Biggest benefit Concert ever on the Riviera Nayarit
By Bill Bell
Sometimes it takes a tragedy to bring a community together. The recent auto fatality of well known Nayarit’s Rincon de Guayabitos resident Kenny Thompson and serious injuries to his wife Jomie has not only brought together local American, Canadian and Mexican friends but also the entire Riviera Nayarit music community.
Ten well known Country and Western, Folk, Blues, Rock, and Mexican bands from Melaque, Bucerias, San Pancho, Las Varas and Rincon de Guayabitos will be coming together Sunday January 18th in La Penita (50 kilometers north of Puerto Vallarta) for an one day benefit concert to help pay Jomie Thompson’s medical bills.
Kenny Thompson, one of the first American residents of Rincon de Guayabitos, died when his moto was hit by an oncoming car on Highway 200 in early December. Jomie suffered serious injuries to both legs and has over $25,000 in medical expenses.
“Kenny loved music and he would travel all over the Nayarit coast to support the various bands. Those musicians are just giving back to his family,” said Dorothy Bell, one of the many community organizers of the 10 hour event.
Melaque’s Red Neck Mothers along with the very popular Bucerias’ Bubba and the Bottom Feeders who are reuniting for this show, are just some of the acts. Also playing are Blues entertainer Ja’Qui, the Perez Brothers, San Poncho’s Faby and Shoe, Eric Nice and Friends, Mazatlan’s Dennis and Dianne and much more.
“We will have tents, barbecues, beer and wine, not to mention raffles,” Bell said. “This is the biggest musical event on the Riviera Nayarit.” Tickets for the event are only 100 pesos.
“Kenny loved to party or as he would say have “a large time” and this concert is going to provide everyone a very large time.”
Tickets can be bought on line through the Jaltemba Sol ezine at www.jaltembasol.com.
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