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Riverfest 9 Vallarta Music Festival Feb 29 & March 1

January 31, 2020

Set to be held Feb 29 & March 1, 2020 at El Rio BBQ, Riverfest 9 offers a fantastic weekend of live entertainment to benefit Pasitos de Luz, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit founded by mothers of disabled children.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The countdown is on for Puerto Valllarta's 9th Annual Riverfest! Set to be held on Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1, 2020 at El Rio BBQ, Riverfest 9 promises a fantastic weekend of live entertainment from some of Banderas Bay's best musicians, along with fabulous food and fun, while benefitting the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta.

With doors opening at 12 noon and the party continuing until 7:00 pm on both days, a star-studded lineup of musicians will entertain you throughout the weekend as you enjoy the natural beauty of El Rio BBQ's excellent riverside location for a $100 pesos per day donation at the gate - plus refreshment costs.

Make plans now to come out and dance to the music of 13 local bands, enjoy fabulous food provided by El Rio BBQ, Barcelona Tapas and Porto Bello, bid for fabulous items in the silent auction, try your luck in the 50/50 raffles, or browse through the artisan market - all for a good cause!

Event proceeds go to Pasitos de Luz - a wonderful organization with very minimal resources that provides loving care and therapy to children with acute physical and psychological illnesses. Your support enables them to offer love, support and rehabilitation to the special children of Puerto Vallarta and its surrounding areas.

Riverfest 9 Puerto Vallarta Music Festival

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 - Choose from reserved seating and gate entry options. You can pay $100 pesos at the gate, grab available seating, and purchase food and drink - or - you can buy individual patron tickets for $900 pesos each or a patron table for 8 people for $6600 pesos. Patron ticket benefits include: gate entry, one welcome margarita or beer, free appetizers, one trip through the buffet, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks (sodas and water) throughout the day, and preferred reserved seating.

Saturday's Entertainment Lineup
12:00 pm - Gilberto Luna
12:30 pm - Bob Tansen
1:00 pm - Bad Habits
1:45 pm - Pasitos de Luz kids performance
Break (announcements)
2:30 pm - Make It Funky
3:30 pm - Soul Trip
4:45 pm - Los Bambinos
5:45 pm - Sylvie and The Zippers

SUNDAY, MARCH 1 - Once again we will have both reserved seating and gate entry options. You can pay $100 pesos at the gate and grab available seating and purchase food from our menu separately - or - you can take advantage of our group of 4 patrons rate of $2500 pesos. A table of four will get gate entry, one welcome margarita or beer, reserved seating, family style parrillada meal for four delivered to your table at a set hour with choices of 1-2 pm, 2-3 pm, 3-4 pm or 4-5 pm. Each time frame will only have a limited number of tickets to ensure that you'll be served within the one hour period you reserved.

Sunday's Entertainment Lineup
12:30 pm - Mariachi Real de Jorullo
1:30 pm - Tongo & Joby
Break (announcements)
2:45 pm - Cheko Ruiz & Friends
4:00 pm - Johanna's Band
5:15 pm - Media Luna

Help us make this our best Riverfest ever! Whether you come as a Patron, or plan to attend by donating $100 pesos at the gate on either day, your support enables Pasitos de Luz to offer love, care and rehabilitation to the special children of Puerto Vallarta and the greater Banderas Bay area.

Advance Saturday or Sunday Patron tickets can be purchased by contacting Barb Bremner at condo211(at)yahoo.ca. Please note: we have limited numbers of patron tickets available for both days and they always go quickly - so get yours TODAY!

El Rio BBQ Bar is located along the Rio Cuale in Paso Ancho, less than ten minutes from the Libramiento. (Click HERE to see map.) Bus route #4 (R04) to Paso Ancho or Paso de Guayabo drops you right at the gate. Ask the driver if he's heading to Paso Ancho if you have any doubt. Taxis from Olas Altas or El Centro currently cost $80 - $100 pesos to El Rio BBQ Bar. For more information, call El RIO BBQ Bar at 322-222-2510.


Located in El Pitillal, Pasitos de Luz is a marvelous day care facility for children with special needs. This non-profit organization provides children with various handicaps with a caring and loving environment, along with treatment for individual rehabilitation, nutritional meals, physical stimulation and therapy. For more information, Click HERE or visit PasitosDeLuz.org.