It’s not quite Searching for Sugarman, but we’re serious about finding that one great band, or performers, maybe more than one, ready to be a big fan favorite at our Go Mexico rock and blues events-always for fun in the sun, always for a great cause or causes, in the winter 2022-2023. Who wants Mexico at the beach in the warmth in January? February? March?
It’s May 1. We’re feeling good. So is “Summer” or “Maggie May” (let’s let Rod Stewart and Ron Wood perform their ode to Maggie of May in the comments below). We’re not sure of our beautiful Latina model’s real name. I like “Summer”. Here she is standing at what looks like the Zihuatanejo Bay in Mexico telling us to go enjoy summer and all it has to offer because Winter Festing in Mexico comes soon after. And to tell you as well, that we’re pitching some clubs in Alberta and soon in Manitoba and elsewhere about a new campaign of ours for our summer travels. A night of great music in “Battle” format to discover at least one great act. The Battle To Go Mexico on January 26-29, 2023 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, or another one of our event dates in places like Mexico City or Mazatlan. And as we always do, try to raise as much as we can for a very timely and worthy cause…perhaps something like “Peace…One Love…A Night For Ukrainian Refugees Resettling In Canada and the local community. We’ll keep you informed friends. Just wanted to tell you what we’re working on. Have a great May and summer months!
It’s Reboot, Restart Time. We Were Just Getting Ready To Roll On And Keep Rockin’…Looking Back To January 2020 Some More Before Moving Forward Again
Here’s our Summary Report/News Release (English-Spanish available here by Search) After Our January, 2020 Events Before We, Like Everyone Else With Live Events, Were Hit By The Global Pandemic.
Come For The Music…Stay For The Sunsets And The Beaches January 26-29, 2023, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
Or Vice Versa Of Course.
Sample Our Gorgeous Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Sunsets Below In This Short Promo Video. Playa El Palmar, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Over 10 Great Beaches In The Area.
Put Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Mexico and January 26-29, 2023 In Your Calendar If You Are A Rock ‘n Blues ‘n Jazz ‘n Beach ‘n Sun ‘n Cause Lover. Watch for many more announcements over the next months as we present the new and improved version of our events, known as the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions.
Most importantly, GET ON THE “A” LIST. New for 2023 Events The Preferred Fan and Patron List. Special Seating, Meet and Greets, Promotions, And More. Just Send Us A Message to “email@example.com” or by Messenger at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/ or via Chat here. Mention “A List.
It’s March 13, 2020 And We’re Getting Ready For Our Live Event In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo…And Then Covid Struck Us And Everyone Else And It Turned Out To Be Our Last One
We Announce late 2022 & 2023 Soon. But First We Make Sure We Appreciate All The Great Music And Performances From Our Big Hearted Performers In The Past.
You’ll Love The Special “Bootleg Bonus” Video From Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Stage Right At The Top Below
Please Note-Our Update:
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo & Puerto Vallarta Fest Events postponed.
With new concerns about the health of our Fans and Performers alike, and the necessary protocols needed to be put in place for a live event of this type, at this time, we have decided to postpone until a later, safer time. When we can have maximum fun much more worry-free. Thank you for your understanding.
Please Note: All of you who purchased reserved seating for the event will have immediate refunds issued.
Original Post Below
A bevy of attractive Posters, well that’s our opinion, (smiles) from us in the last few days and a “He’s Coming Back” video featuring Gil Gaidola of Hamilton Ontario Canada, lead vocals/lead guitar of one of Canada’s top Creedence/Fogerty Tribute Groups(below photos). Perfect for sharing and your social media. Both weekends perfect for Family and Friends Festing and Partying. Need more information? Of course! Message us here on the Chat, send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, F.B. Messenger at https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests or Whatsapp: +52 755 101 5989
Reserved Seating For Zihuatanejo January 28 & 29 evening shows, now available for purchase at our Website Tickets Page
Please Note: Translation Available On Our Main Page: Click “Idioma”
Great Plans For Street Animal Fundraising By Volunteer Organizers Get Derailed By Heartless Venue Operator: The Live Music Opportunity For Puerto Vallarta February 3-6, 2022: News Release
The Street Animal Rescue Mexico Fundraising Rock ‘n Blues Fest Needs Its Own Last Minute Rescue.
Are You Actively Presenting Live Rock ‘n Blues Music Now? Do You Mind If Your Guests Start Dancing When The Music Gets Rockin’ We Think We Have A Great Music & Event Opportunity For You?
Interested? Let’s Talk And Firm This Up Before The New Year: I’m Bob Rempel, Volunteer Director Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests. Permanent Resident Status Mexico. From Winnipeg, Canada. Whatsapp or Phone: +52 755 101 5989. Website. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests and https://www.facebook.com/bobrempel1 (my personal facebook)
It’s last-minute we know but still enough time to make this great. If you have a stage and sound and backline equipment (drums, amplifiers, monitors…often your favorite band can supply that and perform with us as well), we have an opportunity for your bar or restaurant for music at no cost to you for the weekend of February 3-6, 2022.
Alternatively, we are looking at the option of performing at open-air venues for the largest possible audience.
Background: We publicly announced a venue in July for our first Puerto Vallarta Event. That verbal agreement seems to have fallen through. Lessons learned and we’ll be smarter next time.
But that creates an opportunity for a new partner for our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions events.
We have planned our first fundraising rock ‘n blues live music event for Puerto Vallarta for February 3-6, 2022.
We have a great lineup of performers ready to come in and support the fundraising for Street Animal Rescue Mexico, our cause for the 2021-22 winter season. We bring in the “Big Hearts” we call them.
Seventy-five percent of the fundraising from the Events we do in Puerto Vallarta will go to the local organizations like SPCA Puerta Vallarta and others that apply for funding. Primarily for neutering and medical treatment campaigns to existing organizations or veterinarians. The rest of the funds go to projects in other parts of Mexico. We are in the process of making contact with all of them now to create partnerships to work together on this fundraising weekend in P.V.
It starts with a special opening night concert by our headliner Chris Duarte. On Thursday February 3. A legend in blues-rock. Clearly one of the best guitarists in the world. And he “plays his ass off for the fans” as one fan said in a quote. From Austin, Texas. Often compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan. 14 albums. Tours extensively. Humble and a great guy. Perfect for our fest. And then Chris, and his partner Beth Lee, who is coming to Puerto Vallarta as well, will perform throughout our Fest, Electric country rock and soulful country from Beth.
Opening night, Thursday, February 3, Gil Gaidola, lead vocalist and lead guitarist of Mystic Highway, one of Canada’s top Creedence-John Fogerty Tribute Bands, who loves Mexico, who loves animals is ready to perform in Puerto Vallarta or region, as well. At your bar or restaurant. And then throughout the Friday through Sunday Fest as well.
We have Mexican performers as well. We always try to have a good blend. Viri Roots from Mexico City one of Mexico’s best blues voices will be a key part of our Bob Marley Tribute, and Fonzeca CPP Project a four-piece group from Monterrey, Mexico led by Fonzeca Alexander, who has been named one of Mexico’s top male blues voices every year the past 10 years.
In addition to the Bob Marley Tribute, Chris Duarte will help lead our Jimi Hendrix Tribute and Gil Gaidola will lead our Creedence-John Fogerty Tribute. Music that is familiar to the fans and your guests. But each will do their own originals and cover songs throughout the Fest as well so fans will get the best of both worlds.
Plus we wish to feature at least one, possibly two to three local groups and performers. This way your very good and favorite local performer or band can be part of the Fest too. And we will bring in one or two more Mexican or USA performers and announce them by mid-January once we have a Venue firmly in place and we know how the lineup looks.
Please don’t think you have to accept our plan and approach 100% without a chance to talk and us to listen. We are looking to create long-term venue partners in Puerto Vallarta and every other community we go to.
You Supply The Venue And Stage And Are Identified As Our Fundraising Venue Partner In All Communication.
You Supply The Backline (Drums, Lead Guitar Amp, Bass Guitar Amp, Possibly Rhythm Amp), Monitors, Microphones)…The Stage Is Basically Plug and Play For Outside Musicians. As We Said Earlier Often This Can Be Supplied
You Supply Meals And Or Snacks And Drinks To Performers And A Couple Of Volunteers…As Discussed And Agreed On By Text Or Email
You Support The Event Through Promotion And Advertising Through Your Existing Channels And More If Possible.
You Retain All Food And Drinks Revenue, However, We Ask That You Open Your Big Heart Too And Consider A Donation To The Fundraising Based On The Revenues Generated By The Weekend.
We Supply The Musicians, Pay For Their Travel, And Accommodation, And Other Local Expenses. Organize The Performance Lineup And Advertise The Event Online. Your Help In Finding Good Value Accommodation And Meals And Other Perks For Musicians To Make Them Want To Return To Our Events And Your Venue In The Future Is Greatly Appreciated.
We Collect An Agreed On Cover Charge At The Door, Conduct Fundraising Activities And Sell Fundraising Merchandise. Great Music And Lots Of Fun Leads To Successful Fundraising…Our Philosophy.
I’m Sure You Have Lots Of Questions. You Can Send Them To Me Or We Can Talk In Person Or Do A Video Chat. Whatever You Prefer. Some Images Below For Your Information. Event Posters Are Examples Only. Hasta Luego.
We are currently updating this post, originally published on March 31, 2020. (And then Covid changed everything…as we all know) It will reflect how we have greatly expanded our events and locations so we can do more and have a greater impact. It will reflect fundraising since that time and Causes and individuals we have since supported as well. To date since we began on January 8, 2018, we, with the support of our great fans have been able to raise close to 200,000 pesos and put that back into the community towards worthy causes in Mexico.
But we felt that’s just not enough so we expanded greatly our locations within Mexico for the 2021-2022 Winter Season. Our cause for 2021 & the 2022 Winter Season is Street Animal Rescue Mexico. Supporting Neutering, Medical Treatment, and Special Feeding and Housing Programs by Existing Groups and Organizations through grants from our Animal Angels Fund. We’ve just finished our first Fest, The Spirit of Christmas Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Mexico City on December 11, 2021. Many great performers came out to support our Cause and helped us get the Winter Season off to a-rockin’ start. You can check out many of their performance videos on our site. Click to Videos here.
Watch For A Finalized Updated Post By Early January 2022. First Published March 31, 2020.
Events & Activities Since January 2020:
-2 Live Weekend Rock ‘n Blues Events In Ixtapa, Mexico March 2020 (Just prior to Mexico entering Covid lockdowns for live events)
-3 Online Big Hearts-Big Stars Video Shows April, May, June 2021 with excellent support from big-hearted International Performers. All shows are still available for viewing on our Site here and at our Vimeo Site here.
-Created A Winter Season 2021-2022 Event Lineup For Mexico That Will Greatly Expand Our Ability To Raise More Funds And Impact The Work Of Local Organizations And Veterinarians In More Places In Mexico.
-One Event Has Already Been Held. The Spirit Of Christmas Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest In Mexico City On December 11, 2021. We Received Great Support From Many Big Hearted Talent Mexican Performers including Isidoro Negrete Reynoso whose lifetime of blues and rock musical contributions we paid tribute to at the event, Evelyn Rubio (Mexican born based in Houston, Texas), Steffie Beltt, Viri Roots, New Raices del Blues Group, Stick Fingers Group, Torke Ross (lead guitarist and vocals 3 Souls in Mind), Adrian Macotela (lead vocalist and drummer of Desfasados) and many others in support of these performers. All from the Mexico City region. See Performance Videos from the Event Here On Our Site and at our Youtube channel (link on the performance videos page)
-Created two Online Donation Sites At Donorbox.org For Fans To Offer Direct Support To Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events Angeles de Animales Fund. The Site Links Are Street Animal Rescue Mexico our general donation site, and 4 Legs For Blackie, a special site to fund major veterinary care for approximately 3-year-old Blackie who shattered his rear right leg. For your information, the leg was surgically repaired by operation with a pin inserted in his leg by a team of veterinarians in the Toluca area where we first found Blackie. Now approximately a year later, we are thrilled to tell you he is running and jumping full of life like he normally would have been.
