Popular PV entertainer Chris Kenny is wrapping up her season performing at El Rio BBQ Bar, with a birthday bash, on April 15.
Kenny has been performing each Wednesday in solo “unplugged” performances at El Rio. And since Wednesday, April 15, falls on her birthday, drummer Enrique Jiminez of the Chris Kenny Band and Andy Roski on harmonica will join her on the El Rio Stage. “There may be some surprise performers who will stop by as well,” Kenny said. “Come early. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy a swim in the river. With many of the regulars and tourists having left for the season, it may be a small bash, but it will be fun.”
Kenny is a Canadian-born singer, guitarist, and songwriter. She has been entertaining audiences for years in PV, at The Sheraton, Nacho Daddy, El Rio, Kabuki Sushi Bar, and other venues. She is frequently called upon to spontaneously sit in with bands, due to her talent, stage presence, and warm rapport with audiences. It’s hard to walk down the street without fans recognizing and greeting her—also due in part to her trademark beaming smile, and sveltly cropped blonde hair. Her easy, welcoming laugh also draws fans to her.
She has recorded a CD with top names in the music industry, and is beginning work on another. A seasoned and gifted songwriter, Kenny is compiling original creations for her second release.
From subway stations, to cruise ships, to major entertainment venues, Kenny has also logged years as a performer in her native Canada. Copies of her first CD will be available for purchase, recommended for the souvenir and gift-impaired, and come with no timeshare presentation commitments.
Kenny said she wishes to warmly invite past and present fans, as well as new friends, to greet her at her birthday April 15. She often accepts requests from the audience, for her unique versions of cover songs, as well as her originals.
There is no cover charge to attend, and El Rio has a spacious and gorgeously scenic outdoor venue that’s often enjoyed by hundreds of people at concerts and fundraisers. Water enthusiasts are encouraged to bring swimsuits for a dip in the cool, refreshing waters of the Rio Cuale.
El Rio is located at Felipe Angeles #245, in Colonia Paso Ancho, Puerto Vallarta. The phone number is 322-223-2353. The bus route 04 to Paso Ancho or Paso de Guayabo stops at the El Rio gate; ask the driver if he’s heading to Paso Ancho. Taxis from Olas Altas, or El Centro, cost about 50-70 pesos.
El Rio is noted for its high-quality ribs and other meticulously barbecued meats, offered at low cost. El Rio boasts other crowd-pleasing foods, such as chicken and pulled pork sandwiches, as well as their tasty side dishes, such as homemade pickles, potato salad, cole slaw, and the jicama-watermelon salad plate. The courtesy and prompt service of the friendly, accommodating El Rio staff and management is another plus.
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