Zihuatanejo’s 2016 Guitar Festival to Showcase International Musicians, March 5-13

Musicians from around the world will fill the streets and beaches of Zihuatanejo with their distinctive sounds and styles March 5-13, 2016 at the 13th annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival at this popular destination on the Mexican Pacific.
The international music event will feature a series of concerts over nine days at several locations in Zihuatanejo, including the Viceroy Zihuatanejo resort (www.viceroyzihuatanejo.com) on La Ropa beach, El Palmar beach in Ixtapa and La Madera beach in Zihuatanejo.
Guitarists from many countries will perform in a wide scope of styles, from classical percussive, blues and country to international influences. Among the performers will be The Croweaters from San Francisco, Manan Gupta from India, Nick Vigarino of Washington state, the Roberto & Mehida Duo from Uruapan, Mexico, Shai Sebbag of France and Zihuatanejo’s own local legend and poet laureate, Jose Luis Cobo.
The festival will kick off with an Opening Concert on El Palmar beach with 11 artists and groups, and close with a Jam Concert and free to the public concert with multiple artists, while in between there will be aseries of smaller events such as the dinner concert on March 6 at Viceroy Zihuatanejo with acoustic guitarist and composer Maneli Jamal of Iran and Andrea Perrone of Brazil, one of the world’s few women virtuoso guitarists (pictured).
“Zihuatanejo has evolved into a popular destination for festivals and events, but none are as exciting or inspiring as our annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival,” said Martin Kipping, General Manager of the Viceroy Zihuatanejo. “Our streets resound with innovative music and visitors come from all over the world.”
2016 marks the 13th consecutive year that Zihuatanejo hosts the popular guitar festival.  Tickets are $100-200 pesos (approx. $5.50 – $11 USD) per concert, while a platinum pass for all events is $1800 pesos (approx. $100 USD).  
Festival website:  http://zihuafest.com/index.html
During the 2016 Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival, rates at the Viceroy Zihuatanejo will start at $370 for newly renovated deluxe rooms.
For more information and reservations: toll-free 866-905-9560; vz.reservations@viceroyhotelsandresorts.com.   www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

Viceroy Zihuatanejo

About  Viceroy Zihuatanejo:
A paradise enclave on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Viceroy Zihuatanejo is nestled on one of the country’s most beautiful and pristine beaches, Playa La Ropa, on tranquil Zihuatanejo Bay. The enchanting two-story adobe-inspired casitas, housing 48 luxurious suites and guestrooms, are tucked in gentle hills above the picturesque fishing village of Zihuatanejo. The garden landscape is rich with coconut trees, rainbow-hued bougainvillea and vibrant hibiscus. The resort’s exquisite white-sand beach stretches for 600 feet along a gorgeous coastline.Two gourmet restaurants –La Villa, featuring Pacific-Mexican cuisine prepared with the freshest locally caught seafood, and La Marea, serving Mediterranean and Mexican fare – are complemented by the friendly sanctuary of the Coral Bar offering ceviche tastings and the mixologists’ special concoctions. Guests enjoy massages and treatments at an intimate spa in a lush tropical setting, fitness center, yoga program and an array of activities from water sports to cooking classes. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport, with service from the U.S. on United, Alaska Airlines, U.S. Airways and other carriers, is a 15-minute drive from Viceroy Zihuatanejo. 
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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

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