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Philo's Bar Continues to Entertain La Cruz Audiences

March 10, 2016

Philo's Bar & Restaurant is located at Delfin #15 in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. You can find more information about the weekly schedule of entertainment and upcoming special shows at

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico - About 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta's airport is the fishing village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. In the year 2000, a retired studio musician from California on his way around the world, sailed into that town, put down his anchor and before long, opened what is now known as Philo's Bar.

Philo Hayward, was a local celebrity around La Cruz and his bar and restaurant are an institution on the North Shore of Banderas Bay. For the past 16 years, Philo's Bar has been all about outreach to the local community and sailors in the bay along with lots of great music and friendships.

Last summer the North Shore community was in shock over the sudden loss of Philo Hayward due to heart failure. His partner, Maria and other close friends, like Greg and rock n' roll Donny, have been working very hard this season to keep Philo's legacy alive at Philo's Bar. They have continued to provide great music and food and a wonderful setting for people to come together.

This season, Philo's Bar has continued to bring in outstanding entertainment. Las Vegas Star, Lorena Peril and hubby, Ray Jon Narbaitz III, return to Philo's on Sunday with their show, A Celebration of Love. Join the North Shore audience at 8 pm, on Sunday, March 13th for a fun, romantic evening of incredible music, humor and stories.

Lorena and Ray Jon made their first La Cruz appearance at Philo's last month. They performed the music of Linda Ronstadt, Selena, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Shakira, ZZ Top, Meghan Trainor, Uptown Funk, and more! With fantastic vocals, guitar accompaniment, funny parodies and humor, they quickly won over the audience, who thoroughly enjoyed this amazing evening of entertainment.

It's not an exaggeration to say that Lorena Peril is one of the most talented singers who's ever performed in the greater Puerto Vallarta area. She and Ray Jon also perform every Tuesday and Friday nights at The Red Room in Vallarta. Lorena performs her show, At The Drive In, featuring famous songs from movies, every Thursday night at The Red Room during March.

Philo's presents the music/comedy show, Crackers, on March 15th, 20th and 27th at 8 pm. Reg and Patti are international performing artists that will entertain you with their music and jokes. The 20th show will be and "Adults Only" show.

And on Wednesday, March 16th, the hottest ticket in town is Luna Rumba. They've sold out every performance this season and are simply the Best of the Best! Luna Rumba has agreed to perform two more shows in April on the 6th and the 20th. If you haven't caught their show yet, you have three more chances (at Philo's) to come see why Luna Rumba is so popular!

Other big news at Philo's includes the return of good friend Oscar Fuentes, who is coming back to Philo's Bar on Thursday, March 31; Friday, April 1; and Saturday, April 2nd! Oscar will be returning for these 3 nights, bringing us all some good, old fashioned Philo's Rock and Roll! Come on out and celebrate these fun nights of music!

Next month, Philo's Bar will pay 'Special Tribute' to our dear friend, Philo Hayward, by spreading his ashes to the sea. Updates about this remembrance will be posted on the Philo's website.

More special events are coming up in March. You can find more information about the weekly schedule of entertainment and upcoming special shows at To make reservations for shows, call 322-217-4036 or 322-104-3062.