Event Schedule

Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International III is planned for January 10-12 & 17-19, 2020

  • New Music & More. Who Do You Love Volume 2? Who Would You Love To See Live?

    Your Vote Counts. See Below. Sharing some great music we love. We’ll continue through June with more posts like this as we talk to possible Headliners for Go Mexico for the Cause in January. Most of it is newly recorded, or newly remastered. Who do you love? Who would you love to see live on our Stage in Mexico? We have about 20 performers on our not so Short List, and we’d love to hear what you think about each.

    Did You Miss Volume 1 Of Our New Music/Great Performers Fan Survey From Last Week. Check It Out Here (Link To Volume 1) And Continue To Vote For All Your Favorites. Last week, this week, and more to come as well.

    Jimmie Vaughan Live From Paste Studio, New Single.

    Quinn Sullivan, How Many Tears

    Too Slim & The Tail Draggers-Time Has Come Today

    Vanessa Collier-When Love Comes To Town (Saxophone at about 4:40)

    Jose Ramirez-Here I Come

    Eric Gales-I Want My Crown

    Veronica Lewis-Memphis Train

  • New Music We Love. Volume 1-Who Would You Love To See Live?

    Your Vote Counts. See Below. Sharing some great music we love. We’ll continue through June with more posts like this as we talk to possible Headliners for Go Mexico for the Cause in January. Most of it newly recorded, or newly remastered. Who do you love? Who would you love to see live on our Stage in Mexico? We have about 20 performers on our not so Short List, and we’d love to hear what you think about each.

    Ain’t Nobody’s Fault But Mine featuring Carolyn Wonderland

    Don Felder, One Of These Nights

    Larry McCray, Arkansas, from his new album Blues Without You

    Hugh Laurie with Louisiana Blues

    Eliza Neals with Ball and Chain and More…from the Ilegal Mezcal Studios in New York, NY

    Larkin Poe with Bad Spell from their upcoming Album Release

  • Can You Rock A Crowd…It’s Call For Performers Time…Go Mexico In Winter
  • More on the Summer Lovin’- Winter Festin’ Canada Tour 2022 Searching For That Great Act For Mexico Winter 2023

    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?

  • Summer lovin’ then comes winter festin’,,,have a great live music summer friends!

    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!

  • We Were Just Getting Ready To Roll On And Keep Rockin’…Looking Back To January 2020 Some More Before Moving Forward Again

    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.

  • The Work Begins To Reboot Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests…Are You Ready To Go Mexico…Go Playa?
    Go Mexico January 26-29, 2023. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico When We Reboot Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests
    Ven Por La Musica Quedate Por La Playa Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, January 26-29, 2023
  • Come For The Music Stay For The Sunsets And The Beaches January 26-29, 2023, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

    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

    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 “tequilabluesfest@gmail.com” or by Messenger at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/ or via Chat here. Mention “A List.

  • Our Best Of The Best From The Past 5 Years…Looking Back Before Moving Foward

    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

    Here’s The Link: https://tequilabluesrock.com/wpstream_vod/our-best-of-the-best-looking-back-before-announcing-our-move-forward-plans/

  • He’s Coming Back To Ixtapa…And Then He’s Going To Be In Puerto Vallarta

    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.

  • You Were Asking-Where Is Hobos Bar & Restaurant In Mexico City

    We’re Getting Ready To Rock & Blues Rock On December 11 In Mexico City. Join Us!

  • You Can Rock ‘n Run or Cycle For The Street Animals December 11 Fest In CDMX

     

     

    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?

  • Presenting A Pre Glimpse Into The Talent That Will Be On Display At The Evelyn Rubio And Friends Evening For Street Animal Rescue In Mexico In Playa Del Carmen Thursday December 2

    Presenting A Pre Glimpse Into The Talent That Will Be On Display At The Evelyn Rubio And Friends Evening For Street Animal Rescue In Mexico In Playa Del Carmen Thursday, December 2

    View Video By Direct Link: https://vimeo.com/616418235

  • The 80’s Comes To The Mayan Riviera Love Fest…Rock ‘n Blues Explosions With One Of Mexico’s Finest Power Rock Voices

    GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN It’s December 2-5, 2021!

    We Get Them First To Launch Our Mayan Riviera Fest!
    Psst….Great News For Rockers At Our Fest…One Of Mexico’s Finest Power Rock ‘n Blues Voices Over The Past 10 Years Is Forming A New Band. And You Fans Will See Them First. The Hook: All Girl! Big Talent. Edgy But Ready For Cindi Lauper Style Fun On Stage.

    Lorena Cabrera
    Is Joining Us Folks

  • Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest Cancun-Mayan Riviera Excited To Welcome Chris Duarte To Our Ist Annual Fest…A True Blues Rock Guitar Legend

    CHRIS DUARTE CHRIS DUARTE
    Look Who’s Coming To Puerto Morelos & Playa del Carmen December 2-5, 2021. We’re Very Excited. Perfect For Our Jam Oriented Weekend Fest. Blues & Rock Explosions Come To The Mayan Riviera in Mexico.
    A Blues-Rock Guitar Legend-Chris Duarte-based in Austin, Texas, Chris will conjure up memories of another Texas-based guitarist, Stevie Ray Vaughan, RIP.
    Humble, Big Heart, Hard Working On Stage. Fits Perfectly for our Big Hearts-Big Stars-Big Talent Fests. Truly A Can’t-Miss Live Talent.
    And He’s Bringing A Friend, Perhaps Friends. We’ll Tell You More About Her Soon.
    Where Do You Want To Be December 2-5, 2021?
    Join Us As We Begin Rockin’ LIVE For Street Animal Rescue Mexico & Awareness Everywhere.
    https://donorbox.org/street-animal-rescue-mexico/

    About


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  • You Can Run But You Can’t Hide…December & Winter Is Just Months Away…The Mexico Fests Are On Their Way…Always For A Great Cause Post

    You Can Run But You Can’t Hide…December & Winter Is Just Months Aways…The Mexico Fests Are On Their Way…Always For A Great Cause

  • Early Bird Tickets For 2021 & 2022 Events Available Now

    EarlyBird Tickets Available Starting Today June 1 At Our Tickets Page Here. https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ Tickets Prices Adjusted Monthly. June 2021 Will Be Your Best Value Friends!

