The festival will take place from December 11 – 14 with acts like Americana rockers the BoDeans, blues favorites Fabulous Thunderbirds, rock-a-billy specialists Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats, country rockers Poco, Pure Prairie League and Firefall, and iconic classic rock bands Je‑erson Starship, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Foghat and Spencer Davis Group. Several solo artists and singers will have their sets backed by the festival’s all-star ‘house band’, including Dave Mason (Trac), Gary Wright (best known for his smash hit “Dreamweaver”), Craig Fuller (lead singer of both Little Feat and Little River Band), former Journey lead singer Steve Augeri, Monkees frontman Micky Dolenz, former Grand Funk Railroad singer Mark Farner, blues legend Sam Moore (Sam and Dave), and more.
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The concerts will be held in Nuevo Vallarta, located in Riviera Nayarit, in an outdoor space located adjacent to the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta. The music will be complemented by a mini gourmet food festival featuring cuisine prepared by some the region’s top restaurants. Multiple area hotels including Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit, Villa Del Palmar Flamingos, Bel Air Collection Resort and Spa Vallarta, Hilton Vallarta Resort & Spa and Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta will host the visiting musicians as part of the support of the hotel associations of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.
Festival tickets are available online at www.vallartanayaritclassicrockfest.com where you can purchase a wide range of tickets from full weekend passes, weekend passes including meals, or single day pass to attend your favorite Classic Rock star’s performance.
On Friday, December 12, the event will hold the beach concert featuring Micki Free, Spencer Davis Group, Mark Farner (former lead singer of Grand Funk Railroad), Lee Rocker & Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats with special guest Billy Burnette, BoDeans, and Sam Moore.
Saturday, December 13, the festivals beach concert brings Poco, Dave Mason, Firefall, Lou Gramm (former lead singer of Foreigner), and Kansas.
On the final beach concert day, Sunday, December 14, the festival introduces Jefferson Starship, Craig Fuller (former lead singer of Little Feat) Pure Prairie League. Micky Dolenz (lead singer of The Monkees), Foghat, Steve Augeri (former lead singer of Journey), and Cheap Trick.
But that’s not all. On Monday, December 15, the Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival begins the ‘Fairways to Heaven’ Charity Golf Outing – fundraiser for DIF.
DIF is a government agency for the under-privileged adults and children in the area. DIF also offers many other programs, such as a medical program which not only provides the usual medical services but also canes, walking canes for the blind, walkers and crutches. DIF also supports the Asilo program which provides care and lodging for the indigent who have no families.
For more information about the Vallarta-Nayarit Classic Rock Festival, visit their website: http://vallartanayaritclassicrockfest.com/