An added incentive for shopping at the Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural in Puerto Vallarta’s Emiliano Zapata neighborhood is a variety of live musicians enhancing the visitors’ experience. “We celebrate life each week by bringing in national and international talent to perform every Saturday,” commented Erin Stanley, a spokesperson for the project.


Not only does this feature enhance the market experience. It also serves as ideal publicity for the performers’ gig dates in area venues. The list of local performers is as long as their musical styles are varied. From the upbeat charm of Kim Kuzma to the harminizing skills of Don and Rhonda, to mariachi crooner Alberto Mejía, every Saturday is a new surprise. In partnership with Act II Entertainment and The Palm Cabaret and Bar, the market hosts selected performers from both venues to entertain the crowds with what they call “15-minute teasers,” taking place every Saturday at 11:15 am and 12:15 pm for Act II Entertainment and The Palm, respectively.

In addition, one of the market vendors, Néstor de Jesús Villaseñor García, a musician and educator, honors his Mexican heritage offering handmade Pre-Hispanic musical instruments that will delight music lovers of all ages.

The Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural sets up shop at the Lázaro Cárdenas Plaza in Colonia Emiliano Zapata every Saturday from 9:30 am to 2 pm. Three blocks away, the Saturday Market Co-Op at the Paradise Community Center is open to shopping guests every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.