You can join John Prine on his first all-inclusive country music festival and vacation out in picturesque Punta Cana on Nov. 11 through Nov. 15, 2019. The All the Best festival, taking place on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic where the beaches face Puerto Rico, will bring Nashville to paradise with warm weather and a stellar lineup, including four shows by Prine himself, featuring suprise collaborations.
On the All the Best fest website, Americana legend Prine penned a letter to introduce fans to the idea of a joint vacation to Punta Cana.
"A few years ago Fiona and I enjoyed a wonderful vacation in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic," Prine wrote. "It was everything we love about the perfect getaway - easy to get to, perfect weather, great food, warm hospitality and excellent mojitos!!"
If that's not enough to convince you to join in, Prine adds a more introspective touch to the trip.
"I'm so blessed to have enjoyed almost 50 years of bringing my music to fans all across the USA and around the world," Prine continued. "Along the way we have had some wonderful adventures and have met thousands of dedicated fans - indeed many of them feel like family to us now...We want to celebrate all these years of music, family and friendship."
Prine says that the artists he picked to join him in paradise make him excited about the future of music. They include Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Iris Dement, I'm With Her, Amanda Shires' Awesome Muscular Trio, Paul Thorn, Tyler Childers and Gretchen Peters. More artists will be announced soon.
Fans have time to reserve their flights and plan their days off accordingly since the festival doesn't take place until late 2019, but presales have already begun on the festival website. Pricing (which includes staying at the Breathless + Now Onyx Resorts and access to the fest) starts at about $1,600 a person and can run up to $8,600 for the swankiest Presidential suite.
If All the Best fest isn't in the cards for you in 2019, catch Prine on the road this year with dates coming up in Memphis, Portland, Seattle, Knoxville and two shows at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville this October. Prine will continue to tour the rest of the year and then return to Nashville for his highly anticipated New Year's Eve show at the Opry House.