Catch the Holiday spirit with Time to Play


 “Always In Season” 


Vallarta’s popular band of merry musicians, Time To Play, celebrates the holidays with an all new show “Always In Season”on Paradise Community Center’s stage, Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 PM.   “Must see shows” for their loyal following, Time To Play’s eclectic mix of instrumentalarrangements with tight vocal harmonies and onstage Irish wit and banter have been delighting audiences around the Bay of Banderas.

 Versatile musicians include Garry Carson (guitar/vocals), Joy Lehman (vocals), Don MacLachlan (bass/vocals), Mary MacLachlan (violin/vocals), Lois Rogers (Keyboard/vocals) and guest drummer Enrique Jimenez, the  band’s “honorary Irish Mexican.” Their program is rich in “emotional range” with selections from hilarious to tender and moving ballads, to classical, folk, rock and pop favorites.

 Highlights of this year’s “Always In Season” include the classically moving “Allegro” by Vivaldi for violin and piano, “a light hearted rendition of “Always in Season,” and memories of the past with top tapping hit medleys by the Beach Boys and Eagles .  A soul searching romantic duet “I wish you love,” Irish banter, and a guitar solo “Gabe’s Blues” written for Garry Carson’s grandson.  The crowd pleasing “Cheap Flights,” and Don’s comedic touches to Blue Moon round out the eclectic program with Joy’s melodic rendition of “I Wonder as I Wander”.

 Adding to the holiday spirit, “SYNG!,” Vallarta’s mixed voice community choir, makes a guest appearance with seasonal songs and uplifting choral voices.Don’t miss “Always in Season”, on stage at the picturesque Paradise Community Center, two shows only, December 20 and 21 at 8:00 PM.  Doors open 6:30 PM for Food and Beverage Court.  Tickets are $200 pesos, (general seating), $250 pesos  (reserved seats and one drink), and $300 pesos for upfront (VIP seating with two drinks)  Tickets available at Paradise CC Box Office on Pulpito, and on line at  Proceeds are donated to CompassioNet Impact’s outreach food programs, English classes, business loans, and improvements in underserved communities.

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Living in Mexico full time since 2011, Madeline is a graphic designer, writer, iPhone photographer and road tripper.