Cebu is very lucky to have more than a handful of foreign artists this February. However, if you prefer to support local musicians this Valentine’s Day, here are two concerts in Cebu you should not dare miss.
Martin Nievera and Sharon Cuneta’s “Once in a Lifetime Concert”
Concert King Martin Nievera and Megastar Sharon Cuneta will team up for the first time in a show entitled “Once in a Lifetime Concert” on February 14, 2012, at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.
Fans are looking forward to hear them sing “Ikaw,” “The Last Time I Felt like This” and “The Promise,” among others. This once-in-a-lifetime event is directed by Rowell Santiago, while the musical direction will be done by Louie Ocampo. Rachel Ann Go will be their special guest.
Concert tickets are available at the Waterfront Cebu Hotel lobby, all RC Goldline outlets, Ayala Customer Service, and SM Customer Service. The ticket prices are as follows: Php2,200 for Gold A, Php1,700 for Gold B, Php1,200 for Silver, and Php700 for Bronze. For ticket inquiries and reservations, you may call (032) 318-1733 or (+63) (917) 703-7663.
The “Once in a Lifetime Concert” is actually a two-venue event. Before the duo comes to Cebu, they will be performing at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Manila, on February 11, 2012. The partnership of these legendary singers promises a night of everlasting musical memories.
Martin Nievera is a Filipino singer-songwriter and an actor. Inspired by his singer father, Bert Nievera, he started his singing career in 1982. On the same year, he released his first album entitled “Martin...Take One.”
His original songs include “Be My Lady,” “Kahit Isang Saglit,” and “Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin.” He is also known for adding a wonderful twist on his cover songs including Gino Padilla’s “Closer You and I,” Richard Marx’s “Now & Forever” and James Ingram’s “Just Once.”
On the other hand, Sharon Cuneta is a multi-awarded Filipino singer, actress and television host. Also one of the top endorsers in the country, she started her singing career at the young age of 12, appearing on Philippine pop charts with her song “Mr. D.J.” Since then, she has recorded about 40 albums.
Who could forget her timeless songs like “Bituing Walang Ningning” and “Maging Sino Ka Man?” After three decades of mega stardom, Cuneta remains to be relevant in the Philippine movie and music industry.
Jimmy Bondoc Dinner Concert
Rainforest Park has an amazing Valentine’s Day offering for those who want a special intimate dinner date. Let Jimmy Bondoc serenade you with his heartwarming acoustic repertoire.
On February 14, 2012, surprise your loved one with an evening of fine dining. For only Php1,500 per person, you will get to enjoy a seven-course dinner with wine while watching Bondoc perform. The ladies will also receive some chocolates and a long-stemmed rose. Your date will surely be impressed with not only the lavish set-up and delicious meals, but also with what Rainforest refers to as “ala Oscar Awards” red carpet treatment.
The acoustic concert, which starts at 6:00 p.m., will last for one and a half hours. Seats are limited so reserve a spot as soon as possible.
If you are short on cash or you are not a fan of Jimmy Bondoc, you may avail of Rainforest’s Valentine buffet dinner. For only Php600 per person, you will surely have a wonderful evening. The ladies will also be given some chocolates and a long stemmed rose. Spots are limited so you also have to make reservations.
For more information on the Jimmy Bondoc concert or the establishment’s Valentine buffet dinner, go to the Rainforest Snack Bar or call (+63) (923) 297-7569. Rainforest Park is located at Ayala Access Road, in Panagda-it, Mabolo, Cebu City.
Jimmy Bondoc is a Filipino singer-songwriter and producer. He is considered as one of the top acoustic performers in the country. Unlike other acoustic artists who rely on cover songs, Bondoc has a wide list of original songs. He rose to stardom with his tunes “Let Me Be the One,” “The Man I was with You” and “Akin na Lang Sana Siya.”
The singer who started his career in theater used to be a member of a band called Essence. Feeling like he could grow more as an artist, Bondoc decided to go solo. He released a self-titled album in 2000, followed by “Let Me Be the One Jimmy Bondoc” in 2002, “Musikero” in 2004, “Undercovers” in 2005, and “Walang Araw, Walang Ulan in 2008.” He also made a Christmas album in 2003 entitled “Last Year's Christmas.”
Don’t miss any of these concerts this Valentine’s Day and let your special someone feel how important they are to you. Have a happy and romantic celebration!
A) Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, Salinas Drive, Cebu City
B) Rainforest Park, Ayala Access Road, Panagda-it, Mabolo, Cebu City