Puerto de Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico - It's March and you know what that means... it's time for the annual Chacala Music and Art Festival!
This year's festival, scheduled to take place from March 10-13, 2016 in Chacala-by-the-sea, a relaxing fishing village in the heart of the Riviera Nayarit, just 50 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, includes art exhibitions and workshops every day, nights that feature music by Jazz, International and Mexican bands, a day devoted entirely to children, and much more!
How it All Began
One night in 2012 at a Friday night roof-top reception, a group of attendees began to break out in song, regaling the crowd spontaneously with music from Broadway Musicals. The group began to realize that Chacala might just be a perfect place to celebrate music and other arts: thus was borne the Puerto de Chacala Festival de Musica y Arte.
The general feeling was that Chacala was destined to grow, and it was felt that an ideal growth trajectory was to see this quaint Mexican village evolve into a high quality locale where people could develop in body, mind, and spirit. This could potentially develop the sea-side village into a center of artistic values, similar to models achieved in other places such as Carmel, California and San Miguel Allende, Mexico.
Since then, the Chacala Festival de Musica y Arte has continued to grow, and this year's festival promises to be the best yet!
2016 Festival Schedule
All events are free and will be held in the Palmgrove/El Palmar unless otherwise indicated
6:00 pm: Olivia De La Cruz
7:00 pm: Café Canela
8:00 pm: Dan III
9:00 pm: Trio Moruno
Friday, March 11th - International Night
6:00 pm: Janalyn Rose
7:00 pm: Ojo de Agua
8:00 pm: Luna Rumba
10:00 pm: DJ B3HAR
Saturday, March 12th - Mexican Night
6:00 pm: Kindermusik
6:30 pm: Chacoro
7:00 pm: Mariachi Infantil
8:00 pm: Grupo de Danza Infantil Nayar
9:00 pm: Mariachi Tradicional Cora
10:00 pm: Musical Sereno Purpura
Sunday, March 13th - Kids' Day
10:00 am: Payaso "Calcetín"
11:00 am: Percussion Workshop Kids
12:00 pm: Patito Feo
1:00 pm: Cuenta Cuentos
6:00 pm: Winston Coronel - Town Plaza