Some success stories begin in the most simple way.
A gifted musician takes the floor at a crowded public market located inside a community center. He begins to play his
instrument and within seconds, people are completely captivated. One of the many who were impressed happened to be Ric Lehman, director of the Paradise Community Center located on Pulpito street in the Romantic Zone on the south side of town.
It didn't take Lehman long to invite the gifted guitarist to return to the PCC and perform in an upcoming concert showcasing local talent.
The response from the humble musician was equally speedy and enthusiastic, "Si!"
Lehman excitedly describes the response from the audience at that Showcase Vallarta concert, featuring this virtually unknown guitarista extraordinaire named Eduardo Leon, as "electric." He says Leon was an "instant hit" and he witnessed audience members standing, clapping, and shouting their approval and appreciation.
Lehman says, "Everyone was simply overwhelmed by Eduardo's guitar skills."
The next step was to book Eduardo Leon into his own concert at the PCC. And the response from the audience at that inaugural concert was the same: Electric.
That was nearly two years ago. Since then, Leon continues to win new fans wherever he performs. He frequently partners with other notable musicians and performers, including Jorge Acosta, Kim Kuzma, and Enrique Jimenez.
Eduardo Leon is set to take the Paradise Stage on Saturday, January 12, at 8:00 pm. He says he is really looking forward to the concert, adding that the first half of his show will be flamenco-themed with an instrumental focus, and will feature a special guest flautist. Leon says the second half will have a Latin theme and feature the vocals of Jorge Acosta.
Leon recently recorded a CD with Jorge Acosta and it will be available for purchase at his concert at the Paradise Community Center.
Advance tickets for "An Evening with Eduardo Leon & Friends" are now on sale for only 200 pesos for the concert only, or 350 pesos for a special Mexican dinner with the concert. VIP tickets are also available, which include reserved front-row seating and two complimentary drinks; these tickets usually sell out early, so you need to act fast.
You can get Paradise Stage tickets online at ParadiseCommunityCenter.com or at the PCC box office, located at 127 Pulpito in the Zona Romantica, just up the street from La Palapa restaurant on Los Muertos beach.
Paradise Community Center will open for dinner and drinks at 6:30 pm and the show will begin at 8:00 pm.
Lehman commented that everyone at the Paradise Community Center is simply thrilled to welcome Eduardo Leon back to the Paradise Stage, where it all began. It's sure to be a memorable night of music for us all.
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