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Sixth Annual Riverfest to Benefit Pasitos de Luz, March 4

January 31, 2017

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The Sixth Annual Riverfest is being held on Saturday, March 4 from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm, at El Rio BBQ to benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta. If enjoying an afternoon of great food and excellent live music in a gorgeous venue on the banks of the Cuale River sounds good to you, then this event is a dream come true! And it is for a good cause!

Riverfest 2017 will run from 12 noon to 7 pm and promises to be a fantastic afternoon of entertainment featuring 7 live bands, fabulous food provided by El Rio BBQ and Barcelona Tapas, a silent auction, 50/50 draws, artisan exhibits, and loads of fun to benefit Pasitos de Luz.

A star-studded line-up of musicians, including Kim Kuzma, Piel Canela, Stolie, Joker Trio Band, OliBlues, Texas Embassy Blues Band and La Trez Cuartoz, will entertain you throughout the afternoon as you enjoy the natural beauty of El Rio BBQ's excellent riverside location - for a donation of $100 pesos per person, plus refreshment costs.

To add to the event, Alex Daoud owner of Alexander A is sharpening his scissors and will be giving professional haircuts and/or eyebrow threading at Riverfest and donating 100% of the proceeds generated from his stylish services. Get a cut for the cause at a great price at Riverfest!

All proceeds go to Pasitos de Luz - a wonderful organization with very minimal resources that provides loving care and therapy to children with acute physical and psychological illnesses. Your support enables them to offer love, support and rehabilitation to the special children of Puerto Vallarta and its surrounding areas.

Come down to El Rio, grab a margarita and support a great cause! It's as simple as that.

Or you can choose to be a 'Benefactor for a Day,' and enjoy the benefits of the Patron Package for just $800 pesos. Limited tickets are available for this very special package, which includes:

• Early bird parking (Gates open at 11:30 am)
• Priority reserved seating
• Welcome margarita or beer
• Complimentary snacks
• Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day
• One complimentary buffet from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (El Rio BBQ and Barcelona Tapas)
• The opportunity to provide much needed financial support for our deserving kids

RETURNING THIS YEAR - Buy "Reserved Sponsor/Host Tables." As a Sponsor or Host get your name or business printed on a notice, reserving the table. You will receive a VIP patron reserved table for a group of 8 at a special reduced rate of $6000. As a sponsor you will be providing much need support for Pasitos de Luz and will receive 8 VIP patron tickets with all patron benefits for a fabulous day to distribute as you wish!

Patron tickets or tables of 8 can be purchased by coming out to the Pasitos de Luz table at the Old Town Farmers Market any Saturday in February or by contacting Barb Bremner at condo211(at)

Please note we have limited numbers of patron tickets available and they are going quickly. Please get your advance patron tickets now OR plan to attend by coming to El Rio BBQ Bar and donating at the gate on March 4th to help us make this our best Riverfest ever!

NEW THIS YEAR: 3 DAYS! - We will be extending Riverfest with a pre-show and post show! Friday, March 3rd will see El Rio BBQ Bar already set up and ready to rock! Starting at 2:00 pm Hard Money will play, followed by Bob & Gilberto at 4:00 pm. Enjoy live music by two bands for a donation of only 50 pesos!

Sunday March 5th - Mexican buffet, hamburgers + more. Plus music at 2:00 pm by Mariachi Real de Am้rica, followed by Los Bambinos at 4:00 pm. Join us!

El Rio BBQ Bar is located along the Rio Cuale in Paso Ancho, less than ten minutes from the Libramiento. (Click HERE to see map.) Bus route #4 (R04) to Paso Ancho or Paso de Guayabo drops you right at the gate. Ask the driver if he's heading to Paso Ancho if you have any doubt. For more information, call El RIO BBQ Bar at 322-222-2510.

Located in El Pitillal, Pasitos de Luz is a marvelous day care facility for children with special needs. This non-profit organization provides children with various handicaps with a caring and loving environment, along with treatment for individual rehabilitation, nutritional meals, physical stimulation and therapy. For more information, Click HERE or visit