1st International Celtic Music Festival in Puerto Vallarta
For the first time a Celtic Music Festival will be held in a beach resort on the Mexican Riviera.
The 1st International Celtic Music Festival in Mexico will be held in Puerto Vallarta on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of March in 2014. While the rest of the Celtic World is still knee-deep in snow and freezing weather you can escape to enjoy music, sun and the beach!
The 1st International Celtic Music Festival of Mexico is an event that seeks to contribute to the development of music and culture that originated in the different Celtic regions, Including Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Ireland, French Brittany and Spain (Galicia and Asturias), eliminating frontiers and bringing artists from all over the world together.
This unique event in Mexico will gather musicians and other artists of Celtic origin and tradition, as well as artisans and tradespeople. During three days, visitors will have access to concerts and performances in a festive environment, located in the beautiful natural location of Puerto Vallarta, a resort known for its hospitality, traditions, color and folklore.
The International Celtic Music Festival of Mexico hopes to become a national and international celebration and tourist attraction where Celtic cultural expressions will meet without nationality boundaries.
Preliminary program (subject to changes)
THURSDAY MARCH 20th.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM STREET PARADE ALONG THE SEASIDE PROMENADE AND OPENING CEREMONY. SEAWALL PROMENADE (MALECÓN)/ARCHES.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE WITH PIPE BAND “A”. SEAWALL PROMENADE (MALECÓN)/ARCHES OR “PLAZA DE ARMAS” KIOSK.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM COVER CONCERT WITH MUSICAL GROUP “A” VALLARTA THEATRE.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CEILIDH/SESSION WITH MUSICAL GROUP “B”. COVER CHARGE EVENT. HOTEL SHERATON DANCE HALL.
FRIDAY MARCH 21st .
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM IRISH DANCE EXHIBITION BY BRADIGAN IRISH DANCE SCHOOL. ISLA CUALE OR TEATRO VALLARTA, TO BE DETERMINED.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PIPE BAND “B” PARADE AND PERFORMANCE. SEAWALL PROMENADE (MALECÓN)/ARCHES.
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM MUSICAL GROUP “C” CONCERT. COVER CHARGE. VALLARTA THEATRE.
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM TRAVESÍA CELTA (CELTIC JOURNEY) CONCERT WITH THE ST. PATRICK’S BATTALION PIPES & DRUMS. ADMISSION CHARGE APPLIES. VALLARTA THEATRE.
SATURDAY MARCH 22th.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PARADE AND FREE BAGPIPE BAND “C” CONCERT. SEAWALL PROMENADE.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM FREE CELTIC MUSIC CONCERT. “PLAZA DE ARMAS” KIOSK.
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM DRUMMING FOR DRINKS (INFORMAL COMPETITION IN A BAR). COVER CHARGE OFFICIAL FIMC BAR (TBD).
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PARADE AND FREE BAGPIPE BAND “D” CONCERT. SEAWALL PROMENADE (MALECÓN)/ARCHES.
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM MASSED BANDS (ALL BANDS PLAY TOGETHER) AND CLOSING CEREMONY AGUSTÍN FLORES MUNICIPAL BUILDING.
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM CONCERT AND CLOSING PARTY. ADMISSION CHARGE. AGUSTÍN FLORES MUNICIPAL STADIUM.
For more information visit w ww.fimcmexico.com.mx