Ready for some S.O.B. (South Of the Border) fun? We're calling on all our friends to join S.D.B. in beautiful Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) Mexico Thursday March 22-Monday March 26 2018 for our second annual SOB (South of the Border) Festival! We've got an incredible weekend planned for a one of a kind trip down to Old Mexico with Southern Drawl Band and our friend Mark Mulligan!
Our host town is a beautiful old Mexico gem set into the cobalt blue waters of the Sea of Cortez. Widely known for it's spectacular sunsets into the sea, you might even catch a glimpse of the legendary and mysterious green flash!
We've got full performances Thu & Sat nights from your hosts Southern Drawl Band PLUS we've got a Friday night performance from our friend Mark Mulligan! We've also got a Sunday afternoon performance from SDB! (optional 4 day pkg)
Our host's at Vina Del Mar Hotel and The Satisfied Frog are the perfect blend of old Mexico and new right in the heart of the El Malecon. Relax in the pool, shop local artisans, grab a Frog Juice and some of Crazy Ed's chicken or just watch the dolphins pass by.
7pm: SDB Welcome Party and Bar Crawl- After you've arrived on the bus, parked the car or RV or survived any possible plane ride you might have found....welcome to paradiso! Now get checked in, get those bags to the room, get into your official SOB tee shirt (included in basic package), grab a drink and join us at 7pm at our very own roof top bar under the Sonoran stars for our welcome party! We'll get the party started with your first SDB show right off the bat! We'll also get you up to speed on what to expect for the weekend and have some of our local friends there to answer any questions you may have. This will be a great time to mingle around and make some new friends or get on the dance floor and get in the right mood partying with the boys from SDB. After a two hour show we'll get started with our first stop on the bar crawl at our host bar for the week The Satisfied Frog right next door. Then we'll be moving down the "El Malecon" to The Tekila Bar and Boobar just a couple blocks away to keep the party going all night!
FUN FILLED FRIDAY
Grab breakfast at the hotel's Maria Bonita Restaurant (included in packages 1-6) and spend the day relaxing at the pool or take a walk around town and do some sight seeing. We will also have several options available for excursions, fishing charters and activities if that's your thing. For lunch, your options within walking distance are plenty with great local and regional foods, shops and restaurants or visit our friends at The Satisfied Frog for their daily lunch specials. 5:00 pm Dinner at the Satisfied Frog (included in package 1-6 price) 7:30pm Mark Mulligan live! That's right, we've got our friend Mark Mulligan for this year's event! We'll move the party back to our rooftop under the stars for a Mexico party with Mark. He's been a staple of Puerto Penasco and the Baja area for years, and now he'll be joining our party. Anything is possible with Mark and SDB in the house!
Grab breakfast at the hotel's Maria Bonita Restaurant (included in packages 1-6) and spend the day relaxing at the pool or take a walk around town and do some sight seeing. We will also have several options available for excursions, fishing charters and activities if that's your thing. For lunch, your options within walking distance are plenty with great local and regional foods, shops and restaurants or visit our friends at The Satisfied Frog for their daily lunch specials. 11am excursion TBA 5pm Dinner at The Satisfied Frog and Mariachi: (included in package 1-6 price) Dress up in your pirate outfits and join us for dinner at The Satisfied Frog. Our friends at the Frog will have tons of other authentic and delicious Mexican foods to get us all in the right frame of mind and lots and lots of tequila shots and margarita's to get us back into the wrong one! Our background music will be provided by our very own authentic Mariochi band! 7:30pm Southern Drawl Band Live! Leave your pirate gear on and meet us at our hotel's roof top venue under the stars of the Mexico sky for Southern Drawl's S.O.B. Pirate Party Saturday Night! We'll be Rockin' Rocky Point on the big stage and pourin' tequila shots and grog all night long!
(for our 3 night guests)For those of you who unfortunately need to get back to reality, we will have return shuttles available from the hotel to Phoenix and Tucson that should have you back to the airport parking by 5pm (and will be leaving at 11am). You can still catch a early flight and be home in time to catch the late show! The transport vans will return you to the exact same spot they picked you up from.
MARIA SANGRIENTA SUNDAY
(for our 4 night guests) Grab breakfast at the hotel's Maria Bonita Restaurant (included in packages 4-6). For those of you who have the opportunity to stay one more day, here's what to expect... Noon-1pm Maria Sangrienta's (Bloody Mary's) on the rooftop 1:00pm SDB Unplugged We've decided to extend the party an extra day this year! Now you'll enjoy your Sunday start with the boys from Southern Drawl Band and our laid back acoustic show. This will be a full performance on the roof top and we'll have bloody Mary's for the duration...followed immediately by loading the shuttles for the sunset cruise. 5pm Sunset Cruise. (additional $25 per person) Hop on our shuttles that'll run you down to the port where we'll be taking over the EcoFun sunset cruise. We'll commandeer the boat and rename her the SS S.O.B. as we set sail for our voyage onto the Sea of Cortez. Jacques Cousteau aptly named this body of water "natures aquarium" and Rocky Point's in-the-water sunsets are known worldwide as among the most spectacular anywhere. Plus this time of year is also whale watching season so we may even get to see an orca or humpback too! This is a two hour cruise and includes all alcohol and beverages onboard as well as unlimited chips n salsa. There are bathrooms and seating on board and yes, the boys from SDB will be along for the ride. After we arrive back at port the shuttles will return us to the hotel. 7:30-? Wind down- We realize after a long weekend of going non-stop, by this point you'll be ready for a slow Sunday evening chill. You're free to wrap it up anyway you like. There is usually a lot of local's action going on on the waterfront park, or just chill at The Frog or hotel pool. Enjoy your evening!
MONDAY RETURN (for our 4 night guests)
Well unfortunately all good things must come to an end, but we know you're going to have had a wonderful weekend with us! We will start loading the return shuttles at 10am and pull out at 11am to head North. The good news is that not only is Monday a pretty slow day at the border, but our shuttles also have a special lane to breeze on through Customs and Border. This means we should have you back to PHX or TUS parking by no later than 4pm. You can still catch a early flight and be home in time to catch the late show!.The busses will return to the exact same spot they picked you up.
We've got transportation available to/from TUS airport available. Get yourself there, and we'll do the rest!
Affordable direct flights are available from Phoneix and Tucson airports on smaller, 9 person charters. More details when booking.
We've got transportation available to/from PHX airport available. Get yourself there, and we'll do the rest!
We've got an official excursion Saturday afternoon (details coming soon!)
We've got a Sunday eventing booze cruise on the Sea of Cortez. It's just at the end of whale season and not unusual to catch a glimpse of a splashing humpback or two! (this is an optional extra charge)
It just so happens that one of the big festival weekends in Rocky Point coincides with our festival called the Mermaid Market. There's tons of great food, shopping and music all day Saturday including a Pirate costume contest with cash and prizes!