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2 long established music festivals coming up in February

Musical events are coming up this month in Huatulco, Oaxaca, and San Pancho, Nayarit.

The second and final Blues on the Beach concert of the year will take place on Valentine’s Day in Huatulco, featuring the David Rotundo Band with special guest Lee Oskar.

Rotundo — already well known to Huatulco audiences — and Oskar are both award-winning harmonica players. The former has been nominated in Canada for a Maple Blues Award for 11 consecutive years, while Oskar is considered among the best rock-blues-soul players around, according to festival organizers.

They will perform together on Thursday at the Sea Soul beach club at Chahué beach. Admission is a 400-peso donation, the proceeds of which go to Un Nuevo Amanecer, a local charity that supports disabled children.

The organization receives little government funding and most families of the 100 children who benefit can ill afford to pay for the help they receive.

The three-hour concert starts at 8:00pm. More information can be found on the festival’s Facebook page.

Farther north on the Pacific coast, on the Riviera Nayarit, is the San Pancho Music Festival.

The event started 19 years ago in the back yard of an expat from the United States, and true to its origins it continues to be free to the public through the generosity of the artists, volunteers, donations from the public and friends of the festival.

The festival features many talented regional performers along with artists artists from Mexico, the United States, Canada and Latin America.

It will present continuous music on its two stages from 5:00 to 11:00pm for three nights starting February 22. A schedule of acts performing each night will be published on the festival’s website and its Facebook page.

The festival will take place in the Plaza del Sol, across from San Pancho church. Along with music, food, alcohol and non-alcohol beverage options will be sold on site, as well as handicrafts.

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