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Luna Rumba to Perform Benefit Concert for Willie Royal

April 21, 2016

The Luna Rumba Benefit Concert for Willie Royal (of the celebrated duo Willie and Lobo,) will be held on May 7th at 7:00 pm at The Palm Cabaret and Bar at Olas Altas 508, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Over the past twenty-five years, one of the most celebrated duos in the 'World Music' scene has been Willie and Lobo. With friends and roots in Puerto Vallarta, many of us have followed their career and have enjoyed their music.

Willie & Lobo have toured the world and have released 11 albums, mostly on the Naranda Label. Their albums have spent weeks on both Billboard's New Age Album and World Music charts, as high as number two on the charts. In 1996 the novel, Puerto Vallarta Squeeze, by Robert James Waller, was released. Waller, a fan of the duo's music, wrote Willie & Lobo into the story.

Willie Royal has now been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease for over a year and it is taking it's toll. With the progression of the disease, the need for more and more care has arisen. Unfortunately Social Security Disability pays only $342 per month and the cost of Willie's care, over the last 10 months alone, has been more than $14,000 USD.


A GoFundMe campaign has been set up by Willie's wife, Alison, to help cover his medical expenses. Please consider making a donation online at GoFundMe.com.

In addition, Luna Rumba wanted to help Willie and Alison spiritually and financially by holding an intimate benefit concert in his honor. This concert will be a celebration of Willie's music in the town where Willie and Lobo's music really took off - Puerto Vallarta.

Luna Rumba's world-music style includes thrilling vocals, fiery violin, rumba-Flamenco guitar, soothing flute, cool bass, exotic percussion instruments and drums. Each member of Luna Rumba is a superbly, accomplished musician in his own right. is clearly one of the best musical experiences available around Banderas Bay.

"The Luna Rumba Benefit Concert for Willie Royal" will be held on May 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm at The Palm Cabaret and Bar at Olas Altas 508, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta.

Willie Royal has connected with a lot of people over the years through his music. When you connect with people, people want help you. Please spread the word about this benefit concert for this world-class violinist and gifted member of the popular musical duo, "Willie and Lobo."

Please help by attending this most amazing event! Willie and Alison will be in attendance at the show and Willie will even play some songs with Luna Rumba. You won't want to miss this incredible evening of music and love!

Tickets cost $250 Pesos for general admission or $350 for VIP seating, and are available at vallartatickets.com or by contacting Fernanda Fenton at fernanda00008(at)hotmail.com, or by phone at: 322-158-2716.