Rock icons have been invited to participate in the inaugural Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival to be held December 11th through the 14th 2014, same which is expected to further international tourism to the Pacific destination.
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An action co-sponsored by the Puerto Vallarta Board of Tourism and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, the destination will host the first music festival of its kind and will feature performances by great classic rock artists and bands.
The concert series will be held at the Sunset Garden, directly adjacent to the Hard Rock Vallarta
hotel. Names such as Jeff Baxter, Billy Burnette, Jack Sonni, Curly Smith and CJ Vanston make up the rock star lineup as the best hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s will rock waves in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. The event will also include a celebrity golf tournament, gourmet cuisine with internationally recognized chefs and a gallery of art and photography from past rock concerts. Most notable, 100% of the golf tournament´s net proceeds and 10% of ticket sales will benefit the DIF.
Festival creator and producer, John Zaring stated “Vallarta is the perfect backdrop for the world´s first-and-only ever classic rock festival. The weather in December is amazing and the beaches are beyond beautiful. Best of all, we are able to help children of both Nayarit and Jalisco by raising funds for DIF.
The “Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival” features a house band made up of all-star musicians from an array of legendary rock acts, including the lead guitarist of “The Doobie Brothers” and “Steely Dan”, Jeffrey ‘Skunk´ Baxter; Billy Burnette of “Fleetwood Mac”; Jack Sonni, guitarist for “Dire Straits”; Kenny Lee Lewis, bassist “Steve Miller Band”; CJ Vanston, keyboardist for “Tears for Fears” and backing band for “Prince” and Grammy winner and saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Several of Mexico´s top classic rock era acts will also be invited to participate.
Rolando Miravete and Marc Murphy, Directors of the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarits Tourism Boards respectively said “We are delighted to be hosting the Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival. We are confident that this event will bring a large amount of media attention to the region and showcase all that our destination has to offer. ”
Tickets to the festival will be available October 15th via ticketmaster and the event´s site vallartanayaritclassicrockfest.com. Rates range from 95 US Dollars for single day passes and 250 US Dollars for full three day passes. Participating hotels will do their part to promote the music festival offering special rates for their customers.
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Jorge Gamboa Patron, Director of the Mexico Tourism Board based at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles, CA said: “For many years now, The Zaring Group has been a great ally in the promotion of tourism to Mexico, producing stellar events, which is why we are delighted to support this festival and we believe it will be an exciting new international event for rockers, their fans and local Vallarta residents”.
For more information visit www.visitpuertovallarta.com