¡VIVA! Rocky Point Weekend Rundown

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Photo: Azucena Mazon

Photo: Azucena Mazon

September in Puerto Peñasco marks the beginning of the shrimp season, as well as of course Independence Day activities! Generally, mid-September also brings with it a bit of a reprieve from the humidity….¡VIVA! Still, there’s something to be said for dancing the night away to any of our local or visiting bands with beads of sweat giving a nod to the weekend. During September we’ve got local bands, visiting artists, and whole ensembles coming to town for your listening and dancing pleasure! Yes, it’s time to run down the (long Mexican holiday) weekend:

*Note* September 16th is Mexican Independence Day and a bank holiday

sassySept. 13   Phoenix based group Sassy & the Sneak Attack to take the stage at Banditos for a little funk into the night (after the fight) “Sassy & The Sneak Attack is an ecollectic creation from the wild imagination of Venessa Mendez combining drum, keys, bass, guitar, sax, trumpet, trombone”

Speaking of music, what’s your favorite spot and local bands? Here are some thoughts…

  • BooBoys – The stage may be little at Boo Bar in the malecón, but the fun is always grande!
  • Agua de Coco – Salsa, Latin, Cuban groove and downright good stuff. Recently they’ve been playing weekends through midday at Peñasco del Sol but also pop up from time to time all over town.
  • RiBand – three guys that can rock, rock, ROCK – mostly on stage at Banditos Friday and Saturdays and every now and then found up at The Lighthouse (at least Chico)
  • RoJo – 3 piece group that usually take the outdoor stage at El Tapeo Wine Bar Thursdays through Saturdays, Spanish and English rock on guitar, cajón, and bass
  • Hijos de Mauricio – Spanish and English rock, Latin grooves plus a little salsa mixed in can be found at Beach Bum in the Malecón Friday and Saturday nights.
  • La Merca – Usually found at Wrecked at the Reef over weekends. Spanish/English rock!
  • 3 en punto – Three soft singing minstrels we run into from time to time at Bacanora Grill
  • Sol y Night Sound – Relaxing sounds of Luis Lugo and the band highlight Mexican trova and bohemian sounds
  • Jesse Gerardo – We hear Jesse’s been strumming at The Happy Place in the malecón recently
  • Mr. Lost – Loving their rock sound at Pikaros on the way to the Mirador – Friday & Saturdays – Plus, we hear Saturday night late night (or early a.m.), Pikaros is the place where musicians from around town go after their gigs for a little jam session

despertar-reynaSept. 14   Conferencia impartida por la organización “El Despertar de una Reyna” 5:30 p.m. Instalaciones de CANACO Preventa de boletos 80 pesos (favor de comunicarse con Miroslava Mendoza 638 104 1518), 100 pesos el día del evento

Sept. 14   Beginning of shrimp season in upper Gulf of California. Shrimp season in the southern part of the Sea of Cortez began on Sept. 6th but watch for Puerto Peñasco’s boats to all head out right as Independence Day rolls infiesta independencia

Sept. 15 – Gran Noche Mexicana at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort Adults $20 US / Children $8 US (drinks not included)

Sept. 15 – EL GRITO and Independence Day festivities (In front of City Hall) – Look for foodstands usually set up along Blvd. Fremont from about mid-day in anticipation for the evening’s “grito” (Independence Day cry reenactment) given by the Mayor (Approx 10 p.m.)

Sept. 26 – Brews & Brushes art class with artist Jennifer Kirgis Colin’s Cantina (Princesa de Peñasco) 6 p.m. Please contact Jennifer to reserve a spot (480) 250-1364, or pre-register at Colin’s. $40 limited to 20 people

Sept. 27   Cuban humorist Alejandro Garcia Virulo @ Las Palomas Convention Center 8:30 p.m. 200 pesos  Tickets available at Las Palomas reception desks

Sept. 27 Gran Baile with Sonora Dinamita – 8 p.m. – The Puerto Peñasco Mar de Cortez Rotary Club presents an amazing night of music and dance scheduled to take place at the EXPO Convention Center. Proceeds to help with purchase of ambulance for the general hospital, contribution to city dialysis unit, and area school buses. Tickets available at EXPO Convention Center and with local Rotary members   General: 200 pesos   VIP: 250 pesos

Sept. 27 – Aaron Beavers of the Texas based group Shurman will be doing some bar hopping with his music that night – from Beach Bum to Banditos, so we hear.


4th OTL Softball (New Date!)

10th – 12th Angler of the Year Phase III – Information at JJ’s Cantina

11th – CHEVEFEST – Craft Beer Fest at terrace of Laos Mar Hotel (El Tapeo)

11th Mark Mulligan with David Sheehy at Caribbean Parrot starting at 5 p.m.

11th – 12th Rocky Point Challenge – Piñata Regatta

19th – Sixth Anniversary – Club de Pelicanos bike race

24th – 25th   SADRA Cholla 250   Info & maps at http://racesadr.com/

24th – 26th 37th El Golfo Run by the Rocky Point Times

info: rockypointtimes@yahoo.com

25th   9th Annual San Peregrino Cancer Walk

25th Legends of Volleyball tournaments by Outtatown Productions

25th Dirty Beach Mud Run


Nov. 3rd   Fall Fashion Show with Naomi Creations – 1 p.m. Caribbean Parrot

Nov. 6th – 9th   14th Rocky Point Rally™


Nov. 13th    Equine Therapy raffle event and evening with supporters – Pérez ranch 5 p.m. (Agua Zarca turn off)

Nov. 15th – 16th Buen Fin weekend in Rocky Point (Watch for business expo at Plaza la Madre)


Dec. 9th   Dr. César Lozano “Mujeres difíciles, hombres complicados” at Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort

¡JUST ANNOUNCED!   Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers January Jam  Jan. 23 – 24 / Circus Mexicus June 4 – 7

Looking for upcoming events in Rocky Point?  Check out our Event Calendar!   If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at info@rockypoint360.com Office: 383 1804, cell:  638 380 8849, or from the US: 480-282-4226   For weekend rundown announcements, please get them to us one week in advance (preferably)…though the earlier the better!  Don’t forget to subscribe to RockyPoint360.com to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360.

Our offices are located in Plaza Pelicanos (east side of Plaza del Camarón), next to the Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) and just down the walkway from the Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV). We are upstairs in Suites 4 – 5A.



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