CID Presents is as disappointed as our fans that the first two weekends of our 2022 Caribbean concert vacation series, Dead & Company Playing in the Sand, were canceled due to the impacts of COVID-19. However, the remaining events in the series are continuing as planned at this time. As we all know this is an ever-evolving situation and the rise and fall of COVID-19 over the past several months has been outside of our control. We are continuing to monitor the latest guidelines and recommendations from both the US & Mexican governments as well as our on-site medical teams. We remain in direct communication with our artists, vendors and participating hotels to produce a safe and fun event at CID Presents’ new and most spacious ever outdoor venue. At this time, CID Presents will continue to communicate updates via direct emails to our guests who have purchased packages about our safety protocols and any further changes.

If, at any point during the two weeks leading up to a particular event, the CDC Risk Assessment Level for COVID-19 for the Quintana Roo (Cancún) region of Mexico rises to a Level 4 or Mexico designates the area unsafe to hold an event we will be offering full refunds to those not wishing to attend the particular event and will work closely with the Artists and their representatives to determine if an event should be canceled. At this time, we are taking this situation day by day and event by event.

We look forward to delivering the outdoor beachfront concert experiences our fans have been waiting for while maintaining as safe an environment as possible. We continue to recommend buying travel insurance which may help protect against the risks of COVID-19 and traveling internationally during the pandemic.

COVID Requirements

You will be denied entry to the event until a negative PCR test can be provided.

No. Package refunds will not be given to guests who test positive for COVID-19. We recommend purchasing travel insurance from a third party that covers COVID-19 related illnesses.

Pre Event Testing: All infants and children ages 0-12 must show proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test no more than 96 hours prior to check-in.

Departure Antigen: Per CDC order, children ages 2 and above must complete a departure antigen no more than 1 day before the flight’s departure. If the parent or guardian is vaccinated the test must be taken within 3 days of the departure. If the parent or guardian is unvaccinated, the departure test must be taken within 24 hours of departure.

You will not be allowed to check into the event until you have received your PCR test results.

You will generate an Entry Pass via the My Bindle App.

You must provide proof of a negative PCR test prior to checking into the event. Antigen tests are not accepted for this negative verification. All PCR test types are accepted including a Saliva PCR test. Self-administered PCR tests are acceptable if they are sent to a laboratory.

Face masks will be required during transportation (to and from the airport as well as on any adventure transportation) and during check-in. Masks are also required by the Moon Palace in all common areas inside the resort. Masks are encouraged but not required during the rest of the event.

The Moon Palace COVID-19 measures can be reviewed here. Please check the Purely Palace website for the most up to date resort policy as it is subject to change.

You can review testing options for your state here. For anyone arriving to Mexico prior to the event, you can find a Cancun local PCR testing center here.

Two rapid antigen tests are provided per room for departure to the U.S. Guests will need to schedule their departure test time directly with the resort. If you have more than two people per room, there will be a surcharge of $19 per additional test. If you have a multi-room package (Family Connected, Two Bedroom Presidential, Villas) you will receive two antigen tests per room.

In the event a HootieFest guest tests positive for COVID-19 upon departure testing, a complimentary on-site isolation room will be provided by CID Presents and Moon Palace until a negative test result is produced. In the event that all on-site isolation rooms are occupied, CID Presents will arrange for lodging at a nearby hotel and cover all associated transportation and lodging costs.

In the event of a full cancellation for any reason, a refund will be issued on the credit card used to purchase your package. Please Note: Only guests with a valid package in good standing on payments would be eligible to receive a refund if the event was canceled.

A departure antigen test is required to board a plane back to the United States. If your destination country does not require a negative antigen test it is not necessary to take the test. Check the requirements of your destination here.

For guests who have booked additional nights, the arrival PCR test must be taken no more than 96 hours prior to HootieFest event check-in on January 24th.

A signed doctor’s note (including the date of your first symptom and original positive results) confirming recovery from Covid-19 within the last 90 days will need to accompany a positive PCR test. Present the doctor’s note on-site with your positive PCR result in Bindle.

