Saturday night shows at Paseo to start tomorrow


Music-filled weekend nights in April at the Paseo De Marianas in Garapan will kick off a tomorrow.

A special slate of music shows at the Paseo will be held every Saturday from tomorrow until April 30 by the Marianas Visitors Authority and PDM Promoters.

According to MVA Destination Enhancement Committee vice chair Ed Arriola, the events are geared toward promoting culture, particularly the music and sounds, to the tourists walking by in that area in the evenings as well as to residents.

“We’re trying to just capture, especially because it’s PDM, the tourists that walk through there. We would love for as many people in the community to come out,” Arriola said.

“That’s what PDM was made for,” he added.

The month-long event is dubbed “More Music under the Stars” and will feature local performances particularly acoustic live jazz, island, and contemporary music.

The shows will be from 5pm to 9pm at the center of Paseo.

This weekend will feature Roman Tudela, the Awoodori dancers, Revive, Uncle Ben’s Studio, and the newly formed island music band Uprooted.

Arriola said their previous regular events at Paseo such as the Christmas in the Marianas and the International Festival of Cultures, as well as recent ones such as the Chinese and Korean Lunar New Year festival made it clear that events can be successfully held at Paseo.

“We know for sure that Paseo can definitely draw a crowd,” Arriola said.

He added that they would like to work on the other months of the year where there are no regular happenings at Paseo.

Right now, they already have two more events set for next month.

“We’re looking at two huge events in May and one of them is the Mother’s Day concert,” Arriola said.

Arriola recognized the PDM Promoters’ and MVA’s board of directors because of their vision which eventually was made reality through them working together.

For individuals or groups interested in performing at Paseo, they may contact Arriola at 287-6824 or at

Frauleine S. Villanueva-Dizon | Reporter
Frauleine Michelle S. Villanueva was a broadcast news producer in the Philippines before moving to the CNMI to pursue becoming a print journalist. She is interested in weather and environmental reporting but is an all-around writer. She graduated cum laude from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Journalism and was a sportswriter in the student publication.

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