Featured in Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine, Winter/Spring 2009 issue.

From colorful and lively performers bouncing from one city bus to another all day long, to sassy vocalists crooning jazz standards into the microphone at a local lounge, live music abounds in Puerto Vallarta. And while there are many local performers that call Puerto Vallarta their permanent home, every few months seem to bring forth new contenders looking to try their luck in our destination.

Styles are as varied as the performance schedules some of these musicians maintain, making it sometimes challenging to pinpoint them at a specific venue on a given day of the week. Luckily for you (and for us!), an increasing number of musicians and venues are taking advantage of our online events calendar at www.virtualvallarta.com/events, where they can submit their performance dates free of charge.

While Puerto Vallarta regretfully lacks venues where one can actively listen to a musician or group, as opposed to experiencing them as background music, there are a large number of eateries throughout the bay where you can treat yourself to a fine meal accompanied by an equally rewarding musical set. Here is a selection of them.

All restaurants are located in El Centro unless otherwise indicated. While some performances may already be listed in our online events calendar, contacting the restaurants directly is the best way to ensure that live music will be part of your dining experience.

Adriático • Bucerías, Riviera Nayarit
Andrea • Marina Vallarta
Archie’s Wok
Café des Artistes
Coco Tropical
Daiquiri Dick’s
Dick’s Halfway Inn
Don Pedro’s • Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit
Hacienda San Ángel Gourmet
Hacienda Xóchitl
La Palapa
La Terraza di Roma • Marina Vallarta
Mark’s Bar and Grill • Bucerías, Riviera Nayarit
Sí Señor
The Blue Shrimp
The River Café
Thierry Blouet Cocina de Autor
Tikul • Marina Vallarta
Viejo Vallarta
Vista Grill