Dwight Blake brings ‘Summer Jam’ to Incanto

Vallarta favorite Dwight Blake is back at Incanto with his ‘Summer Jam’ for one night only, Saturday, Aug 18, at 8pm. Featuring many of his favorite R&B/Soul and Pop singers including Barry White, ‘The Temptations’, Bruno Mars and more, he will be accompanied by his world-renowned group of highly skilled local musicians, ‘The Groove Brothers Band’.

Dwight is an internationally recognized entertainer, performing all over the world including the U.S., Europe, Asia, and several venues in Mexico, as well as on cruise ships. He has opened for ‘The Canadian Tenors’ and has shared stages with Barry Ivan White (The Platters), and many other well-known performers. This will be another ‘get-up-and-dance’ high-energy show you don’t want to miss! Visit Incanto’s website to reserve online or visit their box office.

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Every Thursday is Open Mic night at Incanto. Hosted by owner Tracy Parks and entertainer Joby Hernandez, it has become a very popular weekly event with locals and tourists alike, featuring local and visiting musicians, dancers, and singers. There is also the occasional storyteller, comedian, magician, and Special Guest to spice things up a bit.

“The level of talent that walks in the door week after week is incredible, and we’re thrilled to offer them a professional stage to share their gifts”, says Incanto owner Tracy Parks

A sound tech is on hand to assist and a keyboard is available to play. Pre-recorded tracks are also available, or artists can bring their own. It’s also a great way for entertainers to network and collaborate with each other, and has been a launching pad for several acts now appearing regularly at Incanto, including ‘The Red Suitcases’, Luis Villanueva and Joby Hernandez among several others. Thursdays, 7:30-11:30pm in the air-conditioned piano bar. Performers should arrive early to sign up. No cover charge.

In the piano bar –

Tongo plays Latin/Cuban rhythms on his handmade instruments and sings in English and Spanish. Tuesdays at 5pm.

Spanish singer/songwriter Santiago Martin Rumberia sings traditional flamenco blended with pop/rock and rumba with his full band ‘Son de la Ostia’ on Tuesdays, 7pm.

Joby Hernandez plays pop/rock/classic favorites in English and Spanish on Wednesdays, 5pm. Also, see him as co-host of Open Mic on Thursdays at 7:30pm.

‘The Red Suitcases’ band plays Latin favorites and American classic rock/pop covers in English and Spanish Sundays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

Pianist Dennis Crow plays standards and show-tunes on Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. at 9:30pm. Gather around the piano and sing along to your favorites!

Singer-songwriters Zoe Wood and Eduardo León play Nuevo Flamenco and Latin standards, covers, and originals with Danny Renteria on percussion. Thursdays at 5pm. Zoe welcomes Special Guest Santiago Martin Rumberia while Eduardo Leon is touring in Europe.

‘The Joan Houston Show’ with Dennis Crow at the piano (filling in for Bob Bruneau) features ‘The Great American Songbook’ Fridays at 5pm. Classics, standards. blues, and lots of laughs!

Luis Villanueva sings Latin favorites and American pop/standards in English and Spanish accompanied by musical director, Fernando Uribe at the piano/guitar. Fridays at 7:30pm.

Loteria with Renzo “Mariachito’ & Max as Frida Kahlo is at 4pm on Saturday, Aug. 18. Drink specials, gift certificates, and cash prizes. Special guests Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones and Amber the male belly dancer will perform.

Cheko Ruiz and Alex Gonzalez present familiar acoustic Latin/gypsy flamenco rhythms and covers on Saturdays at 7:30pm.

Salsa Dancing/Lessons are on held on Sundays at 8pm (upper terrace). All are welcome. Salsa lessons are free with your food/drink purchase.

Yuvia Niebla is a local singer/guitarist. Her interpretive, heartfelt style and beautiful mesmerizing vocals are quite popular with audiences. Sundays at 5pm.

Two Happy Hours daily 4-6pm and 10pm-close. ‘The Zen Hour’ features soft music and 2×1 tickets offered on select shows 4-5pm daily in the piano bar.

For more information and online tickets visit www.IncantoVallarta.com. No cover in the piano bar. Summer hours are 4pm-11:30pm Tues.- Sun. Casual dining is available 4pm-11pm on two riverside terraces and in the air-conditioned piano bar. Riverside breakfast service will resume in October. Contact General Manager Gilberto Figueroa for event bookings at Incantopv@gmail.com. Incanto is located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale). Call 322 223 9756 for reservations.

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