Published On: Fri, Mar 21st, 2014

2014 Merida Music Festival Launches

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MERIDA, YUCATAN.  The Merida Music Festival 2014 will take place on Saturday 29th March, and today in a launch event at Hennessy’s Irish Pub, the organizers outlined their plans for the event, and introduced the beneficiary charity – Save the Children.

The festival is styled on the European / North American concept of an all-day music festival (rather than a concert), offering a pleasant location to enjoy with friends, good food, and drink, while also appreciating the various different styles of music which will be performed.

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Taking place at Hacienda Dzibikak (on the highway from Umán to Hunucmá at km 5), the festival will open at 1pm, and continue until approximately 8pm. Performance schedule is as follows:

2pm – 3pm:                       Los Lásgori (Mexican Rock)

3.15pm – 4.15pm:           Golden Years (50’s/60’s Rock and Roll)

4.30pm – 5.30pm:           Flus Boox (Rocking R&B)

5.45pm – 6.45pm:           Eduardo Rodríguez (Santana Tribute – Latino Rock, Blues and Jazz)

7pm – 8pm:                       CopyPaste featuring Maydel (Funk, Rock, Blues, Soul)

Between bands there will be performances by Batucada do Fogo, and saxophonist David Dzib.

Food and beverage offerings available for purchase at the festival will cover a wide selection of cuisines, from local vendors Hennessy’s Irish Pub, La Bierhaus, Union Jacks, KOKU Sushi, Le Café de Bruxelles and Pistache Patisserie & Boulangerie.

There will also be products for sale from local merchants, as well as an area with children’s activities.

Tickets are available for pre-sale at Hennessy’s Irish Pub, and La Bierhaus (Colonia México and Centro) for $225 pesos, or $275 pesos at the gate on the day. A limited number of VIP tickets, including food and beverages and access to the main house at the hacienda are available for $1000 pesos each. A percentage of the ticket sales will be donated to Save the Children, a charity close to the heart of Sean Hennessy, who has worked with them in the past.

Children under 12 enter free, and onsite parking is also free of charge.

A bus service will operate hourly starting at 1pm from Mérida (boarding at Hennessy’s) at a cost of $50 pesos round-trip. A bus from Progreso will operate one service, costing $100 pesos round trip. Buy your bus transportation when buying your tickets for the festival.

For more information, and a map showing the location of the hacienda, visit or or on Twitter @MeridaMusicFest


By Stewart Mandy

Stewart Mandy

Stewart Mandy

Born in Europe, raised in the Middle East, and a long-time resident in the Americas, Stewart has been based in Mérida, Yucatan since 2010, and has lived and worked worldwide in the media, travel, tourism and transportation industries for well over 20 years. His local contacts and global knowledge provide him with unmatched access to the stories ‘behind the stories’ and he likes to take you to the places that others don’t or won’t go. From the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, from Moscow to Melbourne, from Bergen to Buenos Aires, Stewart has been there. Chances are, wherever you are heading, he knows the score.

In addition to The Yucatan Times, Stewart contributes (or has contributed) to “The Examiner” (, “Business Briefings”, “Cruise & Ferry Magazine” and “The Apollo Magazine”. He is a former editor of “rolling pin CRUISE” magazine.

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