Back by popular demand, internationally renowned flamenco artists, Wolfgang ‘Lobo’ Fink (Willie & Lobo) and Esau Galvan (Tatewari), return to Incanto for an evening of fiery guitar music with a blend of Gypsy Flamenco and more on March 2 at 7pm. Also, Lobo reunites once again with Latcho Bartelson of ‘The Blond Gypsies’ with special guest, Andrea, for an encore performance of ‘Primal Groove’ on March 11 at 7pm. Early reservations suggested.
Pianist Michael Fererri joins Incanto’s piano bar line-up for a limited run starting March 2. Based in NYC, Michael has appeared in his own critically acclaimed cabaret act at London’s Pizza On The Park and The Jermyn Street Theatre. As Musical Director, he has appeared in The Happy End at Lincoln Center, Philadelphia’s Wilma Theatre, Godspell at the UK’s Tyne Theatre, and A Slice O’Minnelli at the Apollo Theatre in London. He performed in concert with Michael Feinstein and Andrea McCardle and is featured on numerous recordings as well as his own recording, ‘Sweet Dreams’. Performances through March 16 at 9:30pm. See calendar for dates.
Well-Strung, the popular NYC-based singing string quartet is now playing at Incanto. Their enormous talent for melding classical strings with today’s pop hits and vocals is better than ever and their popularity continues to skyrocket. Early reservations are recommended as shows often sell-out. Visit Incanto’s website for more information and online tickets. Performances now through Mar. 16.
Popular Vallarta entertainer, Dwight Blake, is back this season with his popular show ‘Memories of Motown’ accompanied by the Groove Brothers Band. Dwight’s high-energy performances are always a hit and audiences can’t help but to get up and dance! Now playing. See calendar for dates and showtimes.
Zoë Lewis, aptly described as ‘A band in a body’ has toured with Judy Collins, Pat Benatar, and The Indigo Girls. Her clever, heartfelt original music is upbeat, amusing and perfect for all ages. These are ticketed events in the piano bar. Now playing through Mar. 20.
Incanto’s popular Season Tribute Series continues with all-live performances of many popular music artists. On March 3, 4 tribute artist Johnny Zatylny presents ‘Queen’ as Freddie Mercury. On March 6, Philip Bauer presents Johnny Cash, and on March 9, Doug Varty presents Rod Stewart. See Incanto’s website for more details and online tickets.
Now extended through March, Naked Boys Singing! is a fun, sassy, and witty musical comedy starring six young local Latino actors who sing and dance their way into your heart completely nude. Directed by original conceiver/director Robert Schrock, this very popular show is celebrating its twentieth anniversary off-Broadway, Presented in English.
Media Luna plays intense, high-energy flamenco, huapango, rock originals, and covers. Originally from San Miguel de Allende, they will welcome a variety of special guest musicians throughout the season. Thursdays at 7pm.
Cheko Ruiz presents ‘The Music of The Gipsy Kings and much more!’ on Sundays at 9:30pm. Featuring many of Vallarta’s premier musicians, including singer-songwriter Zoe Wood, percussionist Danny ‘Choy’ Renteria, and a new horn section.
As of press date, Incanto and Democrats Abroad have added additional showings of the Best Picture films as well as Active Measures. Tickets available soon. Visit Incanto’s website for details.
In the Piano Bar…
Miguel ‘Mike’ Rodriguez plays Jazz Piano on select Sundays. He will welcome some guest musicians to accompany him. Next show March 3 at 5pm.
Singer-songwriters Joby Hernandez and Tongo, who plays his own handmade flutes and drums, play on Mondays at 5pm. English and Spanish.
The Red Suitcases band plays Latin and American classic rock/pop covers in English and Spanish. Sundays at 7:30pm.
Singer-songwriters Zoe Wood and Eduardo León present ‘Thaumata’ with The Renteria Bros. Nuevo Flamenco, jazz, swing, Latin covers/originals, and Cuban rhythms. Mondays at 7:30pm. These are ticketed events in the piano bar.
Singer-songwriter George Gracia plays acoustic guitar and sings in English and Spanish. Tuesdays at 5pm. He has a beautiful voice and an easy-listening style.
The ‘Blue Knote Jazz Duet’ features seasoned band members Jorge Hernandez (The Zippers) on guitar and vocalist Chris Watters. Smooth Jazz/Bossa Nova. Select Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Now playing through March 5.
Pianist Jean-Guy Comeau (‘Jay-Gee’) plays French, Latin and American love songs and classics in ‘Totally Romantico’. Wednesdays from 5-7pm.
Singer-songwriter Edgar Roxha sings in English and Spanish and plays in a mellow, easy-listening style. Thursdays at 5pm.
Pianist Dennis Crow plays standards and show-tunes. Join him at the piano and sing along! (See calendar).
Open Mic is on Thursdays at 7:30pm hosted by Tracy Parks and special guests. Sing, dance, play an instrument. No cover. Arrive early to sign up.
The Joan Houston Show, Fridays at 5pm with Bob Bruneau at the piano, features familiar favorites from ‘The Great American Songbook’ and lots of laughs.
Bingo with Pearl is on Saturdays at 4pm. Great prizes including gift certificates, show tickets, and cash with drink specials and live entertainment. Loteria is typically held on the third Saturday of the month with a variety of guest hosts.
Zarapes de Neón. A group of musicians from Mexico and Colombia plays Salsa, Samba, Bossa Nova and more. Saturdays at 7:30pm.
Salsa Dancing/Lessons are held on Sundays and Wednesdays at 9pm (upper terrace) with professional instructor Francisco Ledezma. Lessons are free with your food/drink purchase. Beginners welcome.
New operating hours 9am-11:30pm daily. Breakfast served on the riverside terrace 9am-2pm. Lunch served 12pm-11pm. Casual evening dining is available on two riverside terraces and in the air-conditioned piano bar 4-11pm. Happy Hour features 2×1 house cocktails and beer 4-6pm. 2×1 show tickets for select current shows during ‘The Zen Hour’ 4-5pm daily. For more information and online tickets visit Incanto’s website www.IncantoVallarta.com. Contact them at [email protected] or call 322 223 9756. Located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale).