Ramon Ayala & Paquita la del Barrio to Perform at Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, May 5

Tickets on Sale Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. PST 

LAS VEGAS (February 6, 2017) – Mexican superstars Ramon Ayala and Paquita la del Barrio will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, May 5 at 9 p.m.
Tickets, ranging in price from $69 to $220, go on sale to the public Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. PST at axs.com. Local presales begin Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. PST.
Ramon Ayala is one of the most memorable iconic superstars today. Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Ayala has been an accordionist/vocalist/songwriter for over 50 years. He defined modern norteño music with signature songs and definitive instrumental styling that has made him a star on both sides of the El Rio Grande. As a teenager in the early ‘60s, Ayala virtually invented modern conjunto music, teaming up with the late bajo sexto guitarist/vocalist Cornelio Reyna to form Los Relampagos del Norte. The duo forged a distinctive sound and compiled a roster of songs that have since been covered by countless artists in contemporary Latin music. Their first hit single, “Ya no llores,” was recorded in 1963. Ayala and Reyna livened the music and lyrics in order to reach and appeal to more people. The talented duo recorded a total of 20 albums including many classics such as “El disgusto,” “Devolucion,” “Mi Tesoro,” “Tengo miedo,” and many others. After Reyna left to pursue his own ranchero career in 1971, Ayala set out to prove he could make it on his own and formed the legendary band, Ramon Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte. Ayala has been nominated for 10 GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Awards, and in 2001 was awarded with a GRAMMY Award for the album En Vivo… El Hombre Y Su Musica. He also has been awarded with two Latin GRAMMY Awards for the albums Quemame Los Ojos and El Numero Cien. He has more than 107 albums and he has taken part in 13 movies, sharing credits with talents such as Antonio Aguilar, Los Hermanos Almada and Cornelio Reyna, among others. Ayala’s influence on modern music cannot be overstated, as most norteño groups today use his style as their musical foundation to perform their songs.
Paquita la del Barrio (born Francisca Viveros Barradas) became a celebrity after she decided to move from her native Veracruz to Mexico City in 1970. Her live performances, mainly based on feminist songs seduced followers from all around the country. Her signature phrase, with which she often teases male spectators in her shows, is “¿Me estás oyendo, inútil?” (“Are you listening to me, you good-for-nothing?”). Even when her first records didn't achieve a top-selling status, Paquita la del Barrio became one of the most interesting local personalities. Paquita has achieved several awards and nominations including Latin GRAMMYs, GRAMMY Awards and Premios Lo Nuestro. She performed at the Premios Lo Nuestro in 2010, at the Latin GRAMMYs in 2013 and participated in “Somos El Mundo,” the Spanish version of the song “We Are The World.” In 2011, Barrio received the inaugural Billboard "The Voice,” award which is given to an artist with an extraordinary personality, both on and off stage. Paquita la del Barrio is an original woman with a powerful voice, a unique repertoire that nobody has dared to imitate and an unmistakable presence. Paquita la del Barrio recently launched her promotional single “Romeo Y Su Nieta” from her new album with the same title.

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About Mandalay Bay:
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas.  Mandalay Bay is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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