We're on the cusp of another fun year at San Pancho's Plaza del Sol. Our little Festival has grown considerably, thanks to your support, and the generosity of the musicians that have graced our stage.
This year we have several acts that have come down from the States, two groups from Mexico City, and a number of groups from around the country.
New to the Festival this year is La Patrona at 7:00pm on Friday night. This trio features the incredible vocalist Marisa Bango, her guitarist, and husband Renato, and keyboardist Juan Luis. They perform a traditional Mexico mariachi repertoire adapted to their trio, and they do it with great flair! Don't miss them!
Some of you may have heard some great sounds coming from a house on Tercer del Mundo this season, The pop/rock group Burton from Mexico city has been living in San Pancho while they are composing material for their third album. They wanted to "thank San Pancho" for hosting them this winter, and are excited to be able to play for our audience. They go on at 6pm on Saturday, so don't miss them!
While Jeff Oster is a longtime Festival favorite, his bassist, the extraordinary Michael Manring will be performing for us for the first time. before joining Jeff for his set on Saturday night. Michael is one of the true masters of the electric bass, and he will also be performing solo for us at 8:30pm on Saturday Night.
On Sunday night we have an exciting new addition to the Festival. The group Jazzpango, led by keyboardist, singer, and songwriter Pedro Dabdoub, will be performing at 9pm. This is an amazing group of players that will be performing some very beautiful music for us, so don't go home early!
Closing the show is a group called Acapulco son Mulatos. This spirited ensemble from different parts of Mexico happened to be recording a new album in Puerto Vallarta, and heard about our festival and wanted to perform. They've played with some heavyweights, so we're all really looking forward to hearing them!
In addition to these newcomers to the Festival, we're honored to have returning this year, so many of the amazingly talented acts that are Festival favorites, and who have performed in past years. It is because of them that the Festival has earned a reputation for presenting high quality music here in San Pancho! Many of them have come from far away to perform for you at their own expense, so please support them, as well as the Festival itself, any way that you can.
See you at the Plaza del Sol!
Chas and the San Pancho Music Festival Committee