Experience the Best Live Music in Puerto Vallarta

Live entertainment has been a long-standing part of the local culture in Puerto Vallarta, and live music is one of the most popular forms of entertainment in town. When you choose to vacation at the adults-only Hotel Mousai, you will discover many opportunities to appreciate live musical performances at locations around the resort as well as many other terrific venues in Puerto Vallarta. When you want to experience the best live music in Puerto Vallarta, check out these hotspots:

Hotel Mousai’s Live Music Experience


You will have the chance to listen to live music every single day on-site when you are a guest at Hotel Mousai. The resort features a fabulous quartet of accomplished musicians who captivate their audiences with the smooth sounds of the saxophone, trumpet, violin, and flute. They play at a range of locations at Hotel Mousai and its neighboring sister resort, Garza Blanca, and the music that they perform comes from a wide range of genres and is selected according to the venue and the vibe they want to achieve. Although this group of solo artists typically play music individually, there are times when they will form an ensemble to produce musical performances together as well. Your experiences at Hotel Mousai will undoubtedly become even more memorable when enhanced by the sounds of live music. To ensure you are able to attend as many of these live music performances as you would like, consult the activities calendar or speak with your concierge.

Garbo Bar Vallarta

Garbo Piano Bar and Jazz is an amazing spot to listen to some live music. Every night starting at 8:30 pm, you will find talented pianist Salvatore Rodriguez performing. On Mondays at 10:30 pm, Keith Tynes sings classic favorites like Stand By Me. Throughout the week, Salvatore Rodriguez is joined by a variety of singers and performers. Allow the soothing sounds here to wash over you as you enjoy the vibe of this trendy spot for music lovers. They have a 2 for 1 Cosmopolitan special nightly from 8:30 until 10:00 pm. Remember to bring your vaccination card!

Address: 142 Pulpito, Colonia – Olas Atlas.

Roxy Rock House


When you are in the mood for some live rock music, head to Rocky Rock House located in old town Puerto Vallarta. This classic bar was established more than 20 years ago and continues to be the place to go to listen to live rock ‘n’ roll music. The venue is open every night of the week, 365 days a year. The party begins at 10:00 pm when the live music gets started, and continues until 6:00 am, making it the perfect place for night owls. Dance and drink the night away to the lively cover bands who play everything from Led Zeppelin to Sublime.  

Address: Ignacio L. Vallarta 217, Colonia – Emiliano Zapata.

TierraLuna Village

TierraLuna Village is an open-air shopping and entertainment park with ocean views and lush greenery framing the space. In addition to its nine boutiques, Karuma Gourmet Grill, and 3 additional restaurants coming soon, TierraLuna hosts weekly live music events from Mexican night with mariachi music and Latin night with live guitar music. And nightly starting at dusk, you can take in the sounds of live music from soloist musicians playing the flute, trumpet, violin, and saxophone, with delightful melodies that enhance the already magical atmosphere. 

Address: Garza Blanca Preserve, Carr. Costera a Barra de Navidad Km. 7.6. 

El Solar


Even though El Solar is situated quite close to the busy downtown district, this bar feels worlds away thanks to its mellow beachfront location. Visit on Thursday nights for tunes from DJ Crispin starting at 6:00 pm or Friday and Saturday nights for some deep house, electronic, or dance music depending on the schedule. Listening to upbeat music with your feet in the sand is an incredible feeling and this is the perfect place to experience just that.  

Address: Paraguay 1290, Colonia – 5 de Diciembre.

La Bodeguita del Medio

Situated along the busy Malecon boardwalk, La Bodeguita del Medio is a hotspot among locals and tourists alike. Open daily from 11:00 am to 4:00 am, by day it is a place to enjoy a great lunch and feast on delicious dishes like fried plantains with mince meat and seafood paella. It is also a place to smoke fine Cuban cigars and enjoy authentic mojitos. At nightfall, you will enjoy listening to music from a live Cuban band starting at 9:30 pm. Take in the sights from a seat at the bar or upstairs from the balcony, or join in the action on the dance floor and practice your salsa skills. This is an especially popular place to be on weekends.

Address: Paseo Díaz Ordaz 858, Colonia – Centro.

When you are ready to experience the best live music in Puerto Vallarta, make your way to some of these terrific venues!