If you have any issues uploading your information to Bindle, please contact support@joinbindle.com

General FAQ

The health and safety of our guests, artists and staff is our highest priority. For more information regarding COVID-19 policies, please click HERE.

If you use assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, a screen reader, or TTY) and the format of any material on this Web site interferes with your ability to access information, please contact us at accessibility@cidpresents.com. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address of the requested material, and your contact information.

CID Presents is committed to providing an inclusive experience for guests of all abilities. If at any time you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of the event please reach out to our guest services team at HERE. We encourage you to make any requests as far in advance as possible to enhance our ability to evaluate and fulfill the request. Please Note: The Moon Palace only has Accessible rooms in the Deluxe King or Two Double room type.

Please Note: Service animals cannot be accommodated. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Hootie & the Blowfish will perform three nights at our beachfront venue. While specific set times are not confirmed, music will begin on Wednesday January 26th, 2022 so please plan accordingly!

The check-in and check-out dates depend on what type of package you purchase.

  • All 4-Night packages check in on Wednesday, January 26th and check out Sunday, January 30th
  • All 5-Night packages check in on Wednesday, January 26th and check out Monday, January 31st OR check in on Tuesday, January 25th and check out Sunday, January 30th
  • All 6-Night packages check in on Tuesday, January 25th and check out Monday, January 31st

The concerts will be held at our beautiful ocean-side venue on the North beach of the Moon Palace Cancun resort. The Sunrise property will be closest to the venue. The Grand and the Golf Course Villa area of the resort are just a short distance away. Please refer to the map HERE for the resort layout.

You must be at least eighteen (18) years old to purchase a HootieFest Package. Please check HERE for more information on bringing guests who are twelve (12) years of age or younger.

The earlier you arrive, the better! Specific set times will be announced closer to the event, but we advise all guests to factor in at least 1.5 hours (with the potential of up to 3-4 hours) to get from Cancún International Airport, through customs, on the shuttle, and checked in to the resort!

If traveling from outside of Mexico—including all guests coming from the U.S.—you must have a valid passport with no exception. Mexico has VERY specific passport requirements that all visitors must abide by. You can review these important requirements HERE

Please note: You will also be required to provide your passport upon check-in. We encourage you to PLEASE check your passport ASAP and make sure that it’s up to date. There may be major hassles and extra costs associated with trying to obtain a passport last minute.

No, airfare is not included. Each package includes concert access, resort accommodations, food and drink, and shuttle transportation between Cancún International Airport and the Moon Palace Cancun.

Yes, shuttle transportation between Cancún International Airport and the Moon Palace Cancún resort is included in your package.  There will be a deadline, within one month of the event, by which all guest flight information should be submitted in the Guest Dashboard. We will send out the guest dashboard in the near future – please stay tuned for it! 

Please note: shuttle transportation is only included between Cancún International Airport and the Moon Palace Cancun; no other airports or resorts in the area will be serviced.

Flight information will be collected in the Guest Dashboard to coordinate your shuttle transportation. In order to accurately plan the shuttle schedule, there will be a deadline, within one month of the event, by which all guest flight information should be submitted in the Guest Dashboard. Any guest who has not provided this information by the deadline may need to utilize airport shuttles on a standby basis.

PLEASE NOTE: we advise all guests to factor in at least 1.5 hours (with the potential of up to 3-4 hours) to get from Cancún International, through Customs, on the shuttle, and checked in to the resort!

The name of the lead guest is submitted during the purchase process and cannot be changed. In the coming months after your purchase, you will be sent login details for the Guest Dashboard where you can submit your additional guest information. All additional guest names for each package must be submitted within the Guest Dashboard by Monday, December 27.

All packages are non-refundable. Please refer to the Purchase Policy for complete details.

Yes! You can learn more and purchase travel insurance HERE. Please note that the Travel Insurance is fully handled by a third party, who settles any claims independently of the CID Presents team.

