After the isolation generated by covid-19, massive events are back. Now that the restrictions are no longer in place, bands and musicians of all genres have resumed their public performances. In turn, the International Convention Center is ready to once again be the main venue for musical events in Puerto Vallarta.
If you've ever been to a concert by your favorite artist, you know the excitement of seeing it live. All that energy from so many people gathered in one place with the same goal: to enjoy music and sing their favorite songs at the top of their lungs.
Now imagine living it in one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico. Several nationally and internationally renowned artists have performed successfully in this beautiful tourist destination. Of course, they must also love the idea of making their concerts in Puerto Vallarta.
From pop artists like Luis Miguel, Yuri, Ha-Ash, Carlos Rivera and María José, to rock and ska bands like El Tri, Fobia, Plastilina Mosh, Maldita Vecindad, Panteón Rococó and even the mythical German band Rammstein, there are many artists of international stature who have collected applause in this paradisiacal port.
Great concerts in Puerto Vallarta
Among the first recognized bands that bet on playing in this city are Maldita Vecindad and Los Pericos, who performed at the La Paloma bullring many years ago. At that time, Puerto Vallarta was growing, but it still had not reached the tourist boom that it has now.
One of the musical events in Puerto Vallarta most remembered by those who are now between 30 and 40 years old, is the Holy Desmind. This was a free event organized by the University of Guadalajara in conjunction with Telehit, which took place on the Holi beach on April 1 and 2, 2005.
Important groups such as El Tri, Plastilina Mosh, Pito Pérez, Cuca, Plastiko, La Lupita, Moenia, Elefante and Inspector played in it. Having had free admission, the event got a little out of control and it was no longer possible to concerts in Puerto Vallarta outdoors for a few years.
It was not until the end of 2018 when Rammstein once again held a concert on the beach, but this time with all the security measures that an event of this caliber requires. The great event took place in the Flamingos esplanade, in the heart of the hotel zone.
The attendees, who thought that the band would present a “light” version of their show, were amazed when they saw that the Germans performed with the great production that always accompanies them.
Musical events at the International Convention Center
Without a doubt, the best venue for concerts in Puerto Vallarta It is the International Convention Center. This modern venue has Everything you need to carry out massive concerts in an orderly manner.
To begin with, it has parking for 645 cars and 50 buses, a helipad, a cargo area, ticket offices, a lobby, a foyer, dressing rooms, a press room, a soda fountain, commercial, food and rest areas.
Furthermore, in the Convention Center there are 5000m2 roofed and equipped with air conditioning, wireless internet, sound-insulating walls, acoustic ceiling and electrical outlets ranging from 110 to 440 volts. Its 10-meter height allows the installation of tall structures for speakers and the audio island (front of house) above the audience.
If an outdoor event is intended, the facilities have a square with an area of 2,500 m2, another of 3,500 m2 and a larger square of 21,000 m2, ideal for massive concerts.
Concerts at the Convention Center
Through the years, the International Convention Center has hosted some of the biggest musical events in Puerto Vallarta:
- 2010 – “Armando un Pancho” with Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes (2,500 people)
- 2010 – Camila's “Stop Loving You” Tour (4,000 people)
- 2011 – Corona Music Fest with Maldita vecindad, Panteón Rococó, Sussie 4, Kinky and Los Bunkers (15,000 people)
- 2011 – “Concert for Peace” with the group Intocable (15,000 people)
- 2012 – Corona Music Fest with Molotov, Fobia, Sussie 4, Jumbo and Los Daniels (25,000 people)
- 2012 – yuri in concert (4,000 people)
- 2015 – Luis Miguel in concert (4,000 people)
- 2017 – Ha-Ash in concert (4,000 people)
- 2019 – Carlos Rivera in concert (4,000 people)
- 2023 – María José in concert (4,500 people)
They have also had important talents in private presentations of congresses and conventions enlivening the closing dinners, such as Alejandro Fernández, Lupita Dalessio, Edith Márquez and El Tri.