Artists guide:
Puerto Vallarta, MX
The Ranch People

The Ranch People Band is Puerto Vallarta’s first country band. They play classic hits by many artists such as Alan Jackson (Chattahoochee), Willie Nelson (On The Road Again), Big & Rich (Save A Horse), Garth Brooks (Friends in low places) and many more. The band consists of four musicians. On lead guitar and vocals is Cristian Melendez from Puerto Vallarta. Cristian has had much success with his own band, The Sunset Raiders. On bass is Roy Grooveman from Mexico City. Roy has played with The Sunset Raiders and The Crazzy Boys. On violin is Angel Balcazar from Puerto Vallarta. On drums is Fredy Gomez from Guadalajara. Fredy formed the band in 2019 and has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Fredy has played on several occasions with world renowned artists such as Rico Rodriguez (Trombone) of The Specials(England) and contributed to the recordings of The Wailers Band. This band was Bob Marley’s support band and toured Mexico. Fredy has played with the Japanese saxophonist, Akira Tatsumi and guitarist Alberto Tarin among others. The Ranch People have performed at many venues such as Kelly’s Pour Favor, Toca Madera, Revolucion Restaurant, Green Tomate, The Chili Cook-Off and many more.

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bar
Los Muertos Brewing

“Best handcraft beer.” – The Gecko Band

“Serves a variety of beers.” – Ranch People

“Los Muertos Brewing is a great place to have brick-oven pizza on delivery. It is also one of the best Brewing in town. It has a great location.” – Three Circus

L. CARDENAS 302 PUERTO VALLARTA, JA
outdoors
El Malecon (Boardwalk)

“Don’t leave without visiting El Malecon.” – The Gecko Band

“You can enjoy the sea breeze, beautiful landscape, restaurants and craft markets.” – Ranch People

“If you don’t go to the Malecón, you never visited Vallarta!” – Three Circus

“My wife and I enjoy walking along the Malecon, which is the walkway along the ocean in heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta. We enjoy the ocean breezes and sounds of the waves. We are attracted to the activities and music. We also like to feel the forms of many sculptures. Always, we enjoy hearing people having a good time. This is a very active place.” – Rodolfo Carbajal

Paseo Díaz Ordaz 580, Centro, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
bar
Kelly’s Pour Favor

“The only bar that has live music every day!” – Ranch People

Lazaro Cardenas #245 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
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food
El Rio BBQ

“The best ribs! Good value for your money, and 2 for 1 beer.” – Ranch People

“The BBQ Ribs are simply the best.” – The Gecko Band

Felipe Angeles 245, Paso Ancho, 48373 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
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shopping
Cuale Island Flea Market

“You can find handicrafts of all kinds.” – Ranch People

Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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