Natalie Douglas Sings The 70s, Spencer Day Returns and Lobo & Esau at Incanto

Award-winning NYC cabaret singer, Natalie Douglas, returns to Incanto this season accompanied by her longtime award-winning pianist/Music Director, Mark Hartman. Hailed as “a true, true star” by BBC London Radio, Natalie is a ten-time MAC Award-winner and has appeared at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center among many others. In her all-new show, ‘Scrapbook’, she sings the hits of the 70s and more with offerings from her musical influences including The Eagles, Judy Garland, Nina Simone, and more. These are ticketed events in the piano bar. Jan. 4 – 17 at 7:30pm. Mark Hartman is a talent powerhouse in his own right and will also appear solo in the piano bar playing your favorites on Wed., Fri., Sat. at 10pm starting Jan. 4.

Democrats Abroad will host a screening of the documentary/film, ‘Active Measures’, on Monday, Jan. 7 at 3pm. Large screen and comfortable seating. There will be small break-out discussion groups after the film. Visit Incanto’s website for more information and online tickets.

Fresh off his sold-out run in NYC, singer-songwriter Spencer Day returns after a stellar year celebrating the worldwide release of his new Billboard chart-topping album ‘Angel City’. His heartfelt, clever lyrics, affable personality, and velvety smooth vocals have never been better! As in past seasons, Spencer will welcome some local musicians to join him. These are ticketed events in the piano bar. Jan. 10 – 24 at 7:30pm.

Incanto’s Season Tribute Series continues with all-live, spot-on tributes to Billy Joel starring Jeff Brewer on Sat. Jan. 5 at 7pm. Cliff Stevens stars as Eric Clapton on Wed. Jan. 9 at 7pm. Gavan Rousseau sings the hits of The Four Seasons in his popular tribute to frontman Frankie Valli. And Will Chalmers sings the hits of Garth Brooks on Sat. Jan. 19 at 7pm. Watch for more of your favorites coming throughout the season.

Two of the world’s best flamenco artists, Wolfgang ‘Lobo’ Fink (Willie & Lobo) and Esau Galvan (Tatewari), come together for what is sure to be an incredible evening of earthy, fiery instrumental flamenco music. A blend of Gypsy, Latin, Celtic, Flamenco, Middle Eastern, Rock, Jazz, Tango, and Salsa. One night only. Jan. 13 at 7pm. Also, see Lobo with Latcho Bartelson of ‘The Blond Gypsies’ with special guest, Andrea, when they reunite after 40 years for ‘Primal Groove’ on Jan. 20 and Feb. 10 at 7pm.

Canadian showman Andrew Johns plays keyboards and sings the voices of Elton John, Billy Joel, Queen and more. Spot-on vocals and a high energy performance that will have you up dancing in no time! Now playing through Feb 1. Visit Incanto’s website for more information.

Extended again by popular demand, Incanto’s clever and popular adaptation of the off-Broadway hit, Naked Boys Singing! has taken this fun, sassy, and witty musical comedy to new heights! Six young Latino actors sing and dance their way into your heart completely naked in this endearing show that is celebrating its twentieth anniversary. Directed by original conceiver/director Robert Schrock, it boasts sold-out performances and standing ovations! Presented in English. Now through Jan. 29.

Miss Margarida’s Way, a stage play by Roberto Athayde, transports audiences back to eighth grade, where Miss Margarida teaches the real facts of life in this “tragicomic monologue for an impetuous woman”. Interactive, hilarious, and ultimately poignant, this dark comedy attempts to create order out of chaos. Starring Celeste Innocenti and directed by Ramiro Daniel (Princesas Desesperadas), Presented in English. Jan. 3 – Feb. 28. All shows at 3:30pm.

Media Luna plays intense and high-energy flamenco and huapango originals and covers. They will welcome a variety of special guest musicians throughout the season. Thursdays at 7pm through April.

Cheko Ruiz presents ‘The Music of The Gipsy Kings and More!’ on Sundays at 9:30pm. Featuring many of Vallarta’s premier musicians, including singer-songwriter Zoe Wood and percussionist Danny Renteria.

In the Piano Bar…

Singer-songwriter, Stolie, plays on select Sundays at 5pm with a variety of originals and covers on acoustic guitar and piano. She’s unique, eclectic, fun, and very popular with audiences.

Singer-songwriters Joby Hernandez and Tongo, who plays his own handmade flutes and drums, play Mondays at 5pm with vocals in English and Spanish.

Singer-songwriters Zoe Wood and Eduardo León present Nuevo Flamenco, jazz, swing, and Latin covers and originals with Danny ‘Choy’ Renteria on percussion. They will also welcome special guest musicians. Mondays at 7:30pm.

Singer-songwriter George Gracia plays acoustic guitar and sings in English and Spanish. Tuesdays at 5pm.

The ‘Blue Knote Jazz Duet’ features seasoned band members Jorge Hernandez (The Zippers) on guitar and vocalist Chris Watters. Smooth Jazz/Bossa Nova that is a hit with audiences. Tuesdays at 7:30pm.

Pianist Jean-Guy Comeau (‘Jay-Gee’) plays French, Latin and American love songs and classics in ‘Totally Romantico’. Wednesdays from 5-7pm.

‘The Red Suitcases’ band plays your favorite Latin and American classic rock/pop covers in English and Spanish. Sundays and some Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

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 on Sun., Mon., Tues. at 9:30pm. Join him around the piano and sing along!

Award-winning NYC cabaret artist, Music Director, and pianist Mark Hartman plays your favorites at the piano on Wed., Fri., and Sat. at 10pm.

Open Mic is on Thursdays at 7:30pm hosted by Tracy Parks and Joby Hernandez. 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 held on the third Saturday of the month with a variety of guest hosts.

Salsa Dancing/Lessons are on held on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8pm (upper outdoor terrace) with professional instructor Francisco Ledezma. Lessons are free with your food/drink purchase. Beginners welcome.

Hours 4-11:30pm daily. Happy Hour with 2×1 house cocktails and beer 4-6pm. For more information and online tickets visit Incanto’s all-new website www.IncantoVallarta.com. Casual dining is available on two riverside terraces and in the air-conditioned piano bar. Contact them at [email protected] or call 322 223 9756 for reservations. Located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale).