Mr. Lady Zen in Green and Gaye

Lady Zen returns to Vallarta with the Royal Court Band as part of a six-city tour of Mexico that will include appearances on the West Coast of the United States.

The powerful music of soul music speaks to us today in our current global wars and ever-changing evolution. This tour includes many original arrangements. Lady Zen revels in the hard and fast lessons they learned while living here five years ago. Vallarta is a catalyst for the new era of Lady Zen, and they are delighted to return to the place that they love.

Now, after the life-changing events of the pandemic, Lady Zen is an evolving artist who won over 75 awards for their autobiographical documentary, What’s in a Name, including film festivals in London and Hong Kong. 

Lady Zen stars in Deep Drag: The Rise of the Kung Fu Drag Queen, a cult classic-style film with a bilingual cast. The production house Deep Drag has produced two highly acclaimed podcasts: Flies in a Jar and Squad Car 22. 

Last season, Lady Zen composed music for and acted in Jon Tracy’s adaptation of Hamlet for the Marin Shakespeare Festival. The play appeared in the top five to watch in the 2023 season, receiving a Leaping Man award from the SF Chronicle with a special mention of the musical compositions for the play. 

This year, they released a Meditation Album and a live recording of The Royal Court Band, which can all be found on for a pay-what-you-want download. Lady Zen and the Royal Court Band are on a six-city tour that will bring them to Puerto Vallarta for two nights and to San Pancho for one night, on their way to a 500-seat amphitheater in San Miguel de Allende, followed by Queretaro, Mexico City, Ajijic, and Guadalajara. In addition, they will be offering a Youth Summer Creative Camp in San Miguel. They will appear on a panel in late November with writers Danielle Trussoni, Jenifer Clement, and Margaret Atwood.

Lady Zen is working on a stage adaptation of Midnight Cowboy and the Jazz Fashion Opera, which will feature some of Mexico’s top couture designers and be part of Mexico Fashion Week.

The Green and Gaye show is a high-energy, feel-good show in celebration of soul music that will have audiences dancing in the aisles. 

There are limited opportunities to see this incredible artist: 

Puerto Vallarta at The Palm Cabaret, March 30 and April 2

San Pancho at El Gallo, April 3rd

San Miguel de Allende at Habitas, April 5th


  • Debbie White

    Debbie has written promo and review articles for over ten years for many Puerto Vallarta shows. Originally from Maine, she has lived in California for over 30 years and has made Riveria Nayarit her part-time home for over 20 years. Debbie loves her retirement hobby, writing and promoting the fabulous entertainment scene in Vallarta.

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