Wilco have announced a new destination concert experience called Sky Blue Sky at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Mexico. The five-day event, which runs Jan. 18-22, 2020, will feature three Wilco shows, as well as performances by Courtney Barnett, Yo La Tengo, Sharon Van Etten and more. Tickets go on sale next Wednesday, May 22.
The full lineup, curated by the bandmates—singer Jeff Tweedy, bassist John Stirratt, guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone, keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen and drummer Glenn Kotche—also includes Kamasi Washington, Calexico, The Autumn Defense, Durand Jones & The Indications, The Comet is Coming and Archi.
Sky Blue Sky—named for Wilco’s 2007 album of the same name, which is celebrating its 12th anniversary today—will be limited to 2,300 fans, with package prices starting at $1,599, and all meals, beverages, concerts and activities included. Shows will take place at three outdoor, oceanside venues.
The experience will also offer daily activities, including poolside games, cooking demos and yoga classes. Guests can book off-site excursions allowing them to visit nearby Mayan ruins, snorkel with sea turtles or zipline through the jungle.
Event organizers will partner with the charity Positive Legacy, which “coordinates environmental and humanitarian service projects fueled by the power of music” according to its website, to offer a service component to the experience.
“Positive Legacy encourages artists and fans to participate in a day of service and cultural connection in the local community,” a press release explains. “In addition to the day of service, the event will feature a fundraising auction and donation drive to benefit local school children. All proceeds from the auction will go toward ongoing Positive Legacy projects in the region.”
For guests who want to linger a bit longer, there is a special discounted rate for extra nights before and after the event.
You can find out more and get tickets via the Sky Blue Sky website. In the meantime, revisit a 1996 Wilco performance from the Paste archives below.