Two Fundraisers Set for Former Staff of Hotel Mercurio

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Mercurio Swim Fashion Show on Thursday, May, 23 La Catrina Beers, Boys, Burgers on Sunday, May 26

Two fundraisers have been set to raise money for the staff of the former Hotel Mercurio and Swimwear.

The first will be held on May 23 at Vallarta Pride and the second on May 26 at La Catrina Cantina.

DJ Faith Inferno, like so many, has been devastated by the news with the closing of Hotel Mercurio and Mercurio Swimwear. And having so many friends that worked at the hotel, she’s also concerned about their welfare. 

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Drag Queen and DJ Faith Inferno. Photo by Oscar Almeida.

“I was working with Paul on the Mercurio Swim fashion show,” Faith told O&APV. “But, since everything happened I decided to try and keep the show going during the time slot that Vallarta Pride had given Mercurio Swim, and make it a fundraiser for the workers. I’ve been in communication with Gabriel (former Mercurio manager) and he’s confirmed it’s ok to go ahead with the show.”

Talent for the show includes DJ Faith Inferno, Boys on Fire, Alison Lo, Angie Star, Surfhula and Fernanda Hernandez. 

The Mercurio Swim Fashion Show will raise money for the staff of Hotel Mercurio who are currently facing hardship.

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You’ll have an opportunity to purchase Mercurio Swimwear at the event. Photo provided.

“Basically, we’ll have a big, beautiful jar,” Faith said. “All the tips for the artists and gogos will go in the jar. Then, at the end, we’ll count it all out and Gabriel will take the cash to ensure it goes towards severance pay for the former staff.”

That’s right, every peso you toss to a performer or stuff into a gogo’s swimsuit goes directly to helping those in need. So come ready to tip generously.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Tip the performers! 
  • Buy some Mercurio Swim merchandise! Look fabulous and support a good cause at the same time.
  • Donate directly! Look for Gabriel Bojorquez at the event or find out more about how to donate directly.

Thursday, May 23rd at 4:00 PM
Parque Lazaro Cardenas


La Catrina Cantina Fundraiser
Sunday May 26 4 p.m.
La Catrina Cantina will be hosting a benefit to support the staff in this difficult time.

We will be hosting their Beers, Burgers, and Boys on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 4 p.m.

A portion of the liquor sales will go to the Mercurio Hotel for their staff’s liquidation.

Donations can also be made through the Casa Jojo Foundation using this link.

“We hope that the community that Paul Crist has helped so much will come out and support his staff.” They wrote on their social media. “It takes a village, and the great thing about Vallarta is the kindness, caring, and generosity of the people.”

la catrina fund raiser for hotel mercurio staff

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