In the event of a full cancellation for any reason, a refund will be issued on the credit card used to purchase your package.

Please Note: Only guests with a valid package in good standing on payments would be eligible to receive a refund if the event was cancelled.

No. Package refunds will not be given to guests who test positive for COVID-19. We recommend purchasing travel insurance from a third party that covers COVID-19 related illnesses.

Packages FAQ

A special Fan Club Pre-Sale will begin at 1PM ET on July 14. Eligible fans will have access to purchase packages at this time and will receive instructions via email. Packages will be available to the general public at 1PM ET on July 15.

Codes will be emailed to eligible purchasers in advance of the Pre-Sale date.

  1. When your on-sale begins, click the bed-type button for the package you’d like to buy.
  2. You will be taken to Tixr (our official ticketing provider) to purchase your package
  3. If you are participating in a pre-sale, you will be prompted to enter an access code – should this package not be available due to demand or limited inventory, you will see a note from Tixr 
  4. Click the blue (+) sign to the right of the package name to add this package to your cart. The page will display an “At Limit” alert, which means you can only proceed with carting this one package, should you decide to do so.
  5. Once you’ve made your decision, click Checkout
  6. After the package is in your cart, a timer will appear in the top-right corner of your screen. The timer reflects the remaining time you have to complete the purchase process. Once you see the timer, the package is officially in your cart.
  7. You will then be prompted to purchase available add-ons such as additional nights. You can click “No Thanks” or “Cart Selected Add-ons”
  8. At this time, you will be prompted to pay in full or select the payment plan 
  9. If you select the payment plan, additional details will appear. After reading this information, click “I agree – Checkout”
  10. You will be prompted to create a new account or log into your existing account via Tixr. 
  11. There is no need to create an account with Tixr ahead of time. If you already have an account with Tixr, we advise checking to make sure your password is remembered by logging into your account.
  12. After logging in via Tixr, you will be prompted to provide a Will Call Name which is the lead guest on the package. PLEASE NOTE: the lead guest name does not have to be the cardholder, but cannot be changed or transferred. 
  13. Next, you will be prompted to add your phone number, shipping address, and travel insurance interest. 
  14. Once you’ve finished, click the purchase button to complete your order
  15. After your package has been purchased, you will see an on-screen confirmation, followed very shortly by an email confirmation.
  16. All you need to do now is purchase your flights to Cancún.
  17. See you on the beach!

At the time of purchase, you will be able to choose between paying for your package in full or taking advantage of our payment plan. If you select our payment plan option, there will be a one-time $50 which will be split across all installments. 

Please note: the payment plan option must be selected during the checkout process and cannot be applied after the order has been submitted. Payment plans cannot be used for waitlist packages.

During the initial purchase, you will only be able to use one credit card. If you opted for the payment plan and need to update the credit card on file for future installments, please follow THESE directions to make the change.

Please note: the card charged for the previous payment for the payment plan will be automatically charged for any proceeding charges unless the billing information is changed via the procedure above. If you leave the same credit card on file throughout the payment plan, that card will be automatically charged for each payment and no action will be needed on your end. ACH payments are not accepted.

If you wish to purchase a package as a gift for someone else, you MUST enter the recipient’s name  during the purchase process. Before completing the process, you will be prompted to provide the name of the lead guest (Will Call Name) on the order – please put the gift-recipient’s name in this field. Please note – the name in this field cannot be modified after the purchase. All other guests’ info in the package will be provided via the Guest Dashboard once that is released.

Additional nights will not be available for 4-night packages. However, additional nights will be available for 5 and 6-night packages. You will be able to add on the additional night(s) during the purchase process, availability permitting.

  • 6 Night Packages
    • Additional night of January 24
    • Additional night of January 31
  • 5 Night Packages
    • (Tues Check In): Additional night of January 24
    • (Wed Check In): Additional night of January 31

You can bring kids to The Big Splash, however, you will need to add them to your package during the purchase process. Infants (ages 0-3) are free, children (ages 4-12) pricing is listed HERE, and anyone 13 years or older at the time of the event is full price.

