It’s our 15th year!! And this year’s celebration will be better than ever!
The 15th Annual San Pancho Music Festival will take place on Friday, Feb. 27th through Sunday, March 1st, 2015 in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico. As in past years, the event takes place on the last weekend of February. And, as always, we very much appreciate donations from those that attend the Music Festival!
This year San Pancho is celebrating its 15th year as host of the Music Festival. The Festival has evolved markedly from its original beginnings in the backyard of a local resident in 2001. With it’s growing success the Music Festival has gained a reputation for featuring new and exciting performing artists from the Nayarit region, as well as musicians from the United States, Canada, and Latin America. To learn about the origins of the Music Festival and how it has evolved over the years you can click on Event Info.
The celebration of music begins at 5pm each day, with performances up until 11pm each night. A schedule of performing artists and show times will soon be published on this website as details are worked out. Please revisit this site for more details on the performances and scheduled times. For your added convenience, you may now subscribe to the latest news from the Music Festival by providing your email in the column to the right. And the San Pancho Music Festival can now be found on Facebook! Visit us at: https://www.facebook.com/sanpanchomusicfestival .
As in recent years the Music Festival will be held in San Pancho’s Plaza del Sol – across from the church. In early 2012 Plaza del Sol was remodeled and its facilities updated. A new and larger stage was completed to enhance the Plaza as an entertainment venue. Public restrooms were modernized, the portico was remodeled, and new landscape installed. The Plaza is much better suited for the larger crowds that are now attending the annual event.
And something new: To commemorate the 15th anniversary this year, the festival is adding a second, “Legacy Stage” where groups that have had a long history with the festival will perform, and reminisce about the festival, providing uninterrupted entertainment each evening. The result will be a greater diversity of musical entertainment for the audience…rewarding those in attendance with an enhanced listening experience throughout the 3-day event.
Seating at the Music Festival is sometimes limited, so we encourage the public to bring their own chairs. And don’t forget: the local restaurants and vendors will provide the public a good selection of beverages and food during the Festival.
Directions to the venue and a street map of San Pancho can be accessed via Event Info, or by clicking this link: Directions to the Plaza.
And now… we have Festival T-shirts. Quality cotton t-shirts in 4 colors that sport the Music Festival logo. For details and photos click this link.
02/25/15 – 2015 Schedule is Announced! Our 15th Anniversary is being celebrated by many artists that have supported the Music Festival in the past. Several other wonderful and talented groups are joining us for the first time this year. Here is the schedule of performances for the 3 day event.
5:00pm- Ensemble Timbón
6:00pm- Olivia de la Cruz
7:00pm- Azucar Latino
9:00pm- Luna Rumba
Frida’s Eyebrow will present their unique style of blues and folksy ballads on the Legacy Stage between sets, and will share their stories and songs from years past.
5:00pm- Ensemble Timbón
7:00pm- Doug Robinson
8:00pm- Julio Cabrero
5pm – to be announced
6:00pm- Amigos de San Pancho
8:00pm- Jeff Oster
9:00pm- to be announced
10:00pm- La Reggasón
Juan-Ted with special guest Damien Aitken will appear on the Legacy Stage between sets to share
stories & songs from years past
01/23/15 - The Music Festival announces the creation of their new Facebook page, providing another information resource for the public to keep abreast of the latest updates. The address is: https://www.facebook.com/sanpanchomusicfestival
01/23/15 – Luna Rumba has been added to the schedule for the Music Festival’s 15th Anniversary . Confirmed for Friday night, the world music act “Luna Rumba” is returning after a stellar performance in 2013. Their CD was awarded “Best Latin Music CD” of 2013 by the Independent Music Awards.
02/07/15 - The Music Festival is pleased to announce the return of Jeff Oster to this year’s 15th Anniversary celebration! Jeff has been an active supporter of the Festival for several years, and we are fortunate that Jeff is able to break from his busy schedule in the US to join us once again. As so many have from his past performances, you will love his music!
02/19/15 - Steve O’Connor is returning to this year’s Music Festival and helping us celebrate the 15th Anniversary! Steve has been supporting the Music Festival for the last few years, and continues to be a crowd favorite. As with many of the artists this year, we are fortunate that Steve will be able to devote time to join us once again!
02/19/15 – The Music Festival is now accepting tax deductible contributions online due to the cooperation of the Chacala Cultural Foundation. This Foundation is a non-profit foundation in the United States whose mission is to promote and encourage the cultural experience throughout the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico, including the Village of Chacala. Donations may now be made via the Foundation’s website using PayPal or a major credit card. Please visit their site to donate to the Music Festival at: http://www.chacalaculturalfoundation.org/