Playa Del Carmen Real Estate | See the Lineup! Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2017

Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1 30 October 2017 0
See the Lineup! Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2017

See the Lineup! Riviera Maya Jazz Festival 2017

If you love free concerts on the beach, then we hope you’ll be in town from November 30 to December 2, 2017, because the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival is back for its special 15th anniversary edition! And this year’s festival lineup is looking pretty good.

Attracting thousands of locals and tourists, this incredible annual jazz festival is one of the biggest events of the year here in the Riviera Maya. It features internationally renowned jazz artists from across the globe, as well as talented local musicians from our area.

Once again, the famous Mamita’s Beach in the heart of Playa del Carmen will be the site of this amazing outdoor jazz festival, where concert-goers will be treated to three nights of live music and big crowds by the Caribbean Sea. The lineup for this year’s festival is as follows:

November 30

  • Señor Vitalis Plays Aguamala Groove and Funk band featuring Bernardo Ron on guitar, Luis Ernesto Lopez on bass, and Zoar Miranda on drums
  • A special tribute to Fernando Toussaint led by Cecilia Toussaint and special guests
  • Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas, a Latin Grammy Award-winning musical duo from Buenos Aires, Argentina

December 1

  • Mexican-Cuban singer and songwriter Steffie Beltt
  • Co-headlining guitar legends John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring "The Meeting of the Spirits" with the 4th Dimension Band and special surprise guests

December 2

  • Memo Ruíz Bolero Jazz Big Band
  • American jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney
  • Grammy Award-winning piano and banjo duo Chick Corea & Béla Fleck
  • American jazz vocalist and ten-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin

As always, this event is free and no tickets are required, so bring some beach chairs or a blanket to sit comfortably, and get ready to enjoy an amazing show! If you want to get a spot by the stage, we recommend showing up pretty early. The bands usually start playing around 7pm.

To stay up-to-date on all the latest festival news, visit or click here to follow the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival on Facebook.

See you on the beach!

To find out about other upcoming events just like this one, be sure to check out our Riviera Maya Events Calendar. Just click on the individual links to see all of the event details!

Laura Nazimiec laura-nazimiec-1

Laura Nazimiec moved to Cancun from Philadelphia. A two-week language and culture immersion program in Guatemala led to a year of backpacking in Latin America and ultimately the decision to live abroad. After moving to Mexico, Laura turned her passion for travel into her career as a blogger and social media manager for BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors. In her free time, she enjoys running and yoga, and she also runs the website You can follow her on Twitter @FitCancun