Karen Souza is one of the top contemporary jazz singers in the world and she will be headlining the Riviera Nayarit Jazz Festival 2018 on November 16th as part of her Velvet Vault Tour.
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The event will take place at the Jardín Palmeiras in Nuevo Vallarta, the ideal place for an intimate musical evening, sensual and classy, much like the concerts offered by the singer herself.
In addition to Souza, two local artists will be part of the lineup: Santiago Venegas and the Blue Birds, represented by their singer, Lozana Díaz.
Israel Guerrero, managing director of the organizing committee, reiterated that although the concert was originally billed for tourists and foreign residents, it was a refreshing surprise to see how interested the local youths were in attending.
Jesús Carmona, president of the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), indicated diversity is very important for the destination and the Riviera Nayarit works on a daily basis to achieve it via musical, sporting, and cultural events, as well as by hosting important conventions. This is why the CVB continually supports and encourages diversity within the destination’s activities.
Silvia Duarte, Groups and Events manager for the Riviera Nayarit CVB, announced that 30 percent of the concert ticket sales will be earmarked for the victims of hurricane Willa in the north of Nayarit, including the towns of Tuxpan, Tecuala, Acaponeta, and San Blas.
Karen Souza will be accompanied onstage by her musicians as well as the traditional jazz trio: piano, double bass, and saxophone.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. and will last approximately 3 hours. It will open with Santiago Venegas and the Blue Birds.
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Tickets are on sale at Notaría Careaga in Paradise Village and Súper Colchones at Plaza Lago Real in Bahía de Banderas, as well as Plaza Galerías and Súper Colchones in Puerto Vallarta’s Marina Vallarta.
Cost: 1,500 pesos for general admission; 2,000 pesos for intermediate seating; and 3,000 pesos for preferred seating; all tickets include an open international bar and hors d’oeuvres.