    We’re Getting Ready For Some Great Upcoming Big Hearts-Big Stars Rock ‘n Blues ‘n Love Events. Follow All Our Announcements At Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Love Explosion Facebook Page And Here. Yes, We Are Now Tequila Rock ‘n Blues ‘n Love Explosion Fests & Events. We Can’t Get Too Much Rock ‘n Blues ‘n Love In This Life Can We?

  • Can You Rock A Crowd?

    Can You Rock A Crowd? Help Create A Memorable Experience For Them! Have Some Excellent Performance Video Online So Fans Can See You In Action?

    Do You Want To Grow Your Fan Base & Your Reputation As Caring Big Hearts? Do You Want A Great Warm Weather Destination For A Fan Group Excursion

    We Create Benefit Fests For Great Music & Support For Worthy Local Causes. We’re Growing And We’re Interested In Expanding Our Performers’ Group.

    Please Go To Future Performers On Our Site Here And See If This Is A Partnership You’d Like To Develop. We’re Ready To Talk.

    With Your Big Heart & Love For Animals You Can Wear The Shirt Proudly
  • You Can Still Catch Our May 16 Big Hearts-Big Stars Online Rock ‘n Blues Show

    Check It Out!

    We heard comments like ” great show”, “all the musicians were great! I loved the selection”, “liked the mix of music”, “wow, she is awesome”,

    You can check it out for yourself.
    If you wish to access Segment 1 May 16 Show you can use this link.

    https://tequilabluesrock.com/Streams/segment-1-may-16-the-big-hearts-big-stars-for-the-rescue-rock-n-blues-show/
    Segment 2 Direct Link

    https://tequilabluesrock.com/Streams/segment-2-the-big-hearts-big-stars-for-the-rescue-may-16-rock-n-blues-show/
    Segment 3 Direct Link

    https://tequilabluesrock.com/Streams/segment-3-the-big-hearts-big-stars-for-the-rescue-rock-n-blues-online-show-may-16/

    All April 18 Segments & Now May 16 Segments are also available by browsing and scrolling..and clicking the link of the segment you want to see, at https://tequilabluesrock.com/Streams/

    Enjoy!

  • Amigos de Animales in Barra Potosi Gets Support From Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events & Fests

    Amigos de Animales in Barra Potosi Gets Support From Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events & Fests from our January 2020 Events. Plans call for continued future support for Amigos from future Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events in Ixtapa-Zihua.

    In late March we announced the funding contributions we had made following our Events in Ixtapa-Zihua from January to March, 2020.

    We are pleased to report today that Amigos de Animales (amigosdeanimales.org) of Barra Potosi, has received their full contribution pledged from the January 2020 Fest.

    We live in uncertain times but our message to Stasya Briggs, the inspirational founder of Amigos de Animales was one of hope for us, and our future events, with continued support for Amigos if possible, as well as for the Animales Angels MX animal rescue project by Natalia Ruiz Gomez, in central Mexico where many of our performers and fans are based.

    Stasya Briggs at Amigos de Animales large Animal Rescue Shelter in Barra Potosi in the Ixtapa-Zihua region.
    Natalia Ruiz Gomez with Choco one of the approximately 10 animals in her every growing small shelter. Choco, had a cancerous tumor that required costly medication and treatment for many months. Now healthy and ready for adoption.
  • A Full Night Of Rock Creedence Style, Blues Chicago Blues Style, And Soul The Blues Brothers Style Coming Up In Ixtapa Mexico

    The Chris Sanchez Blues Band Coming To Ixtapa Friday, March 6

  • Some Great Don’t Miss Rock ‘n Blues Exploding In Ixtapa-Zihua Next Few Weeks

    We’ve Got Some Excellent Out-of-Town Performers Coming On February 28 & 29, March 6 & 7 and March 13 & 14. 2 Groups from Mexico City, One from Morelia. Morelia with 10 performers to be exact. It’s our Rock ‘n Blues Showcase En Vivo on March 6 & 7. Three great unique sets. Festival sets.
    All are coming with full bands, and a-rockin’ uptempo live concert-style performance we love at Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events. All Shows at Villas Paraiso Hotel & Rock Bar in Ixtapa.

    Pre-approved music from Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events. We’ve had two groups before and we know how well folks responded to them two or three years ago. One is new to us here in Ixtapa, but has a great frontman and vocalist, all are excellent musicians and are great folks that want to support our fundraising, as all of them do, and we are confident will not disappoint in any way.

    We Present The Event Posters Below. Please Don’t Hesitate To Share With Friends Who Like Some Rock in their Music! We’ve Got That For Them.




  • We’re In The News About Our Upcoming Events & Future Plans For More Great Live Rock & Blues Music In Ixtapa-Zihua

    Many Upcoming Events And We’ve Been Talking With The Media. We’re Sharing The News Releases With Our Fans So You Know All The Future Plans.

    Ricardo Gomez of Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa and Bob Rempel of Tequila Blues ‘n Rock Explosion Events appeared on 98.5 FM Ixtapa-Zihua and their Facebook Live Morning Zanka Show on Monday. Check out the Facebook Live Interview. Primarily In Spanish, Some English.

    Our February 24th New Release Spanish Version To Local Media in Ixtapa-Zihua

    Our February 24 News Release English Version To Mexico Media

    Our 2020 Fest Wrap Up News Release January 23, 2020 English

    See You On February 28 & 29 for the Doors Concert Experience Show By The Crystal Ship Band of Mexico City. 3-3.5 Hrs Of Music Natalia Ruiz Gomez, the inspirational founder of Animales Angels Mexico will be in attendance. She’ll tell us about the daily work she does to rescue, treat, feed and shelter dogs plus tell the story of Choco, the beautiful 2-year-old part Dachshund female she rescued after it was abandoned, who has a tumor in her colon that needs costly cancer medication on a regular basis.

    See You on March 6 & 7 for Rock ‘n Blues Showcase En Vivo-The Return Of Chris Sanchez…And He’s Bringing His Rock ‘n Blues Friends. 3 Full Sets

    See You on March 13 & 14 for We Will ROCK You-The Music Of Queen & Bon Jovi And Much More Classic Rock Hits 3 Full Sets.

  • Will I Like The Doors Days Band…For February 28 & 29 At Villas Paraiso Hotel…We Get Asked Questions?

    Will I Like The Doors Days Band…For February 28 & 29 At Villas Paraiso Hotel…We Get Asked Questions? From A Recent Facebook Post

    We Start Getting Comments! Positive Comments From Someone Who Saw Them Two Years Ago.

  • The fundraising continues…it’s Door Days coming up in Ixtapa-Zihua February 28-29 at Villas Paraiso Hotel Ixtapa

    The Crystal Ship Band from Mexico City returns to Ixtapa to headline our Doors Days, The Door Experience Weekend at Villas Paraiso Hotel and Rock Bar. More Information Here On Facebook Events

    A sold-out crowd with excellent reviews from their first visit in February 2018. Two can’t miss shows if you love the music of The Doors: Light My Fire, Touch Me, Love Me Two Times, Love Her Madly, L.A. Woman, Break On Through, Roadhouse Blues and many more. Who doesn’t love their music? People were dancing all night last time they were here. The fundraising continues for our 2020 Causes: Street Animal Rescue by groups like Amigos de Animales of Barra Potosi, and Kids with projects like Birthday Smiles for kids who deserve a “happy” birthday, and Realizing Potentials, for kids with exceptional abilities and talent, but with barriers in their life to realizing their full potential. Support for training, technology and travel and more.

    The Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events & Fests formula continues. Great Live Music By Full Bands and Performers, Fun-Fun-Fun And Support For Community and Causes always.

    Read about the results from our first two weekends Here. Our “Best Fest Ever” and we made a great start on fundraising for our 2020 Causes.

  • Order of Appearance for Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest January 17 & 18 in Ixtapa, Mexico

    We start Friday night at 7:00 pm. At Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa. Be in your seats early. The one of a kind Blues Brothers Show comes on soon after. Vicente Contreras, teenage guitar prodigy from Ixtapa, Mexico, just before them on the lineup. Show Tickets or Dinner & A Show & Drinks Tickets Available At Midday At Villas Paraiso Hotel or Online at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

  • “Best Tequila Blues & Rock Fest Ever” Say All The Fans And It Continues On Friday, January 17 and Saturday, 18 Equally As Good, We Feel! We regret on behalf of our fans that circumstances beyond our control required us to change the Performers’ Lineup and the Venue for the January 17 & 18 shows. We are all about Great Live Music first and foremost. Watch for more Performer Additions.
  • Why We Do What We Do? The Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest Int. III Connection To The Community And Worthy Causes

    Why We Do What We Do? The Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest Int. III More Than Just The Music Of Our Lives. But That’s Pretty Special In Itself Too. We Are About Great Live Music By Talented Professional Performers Just Here For The Fest. Add Fun-Fun-Fun, Add Destination Events For The Community, And Equally, If Not Most, Importantly Add Significant Ties To Worthy Local Causes and Cause Partners. It’s January 10-12, 2020 at Villas Paraiso Hotel and Rock Bar in Ixtapa, Mexico.

  • We Ready To Go For January 10 At Villas Paraiso For Tequila Blues & Rock Fest III

    See You At Villas Paraiso Hotel, Ixtapa, Friday, January 10. Tickets Online here at this site at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ or see us at Hotel Villas Paraiso from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm January 9 or come by from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Soundcheck & Setup time at Villas to view the venue and get your Tickets. Soundcheck free with a donation, or food and drink purchase. Friday Jan.10 hours at Villas Paraiso: 11:00 am-5:00 pm for Advance Tickets. Film Festival starts at 4:00 pm and Live Music starts at 6:50 pm.

  • Your Final Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Festival Schedule For Ixtapa & Zihua Is Here

    English Download The Full Festival Schedule January 10-19, 2020-9 Pages PDF

    Espanol Descargue el calendario completo del festival del 10 al 19 de enero 10 páginas PDF

    For Your Questions or Comments:

    F.B. Messenger at Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Facebook Page

    Email: “tequilabluesfest@gmail.com”

    Whatsapp: +52 755 101 5989

    Chat: On the Main Page Of This Site

    SEE YOU AT THE FEST!

  • Our Tequila Blues & Rock Fest News Release Today Tells The Story Of Year III in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo-Espanol & Anglais

    Our Tequila Blues & Rock Fest News Media Release Today Tells The Story Of Year III in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. Plus The History Of The Fest. In English and Spanish.

    Please Share This Public Information With Your Media Contacts, And Family and Friends. We Thank You Sincerely. For The Great Live Music…Classic Popular Films, For The Community, For The Deserving Kids And Street Animal Rescue Causes, For The Fun-Fun-Fun! We Come Together in Ixtapa-Zihua, 2020

    News Release Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion December 27, 2019 English

    News Release Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion December 27, 2019 Spanish

    Media Coverage of Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest (Mexico News Daily-December 27

    Version 1.0 Schedule: (Version 2.0 with minor alterations to be released January 2)

    Mauricio Kings, from Mexico City, coming to Zihuatanejo January 17-19 with one album of originals plus great covers of The Doors and Dylan and more blues-rock.
  • I’m Going To Ixtapa-Zihua For The Blues & Rock & Film Fest!

    Who Else Is Saying “I’m Going To Ixtapa-Zihua For The Music and Film Fest…Supporting The Causes…Staying For The Beaches, The Sunsets And The Romance” January 10-19, 2020. The Best 10 Days Of Your Winter!

  • We’ve Added More Performers-The Latest & Greatest Fest Posters Now Available

    Tequila Blues & Explosion Fest. Int. III Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. We Kick Off The New Decade In Grand Style. Two Weekends of Rock ‘n Blues ‘n Jazz (and some reggae, some country and more)

    Fonzeca CPP Group, Monterrey, Mexico

    We’ve Added More Performers For Both January 10-12 and January 17-19 -The Latest & Greatest Poster Now Available. Supporting Very Worthy Local and Mexico Causes.

    Great Performer Lineup. Ixtapa Days Have A Feature Film Included As Well. Supporting Great Local & MX causes.
  • Evelyn Rubio is coming to Ixtapa-Zihua, MX for Tequila Blues & Rock Fest Int. III To Support Our Causes And Bringing Great Blues & Jazz With Her.

    Evelyn Rubio is coming to Ixtapa-Zihua, MX for Tequila Blues & Rock Fest Int. III To Support Our Causes And Bringing Great Blues & Jazz Classics & Originals With Her. See Evelyn January 17-19, at Orient Bay in Zihuatanejo. Are you coming too? We’re just days away now.

  • Your Black Friday Great Live Blues & Rock Music In Ixtapa Zihua Shopping Starts Now And We Start Helping Our Cause Partners At The Same Time

    Today through Tuesday, December 3. Our Last Promotion Before The Fest. Earlybirds got a 33% discount for our 3 for 2 Fest Pass promotion. But hey they were early birds and helped us start this year. You get 20% and a chance to help our Causes immediately. And a free 3-year Membership in the Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fests & Events Club.

    We’re seeing our Cause partner Staysa Briggs of Amigos de Animales on Tuesday and we’d like to give her an early donation. And for Raoul at Sr.Tacos/Sra. Pizza we’d like to kickstart our Project Blues & Rock Fest Kids B-Day Fund For Ixtapa-Zihua, MX

    This is a chance to warm your heart and know you are contributing to important needed causes in the Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo region, Mexico.

    So for your Black Friday shopping that gives you 4.5 hours of live music and a 2 hour Hollywood Film (Ixtapa) for each day you purchase, and the best cold drink promos in the area at both venues, we give you a 20% off discount or refund, depending on how you purchase, for every 2 or more single-day tickets purchased by one purchaser, or any Fest Pass purchased.

    In return, we’ll also donate from our own pockets to the Causes, 50 pesos for every two or more single-day tickets purchased by one individual and 100 pesos from every 2 Fest Passes purchased.

    Purchase online, receive a refund, see all prices here: https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ or https://tinyurl.com/buyfestpasses/

    And we’ll give you a chance to donate and match our contribution at the time of purchase. When we come together we can make a small or big changes. We know that folks. We just have to act.

    See us today in person after 4:30 pm at WarmUp & PreGaming Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest III 2020 Hotel Villas Paraiso Ixtapa or Tuesday, December 3 at WarmUp Zihua Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest III 2020 at Orient Bay in Zihua during the happiest of hours. Buy with cash with an immediate discount. Or purchase online and receive a refund.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends! Should we wish you happy shopping too?

    Questions? Of course, just ask in Messenger or here.

  • Melodi Ryan is coming to Ixtapa Zihua in January with a new album just released

    Melodi Ryan is coming to Ixtapa Zihua in January with a new album just released. Check it out now.

  • Get Ready Now For The Best Rock & Blues Music To Come To Ixtapa & Zihua This Year With A Taste Of Reggae Soul Country Pop Jazz

    Get Ready Now For The Best Rock & Blues Music To Come To Ixtapa & Zihua This Year With A Taste Of Reggae Soul Country Pop Jazz

  • We Love To Partner With Community Minded Enterprises And Biz. Is That You? Let’s Come Together For The Causes!

    We Love To Partner With Community Minded Enterprises And Biz. Is That You? Let’s Come Together For The Causes. For The Community!

  • Your New Live Rock ‘n Blues Event Poster Is Here January 10-12, 2020 in Ixtapa, January 17-19 in Zihuatanejo

    Your New Live Rock ‘n Blues Event Poster Is Here January 10-12, 2020 in Ixtapa, January 17-19 in Zihuatanejo

  • He’s Coming Back To Ixtapa…And Then He’s Going To Be In Puerto Vallarta

    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.

  • Beer Fest & Rock Hard & Metal Night At Mexico’s Got Amazing Talent Showcase In Ixtapa Villas Paraiso Hotel & Rock Bar January 16 2021-Always For The Causes
  • Thinking About 2020 So Far. What Do You Think? Changes & Improvements Always On Our Mind

    Thinking About 2020 So Far. What Do You Think? Changes & Improvements Are Always On Our Mind. For Our Loyal Fans & For Our Performers Who Gave Us Their Best Performances.

  • A Full Night Of Rock Creedence Style, Blues Chicago Blues Style, And Soul The Blues Brothers Style Coming Up In Ixtapa Mexico

    The Chris Sanchez Blues Band Coming To Ixtapa Friday, March 6

  • Some Great Don’t Miss Rock ‘n Blues Exploding In Ixtapa-Zihua Next Few Weeks

    We’ve Got Some Excellent Out-of-Town Performers Coming On February 28 & 29, March 6 & 7 and March 13 & 14. 2 Groups from Mexico City, One from Morelia. Morelia with 10 performers to be exact. It’s our Rock ‘n Blues Showcase En Vivo on March 6 & 7. Three great unique sets. Festival sets.
    All are coming with full bands, and a-rockin’ uptempo live concert-style performance we love at Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events. All Shows at Villas Paraiso Hotel & Rock Bar in Ixtapa.

    Pre-approved music from Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events. We’ve had two groups before and we know how well folks responded to them two or three years ago. One is new to us here in Ixtapa, but has a great frontman and vocalist, all are excellent musicians and are great folks that want to support our fundraising, as all of them do, and we are confident will not disappoint in any way.

    We Present The Event Posters Below. Please Don’t Hesitate To Share With Friends Who Like Some Rock in their Music! We’ve Got That For Them.




  • Will I Like The Doors Days Band…For February 28 & 29 At Villas Paraiso Hotel…We Get Asked Questions?

    Will I Like The Doors Days Band…For February 28 & 29 At Villas Paraiso Hotel…We Get Asked Questions? From A Recent Facebook Post

    We Start Getting Comments! Positive Comments From Someone Who Saw Them Two Years Ago.

  • “Best Tequila Blues & Rock Fest Ever” Say All The Fans And It Continues On Friday, January 17 and Saturday, 18 Equally As Good, We Feel! We regret on behalf of our fans that circumstances beyond our control required us to change the Performers’ Lineup and the Venue for the January 17 & 18 shows. We are all about Great Live Music first and foremost. Watch for more Performer Additions.
  • Our Tequila Blues & Rock Fest News Release Today Tells The Story Of Year III in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo-Espanol & Anglais

    Our Tequila Blues & Rock Fest News Media Release Today Tells The Story Of Year III in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. Plus The History Of The Fest. In English and Spanish.

    Please Share This Public Information With Your Media Contacts, And Family and Friends. We Thank You Sincerely. For The Great Live Music…Classic Popular Films, For The Community, For The Deserving Kids And Street Animal Rescue Causes, For The Fun-Fun-Fun! We Come Together in Ixtapa-Zihua, 2020

    News Release Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion December 27, 2019 English

    News Release Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion December 27, 2019 Spanish

    Media Coverage of Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest (Mexico News Daily-December 27

    Version 1.0 Schedule: (Version 2.0 with minor alterations to be released January 2)

    Mauricio Kings, from Mexico City, coming to Zihuatanejo January 17-19 with one album of originals plus great covers of The Doors and Dylan and more blues-rock.
  • Many, Many Consecutive Years Fans of Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest. Join Us!
    Many Consecutive Year Fans…They’ve All Got Their Year 3 Tickets

    Tequila Blues Explosion Events & Fests…𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚’𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒈𝒐𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑭𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒀𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝑰𝑰𝑰. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒄 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝑱𝒂𝒏𝒖𝒂𝒓𝒚 10 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒃𝒆? 𝑵𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈. 𝑱𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒎𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒖𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒂𝒅𝒗𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒕 𝒑𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐n

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=566014407569165

  • We Love To Partner With Community Minded Enterprises And Biz. Is That You? Let’s Come Together For The Causes!

    We Love To Partner With Community Minded Enterprises And Biz. Is That You? Let’s Come Together For The Causes. For The Community!

  • Imagine The Pawssibilities…We Rock And Blues-Rock For Important Causes In Ixtapa-Zihua Mexico January 10-19, 2020

  • An Important Message From The Fest Director For All Lovers Of Live Music And Fests

  • Summertime Promotion for Your Wintertime Music…By The Beach

    Special Promotion On Now For Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest January 2020 in Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. Purchase Fest Tickets Online Here Before September 1, 2019 To Take Advantage Of This One Time Promotion. Your Promo Voucher Will Be Emailed To You.

  • Great event July 11 in Mexico City and now we look forward to Tequila Blues Rock Explosion III in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

    Great event July 11 in Mexico City and now we look forward to our Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion III by the beach in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo in January 2020. Blues, Rock & Roots music at its finest. More information at our Facebook Page (like the page to receive updates and news) and at our Tequila Blues Rock Website.

  • Animales Angels MX July 11 Evento En Las Noticias

    Mexico News Daily featured our July 11 Animales Angels event in Mexico City in their June 27 edition. We are very grateful for their support

    Read the full story on their site Here
    and please join us at McCarthy’s Patios Tlalpan on July 11 to show your support too.

    More information about Animales Angels MX, the event, and our news release here at our Tequila Blues event page

  • News About Tequila Blues Rock Explosion Fest. III January 2020

  • Announcing Plans For Tequila Blues-Rock Explosion III

    We’re Excited To Tell You About The Possibilities For Tequila Blues Explosion Fest III in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 2020. News Releases for download in English and Spanish below. Looking forward to seeing you on January 10 in Ixtapa-Zihua or even earlier at some of our other Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion events. Like our FB page to always get the latest news or follow us here. English News Release text below as well.

    English News Release

    Espanol Version.

    May 23, 2019-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Co-Chairperson. Address: Winnipeg/Ixtapa, Mexico  Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989 Co-chair & Mexico Liaison: Natalia Ruiz Gomez, Mexico City +52 552 9420701 (Phone/W.A.)

    Emails: tequilabluesfest@gmail.com & bobrempel@gmail.com  

    Web: https://tequilabluesrock.com/

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/

    Tequila Blues Explosion Fests Ready To Return To Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo

    Blues and Blues-Rock Explosion Weekend #3 Will Be Held In Mexico on January 10-12, 2020.  Advance Tickets At Best Possible Value Ever On Sale Now-Price Increase June 1, 2019

    Possible Second Weekend of Live Blues & Blues-Rock Music For January 17-19

    We’re very pleased to announce the plans for the 3rd Tequila Blues Explosion Fest Event for the weekend of January 10-12, 2020 in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, stated festival organizer Bob Rempel.   

    Based on anticipated successful fundraising, new sponsorships and advance ticket sales over the next six months, we have an excellent roster of performers we are ready to present, he said.  All have already agreed to perform. Many more are possible. Well known names, and newcomers, who are rising stars.

    The great live music continues with appearances by Fest favorites Geoff and  Chris Dahl, who will present their high energy  truly amazing, The Blues Brothers show and a new one for 2020, their The ZZ Top show,

    Tangerine from Mexico City, with the great blues-rock voice of Lorena Cabrera Bernal fronting, plus a keyboardist added to the four-piece band now, will feature tributes to Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin their specialties, but also Queen, AC-DC, Deep Purple, and others

    Charlie Jacobson, highly versatile blues-rock and rockabilly frontman-vocalist, guitarist and showman will come from Canada. He impressed when he was last here

    Isidoro Negrete Reynoso,one of Mexico’s finest blues-rock harmonica players, a  legend in his country in fact, from Mexico City, will add that great harp feel to bring out the best in the blues songs

    New for 2020 we have guitarist and vocalist Joe Brett from Ontario, Canada who is bringing his special Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV) tribute show to Ixtapa.

    Also joining the all star ensemble to make sure the special collaborations that Tequila Blues is becoming known for, truly amaze, is rock, blues and soul music Saxophonist  Max Octava Maravilla of Mexico City, Mexico.

    Returning to Ixtapa as well is vocalist and harmonica player Robert George now of Nelson, BC, but with his roots in the San Francisco music scene, so he is bringing his pal from the days of youth, multi instrumentalist Mike Billo with him.  Mike has performed with and backed up blues greats such as John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Reed, and many others from San Francisco and all over the world.  He plays the harmonica, bass and slide guitars, banjo, ukulele and dobro.

    Rempel said Tequila Blues continues in discussions with a lengthy list of performers who have all expressed a serious interest in appearing at the Tequila Blues Fest and supporting our causes, and of course enjoying the great Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo weather and beaches in January as well.  As do all our new and old visitors from away attending Tequila Blues Explosion events. “Come for the music stay for the beaches” is the long time slogan Tequila Blues slogan.

    People such as blues and jazz vocalist and saxophonist Evelyn Rubio from Houston, originally from Mexico City,  Kal David and Lauri Bono from Palm Springs, USA, Brent Parkin, Winnipeg, Canada, Zeppia a 3 piece power rock trio of two sisters and a brother from Mexico City, that features music from Black Sabbath, Grand Funk and much more,  Bourbon Blues Ensemble from Leon, MX Fonzeca-Caja de Pandora Project, Monterey, MX, Andrew Parkhouse from Canada, Jimmy D. Lane, from Vancouver, B.C and originally Detroit, Austin Cane from Cleveland, USA and Rafael Tranquilino from Seattle, USA and originally from Mexico City.

    Many are ideal candidates for our additional second weekend of great music if we attract the ticket sales and sponsorship we require for our first weekend, according to Rempel.

    “We’ve tried to tell everyone connected and interested in growth for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo these past three years, Tequila Blues Explosion Fest originator, Bob Rempel said, that these kind of events are tourism magnets that many tourism focused communities in Mexico are hoping to develop or acquire to give them an edge to attract visitors.  The kind of visitors with higher levels of spending that will really benefit a community in the highly competitive and somewhat stagnant tourism environment that currently exists in Mexico.”

    Support from all sectors of the community, governments, and the fans, our ticket buying public will help create an ongoing music festival with a difference, for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo that will continue to grow every year.  We hope that the next 6 months will show us everyone wants this for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and not let it go elsewhere, Rempel added.

    Tequila Blues events are also fundraisers for the community. In the first two years over 120,000 pesos has been donated to a children’s orphanage near Zihuatanejo.  In 2020 Tequila Blues Events, and our venue partners, with the support of the fans, will raise funds for children and schools in low income areas near Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, primarily assisting with technology shortfalls, and Animal Rescue work both in Ixtapa-Zihua and other parts of Mexico.

    What’s new for 2020?

    -New music venue partners who have agreed to help support fundraising and performer’s expenses: Smoke Shack Ixtapa plus adjacent businesses, and Villas Paraiso Hotel & Bar & Grill Ixtapa

    -A Zihuatanejo event venue is being sought, and will be announced in the near future

    -All Tequila Blues events will be Membership Only events.  Membership will be a nominal amount and included in ticket prices in 2020. It signifies the way we wish to treat and deal with our fans in 2020 and in the future. Have them return every year as valued Tequila Blues members. And yes, “membership will have its privileges”.

    -Musicians Geoff and Chris Dahl from Canada and Enrique Torres and Lorena Cabrera Bernal from Mexico (Tangerine) have agreed to serve both as music directors and technical advisors, assisting festival directors, to ensure we have the highest standard of performance and sound quality this year and in future years, at all venues, for the fans..

    -All events will be sold by Advance Purchase only. Tickets must be in hand before the event. This will make ease of entry much more efficient for everyone and  supports our membership only approach. Fans of live music Tequila Blues style performed in warm January weather in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo close to the near perfect beaches here, will have this marked in red on their calendar many months in advance we know, organizers said.

    -Group purchases and group travel to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo for either the January 10-12 weekend, the January 17-19 weekend, or both, will be fully supported by Tequila Blues fest, the organizers announced.  Put a group of 10 or more together from Canada, USA or Mexico and we will bend over backward to make your trip to Tequila Blues Explosion Fest a memorable one with great value.  We are truly all about our slogan: “Come for the Music-Stay For The Beach”

    -A free show by all the visiting musicians and performers for the evening of Thursday January 9, for all local residents of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and region, at a Central location, is under consideration. The support of a major sponsor, private or government, to help defray the costs of staging the event, will be essential however.

    -Fest organizers will make their best efforts to incorporate additional events they organize into the Tequila Blues Explosion Fest as soon as possible, with growth every year. Events such as beach volleyball or ultimate frisbee (disc sports) tournaments, motorcycle and car club rallies, art and crafts show and sale, pet shows, and a pets in motion fun run/walk/bike event along the ciclopista with the family pet or your rescue dog or cat.

    -Fundraising for January 2020 Starts Now! Please visit  https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets to purchase Tequila Blues Explosion 3.0 advance tickets and memberships. For groups, sponsorships/partnerships or other communication and proposals please send us a message from Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/  Messaging also available from website or use our email address or phone/whatsapp.

    Useful Links:

    2020:

    Online Advance Ticket Purchase:  https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

    2020 Festival Performers Playlist:

    Youtube:  (Coming Soon)  follow channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtj8gGbHYwIv_lOTK2jmHQ/playlists

    Spotify:  (Coming Soon and published at Tequila Blues Facebook and Website)

    2019:

    2019 Festival Wrap Up

    English:https://tequilabluesrock.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/English-News-Release_Media-Advisory-Tequila-Blues-Explosion-Festival-II-January-19-2019.pdf

    Spanish: https://tequilabluesrock.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Spanish-Version-News-Release_Media-Advisory-Tequila-Blues-Explosion-Festival-II-January-19-2019.pdf

    2019 Fest Performance Videos: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/  and click on videos from the left hand column.  

    Also go to Tequila Blues YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtj8gGbHYwIv_lOTK2jmHQ/videos

  • You’ve Been Asking About Tequila Blues Explosion 2020?

    Well today is the day you find out what days you circle on the calendar for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico

  • 3 Days & Nights Of Great Live Music In Ixtapa With Tequila Blues Fest Preview Here Now

    Afternoon Pool Parties at Villas Paraiso will be hot with cold beverages aplenty.  Nights will be On Fire at the Ixtapa Event Centre with 4.5 to 5 hours of live music and concert format shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday night January 10-12.  Plus we have big plans for a BluesKruise4Kids and more after Fest Pool Parties on the 13th.  It’s in Ixtapa, Mexico, Mexico’s warm weather hidden paradise with amazing beaches everywhere.  A community event, in its second year, raising funds for the children of the Talita Cumi orphanage near Zihuatanejo so they can reach their full potential in life.

    The links are below.  Enjoy a good sampling of the Live Music you will hear in person and have a chance to see the performers up close and personal.   Skip the lines and get your seats reserved with Advance Tickets Online HERE, or visit Frank’s Restaurant in Ixtapa or Hotel El Tradicional VV in Zihuatanejo.  Discounts for groups of 10 or more.  Seating upgrade offer in effect until end of day January 1, 2019.

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  • We’re Going To Ixtapa For Tequila Blues Explosion Fest II

    People are talking. “I’m Going To Ixtapa For Tequila Blues Explosion Fest II” Mexico! Great Music! Great Beaches! Warm Sun! Cold Drinks! On January 10-13, 2019. View The Schedule Here.

  • We Ready To Go For January 10 At Villas Paraiso For Tequila Blues & Rock Fest III

    See You At Villas Paraiso Hotel, Ixtapa, Friday, January 10. Tickets Online here at this site at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ or see us at Hotel Villas Paraiso from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm January 9 or come by from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Soundcheck & Setup time at Villas to view the venue and get your Tickets. Soundcheck free with a donation, or food and drink purchase. Friday Jan.10 hours at Villas Paraiso: 11:00 am-5:00 pm for Advance Tickets. Film Festival starts at 4:00 pm and Live Music starts at 6:50 pm.

  • Are You Ready For Your Breakthrough Moment?

    Alvin Lee and Ten Years After Were: Mindsets in Motion For Your Life Your Business, Your Family Coming Soon!

  • News About Tequila Blues Rock Explosion Fest. III January 2020

  • Announcing Plans For Tequila Blues-Rock Explosion III

    We’re Excited To Tell You About The Possibilities For Tequila Blues Explosion Fest III in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 2020. News Releases for download in English and Spanish below. Looking forward to seeing you on January 10 in Ixtapa-Zihua or even earlier at some of our other Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion events. Like our FB page to always get the latest news or follow us here. English News Release text below as well.

    English News Release

    Espanol Version.

    May 23, 2019-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Co-Chairperson. Address: Winnipeg/Ixtapa, Mexico  Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989 Co-chair & Mexico Liaison: Natalia Ruiz Gomez, Mexico City +52 552 9420701 (Phone/W.A.)

    Emails: tequilabluesfest@gmail.com & bobrempel@gmail.com  

    Web: https://tequilabluesrock.com/

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/

    Tequila Blues Explosion Fests Ready To Return To Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo

    Blues and Blues-Rock Explosion Weekend #3 Will Be Held In Mexico on January 10-12, 2020.  Advance Tickets At Best Possible Value Ever On Sale Now-Price Increase June 1, 2019

    Possible Second Weekend of Live Blues & Blues-Rock Music For January 17-19

    We’re very pleased to announce the plans for the 3rd Tequila Blues Explosion Fest Event for the weekend of January 10-12, 2020 in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, stated festival organizer Bob Rempel.   

    Based on anticipated successful fundraising, new sponsorships and advance ticket sales over the next six months, we have an excellent roster of performers we are ready to present, he said.  All have already agreed to perform. Many more are possible. Well known names, and newcomers, who are rising stars.

    The great live music continues with appearances by Fest favorites Geoff and  Chris Dahl, who will present their high energy  truly amazing, The Blues Brothers show and a new one for 2020, their The ZZ Top show,

    Tangerine from Mexico City, with the great blues-rock voice of Lorena Cabrera Bernal fronting, plus a keyboardist added to the four-piece band now, will feature tributes to Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin their specialties, but also Queen, AC-DC, Deep Purple, and others

    Charlie Jacobson, highly versatile blues-rock and rockabilly frontman-vocalist, guitarist and showman will come from Canada. He impressed when he was last here

    Isidoro Negrete Reynoso,one of Mexico’s finest blues-rock harmonica players, a  legend in his country in fact, from Mexico City, will add that great harp feel to bring out the best in the blues songs

    New for 2020 we have guitarist and vocalist Joe Brett from Ontario, Canada who is bringing his special Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV) tribute show to Ixtapa.

    Also joining the all star ensemble to make sure the special collaborations that Tequila Blues is becoming known for, truly amaze, is rock, blues and soul music Saxophonist  Max Octava Maravilla of Mexico City, Mexico.

    Returning to Ixtapa as well is vocalist and harmonica player Robert George now of Nelson, BC, but with his roots in the San Francisco music scene, so he is bringing his pal from the days of youth, multi instrumentalist Mike Billo with him.  Mike has performed with and backed up blues greats such as John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Reed, and many others from San Francisco and all over the world.  He plays the harmonica, bass and slide guitars, banjo, ukulele and dobro.

    Rempel said Tequila Blues continues in discussions with a lengthy list of performers who have all expressed a serious interest in appearing at the Tequila Blues Fest and supporting our causes, and of course enjoying the great Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo weather and beaches in January as well.  As do all our new and old visitors from away attending Tequila Blues Explosion events. “Come for the music stay for the beaches” is the long time slogan Tequila Blues slogan.

    People such as blues and jazz vocalist and saxophonist Evelyn Rubio from Houston, originally from Mexico City,  Kal David and Lauri Bono from Palm Springs, USA, Brent Parkin, Winnipeg, Canada, Zeppia a 3 piece power rock trio of two sisters and a brother from Mexico City, that features music from Black Sabbath, Grand Funk and much more,  Bourbon Blues Ensemble from Leon, MX Fonzeca-Caja de Pandora Project, Monterey, MX, Andrew Parkhouse from Canada, Jimmy D. Lane, from Vancouver, B.C and originally Detroit, Austin Cane from Cleveland, USA and Rafael Tranquilino from Seattle, USA and originally from Mexico City.

    Many are ideal candidates for our additional second weekend of great music if we attract the ticket sales and sponsorship we require for our first weekend, according to Rempel.

    “We’ve tried to tell everyone connected and interested in growth for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo these past three years, Tequila Blues Explosion Fest originator, Bob Rempel said, that these kind of events are tourism magnets that many tourism focused communities in Mexico are hoping to develop or acquire to give them an edge to attract visitors.  The kind of visitors with higher levels of spending that will really benefit a community in the highly competitive and somewhat stagnant tourism environment that currently exists in Mexico.”

    Support from all sectors of the community, governments, and the fans, our ticket buying public will help create an ongoing music festival with a difference, for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo that will continue to grow every year.  We hope that the next 6 months will show us everyone wants this for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and not let it go elsewhere, Rempel added.

    Tequila Blues events are also fundraisers for the community. In the first two years over 120,000 pesos has been donated to a children’s orphanage near Zihuatanejo.  In 2020 Tequila Blues Events, and our venue partners, with the support of the fans, will raise funds for children and schools in low income areas near Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, primarily assisting with technology shortfalls, and Animal Rescue work both in Ixtapa-Zihua and other parts of Mexico.

    What’s new for 2020?

    -New music venue partners who have agreed to help support fundraising and performer’s expenses: Smoke Shack Ixtapa plus adjacent businesses, and Villas Paraiso Hotel & Bar & Grill Ixtapa

    -A Zihuatanejo event venue is being sought, and will be announced in the near future

    -All Tequila Blues events will be Membership Only events.  Membership will be a nominal amount and included in ticket prices in 2020. It signifies the way we wish to treat and deal with our fans in 2020 and in the future. Have them return every year as valued Tequila Blues members. And yes, “membership will have its privileges”.

    -Musicians Geoff and Chris Dahl from Canada and Enrique Torres and Lorena Cabrera Bernal from Mexico (Tangerine) have agreed to serve both as music directors and technical advisors, assisting festival directors, to ensure we have the highest standard of performance and sound quality this year and in future years, at all venues, for the fans..

    -All events will be sold by Advance Purchase only. Tickets must be in hand before the event. This will make ease of entry much more efficient for everyone and  supports our membership only approach. Fans of live music Tequila Blues style performed in warm January weather in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo close to the near perfect beaches here, will have this marked in red on their calendar many months in advance we know, organizers said.

    -Group purchases and group travel to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo for either the January 10-12 weekend, the January 17-19 weekend, or both, will be fully supported by Tequila Blues fest, the organizers announced.  Put a group of 10 or more together from Canada, USA or Mexico and we will bend over backward to make your trip to Tequila Blues Explosion Fest a memorable one with great value.  We are truly all about our slogan: “Come for the Music-Stay For The Beach”

    -A free show by all the visiting musicians and performers for the evening of Thursday January 9, for all local residents of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and region, at a Central location, is under consideration. The support of a major sponsor, private or government, to help defray the costs of staging the event, will be essential however.

    -Fest organizers will make their best efforts to incorporate additional events they organize into the Tequila Blues Explosion Fest as soon as possible, with growth every year. Events such as beach volleyball or ultimate frisbee (disc sports) tournaments, motorcycle and car club rallies, art and crafts show and sale, pet shows, and a pets in motion fun run/walk/bike event along the ciclopista with the family pet or your rescue dog or cat.

    -Fundraising for January 2020 Starts Now! Please visit  https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets to purchase Tequila Blues Explosion 3.0 advance tickets and memberships. For groups, sponsorships/partnerships or other communication and proposals please send us a message from Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/  Messaging also available from website or use our email address or phone/whatsapp.

    Useful Links:

    2020:

    Online Advance Ticket Purchase:  https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

    2020 Festival Performers Playlist:

    Youtube:  (Coming Soon)  follow channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtj8gGbHYwIv_lOTK2jmHQ/playlists

    Spotify:  (Coming Soon and published at Tequila Blues Facebook and Website)

    2019:

    2019 Festival Wrap Up

    English:https://tequilabluesrock.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/English-News-Release_Media-Advisory-Tequila-Blues-Explosion-Festival-II-January-19-2019.pdf

    Spanish: https://tequilabluesrock.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Spanish-Version-News-Release_Media-Advisory-Tequila-Blues-Explosion-Festival-II-January-19-2019.pdf

    2019 Fest Performance Videos: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/  and click on videos from the left hand column.  

    Also go to Tequila Blues YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtj8gGbHYwIv_lOTK2jmHQ/videos

  • Read What We Told The Media Today About Tequila Blue Explosion Festival International II

    December 18, 2019 English News Release

    December 18, 2019 Spanish News Release

    Did we say that we hope have the largest crowd ever at a live music event in Ixtapa on January 10, 2019.  With many, many dressed in Blues Brother Costume. When people who know their two hour show say to us “This will be the best night of entertainment to come to Ixtapa this season and many more…It’s a can’t miss night”, we can’t help but agree with them.

    ¿Dijimos que esperamos tener la mayor cantidad de público en un evento de música en vivo en Ixtapa el 10 de enero de 2019.? Cuando las personas que conocen su programa de dos horas nos dicen: “Esta será la mejor noche de entretenimiento para venir a Ixtapa esta temporada y muchas más … Es una noche que no puede perderse”, no podemos dejar de estar de acuerdo con ellos.

  • The Best 30 Seconds of Rock and Blues Music For You Is?

    We are all about the great music here at Tequila Blues Explosion Festival and Concerts For A Cause.   So with that we ask you what is the best rock or blues music in 30 seconds for you.  You recognize it immediately, you sing along, you drum along…it gives you rock ‘n roll goose bumps.

    We’d love to get your comments too.

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