More than 35 artists from across the Banderas Bay region are coming together to support the Corazón de Niña children's home in an "Artists for Orphans Garden Party" fundraiser on Sunday, March 11, from 2:00-5:00 pm at La Hacienda de Carlota Restaurant.

Corazón de Niña opened in 2012 to offer a stable, nurturing environment for children from broken homes, dysfunctional families, and other unfortunate circumstances.

Rather than housing the children in an institutional setting, Corazón de Niña provides a real home with house parents and separate residences for boys and girls. Counseling, education and long-term support are provided to help the children grow into successful adults who are able to support themselves and make their own contributions to the community.

"We so appreciate the efforts by the artists to support us in giving our children opportunities to grow up in ways they most likely would not have," says Melissa Canez, the home's Director and co-founder. "In turn, we invite everyone in the greater Puerto Vallarta area to come and support the artists at this wonderful event, while also supporting the children in our home."

The Artists for Orphans Garden Party will feature live acoustic music by Piel Canela, renowned Mexican folk, flamenco, and gypsy guitarists. La Hacienda de Carlota will serve tapas and provide a no-host full bar.

Tickets are 500 pesos and available by emailing Cecil Kerfont at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the following Puerto Vallarta establishments:

• La Hacienda de Carlota Restaurant, Calle Lázaro Cárdenas #388
• Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, Basilio Badillo #276
• Lucy Cucu Cabana, Basilio Badillo #295
• Corazón de Niña Thrift Shop, Marina Las Palmas 1, Frente Hotel Melia, Marina Vallarta

Source: Banderas News



The 7th annual Riverfest music festival and fundraiser in benefit of Pasitos de Luz will take place March 2nd, 3rd and 4th at El Rio BBQ Bar. The event will also feature art exhibits, expos and buffet.

Patron ticket holders get preferred early bird parking on a first come first serve basis, shuttle service if parked in the far lot, gate entry, welcome margarita or beer, guaranteed reserved seating area under cover, delicious free appetizers from about 1pm – 2pm, free non alcoholic beverages and sodas, bottled water and free buffet one time from 2pm – 4:30pm.

Event’s details

Friday, March 2: Los Imposibles (TNT) at 2:00 pm followed by the ever-popular Bobbie and Gilbert from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. There will be 50/50 draw.

Saturday, March 3: Gate opens at 11:30am and music starts at 12:00pm. Musicians include Paul Fracassi, Stolie, Soul Trip, The Jamaican Brothers, Cat Daddy,  La Trez Cuartoz and Sylvie and the Zippers. 

Sunday, March 4: Riverfest will end the weekend with El Rio BBQ Bar bringing back its Sunday Mexican Grill Buffet (1:00pm – 5:00pm), featuring its famous slow-smoked ribs, hand-made tortillas and quesadillas, grilled chicken and smoked marlin ensalada, with Chef Hollis at the helm. Beginning at 1:00pm enjoy Media Luna followed by Puerto Vallarta’s number 1 Mariachi “Real de América”  at 2:00pm and at 3:30pm the amazing Los Bambinos, PV’s favorite brother band.

For more information and patron tickets, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Source: Vallarta Lifestyles


Ricky Martin's music video for "Fiebre," his new single, premiered this afternoon (Feb 23rd). The song features  Wisin and Yandel and will serve as the first single from upcoming, still untitled, album. You can watch the music video here!

The newly married singer decided on Puerto Vallarta as the location for his new music video, and because the 46-year-old star never disappoints, this video is just as steamy as the song. Martin will be honored this evening by closing the "Emirates Airlines Dubai Jazz Festival," where he'll be performing his greatest hits and also "Fiebre." 

After Dubai, he's heading to Spain to promote his latest hit, and then returning to Las Vegas for his residency "ALL IN" at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino. The star of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story said exclusively to E! News in the clip above, "I'm a husband, but we're doing a heavy party in a couple of months, I'll let you know."

Although no formal celebration has taken place, the 46-year-old singer says he and Jwan Yosef have done everything else to prep for the special occasion.  "We exchanged vows, and we've swear [sic] everything, and we've signed all the papers that we needed to sign, prenups and everything." 

Read about Vallarta's attractions to learn more about some of the locations used for this music video!

Source: E! Online


The Lázaro Cárdenas park, located right in the heart of the Emiliano Zapata Colonia in what is known as the Romantic Zone or Old Vallarta, is being renovated on the occasion of Vallarta's Centennial celebrations, the park will transform it into an outdoors gallery with functional spaces.

In charge of this colorful project called Mosayko Vallarta is the artist Natasha Moraga, who is the author who gave color to other emblematic areas such as Puerto Vallarta Sing, the murals at Marina and the pews of the Boardwalk leading to the pier. This auto funded projects is open for the whole community by inviting people to sponsor the project through the purchase of personalized plates tiles that are made during a three-day course taught personally by the artist.

To take these available courses you can book at the project's website and they are available for the months of February, March and April on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on a schedule from 9 am to 1 pm; they have a cost of $250 dollars which all materials needed for the production of plate are included.

The different tiles to make are celebration tiles, memorials tiles, name tiles, business tiles, custom pet tiles and even a bench tile is available for family or friends.With society contribution, the Puerto Vallarta’s Centennial will lead to leave a better legacy for future generations. Don't miss the opportunity to learn how to prepare a mosaic tile with a great artist and be a part of this great art work in the Park of Tiles!

Read more about attractions & sightseeing in Puerto Vallarta.

Fuente: Visit Puerto Vallarta

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We have received news about the finalized performance schedules for the San Pancho Music Festival, which will celebrate its 18th anniversary starting this Friday, February 23rd and will run through Sunday, February 25th in San PanchoNayarit.  The schedule is as follows:


FRIDAY   02/23/2018

5:00pm - Grupo Fantasy

5:45pm - Juan Vilmos

6:15pm - Steve Goldberg & Los Olvidados

7:00pm - Karen Bentley Pollick & Don Slepian

7:30pm - Moonset

8:15pm - O'Connor & Zoe Chilco

8:45pm - Dave Fisher, w/ Tony Kovacic & Aaron Fisher

9:30pm - Jenna and Rolf (Preview)

10:00pm - Panta Rei


SATURDAY   02/24/2018

5:00pm - Julio Cabrera Quartet

5:45pm - Las Naves/Valentín Gonzalez

6:15pm - Tatewari

7:00pm - Beto, Carlos, and Andy

7:30pm - Jenna Mammina and Rolf Strum

8:15pm - Frida's Eyebrow

8:45pm - Oster

9:30pm - Eyebrow

10:00pm - Ensemble Timbon Big Band


SUNDAY   02/25/2018

5:00pm - Soul Trip

5:45pm - Limonea

6:15pm - La Patrona

7:00pm - James Gelfand & Chas Eller

7:30pm - Ojo de Agua

8:15pm - Swing Dance Quintet

8:45pm - Grim Factory

9:30pm - Juny Sanchez, and Andy Crawford

10:00pm - Caravane

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