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Incanto New Year’s Eve shows

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Francesca Bavaro Rings in The New Year with Dinner Show, Sondheim Tribute Adds Encores, Alberto Ponce Debuts The Oldies, and Piano Man Mark Hartman Returns to Incanto

Spend New Year’s Eve at Incanto with singer-songwriter Francesca Bavaro aka Effie Passero. She plays piano and sings in her incredible range from Pop and Classics to Originals and Opera. A special Dinner & Show package will be offered with a welcome toast at 7 PM. Their special three-course holiday menu prepared by the new in-house SoCo Kitchen offers several delicious dinner choices (see website). The show and dinner service will begin at 7:30 PM. Francesca also returns with her weekly show on Fridays at 7:30 PM beginning Jan. 7. At 9:30 PM on NYE, singer and entertainer Louis Whitaker presents many of your favorite show tunes with LIVE piano featuring Dennis Crow and Brett Rowe (no additional cover charge). Advance reservations are a must. Limited seating. More details and tickets at their website Reserve today!

Hailing from Michoacan, local singer and entertainer Alberto Ponce began singing at the age of 10 at school festivals and family gatherings. Today, he brings his beautiful voice to the stages of many different entertainment venues to fondly remember the oldies music that you will recognize immediately and that will touch your heart. Join us as he makes his Incanto debut on Thursday, Dec. 30, at 7:30 PM. English and Spanish. Reserve

Incanto recently celebrated legendary composer Stephen Sondheim in a sparkling evening with an array of songs from his legendary musicals. The response was overwhelming so they have added two additional performances on Jan. 6, 13 at 7:30 PM. The show features some of Vallarta’s finest musicians and vocalists including Brett Rowe, Jason Michael Butler, Francesca Bavaro, and more. Early online reservations are recommended at

NYC’s piano man, Mark Hartman, returns to the piano bar on Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:30 PM, in January. No cover charge.  He’ll also join Kami Desilets on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM with their show, Songs For The New Year on Jan. 5. Then they will collaborate on A Couple Of Swells featuring the music of Judy Garland beginning Jan. 15. A gifted musician, singer, and musical director, Mark is the consummate performer whether headlining himself or accompanying others. And, he takes requests during his own show!

Incanto has recently collaborated with popular local Chef/Sommelier Gina Rae Hendrix, creator of Whiskey Kitchen in Vallarta and Hot Mamma’s Kitchen in Mexico City, featuring an all-new Southern Style menu for light bites and holiday-themed cocktails (and more to come!) in the piano bar. 

Incanto reopens on Mondays beginning Jan. 3. At 5 PM, crooner David Jay sings Standards, Pop, Ballads, and more live piano. At 7:30 PM, Vallarta’s love affair with Chicago-based singer-songwriter Stolie continues as she returns and debuts her new show with more clever original songs accompanied by fun and interesting stories. At 9:30 PM, popular brother/sister duo Eva & Mau return with classic covers in English and Spanish.

On Tuesdays, at 5 PM, the French Mango Jazz Duo plays a variety of Classic Jazz and modern genres in a high-energy, eclectic style. At 7:30 PM, vocalist Diego Guerrero performs in his new show, Pasión, a blend of Pop, Love Songs, and Classic Hits with Derek Carkner at the piano. At 9:30 PM, popular singer and entertainer Tonny Kenneth takes the stage with Derek in his new show, Top Of The Charts, singing a variety of your Pop, Rock, favorites in his new ticketed show. Be sure to check the schedule during the holidays as some shows will be affected. Please note, there will be no shows for French Mango Jazz Duo and Diego Guerrero on Dec. 28. Advance reservations are recommended here

Bob Bruneau plays piano and sings selections from The Great American Songbook on Wednesdays at 5 PM. At 7:30 PM, Vallarta’s favorite chameleon of characters and cabaret sensation, Kami Desilets stars in Your Turn To Drive, where she lets you take the wheel and pick the songs from hundreds of her hard-drive music files from Standards and Jazz to Classic Rock, Blues, and Pop. Pianist and singer, Mark Hartman will join her on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM with their new one-night-only show, Songs For The New Year on Jan. 5, and A Couple Of Swells featuring the music of Judy Garland beginning Jan. 15 for three weeks. Also, on Wednesdays at 9:30 PM, Dennis Crow takes your requests at the piano and invites you to sing along. 

On Thursdays, at 5 PM, one of Vallarta’s favorite pianists and singers, Jean-Guy “Jay-Gee” Comeau plays a blend of Spanish, French, Classics, and Standards. At 7:30 PM, Bing Young plays piano and takes your requests. At 9:30 PM, pianist Dennis Crow also takes your requests. He has an extensive repertoire and you can sing along around the piano. 

On Fridays, at 5 PM, singer-entertainer Joan Houston along with pianist Bob Bruneau perform selections from The Great American Songbook (no show on 12/31). At 9:30 PM, popular new entertainer Louis Whitaker stars in ‘Beyond The Sea’ featuring Broadway pianist Brett Rowe in an eclectic mix of Jazz and Standards. Also, watch for Francesca Bavaro (aka Effie Passero) returning with her new show on Fridays starting in January. 

The Best Bingo South Of The Border with Aunt Pearl is Saturdays at 4 PM. Incanto owner Tracy Parks channels his favorite character from the Greater Tuna series of comedic plays for an afternoon of fun and frivolity with great prizes including local gift certificates, show tickets, and cash. Special guests will join, and award-winning dance troupe, Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones performs weekly. No bingo on New Year’s Day. 

Three Tenors Vallarta featuring some of the best voices in Mexico with all-new LIVE music by pianist Fernando Uribe is on Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Dennis Crow is at the piano taking your requests at 9:30 PM. You can sing along at the piano. No show on New Year’s Day. 

On Sundays, at 5 PM, brothers Chino and Cesar Silva, Los Chinos, play acoustic guitars and sing Pop, Rock covers. At 7:30 PM, it’s Open Mic until 11:00 PM hosted by Tracy Parks with a variety of special guests. Sing, dance, play an instrument, read a poem… The stage is yours! This is one of Incanto’s most popular nights with a variety of local and visiting talent. Early reservations are recommended. 

The piano bar has live music starting at 5 PM daily with limited seating inside and outside on the upper riverside terrace. Additional shows are being added weekly. Visit their Facebook page, Incanto Vallarta, for a daily schedule and regular updates. Reserve online at Most piano bar shows are also streamed via Facebook LIVE. A two-item minimum is suggested for non-ticketed shows. No cover charge unless otherwise noted. Please note: Incanto will be closed on New Year’s Day. Current hours: 4 PM -11:30 PM daily. Happy Hour features two-for-one house cocktails, margaritas, and domestic beers, plus two-for-one show tickets for select current shows daily at 4 PM. A light bar menu is also available. Dinner service and daily breakfast will return in the coming weeks. All Health and Safety guidelines are in place. Please bring your mask. 

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