You will be able to add on any additional infants and/or children to any room-types that allow them during the purchase process, availability permitting. Please check the children’s occupancy grid HERE in order to make sure you choose a package that allows you to bring your desired family members.

A birth certificate/government-issued I.D. will be required at check-in for all children. Please note: children will not receive merchandise as part of their HootieFest package.

If you select our payment plan option, there will be a one-time $50 processing fee split across all installments. During the purchase process, there will be an optional add-on donation to help CID Presents minimize our impact on the Yucatan Peninsula while supporting important causes and nonprofits in the Riviera Cancún region.

Otherwise, there are no additional ticketing fees on top of the prices you see. All event packages provide an all-inclusive experience within the concert venue for four (4) nights. Please note: the Moon Palace may offer extra amenities that are not included in the resort’s all-inclusive plans, such as spa treatments, exclusive dining experiences, off-site adventures, and more. Finally, please be aware that all Mexico residents/subjects will be subject to a 16% added VAT tax, which will be charged as an incidental to the credit card provided to the resort at check-in. Important: any non-residents who fail to provide their passports and immigration cards to the resort at check-in, will also incur this charge.

As announced by the Quintana Roo government on March 19, 2021, beginning April 1, all international visitors to the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, 15 years and older, will need to pay a Tourist Usage Fee of $224 Mexican pesos (MXN), approximately $10 USD depending on the exchange rate.

The waitlist is activated once a package sells out. Waitlist packages are not guaranteed packages. You will know you are accessing a waitlist package, as it will make note of it multiple times during the checkout process. The checkout process will be similar to the general purchase process except that it will say waitlist. You will not have an option to utilize a payment plan on waitlist packages as all waitlist orders are pay-in-full. You will have to input billing information, and if a package becomes available for you, you will be billed and notified. You can cancel your waitlist reservation at any time by logging into your Tixr account.

If packages become available, the waitlist will process in chronological order. If a package opens – the first guest in line will receive it and be charged in full for it. Packages may open for any number of reasons, but there are no re-releases planned. Packages can open at any time before the event – whether shortly after the on-sale or within weeks of the event itself.

Resort FAQ

The Moon Palace only has accessible rooms in the Deluxe room type category and these rooms are limited. These accessible rooms are the same as other Deluxe rooms but offer a wider door frame and an accessible bathroom. If you require an accessible room, please purchase one of the following package types:

  • Sunrise Deluxe – King or Two Doubles
  • The Grand Deluxe – King or Two Doubles

Please note: Accessible rooms are NOT available in the Golf Course resort section. If you have purchased a package with a higher tiered room but require accessibility, please reach out to Guest Services to update your package type. You may also rent a shower chair to add to any room type.

Each package includes ONE room at your chosen resort property unless otherwise noted. If you purchase a package for four, the package includes ONE room with TWO beds. The following rooms will have more than one bedroom:

  • Sunrise Superior Deluxe Family Connected (2 rooms)
  • Sunrise Two Bedroom Oceanfront Presidential Suites
  • Sunrise Two Bedroom Stage View and Venue Front Presidentials (2 rooms)
  • Golf Course Two Bedroom Suite (2 rooms)
  • Golf Course Two Bedroom Villa (2 rooms) 
  • The Grand Deluxe Family Connected (2 rooms)
  • The Grand Two Bedroom Presidential (2 rooms)
  • The Grand 3 Bedroom Villa (3 rooms) 
  • The Grand 4 Bedroom Villa (4 rooms)

As long as all guests have been registered by the original purchaser via the Guest Dashboard, each guest may check-in separately and still experience a seamless check-in.

The concert venue is located on the northern most beach of the Moon Palace within the Sunrise property. Sunrise rooms are the closest to the venue. Guests staying at The Grand or Golf Course Villas area are slightly further away but will have access to multiple transportation methods to and from the show each night.

