Tracy Parks’ Club, Incanto, is one of my favorite venues in Puerto Vallarta.
To start with, their location is super inviting at Insurgentes #109 by the bridge. I frequently enjoy a pleasant breakfast served on their peaceful terrace looking over the River Cuale. Incanto is doing us the great favor of staying open this summer even as other venues close. Starting June 21 they are showcasing several very talented local artists in the Theater.
On June 21, José Carlos comes to us from La Palapa where I first heard him. He was part of a fun duo called Paper Boats. José now plays solo and has been quite aggressive in pursuing his career, winning awards and, just recently releasing second single CD of an original composition, Sin Amanecer, which has been well received. I recently caught a radio interview with him on 93.5 fm where he played some of his thoughtful compositions and was very impressed. He will do this show with invited guests and it promises to be excellent.
Lobo and Esaú will return on June 26, 8:00PM. The fabulous flamenco duo of world famous Wolfgang “Lobo” Fink and his protégé maestro Esaú Galván join together for yet another marvelous concert of inspired improvised flamenco guitar music. The two have a long history together and speak to one another on guitar like nothing you have ever experienced. This is music you have never heard before and will never hear again as it is spontaneous and entirely original. At this performance they introduce their second CD recorded together this year.
Lady Zen, recently relocated from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta, will do some great ticketed shows in the Piano Bar starting June 16. She is a wonderful person with an incredible voice and inspiring story. Put her on your calendars
Many of us have enjoyed the sold out concerts Enrique de Allende has held at Incanto recently. He has a classically trained, smooth and impressive voice that will carry you away. His repertoire ranges from Frank Sinatra and Julio Iglesias to Puccini. His personality is engaging making for a wonderful evening at Incanto Theater June 30, 8:00.
June 25 marks the debut of the long awaited Greater Tuna Does Las Vegas. I am glad this debut takes place before I depart for a month as last year’s show was wonderful and I would hate to miss this one! Tracy Parks and Ron Spencer are magnificent as they transform themselves into the multiple characters involved in the show. Don’t miss it!
The Piano Bar will also be featuring great entertainment with no cover this summer. Duck in to get out of the rain or enjoy their air conditioning and enjoy great entertainment. Aunt Pearl is holding forth with bingo, musical offerings include Zoe y Leon, Rentería Brothers, Benji on piano, Joby and Tongo with his hand made instruments, and many more. (See Incantovallarta.com for a full list and schedule.) They also plan to present movies in the Theater, so stay tuned!
There is never a dull moment in Puerto Vallarta—always great music and entertainment!
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