One World United Through Music
Positive Legacy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to integrate music and service to benefit people and the environment. Working in conjunction with Cloud 9 Adventures, Positive Legacy coordinates service projects for destination events. Positive Legacy strives to transcend cultural boundaries by learning about the needs and aspirations of the communities we visit and serving them with action from both musicians and fans.
Avett Brothers at the Beach 2017 Positive Legacy Recap
Positive Legacy would like to thank all the At The Beach fans, musicians and artists for their support throughout our trip! We had a great turnout for our Day of Service allowing us to GIVE BACK to the Mayan community and a local school in need. Thanks to your efforts, we were able to make a positive and lasting change over the course of one afternoon. Click here to see a full recap of the Positive Legacy programs and achievements during At The Beach2017!
Day of Service & Cultural Connection
We had a meaningful Day of Service with our partner, Dreams for Mayan Children, in the nearby traditional Mayan community, Dos Palmas! We began the day breaking ground to prepare the school’s garden beds, then scattered seeds and plants for the children to watch grow and care for. We split into groups, helping paint classroom walls and a beautiful mural on the side of the school while others cleaned the grounds and soccer field.
When our work was done, we headed down the road to a village area where we were instantly immersed in the Mexican culture. We were greeted by a local musician and had the opportunity to browse and purchase crafts made by local artisans. There was even a traditional tortilla making class guests were able to participate in. After all our hard work from the morning, we wasted no time hopping in a breathtaking cenote for a dip in a gorgeous cavern-like body of endless blue water. We were then treated to a traditional Mayan lunch that was prepared by a local chef. We closed out the day with an awe-inspiring Temazcal ceremony and a musical performance by the school children. We would like to thank our partners for hosting us, the At The Beach fans for joining us, and the community members for participating in this memorable day.
We are pleased to announce that Positive Legacy was able to raise over $30,000 in this year’s silent and live charity auction! Thank you to all of the One Big Holiday fans who bid in the auction. A special thank you to the musicians and their management, the fan/artists for supporting the auction with their custom donations and to Josh Timmermans and Dave Vann for their amazing photography.