Each package includes a resort credit of $250 that can be spent on spa, golf, or adventures. In order to activate this $250 resort credit, you must check in with the Moon Palace Guest Services team after you check in to your room with CID. The Moon Palace Guest Service desk will be available throughout the check in locations.

We’re happy to take these requests! In the weeks following the on-sale, we’ll release the Guest Dashboard, which can be used to make these requests. That Dashboard will give folks the ability to request certain areas of the resort, make proximity requests to be near their friends’ rooms, and much more. Please wait until the guest dashboard is released to make these requests to ensure they are recorded properly.

Please note – the best way to 100% guarantee close proximity to another group is to book a package that includes more than one room: family connected rooms, two bedroom presidential, golf course suite, or the villas!

The Moon Palace Cancún is 11.6 km or approximately 15 minutes by shuttle bus. We advise all guests to factor in at least 1.5 hours (with the potential of up to 3-4 hours) to get from Cancún International, through Customs, on the shuttle, and checked in to the resort!

Yes, you can park at the Moon Palace for no extra charge! Please note, however, that we do provide shuttle service between Cancun International Airport and the Moon Palace.

Late arrival is no problem, as our staff will be available for the duration of the event to accommodate guests and any needs. However, all arrival plans will need to be provided to us in advance via the guest dashboard to ensure the smoothest check-in possible.

Resort check-in time is often not guaranteed until 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM. The Moon Palace has assured us that they will do everything in their power to have rooms prepared as early as possible, though it is unlikely that check-in would occur prior to noon. If you arrive before your room is available, the resort will store your luggage and we will be happy to provide you with your resort credentials so that you can enjoy amenities while your room is being prepared.

Nope! All inclusive food and beverage is included throughout the resort, including room service and inside the venue. However, the resort does offer special premium dining options for an additional fee.

All package purchasers will have full access to the Sunrise, Nizuc, Golf Course Villas area of the Resort, and the concert venue. Please Note: Only The Grand package purchasers will have access to The Grand at Moon Palace with the exception of Villas, Presidentials, and the Golf Course Two Bedroom Suite guests having access to The Grand.

Yes! WiFi is complimentary throughout your stay.

Yes! All rooms come with either a balcony or patio.

No, the resort has conversion outlets to accommodate American plugs.

Yes, the Moon Palace Cancun accepts US currency, as do most restaurants, bars, and shops in the surrounding area.

Each phone network has unique options; we suggest checking with your service provider for specific choices. Every resort has WiFi available, so laptops and smartphones can provide inexpensive alternatives for calling including Skype and WhatsApp.

Event FAQ

Specific set times have yet to be confirmed, but music typically starts between 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Please note for folks arriving on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 – it typically takes around 1.5 hours (with the potential of up to 3-4 hours) to get from the airport to the venue – including going through customs, the shuttle ride to Moon Palace, and event check-in.

Show access is only sold as part of our all-inclusive resort packages. There are no plans to sell tickets without resort accommodations.

The venue is general admission. There is no assigned seating in the venue however we do have ample seating in the food and beverage areas as well as other seating options around the venue. Lounging in the sand is also always a good option!

There are no specific dress guidelines for the resorts or concert venue in general. That being said, different restaurants at each resort may have their own dress codes. Shirts and footwear are required at all the restaurants and buffets at the Moon Palace Cancun. Le Chateau requires slacks and closed toe shoes. 

There will be no shortage of exciting activities to enjoy at the resort, as well as out and about in the local area. Please stay tuned to our website for more details!

Yes! We have the ability to customize packages and build uniquely enhanced experiences like never before. These include our luxurious Villas and Residence suites. For exclusive offers such as unique package options, weddings, corporate functions, large parties, or to customize your experience, please contact us directly at customexperiences@cidpresents.com.

CID Presents will closely monitor relevant recommendations and guidelines imposed by local authorities and The World Health Organization to ensure a safe experience for all guests. If, for circumstances outside of our control, it is deemed unsafe to produce this event, a full refund will be issued on the credit card used to purchase.