Finally, the day has come and we are super excited that the annual Riviera Maya Jazz Festival had begun. This magnificent Festival is bringing everyone together. Based in the heart of Riviera Maya, all the towns around are more than welcome to join. There used to be only 3 days of music on previous editions of the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, but this time, there are previous concerts that are part of the program. We got all the juicy details so you don’t miss this 17th edition of the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival.
To celebrate the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 17th edition, there were a few shows with incredible local musicians performing at local venues. Mora Jazz with an incredible singer was playing this past Saturday at the recently open Public Market. And locally famous Jazz band “Vatos King” was in charge of the entertainment this past Sunday at Playa del Carmen Theater. Both performances were admission FREE and highly praised. This is just the beginning of this year’s Riviera Maya Festival. The organizing team has put an extra effort to pamper all attendees with more musical nights to give the chance for travelers to enjoy at least one night of the program.
In Past years we have enjoyed of Top artists like Norah Jones and Earth, Wind & Fire. Well, the 17th edition of the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival will start this November 29th, 2019 and will bring the best of Jazz musicians. On the first day of the Festival, you will enjoy the performances of Chucho Valdez, Magos Herrera, and Mr. Mandril. On the second day of the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival (November 30th), performances of Trombone Shorty& Orleans Avenue, Eliane Elias, and Natalia Marrokin. And the last day of the Festival (December 1st) will be presenting UB40, Pbug, and New York Voices. We would say that usually, the last day of the Festival is the best one, but this year the headliners have surprised us and it is safe to say all the performances will be breathtaking. As a reminder for our travelers, this is a family-friendly festival and it is also access FREE.
The Riviera Maya Jazz Festival continues attracting music fans to the heart of Riviera Maya. This year’s Festival will be happening at the usual venue Mamita’s Beach in Playa del Carmen. Parking spots on the 26th street are available for early arrivals, but we recommend you to secure a driver instead to avoid the crowds. The performances usually start around 7:00 pm but if you have a favorite musician or band, we suggest you to get to Mamita’s Beach Club around 1:00 pm to get the best spots, as close to the stage as possible. The Festival is outdoors and right on the beach. Even though there are drinks, refreshments and food to purchase is it recommended to bring a light jacket, an umbrella or hat for the sun, and comfortable shoes. Feel free to send us an e-mail to [email protected] to arrange a driver from your Vacation home, or help you with restaurant recommendations, shops, or even public transportation for the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival.