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CLOSER TO THE SUN

2022

We are thrilled to return to the Hard Rock Riviera Maya for Closer to the Sun 2022! 

  • Day of Service Event Day 3 | 9:30a-2:00p | Hacienda Lobby | Visit a local daycare & kindergarten to help make infrastructure improvements. Advanced registration required.

In partnership with Fundación RCD, we will visit the Cadi Ejido school on Event Day 3 (Saturday, December 10th) to join students and teachers to put the finishing touches on a classroom kitchen project. After some hands on work assembling tables, racks and cookware, as well as some painting, we will enjoy a delicious lunch celebration with the students before heading back to the resort for the afternoon's scheduled music. Learn more and sign up here.

  • Name that Tune BINGO Event Day 4 | 12:00-1:00p | Heaven Pool

Come join in the fun while supporting Positive Legacy for a round of Name that Tune Bingo!

  • Live Auction Event Day 4 | The Elovaters Acoustic Set: 6:15p-7:00p | Live Auction: 7:00p | Hacienda Lobby

Enjoy a special acoustic set from The Elovaters and bid on one of a kind items you can’t find anywhere else!

 

  • Online Auction closes Event Day 4 | 7:15p 

Get in your final bids to win autographed photos, concert tickets, and unique memorabilia from Closer to the Sun musicians while supporting local environmental and humanitarian service projects! Click to preview the auction and bid!

  • Offset Your Carbon Footprint anytime at Positive Legacy HQ

Reduce the environmental impact of our 4 day fiesta in the Riviera Maya by making a $20 donation to our partner Trees, Water & People. 

 

  • Donation Drop Off anytime at Positive Legacy HQ

As always, we will be collecting school and medical supplies for the local communities so save room in your suitcase. Be sure to drop off your donations at PL HQ before checking out. Your donations make a difference!

 

We appreciate all the support from musicians and fans year after year! Hope to see you at the beach in December!

2021 RECAP

Closer to the Sun 2021 was one for the books!! After a year hiatus, fans were back and more ready than ever to leave a Positive Legacy. We hosted two sold out Day of Service shifts on the Hard Rock Hotel property, working alongside Mike’s AmazingFundación RCD, and 50 event guests to assemble more than 300 food and supply bags made from recycled hotel uniforms and curtains. Fans also showed up in full force to play musical Bingo with the one and only HIRIE, raising over $1,800 for our ongoing environmental and humanitarian projects. To top it all off, our friends the Common Kings played an acoustic set in the Hacienda Lobby on the last night of the event, bringing in swarms of guests just in time for the auction… and people were ready to bid! The combined live and online auctions raised a whopping $64,000 – making it our highest grossing auction in history! Fans that donated auction items were especially generous this year, so we want to give a special thanks to those who donated to and bid on items in the auction, everyone who hauled school and medical supplies to Mexico, and the guests that volunteered during the Day of Service. All in all, Closer to the Sun was a smashing success and we are already looking forward to next year!

CTTS Day of Service 2021

CLOSER TO THE SUN RECAP (2014-2021)

Positive Legacy has worked with Closer to the Sun since 2014, raising over $193,000 to support local nonprofit organizations in Mexico!

 

Funds raised at CTTS have supported:

  • Assembling and distributed food and supply boxes for families in need throughout Quintana Roo

  • Xcacel Sea Turtle Sanctuary for park improvements, beach cleanups and to build housing for biologists

  • Building a community center that doubles as a schoolhouse and medical center in Central Vallarta

  • Supporting the Flora y Fauna community garden

  • Developing a community space for Casa de la Cultura in Puerto Morelos

  • An urban garden initiative in Puerto Morelos

 

In accordance with these grants, Positive Legacy has led seven Days of Service giving Closer to the Sun guests the opportunity to visit the project and get their hands dirty working on it themselves. 

 

(2019) Day of Service guest Brooke from Denver shared with us: “I look forward to this day of service every time I come to Closer To The Sun :) So grateful to be a part of such an amazing group of humans! Thank you for taking such good care of us when we are away from the resort. Sooo much love!”

 

Another highlight of Closer to the Sun is the annual Name That Tune BINGO, which has been hosted by the likes of SOJA, Thievery Corporation, Dirty Heads, HIRIE & Pepper. In 2019, Positive Legacy also hosted the inaugural Closer to the Pin Classic Golf Tournament, and was honored to be joined by members of Fortunate Youth. 

 

In addition to fundraising activities, Positive Legacy has collected donations each year from festival attendees to be distributed to small Mayan villages via our friends at Dreams for Mayan Children. Thanks to all the fans who have filled their suitcases with medical supplies, school supplies, and sporting goods for the donation drive!