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The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator!

Steel PulseMatisyahuSublime with Rome at The Night 89X Stole ChristmasCrazy Glue XXX-Mas with FishboneLos Rakas Peligroso 8th Anniversary Tour…so many choices in this edition of The Pier’s Weekend Show Locator! Keep reading below for all of the best options coming up over the next three days. Which show will you be going to?

The majority of the reggae community has already started the party early with a long weekend in Mexico. Closer to the Sun returns to Now Sapphire Resort in Puerto Morelos along the Caribbean Sea coastline. Closer to the Sun is the “ultimate music adventure” featuring some of the best live acts in today’s reggae scene with a all-inclusive luxury beach vacation. The Pier’s newest family members are in attendance this year and will be providing ongoing coverage. Stay tuned to www.ThePier.org and @ThePierOrg on Instagram for the latest live updates this weekend.

This year’s adventure started earlier in the week with music beginning on Tuesday night and going through Saturday. Hosts and event founders, Slightly Stoopid, will be the featured headliners with two full shows and a sunset acoustic set scheduled throughout the multi-day event. Following up Stoopid and all also playing two full shows each will be SOJA, Pepper, Iration, and Ozomatli (who kicked off this year’s festivities on Tuesday). Filling out this year’s lineup is G.Love, Karl Denson, Don Carlos, Ian Neville, Zach Deputy, Organically Good Trio, and Lance Herbstrong. Of course, these type of lineups always spawn the best collaborations and the added poolside acoustic sets and post-show parties will definitely promote the same.

Aside from the fat lineup and intimate setting, activities galore are available for fans to get a closer personal experience with the bands. After last year’s popular activities (like band autograph sessions, a basketball tournament, beach volleyball, a guacamole making contest, and a poker tournament), this year has a lot to live up to. The schedule of activities this year include a Margarita Making Contest judged by Kyle of Slightly Stoopid, Long Beach Lip Sync judged by Robert and Trevor of SOJA, Surfboard Pool Challenges with Cayson and Adam of Iration, and “Byrd” and Kenny of SOJA. Those seeking some exercise can play Beach Volleyball with Iration, relax with the daily yoga, join a pickup game with Closer to the Rim, or balance your Chi and learn the ancient practice of BaDuanJin with Karl Denson. Foodies can join Ozomatli for a Mexican Cooking Class, attend Peppers with Pepper for a workshop and heat challenge hot Pepper eating contest, or bellyup with Lance Herbstrong for Tequila Tastings and Pinatas.

As with most all-inclusive luxury vacations, there are plenty of organized group excursions to choose from as well. But even better, Closer to the Sun allows fans to get out on these excursions elbow-to-elbow with band members. For the second event, the boys have scheduled lots of fun excursions for fans to get a closer experience with members of many groups. Attendees will be joing Miles Doughty of Slightly Stoopid for a round of golf at the award-winning 72-par Playa Paraiso Golf Course. Others will explore a labyrinth of passageways formed by ancient geological processes at Rio Secreto with Yesod Williams of Pepper. For those feeling adventurous, Lance Herbstrong will taking an ATV Adventure along the Mayan jungle trails to explore caves, discover Mayan ruins, and swim in the waters of a cenote. And early-birds can join Ulises Bella of Ozomatli and Rafa Rodriguez of SOJA for Morning Glory Snorkeling in the second largest coral reef in the world while others swim the beautiful Akual protected natural area for Turtle Snorkeling with Rymo and Dela of Slightly Stoopid.

Remember to come by here every single Thursday 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!

Friday, December 18th

Anuhea
@ Social Hall. San Francisco, CA (All Is Bright Holiday Tour)

Authority Zero with Versus the World
@ Windsor Hotel. Winnipeg, Canada

B-Side Players with Sol Peligro
@ Harlow’s. Sacramento, CA

Cas Haley with Collin Hauser
@ Sam’s Burger Joint. San Antonio, TX (More Music More Family Tour)

Closer to the Sun featuring Slightly Stoopid, Iration, Pepper, Zach Deputy, and Lance Herbstrong
@ Now Sapphire Resort. Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Crazy Glue XXX-Mas featuring Fishbone with Daniel Bambaata
@ The Roxy. Los Angeles, CA

Ease Up
@ Rafters. Mammoth Lakes, CA (Sagittarius Party Night of Lights with Mike’s 29th After Party)

Josh Heinrichs with SkillNJah
@ Moe’s Alley. Santa Cruz, CA (Best Buds Tour)

Katchafire
@ Blackbarn Vinyard. Napier, New Zealand

Los Rakas
@ Empire. Austin, TX (Peligroso 8th Anniversary Tour)

Matisyahu
@ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Spiritual Rez
@ DROM. New York, NY

Sublime with Rome and more
@ First Niagara Center. Buffalo, NY

The Night 89X Stole Christmas featuring AWOLNATION and more
@ The Fillmore. Detroit, MI

Through The Roots with Maoli
@ Music Box. San Diego, CA (Run It Tour)

Saturday, December 19th

Anuhea
@ Saint Rocke. Hermosa Beach, CA (All Is Bright Holiday Tour)

Cas Haley with Collin Hauser
@ Stubb’s BBQ. Austin, TX (More Music More Family Tour)

Closer to the Sun
@ Now Sapphire Resort. Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Ease Up
@ Rafters. Mammoth Lakes, CA (Sagittarius Party Night of Lights with Mike’s 29th After Party)

Fishbone
@ The Independent. San Francisco, CA

Josh Heinrichs with SkillNJah
@ Sierra Valley Lodge. Calpine, CA (Best Buds Tour)

Los Rakas
@ Aria. Corpus Christi, TX (Peligroso 8th Anniversary Tour)

Matisyahu
@ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Seedless with HI Roots
@ Rookies. Oceanside, CA

Spiritual Rez
@ Rustic Barn. Troy, NY

The Night 89X Stole Christmas featuring Sublime with Rome and more
@ The Fillmore. Detroit, MI

The Supervillains
@
Ocean Deck. Daytona Beach, FL

Through The Roots with Maoli
@ Tiki Bar. Costa Mesa, CA (Run It Tour)

Sunday, December 20th

Cas Haley with Collin Hauser
@ That Guys Coffee. Paris, TX (More Music More Family Tour)

Josh Heinrichs with SkillNJah
@ Altamont Beer Works. Livermore, CA (Best Buds Tour)

Matisyahu
@ King Center for the Performing Arts. Melbourne, FL

Steel Pulse
@ O2 Academy. Brixton, UK

Through The Roots with Maoli
@ Federal Bar. Long Beach, CA (Run It Tour)

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-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 Eric@ThePier.org before Tuesday of each week to make our weekly Thursday publish!

Show Locator & Article By: Eric Schoep

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