Philo’s Bar in La Cruz Continues Philo Hayward’s Legacy

There’s a sleepy little fishing village 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta’s airport called La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. In the year 2000, a retired studio musician from California on his way around the world, sailed into that town, put down his anchor and before long, opened what is now known as Philo’s Bar. Philo Hayward, was a local celebrity around La Cruz and his bar and restaurant are an institution on the North Shore of Banderas Bay. For the past 16 years, Philo’s Bar has been all about outreach to the local community and sailors in the bay along with lots of great music and friendships.
Last summer the North Shore community was in shock over the sudden loss of Philo Hayward to heart failure.  His partner, Maria and other close friends, like Greg and rock n’ roll Donny, have been working very hard this season to keep Philo’s legacy alive at Philo’s Bar.  They have continued to provide outstanding  music and food and  a wonderful setting for people to come together.
This season, Philo’s Bar has continued to bring in outstanding entertainment.  Las Vegas Star, Lorena Peril and hubby, Ray Jon Narbaitz III, return  to Philo’s on Sunday with their show, A Celebration of Love.  Join the North Shore audience at 8 pm, on Sunday, March 13th for a fun, romantic evening of incredible music, humor and stories.
Lorena Peril has been a Headliner for the past 10 years in Vegas’ top shows.
Lorena and Ray Jon appeared last month at Philo’s in their first La Cruz appearance.  They performed the music of Linda Ronstadt, Selena, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Shakira, ZZ Top, Megan Trainer, Uptown Funk,  and more! With fantastic vocals, guitar accompaniment,  funny parodies and humor, they quickly won over the audience, who thoroughly enjoyed this amazing evening of entertainment.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Lorena Peril is  one of the most talented singers that’s ever performed in the greater Puerto Vallarta area.  Make sure to see her before she returns to Vegas!
Philo’s presents the music/comedy show, Crackers on March 15th, 20th and 27th at 8 pm.  Reg and Patti are international performing artists that will entertain you with their music and jokes. The 20th show will be and “Adults Only” show. Don’t miss it! Tickets are on sale now.
And on Wednesday, March 16th,  the hottest ticket  in town  is Luna Rumba. They’ve sold out every performance this season and are simply the Best of the Best!  Luna Rumba has agreed to perform two more shows in April on the 6th and the 20th.  If you haven’t caught their show yet, you have three more chances to come see why Luna Rumba is so popular!  Tickets are now available at Gloria’s Boutique or at Philo’s Bar.
Other big news at Philo’s includes the return of good friend Oscar Fuentes, who is coming back to Philo’s Bar on THURSDAY, MARCH 31; FRIDAY, APRIL 1;  and SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd!  Oscar will be returning for these 3 nights,  bringing  us all some good, old fashioned Philo’s Rock and Roll! Come on out and celebrate these fun nights of music!
Next month, Philo’s Bar will pay ‘Special Tribute’ to our dear friend, Philo Hayward, by spreading his ashes to the sea. Updates about this remembrance will be posted on the Philo’s website.
Several more Special Events are coming up in March.  You can find more information on all the events  at  For reservations for shows, call 322 217 4036 or 322 104 3062.
Philo’s is also cooking up a storm this season with their new menu items like Cowboy Steak with Twice Baked Potatoes and their own version of Ruth Chris Dressing. You can also try the Chicken with Mushroom Sauce and the Shrimp Scampi that are  new favorites.  There’s still plenty of good, ol’ favorites like burgers, ribs and pizza, just to name a few.
Here is the line up for music starting at 8 pm at Philo’s:

NEXT SUNDAY:  LORENA PERIL AND RAY JON,  8pm with  ” A Celebration of Love”
Mondays:  WILLEM hosts Philo’s ” OPEN MIC” night!
Musicians’ DRINK IS FREE! When you play!
Tuesdays: All you can eat ribs night
Wednesdays: Philo’s will be having a guest group for your entertainment. (Open Mic night on 3/9)
Thursdays:  Ajim and Alessandra with the Mexican Shuffle Band featuring Leon & Peggy, and Carlos as Philo’s original Shuffle band.
Fridays:  Shuffle band with Paul and special guests.
Saturdays: Ajim and Alessandra with the Mexican Shuffle Band featuring Leon & Peggy, Carlos, and Squeeze box George as Philo’s original Shuffle Band. HEY BABY QUE PASO !!!!!!
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