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Live Entertainment on the Paradise Stage This Week

April 3, 2014

Click HERE to reserve or purchase your tickets online (in USD) or walk in to the Paradise Community Center on the south side of Puerto Vallarta, where the Box Office is open Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - If you are looking for live entertainment in Puerto Vallarta, the Paradise Community Center has got you covered. This is your last opportunity to see the "Best of the Bay" bands on the Paradise Stage this season - and the entertainment starts tonight!

Get your tickets now so you don't miss the final shows of Luna Rumba and the Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars. VIP Seats are already sold out for both shows, but plenty of reserved and general seating is still available to catch these two local bands in action!

On Thursday, April 3, our "Best of the Bay" series continues with Luna Rumba. We introduced them to Vallarta and their fan base here continues to grow rapidly. Luna Rumba is a world music group featuring Cheko Ruiz on vocals and guitar and George "Geo" Uhrich on violin, mandolin and guitars. These amazing musicians have added a percussionist and, not one, but two talented dancers to enhance their performances.

Their music is a fusion of Gypsy, Latin, Celtic, Flamenco, Middle Eastern and Rock, all spiced up with hot Rumba and Cuban rhythms. From beautiful, romantic ballads to fiery dance pulsations, the group delights a diverse audience with its infectious sounds.

We don't say "world class" and the "Best of the Bay" lightly. Their music has been judged "world class" in international songwriting competitions. Last year, a song that Cheko wrote won finalist in the World Music Category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. This was literally out of thousands of entrants. Another song off the CD entitled "Espiritu Amor," written by Geo, was awarded Honorable Mention in the USA International Songwriting Contest - number two in the world in the instrumental category!

The Banderas Bay Jazz Allstars wrap up our "Best of the Bay" series on Friday, April 4th. The musicians have been working on some new material, mixing it up a bit this season, although they include some of the old favorites that people have come to associate with the band.

The world class musicians include Chas Eller on keyboards, Bryan Savage on alto sax and flute, Steve York on bass guitar, and Lázaro Poey on drums. Again, we don't say "world class" and "Best of the Bay" lightly. These musicians are the real deal. Individually these players have had successful careers in the United States, Cuba, and the UK.

Now that these efficacious musicians are in the greater Puerto Vallarta area, they have united to create a tight in-control sound, bouncing off each other. Chas formed famed jazz group Kilimanjaro and individually they have performed with well-known ensembles and at jazz festivals. Their repertoire runs the course of jazz, blues, and funk styles. The members are so outstanding that each is given his time in the spotlight.

The gates open for all shows at 6:30 pm with the Food Court and Paradise Cantina open to the public. Come early for the best selection of food items. The Paradise Cantina serves up a variety of beverages. Everything from the crowd-favorite Paradise Margarita, to wine and a fine selection of beer, standard cocktails, and soft drinks - all at very reasonable prices. Please come and join us!

For Paradise Stage shows, general admission under the second palapa is only $200 pesos, and reserved seating in larger, more comfortable arm chairs under the main palapa including one free drink is also available.

You can buy tickets at the door or online at

We at Paradise Community Center appreciate your support! With your help, we not only operate Banderas Bay's largest community center, we've helped thousands of people connect in "paradise" and have made a difference together. After operating expenses, 100 percent of the profits support the life-changing programs of CompassioNet Impact Mexico.

Thank you for helping us serve you and offer a hand up to deserving people in our community. "Good Times. Good Food. Good Cause!"

The Paradise Community Center is located on Pulpito street across from Coco's Kitchen on the South side of Vallarta. It is home to the Book and Bean Coffee Shop and book exchange, the Saturday Morning Co-Op, and the Worship in Paradise Church services on Sunday mornings. For more information, call 044-322-170-4261, send an email to info(at), or visit