Jalisco en Vivo Concert 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009 marked the beginning of the Jalisco en Vivo concert summer series in Puerto Vallarta. Despite the torential rain, the show went on and the thousands of concert goers were in good spirits.
The show opened with Belanova singing “Baila mi Corazon”. Alejandro Fernández, who had met with the press minutes before to assure that nothing would stop his intentions to promote tourism, stood behind the stage to watch the show.
The entire city from every side was filled with people wet to the core yet with sufficient spirit to enjoy the repertoire that had been announced; a few noteworthy performers were Joan Sebastian, Enrique Iglesias and David Bisbal.
The show was a huge success not only because of the amount of people in attendance that evening but because of the increased amount of tourists coming to Vallarta since the concert was announced. After the swine flu outbreak, there was a 5 to 10% occupation in the Vallarta. Now we are seeing close to 70 and 80 percent, which speaks of the great benefit this concert brought to this small tourist town. Efforts such as this will continue in the future.