Entertainment Music Country Crash My Playa 2019: All the Best Photos from Luke Bryan's Beach Festival in Mexico Luke Bryan's annual gathering celebrated its fifth year on the beach Jan. 23-26. A month later, PEOPLE reminiscences on the best of the fest By Sarah Michaud Sarah Michaud Instagram Sarah Michaud is the senior news editor of PEOPLE's music vertical. She has been with the brand for close to 15 years, holding various roles across the digital news team before focusing on music. In 2021, Sarah won the CMA media achievement award for her coverage of country music. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology, social work and English and resides outside of Boston. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 23, 2019 04:25 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 41 CHRIS JANSON AND CODY ALAN Alive Coverage "Always great to talk with CMT and Cody. They've been amazing champions for my career, and continue to be. How great to catch up with them in Mexico!" 02 of 41 CHRIS JANSON Alive Coverage "The pool party crowd, was unbelievably incredible. Amazing energy, and I could feel the sincere love they were sending my way. The CMPlaya fans are the best and so respectful." 03 of 41 CHRIS JANSON Alive Coverage "Without fans, where would our careers be? These Playa fans were such a pleasure to hang out with, and they made us feel so welcome. We're so grateful." 04 of 41 CHRIS JANSON Alive Coverage "Had a great time signing and taking pics with these gracious people. Everyone had a smile on their face. It made me extra happy." 05 of 41 CHRIS JANSON Alive Coverage "Crash My Playa was honestly one of the best experiences we've ever had. Good vibes everywhere! The fans were amazing. The shows were amazing. Luke Bryan is so awesome and a great friend. Thanks to Luke for always having my back, and inviting me on such a memorable trip. I hope we can do it again, and again." 06 of 41 DJ ROCK Alive Coverage "This crowd at Crash My Playa is like no other. They hang with us all day and their energy is insane. Year Five has not disappointed!" 07 of 41 DUSTIN LYNCH Alive Coverage "I really look forward to my pool party set, it's one of my favorite shows of the trip — and even the year! We always try to up the bar, so this year we introduced 'the wheel.' Needless to say, it got out of control real quick. Then Luke showed up... and, let's just say it only got more fun from there!" 08 of 41 DUSTIN LYNCH Alive Coverage "Shout-out to my Crash My Playa Mariachi brothers in crime!" 09 of 41 DUSTIN LYNCH Alive Coverage "The Playa crowd has become a family of pirates over the years. (laughs) I wouldn't want to kick the year off any other way than on this sand, under the stars, making memories that will last a lifetime." 10 of 41 Alive Coverage 11 of 41 JAKE OWEN Alive Coverage "I love any time we get to perform for fans in an outside arena, but playing Crash My Playa is always on another level." 12 of 41 JON LANGSTON Alive Coverage "The pool party was wild, glad I got to be part of it!" 13 of 41 JON LANGSTON Alive Coverage "It's awesome to see fans in the crowd show off the Merch with a lyric of one of my songs on it." 14 of 41 JON LANGSTON "Can we go back to Mexico? Tequila does taste better down there." 15 of 41 JON LANGSTON Ethan Helms "The pool crowd was loud and rowdy." 16 of 41 JON LANGSTON Ethan Helms "Nothing like playing music on the beach." 17 of 41 JON LANGSTON Ethan Helms "Thanks to Luke Bryan for having me at Crash My Playa — it was a trip I'll never forget." 18 of 41 KENDELL MARVEL Alive Coverage "Was great to come back to Crash My Playa for a second year in a row. Luke and his crew sure do know how to throw a party." 19 of 41 KENDELL MARVEL Alive Coverage "Playin' music in paradise — it doesn’t get much better than that." 20 of 41 LUKE BRYAN Alive Coverage "My favorite view at Crash My Playa." 21 of 41 LUKE BRYAN Alive Coverage "I'm probably the one having the most fun." 22 of 41 LUKE BRYAN Alive Coverage " "This is probably one of my most favorite songs I've ever recorded — 'Most People Are Good.' I love hearing the crowd sing along with me... never gets old." 23 of 41 LUKE BRYAN AND THOMAS RHETT Alive Coverage "It's been great watching this guy climb the career ladder." 24 of 41 DUSTIN LYNCH AND LUKE BRYAN Alive Coverage "Me surprising the crowd and Dustin at his pool party — the biggest crowd ever for Playa!" 25 of 41 DAVID LEE MURPHY AND LUKE BRYAN Alive Coverage "So fun to have David Lee join us in Mexico!" 26 of 41 LUKE BRYAN AND GAVIN DeGRAW Alive Coverage "Gavin performing with me on the last night. His voice is unreal!" 27 of 41 LUKE BRYAN AND CHRIS JANSON Alive Coverage "Always a fun time jamming with Chris." 28 of 41 LUKE BRYAN AND DUSTIN LYNCH Alive Coverage "Besides me, Dustin is the only artist to perform during all five years of Crash My Playa. Just can't imagine doing this without him." 29 of 41 LUKE AND LECLAIRE BRYAN "Momma always has a good time." 30 of 41 CODY ALAN AND LUKE COMBS Alive Coverage "Never know what Cody Alan and I may get into... Little Truth or Tequila down in Mexico for CMT Hot 20!" 31 of 41 LUKE COMBS Alive Coverage "This One's for You, Crash My Playa." 32 of 41 LUKE COMBS Alive Coverage "Mexico came to party. Can't wait to do it again soon! Thanks for a hell of a time, Luke Bryan and Crash My Playa." 33 of 41 MITCHELL TENPENNY Alive Coverage "My view looking out over the sea of fans." 34 of 41 MITCHELL TENPENNY Alive Coverage "Crash My Playa is one of the most beautiful locations ... still can't believe I got to experience this with our fans. Thank you Luke!" 35 of 41 MITCHELL TENPENNY Alive Coverage "The crowd sang every word to 'Drunk Me.' It was incredible to hear their voices in an outdoor setting like that." 36 of 41 THOMAS RHETT Josh Gilligan "First time in Mexico and even soundcheck comes with a view." 37 of 41 THOMAS RHETT Josh Gilligan "Heading to the stage." 38 of 41 THOMAS RHETT Alive Coverage "I can't let a show go by without taking over the drums at least once." 39 of 41 THOMAS RHETT Alive Coverage "Such a blast headlining Crash My Playa. Awesome crowd and awesome way to do our first show of 2019! Thanks Luke!" 40 of 41 TRAVIS DENNING Alive Coverage "I love that quick moment with the team right before hitting the stage. Always a nice time to bring it all in and get in the zone." 41 of 41 TRAVIS DENNING Alive Coverage "There's something about playing in the rain that usually makes for a wild time. You're soaked, half your gear is wet, and you're pretty much left with the option of go big or go home. I choose the first option."