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Strings & Sol 2013: Yonder, RRE, Salmon, Keller, McCourys, Greensky

JAMBASE - April 2, 2013

After a hugely successful first year, Cloud 9 Adventures today announces the second installment of Strings & Sol, the newest music destination event in the Cloud 9 family, which also includes Mayan Holidaze, Jam Cruise, Holy Ship! and Panic en la Playa. Strings & Sol – set on the white sand beaches of Puerto Morelos on the Riviera Maya, Mexico – runs December 11 – 15, 2013. This unique adventure brings together some of today’s best progressive bluegrass bands for a rollicking string-music vacation like no other. Live performances during the event’s 4 days and nights include Yonder Mountain String Band (with three performances, one of which will be during sunset), Railroad Earth and Leftover Salmon (who will each have one closing show and one additional performance), Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys, and Greensky Bluegrass (with two performances each). Visit for more information.

The beautiful locale and luxurious accommodations at the Now Sapphire resort brings the energy of the new American bluegrass story to new heights for Strings & Sol 2013. Located on the pristine beaches of picturesque fishing village Puerto Morelos – approximately 25 minutes south of the Cancun Airport on the Mayan Riviera – Now Sapphire is a first-class, all-inclusive resort that boasts spacious suites, an incredible on-site spa, gourmet restaurants, beachfront palapas, and of course, stunning ocean views. Strings & Sol offers music fans a genuine luxury vacation featuring days relaxing on the beach with friends and nights listening to their favorite bands perform in paradise.

The all-inclusive luxury lodging packages for Now Sapphire are available to just over 1000 lucky fans. Check in starts at 3pm on December 11, 2013 and the bluegrass kicks off that night.

All packages go on sale to the general public beginning April 17 at 12:00 PM EST at There will be a pre-sale for returning Strings & Sol guests on April 16.