One of the Riviera Nayarit’s picturesque villages, Puerto de Chacala, is celebrating its 2nd Music and Art Festival from March 12-15, 2015, integrating itself into the group of towns that look to art and culture as a way to draw in more tourists. The event is free and open to the public.
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The general program is quite varied, offering several musical genres including the famous mariachi, jazz, folk music, Latin rhythms and more. Performers on stage include Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars, Luna Rumba, Paul Swan, Trio Tequila, Café Canela and El Mariachi Garibaldi.
Besides live music, the Festival will also showcase the Palm Grove art gallery with contributions from its many plastic and graphic artists that are currently active in the Puerto de Chacala; they will be sharing their art as well as enjoying teaching moments with the crowd.
Equinoxio Folklorica and the Ballet Folklorico Ixtaccihuatl dance troupes will be in charge of setting the pace on the floor. Children and youths are encouraged to participate in the Coro Campo Estrella and the Estudiantina Santa Cecilia choirs.
The Puerto de Chacala is a charming, laid-back destination. During the Festival the community participates widely and transforms the entire village, which is why this affair has become an iconic event in the area even though it’s only in its second year.
The activities begin in the morning and continue till 11 p.m. For more details please visit http://www.chacalamusicfestival.com/ and like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chacala.festival.de.musica?ref=ts&fref=ts.