Mayan Riviera, Mexico
January 20-24, 2011
In a world where festivals have become a dime a dozen, there are still those that stand out above and beyond them all. Mayan Holidaze is one of those. Having moved locations, this is an event that offers a little bit of it all. With a lineup that consisted of some of the best of the best with the ocean serving as a backdrop to a stage and white sand serving as the dance floor, Holidaze had more to offer than simply another music experience where shuffling from stage to stage is the venture of the day.
Offering activities ranging from tennis matches against members of Umphrey’s McGee and STS9, a Guac-Off with Jake Cinninger, Texas Hold ‘Em with David Murphy, or just a sun filled day in the pool with the spinning beats of Orchard Lounge to accompany the bask. This all-inclusive resort vacation was just as relaxing as it was raging.
Photographer Chad Smith of JamBandsJam.com was on the scene to capture it for the rest of us who were battling ice, snow, and the like while these folks were bathing in sun all day, dancing and tequila drinking the night away with The Disco Biscuits and STS9’s David Murphy respectively.
Click the thumbnail to View Chad Smith’s Shots From Holidaze 2011!