Donations Received By Our Donorbox Sites: 8 Donations Received To Date For A Total Of $1,250 USD
Grants & Donations Made by Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Events & Fests: (Further Updates Coming Soon)
Childrens’ Orphanage Zihuatanejo 2018 & 2019
Street Animal Rescue Mexico: 2020+
-Amigos de Animales Shelter & Rescue Barra Potosi (Stasya Briggs)-Zihuatanejo region-1 Donation
-Claudio Bigotes Memorial Shelter-Toluca-Mexico City region (Natalia Ruiz Gomez)-2 Donations: For Neutering Campaign, For Shelter Expansion
-Susanna Hernandez y Isidoro Negrete Street Rescue Shelter: Mexico City-4 Donations: Medical Treatments & Feeding
-4 Legs For Blackie: Veterinarians Otzlotopec For Operation, Medication and After Surgery Care (https://www.facebook.com/veterinariaotzolotepec)
-Angeles de Animales Fund: For Miscellaneous Feeding & Shelter Costs 2020 & 2021
Education and Awareness(Street Animal Rescue Mexico)
Also Support For:
Youth Development Support/Realizing Potentials
Musician “Tip Me/Us” Support (Covid Live Music Cancellations)
Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events & Fests & The Ixtapa-Zihua Community 2020.
The 2020 Tequila Blues & Rock Events for 2020 from January to March are now concluded. Our best ever Festival, the 3rd one, with Canadian, American, and Mexican performers, and then three amazing Weekend Concert Style Shows with more visiting performers. Don’t Just Take Our Word For It. View the Music Of 2020 In Video Here. Nearly 30 Performances And Growing.
We are pleased to report, that with the support of our music and fun-loving fans, we were able to donate to two animal rescue organizations, Amigos de Animales of Barra Potosi, MX and Animales Angeles MX of Mexico City/Toluca, our 2020 Causes, and create two funds, the Realizing Potentials Fund for young people, typically early to mid-teens, and the Birthday/Navidad Smiles Fund for younger children.
A total of $40,300 pesos was raised at the January Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Festival III and the February and March Blues & Rock Weekend Shows for the community.
Fans directly donated $9,500 pesos at the events, with the remainder coming from the Events & Organizers.
This brings the total donated to the Ixtapa-Zihua community to $165,390 pesos since January 2018, when Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events & Fests held its first event in Ixtapa-Zihua.
We are also pleased to report that a donation of $12,200 pesos in total will be made to Amigos de Animales and Stasya Briggs, the founder and project operator, with the first portion of that donation made on March 26. The remainder to be made in late April. The Animales Angels Project, founded by Natalia Ruiz Gomez, has received $10,730 pesos to date, to help with their ongoing shelter and rescue expenses in the Toluca/Mexico City region.
Additionally, the allocation of $6,000 pesos, with possible additional funding, has been made from the Realizing Potentials Fund to 14-year-old local guitar prodigy, Vicente Contreras for specific approved guitar instruction and equipment that can help take his talent to the next level of accomplishment. The funds will be paid out to cover approved training expenses, once the training and development plan details are in place.
The remaining funds, approximately 10,750 pesos, will be available in reserve in the event that our 2020 Causes require additional support or additional needs and requests from the Realizing Potentials project or Birthday/Navidad Smiles are received. Funds may also be allocated to our Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase project for the showcase and development of youth amateur talent from this part of Mexico, currently planned for late 2020 in Ixtapa.
If you wish more background on Tequila Blues and Rock Explosion Events and our Community Involvement please review our January 23, 2020 News Release as a starting point, or contact Bob Rempel, the Events Chairperson, through this Site or our Facebook Tequila Blues & Rock page.
We sincerely thank all our Fans, Performers, Volunteers and Supporters. Without them, this is not possible.
First and foremost we are about working with high-quality performers with big hearts presenting great Live Music and Entertainment events for everyone’s enjoyment. However, our Community involvement and support for worthy Causes is a very important part of the purpose of all the events we present.
More details on the future 2020 and 2021 Events will be announced as soon as possible.
Our Mission and Purpose can be simply stated: “Great people with big hearts, having fun, enjoying the music of our lives, and doing good things together”.
A thank you from Stasysa Briggs of Amigos de Animales March 28, 2020
Dear Bob, and Friends at Tequila Blues & Rock Festival !
You made our day !
Thank you for supporting us in this fight against abuse and cruelty and ignorance !
Thank you for standing right by us protecting those who are voiceless and helpless!
Thank you for having our back when we rescue the abused, heal the hurt and feed the hungry!
We are in this fight together and thanks to you, we are step by step changing the future for animals and people all together in rural Mexico …
As you know, Amigos de Animales is the only Charitable Foundation in Guerrero includes all 3 core programs : Education, Mass Spay and Neuter , Rescue .
Our Animal Welfare education program, covering 15 local school districts, regular Mass Spay and Neuter clinics, resulting in thousands of animals spayed and neutered, and our shelter, the largest in this area, all require enormous effort, sweat, blood and money ! Lots of money!
And YOU help us keep going !
You motivate, encourage and support !
Thank you! From all of us , volunteers and rescues , from the bottom of our hearts – Thank you !
Amigos de Animales Society is a no-kill volunteer-run Animal Welfare Charity.
Charitable Registration Number (BN): 779789510RR0001Amigos de AnimalesRescue. Spay&Neuter. Educate.amigosdeanimales.org
January 28-30, 2022 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and February 3-6, 2022 in Puerto Vallarta
Gil Gaidola, from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada lead vocalist and lead guitarist for Mystic Highway, one of Canada’s best Creedence-John Fogerty Tribute Bands, plus performing all kinds of classic rock hits we know and love.
Not to be missed for a fun night or weekend when he is in your area.
He loves Mexico, he loves animals. He is coming to help support our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests and our fundraising for Street Animal Rescue in Mexico.
Courtesy of our excellent volunteer videographer, Arturo Rocha. Thank you! More To Come.
Excellent talent and performances. Many will be on our stages for one or more of our 2022 Fests. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 27-30, Puerto Vallarta February 3-6, Cancun-Puerto Morelos February 17-20, Mazatlan March 10-13, 2022.
Want More Videos From The Event? Check Out Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Channel on YouTube
Stick Fingers Grupo Mexico City
Stick Fingers Grupo Mexico City
Viri Roots, Mexico City
Steffie Beltt, Mexico City
Evelyn Rubio, Houston, Texas
Evelyn Rubio, Houston, Texas
Torke Ross & Friends, Mexico City
Adrian Macotela, Mexico City
Adrian Macotela, Torke Ross, Isidoro Negrete Reynoso, Mexico City
December 11, 2021 Schedule At Hobos Bar & Restaurant Mexico City, Mexico
(Performance Times Are Approximate)
3:00 pm: Introduction Of Our Special Guest And Lifetime Mexican Blues And Rock Musician We Are Paying Tribute To: Mr. Isidoro Negrete Reynoso
3:05 pm: Isidoro Negrete Reynoso: Harmonica Blues & Rock Intro To Open The Fest
3:20 pm: Soundcheck Rock ‘ n Blues Continues: Fest Performers.
3: 45 pm. Music Video Presentation About The Street Animal Cause And The Man, Isidoro Negrete Reynoso,
4:00 pm: Stick Fingers Group-Rolling Stones Tribute Band.
5:00 pm: Evelyn Rubio, Ladies Sing The Blues & Blues-Rock #1 Voice & Saxophone
5:45 pm: The New Raices Del Blues Group: Blues & Blues-Rock
6:45 pm: Torke Ross-lead guitar and vocals from 3 Souls In Mind Rock Group, and Friends, with a 3 Souls rock music set
7:30 pm: Adrian Macotela-lead vocalist and drummer from Desfasados Rock Group joined by Jorge Sanchez Estrada-keyboards for Tangerine-A Janis Joplin & Led Zeppelin Tribute Band & Friends with a Classic Rock & Blues Set.
8:05 pm: 5 Minute Video Presentation. In Tribute To Isidoro Negrete Reynoso & More
LADIES SING THE BLUES AND BLUES ROCK Part 2 & 3
8:15 pm: Viri Roots & friends
9:00 pm: Steffie Beltt & friends
10:00 pm JAMS & COLLABORATIONS: All Performers:
We begin the jams with our guest of honor, Isidoro Negrete Reynoso & Friends.
December 11 at Hobos Bar and Restaurant in Mexico City. We Start At 3:00 pm. Jams & Collaborations Begin About 10:00 pm.
Our Big Hearted Performers
For The Homeless & Abandoned Street Animals Of Mexico
Rock ‘n Blues Explosions In Mexico City December 11
The Best Rock ‘n Blues Talent In Mexico With The Biggest Hearts
A Day To Show The Love And Spread The Love!
Love The Headline! The Big-Hearted Performers Of Mexico Are Coming To Support The Cause. December 11 In Mexico City…And Then You’ll See Them On The Mexico Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festivals Winter Tour Starting January 27. All Details Below Inside And At The News Release Here On This Page Published Yesterday.
Special Performances by Steffie Beltt (9:00 pm) Viri Roots (8:00 pm) and Evelyn Rubio of Houston, Texas (7:00 pm) in our Ladies Sing The Blues & Blues Rock Segments. Jams And Collaborations To Follow Steffie Beltt’s Special Set.
With Special All Day All Night Tribute To Isidoro Negrete Reynoso: His Lifetime of Blues ‘n Rock Music In Mexico, His Blues Harmonica Mastery, His Cultural Contributions With Preserving And Promoting Alebrijes, And Equally Importantly, His Day-To-Day Work (With His Wife Susanna) In Street Animal Rescue In Mexico City.
Big Hearted Big Talented Performers Ready To Support The Cause And Create A Great Fest: Stick Fingers Group, The New Raices del Blues, Torke Ross-3 Souls In Mind, Adrian Macotela-Desfasados, Jorge Sanchez Estrada, And More To Come
You’ll See Them At Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests Starting January 27, 2022, Where We Continue To “Come Together 2021-22”
And We’re Searching For Mexico’s Best New Blues-Rock Band Or Performer, & Best Youth Rock ‘n Blues Band Or Performer To Still Add To December 11 And Then Feature At Our Upcoming Fests For The Cause At The Beach In Our Winter Tour 2021-22. If You Know Who That Is Or Could Be, Please Tell Us Immediately!
Event Details At The Links Below
Event Poster As Of December 2
We’re Getting Ready To Rock & Blues Rock On December 11 In Mexico City. Join Us!
Our Performer Preview Video For December 11 Fest In Mexico City Just Got Updated…And We Know You’ll Love The Talent Additions
Get Active…Get Rockin’-For You, For the Family, For The Homeless & Abandoned Animals On The Street: Everyone Who Comes Out To Run or Cycle In Support Of The Street Animals Of Mexico And Makes A 100 Peso Donation Per Participant (Or More Please If You Can) Gets A Spirit Of Christmas Rock ‘n Blues Explosion December 11, 2021 Fest Pass Good For The Entire Day. A 500 Peso Donation Per Person, Or More Please If You Can, Gets You Front Row Reserved Seating For The Entire Day & Night.
Great Lineup Of Big Hearted Performers Coming Out To Support The Cause. More To Announce. The Jams & Collaborations In The Evening Will Be Amazing. We Promise!
And 3 Lucky Donors Of More Than 100 Pesos Get A Chance To Win Our Great New 2021-2022 FEST SHIRT. The Winter 2021-22 Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest Dates On The Back. Don’t You Love The Design?