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Celebrating Our 20 Years of Music…!


On February 28, 29 and March 1st, the San Pancho Music Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and we have a great line up of 27 bands on two stages!

The Music Festival is a cornerstone event that has contributed to San Pancho being recognized as “the Cultural Heart of Riviera Nayarit” for the last 10 years. The Festival has evolved from a small grassroots gathering of musicians in John (Puerco) & Trish Alexander’s backyard to one of the premier music events in the region. As we begin our 20th year, the Festival is being challenged once again with continuously rising costs of organizing and hosting an event of this magnitude. Please know that we are currently at only 25% of our financial goal.

We need your help! Please do not take this event for granted and support the Festival with a donation via our GoFundMe campaign.

We work on a shoestring budget and depend greatly on the unpaid hours of our Festival committee and volunteers, but donations are the only way for us to cover operational expenses, such as an honorarium for every musician, sound and light equipment rental, design and promotion, security, cleanup, food and drinks for the musicians, etc.

Give a little…and help us give a lot!

We have made a few changes this year that you may notice. In remembrance of our dear friend and fellow musician Dave Fisher, we have named the principal stage in the plaza the “Dave Fisher Stage.” To help us remember the Festival’s roots, we have named the original plaza stage the “Puerco’s Garden Stage.” We have a number of new groups performing this year, including:

…along with many returning groups. Check out their bios along with all the returning musician on the Artist tab.

The Festival is held in the Plaza del Sol, across from the church in San Pancho, Nayarit. There will be excellent food vendors on site, alcohol and non-alcohol beverage options, as well as many arts and crafts vendors. A limited number of chairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend you bring your own chairs in order to settle in for a weekend of great music and fun!

We hope to see you there!

Music Festival website en Español

¡Hasta pronto!

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