Positive Legacy, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arm of Cloud 9 Adventures, is committed to integrating live music and service by taking actions that positively impact the communities we visit. Positive Legacy’s mission inspires music fans and artists to collectively take action and build a better world. The goal is to develop service activities that people can participate in to bring a deeper sense of purpose to their travel experiences and the music surrounding it.

Day of Service

Our 2018 visit to Central Vallarta was special, as we dedicated it to Railroad Earth’s Andy Goessling, an avid Day of Service participant. During a past visit, we cleared the area for a new school house, which they built with a grant from us and in 2018 we were able to give them a $6,500 grant to build a medical clinic for their community!

Our participants painted a mural on the school house, put the primer coat on the new medical clinic, built raised garden beds out of recycled bottles, and planted peppers, herbs and fruit trees. We also crafted pinatas with the residents and finished our work at the community-owned cenote. Not only did we swim, zip line and go cliff jumping, we also had awesome music from local band Treefunkers with Tim Carbone sitting in.

We are thrilled to provide this community with additional schooling & medical services and are so grateful to everyone who joined us in leaving a positive legacy! Stay tuned for how to get involved in 2019.

Charity Auctions

Our live and silent auction brought in over $14,000 at the 2018 event. We had a solid crowd bidding on items, while Billy Strings and Friends played some tunes. Highlights of our auction pieces were the many autographed photos and posters of this year’s artists, a custom-designed Strings & Sol guitar and drumhead, plus some unique jewelry. If you’re interested in donating an item for a future Strings & Sol auction, please contact Positive Legacy directly.

Donation Drive

Your donations will be disbursed to the local Central Vallarta medical clinics and schools. Help us provide necessary materials for schooling and essential medical supplies – together we can make a difference!

Donation items should be dropped off at the Positive Legacy Headquarters in the Lobby Bar on Event Day 1 or 2. Items will be brought into the community on Day 3. We kindly ask that you leave the plastic bags at home.

  • School Supplies: Backpacks, pencils, notebooks, crayons, markers, colored pencils, calculators, rulers, and reams of paper
  • Medical Supplies: Gloves, masks, swabs, bandages, gauze, antiseptics, ibuprofen & acetaminophen, allergy medicine, toothbrushes & toothpaste, eye drops, ace bandages, and hand sanitizer
  • Toys: Soccer ball and pump, baseballs, jump ropes, etc.

Eco & Cultural Tour

Strings & Sol is excited to announce a new post-night experience through Positive Legacy. Are you looking to explore the area more? Positive Legacy is excited to announce a 3 day / 2 night cultural immersion adventure after Strings & Sol this year.

Stay with a traditional Mayan community in the jungle as they share their rich knowledge of local plants, animals, and their indigenous practices. Spots are limited so sign up today.


Positive Legacy is always looking for a few good helping hands!

  • Collect and organize donations at events
  • Assist our team to prepare items for our Charity Auctions
  • Staff the Positive Legacy table on site and share the activities and great work we are doing
  • Participate in one of Day of Service events
  • Act as a Volunteer Captain for “Day Of” events and outings

If you are interested, please contact Positive Legacy.

Carbon Offset

Trees, Water & People make it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel to Strings & Sol. Starting at only $15, your generosity helps to fund tree planting and clean cookstove construction in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Cuba. Make your donation when placing your reservation or log in at any time to donate! Not booked this year? You can still donate online.

Take this opportunity to feel empowered and leave your own positive legacy during Strings & Sol, because every party has an impact!