Make it a Plan to Visit Mazatlan

Updated: Sep 7, 2019

Brenster's Beach Bash in Mazatlan, Mexico recently celebrated 10 years and 50,000 customers with a new theme song I Live For Tuesdays.

A big thank you to Brent McAthey for coming into the studio to talk about the stumbling blocks he had to overcome as he turned his dream of an afternoon beach party into one of Mazatlan's favorite tourist destinations.

Below is a transcription of the Stumbling Blocks S1 E3 Brent McAthey interview:


[Brent] - Nobody knows who Brent McAthey is in Mazatlan. But I go by Brenster now so.

[Barbara] - Brenster, yeah.

[Brent] - And it's called Brenster's Beach Bash.


(upbeat music)

[Title Sequence]

Stumbling Blocks

With Host Barbara May

Special Guest Brent McAthey

Stumbling Blocks Team Building Seminars


[Barbara] Brent McAthey is a two-time Alberta Country Artist of the Year award winner. He's toured across Europe and North America and now he calls Mazatlan, Mexico his home.

I had the opportunity to go to your Beach Bash and I didn't know what to expect. And it was amazing! Like I was thinking, okay what's this gonna be like? A university frat party, or--

[Brent] - It's senior's spring break.

And how it started, you know, most of the people there are snowbirds. So they're 55 plus. They're spending the winters there holidaying and I just, I just love that crowd of people. I mean they're just so responsive. And I have about 150 of 'em that never miss a Tuesday. They're there every single Tuesday and they have their spots reserved. But it's just growin' every year and last year we set a new one day attendance record at 450 people--

[Barbara] - Holy smokes.

[Brent] - Yeah, it was pretty great.

[Barbara] - Right, and so you set up on the beach.

[Brent] - Yup.