Mayo Fest, This Weekend

Alexis Velasco
May. 24, 2016

The City of Puerto Vallarta announced the official activities for this year’s edition of Mayo Fest, taking place in different venues throughout the city May 26-31. The event is a musical celebration to commemorate the 98th and 48th anniversary of Puerto Vallarta as a municipality and as a city, respectively, and it is possible thanks to a collaboration between the local government, the Puerto Vallarta’s Tourism Board, the Secretary of Tourism of the state of Jalisco and local entrepreneurs.

“All the events and concerts are slated for local people and visitors to enjoy,” commented Puerto Vallarta Mayor, Arturo Dávalos López, in a press conference. Fernando Sánchez, director of Puerto Vallarta’s Institute of Culture, pointed out that all the participating bands have performed at numerous festivals, many of them stopping at Puerto Vallarta right after their performance at the Vive Latino—one Mexico’s most popular music festivals (vivelatino.com.mx).

The opening event of the Mayo Fest will take place at the Los Arcos Amphitheater in the Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon on Thursday, May 26, at 7 pm, featuring performances by Big Band Puerto Vallarta, Pingo’s Orchestra from Aguascalientes and the San Juan Project, an Electro Jazz band from Guadalajara.

Shortly thereafter, at different times and venues, other groups will perform, including:

  • Trio Band (rock & roll)
  • Tatewari from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle (Mexican Jazz and Flamenco)
  • Sonora Dinamita (featuring cumbia music)
  • Mr. Owl, a Jazz band from Guadalajara
  • Luna Rumba (local Flamenco and international)
  • Guanatos Brass Band (New Orleans-style jazz)
  • Pumcayó (folk and progressive rock)
  • Ampersan (electronic and rock)

The event will also feature an educational concert for children with The Pingo’s Orchestra, at the Cuale Cultural Center, where a gathering of City Chroniclers will also take place. Admission to all the events is free.

Click here to view the complete Mayo Fest program.



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