The Event


We are pleased to present Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, three concerts on the beach in one of the most beautiful vacation locations in the world. The stage sits just a few feet away from the edge of the Caribbean Sea, providing an incredible beach backdrop for these special, intimate shows.

The concerts take place at the Barceló Maya Beach resort, sitting on a mile-long stretch of white sandy beach that features breathtaking landscapes and pools scattered throughout the property. You may reserve a room at the Barceló, or choose to stay at one of our other carefully selected hotels. Each resort features a variety of restaurants, multiple bars and daily activities, all included in your vacation package price. Spend your days lounging by the pool and beach, explore the nearby cities of Tulum or Playa del Carmen, take in exciting off-site adventures or sleep away the night before and soak up some sun.

Each night, guests staying at the Barceló Maya will walk out of their rooms and take a short stroll to the beach to see the shows. If you are staying at one of our other resorts, shuttles will deliver you within feet of the main stage and return you home after the shows are over.

About Dave & Tim

Tim Reynolds & Dave Matthews playing guitar

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds are pleased to return to Riviera Maya, Mexico in 2018, after the sold out weekend that took place in 2017.

Dave and Tim met more than 25 years ago in Charlottesville, VA – before Dave Matthews Band was founded – and have been collaborating ever since. Their rare performances as an acoustic duo allow fans to experience their special chemistry up-close, as they strip down each song to its essence and tell stories. The duo have released three live double-CDs together: 1999’s multi-Platinum Live At Luther College, Live At Radio City (2007) and Live In Las Vegas, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts in 2010.  They most recently performed at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and completed a tour of 18 shows in May and June.

Our Host Resort:
The Barceló Maya

Our host resort - the Barcelo Maya pool with people sitting in pool chairs

The Barceló Maya is the host resort and home to Playa Azul, the concert venue for Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. A phenomenal complex with five world class properties, The Barceló sits on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mexican Caribbean with over a mile of fine white sand, crystal clear water, and a stunning coral reef. Each night, that stretch of beach will be home to this intimate crowd, who will experience the most spectacular all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation imaginable.

The Barceló’s 5 luxury properties each have access to an incredible assortment of perfectly manicured pools, diverse restaurants, tiki bars, and entertainment venues featuring live music and other performance art. Its vast smooth beaches make The Barceló a premiere choice for a tropical getaway, and as your classic all-inclusive Caribbean resort, The Barceló offers dozens of food and drink options at no additional cost.


Snorkeling adventure

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya offers you a wide variety of incredible off-site Adventures to participate in. Explore the best of Mexico’s amazing natural treasures and ancient history. These opportunities are completely optional and local transportation is included. See the Adventures page for what’s in store for 2018!


Sunrise yoga activity on the beach

Stay tuned for announcements of exciting activities at some of our partner resorts. A few of our 2017 activities included:

  • YOGA — Enjoy early morning yoga in an open air environment
  • SPIKE BALL — Pick your partner for an intense 2-2 game combining four square and volleyball
  • TEQUILA TASTING — Sample and learn about Mexico’s favorite adult beverage
  • CORN HOLE — Take your favorite tailgate game to the beach
  • BOWLING — Square off against other teams to be the Dave & Tim Riviera Maya Bowling Champion
  • SURFING CONTEST — Ride the wave at the Barcelo’s wave pool in style and grace to win

Riviera Maya

Cenote Lagoon, Chichen Itza & mayan ruin Tour adventure

The Riviera Maya is a famous section of coastline along Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, stretching from Puerto Morelos in the North to Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve in the south. Lined by the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Riviera Maya is built upon diverse landscapes and is rich in history and culture. From jungles to coastal beaches, the Riviera Maya is home to countless marvels such as magnificent barrier reefs and ancient Mayan ruins.

Playa del Carmen, known by the locals simply as “Playa,” is one of the Yucatan Peninsula’s most stunning beach towns. Once an old fishing village, this trendy epicenter of culture, food and boutiques meets the beautiful Caribbean Sea along a strip of white sandy beach. Playa Del Carmen’s most famous tourist destination is Quinta Avenida, a pedestrian friendly street stretching forty blocks long and home to countless stores and restaurants. The shores of Playa are lined with beautiful beach clubs and local beach rentals, where you can pick up umbrellas and chairs for a relaxing afternoon of sunbathing, or swimming in the clear, blue water.

The coastal city of Tulum, built in the 13th century, was once a thriving Mayan trading center. Tulum was one of the last cities that remained inhabited by the Mayans, surviving 70 years after the Spanish occupation, and is one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the Yucatan. Nowadays, Tulum is famous for its sugar-white sandy beaches, aqua clear waters and great restaurants and bars offering authentic local cuisines. Each year visitors flock to Tulum to explore the Mayan ruins and spend an afternoon wandering along its gorgeous beaches. Tulum is a can’t-miss destination during your trip to the Riviera Maya.