Deck. Daytona Beach, FL

Where’s The Band? Featuring Dustin Kensrue, Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room, Casey Crescenzo, The Dear Hunter, and Andy Jackson
@ Crescent Ballroom. Phoenix, AZ

Wonderfruit Festival featuring Fat Freddy’s Drop, De La Soul, and others
@ Pattaya. Chon Buri, Thailand

Sunday, December 21st  

Arise Roots with Project Out Of Bounds and Irieality
@ U-31. San Diego, CA

Los Rakas with 3BallMTY
@ The Fillmore. San Francisco, CA

@ The Paramount. Huntington, NY

Where’s The Band? Featuring Dustin Kensrue, Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room, Casey Crescenzo, The Dear Hunter, and Andy Jackson
@ The Glass House Concert Hall. Pomona, CA

Wonderfruit Festival featuring Fat Freddy’s Drop, De La Soul, and others
@ Pattaya. Chon Buri, Thailand

Zach Deputy with The Royal Noise
@ The Ardmore Music Hall. Ardmore, PA (Sunday Brunch Show)

-If you’re a group that would like to be included in The Pier Weekend Show Locator, submit your shows in a direct email request to before Wednesday of each week to make our weekly Friday publish!

Show Locator & Article By: Eric Schoep

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