Event Schedule

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

  • Holy Crap, these guys, (David Gogo) are good. Must See Performance Video and More On Our Great BOGO Offer…Two Fests In One.

    “Holy Crap, these guys are good” …says the YouTube commenter. And they really are, friends. We’re excited too. We’ve got him with us in January.

    Cyber Monday. Everybody Sells. It’s True. And We’ve Got Fest Passes 2024 Free For Every 2 or 3 Day Fest Pass For 2023 You Purchase. A Big 2 Fests For 1 Deal. 2024 Is Shaping Up So Well Already. Jimi Hendrix and Tina Turner Special Tributes. The Last Show Janis Joplin Gave! Big Headliners. BOGO details here https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/

    But First 2023 And We’re Just As Excited About That. The Big Relaunch!

    “Holy Crap, these guys are good” was the Youtube Comment for this video. Check out David Gogo here on lead vocals and guitar. Great performance below. We agree and are blessed to have David with us. International star with 17 albums to his name.

    He’s here in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo all weekend. Up close and personal. The way live music should be best enjoyed.

    David Gogo Concert Style

    Special extended set concert style Saturday night January 28. We’ll find an awesome keyboard player like Julian St. Martin in the video. Wow! Working on it!

    David headlines a great lineup of performers Check out the Schedule and get your Fest Passes for both weekends. New music every night. Every night is unique. Our approach at Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests & Shows. But Fun and Dancin’ and Celebrations Every Night! Always The Same.

  • Tasting and Sampling And Toasting…It’s All Part of Festing And Celebrations We Say

    Tasting and Sampling And Toasting…It’s All Part of Festing And Celebrations We Say. Our Tequila, Tacos, y Cervezas Festival the TTC, also the Go Mexico Tequila & Beer Sampling & Tasting Fest. Add Beaches, Warm Weather, Cold Drinks Of Your Choice, Great Causes, and Excellent Rock ‘n Blues Music. For The Fun Of It All. For Feelin’ Alive! For Viva la Vida! Can You Say Yes To This? Click Play You’ll See What We Mean!

  • Show Me The Posters We Heard You Say…I Want To Go Mexico, On My Farewell To Winter Tour 2023

    I Think We Heard You Say Poster Me, Show Me The Lineup, The Shirts! For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, January 20-29, 2023. Rock ‘n Blues Festing January 27-29. Vegas Style Rock . Blues & R&B Shows January 20-21. More!

    Gallery Below:

    Who Do You Want To See Most Live? From Our 2023 Lineup And Shows? Please, In The Comments.

    Music First Always! For Us.

    But You Could Also Say You Are Coming For A Big Friends and Familly Celebration, Or The Tequila Sampling, Or The Arts & Crafts Show And Sale, The Love Unlimited Exposition Displays, Or The 60-40 And Tequila Bottle Per Night Jackpots. Or Music And Dancing! We’re Not Judging!

    Fun, Fun, Fun, In The Warmth Near The Beaches, Always For The Cause(s)

    Please Share To All Who You Know Love To Have A Great Time And Feel Alive!

    And There Will Also Be Our New 2023 Fest And Shows Promo Video Coming Very Soon.

  • Up Way To Early And I’ve Got The 3 O’Clock Blues. It’s B.B. King’s first hit song

    Yes, I’m writing this at 3:30 am friends. It’s true. Are you a Blues lover? Or open minded enough to allow yourself to discover the Blues roots of so much of the music you know and love. Part of your discovery will bring you to B.B. King. And we’re very proud to feature B.B. at our 2023 Big Reboot of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest. Or Blues ‘n Rock. Whatever order we write it. It doesn’t matter. Blues music is an essential part of our Fest.

    You won’t find the music of the Blues Masters, B.B. King, Freddie King, and Albert King together all in one weekend, anywhere else. The 3 Kings Blues Masters Tribute by the Chris Sanchez Blues Band. But you’ll have to Go Mexico, Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 27-29, 2023. All are part of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week, January 20-29, 2023.

    The Music of B.B. King. The Blues King! RollingStone Magazine presented their B.B.’s 10 Greatest Hits list.

    Ready to discover more Blues, and the roots of much of the Music of our Lives. Here’s a great article: The Best, The Most Influential 47 Blues Songs Of All Time As Presented by UDiscover Music

    Two examples of songs that where big crossover hits for other artists as well

    Little Walter with the Willie Dixon written song, My Babe from the mid ’50’s, and then The Mississippi Sheiks from 1930 with another famous song, “Sitting On Top Of The World”.

    We want to do our part, albeit small we know, but it all counts…To Keep The Blues Alive! Are you ready to join us? See you in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, that’s Mexico baby! January 27-29, 2023…all part of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks ‘n Blues Rocks Week January 20-29, 2023.

  • Where Is Your Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise?…Updating Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Events 2023

    Our Email Contact List Got This Earlier This Morning. A Special Promo For November 2022 Only. “Rock’nBluesNovember” On Top Of The 2023 & 2024 Buy One Fest Pass 2023-Get A Free Fest Pass For 2024 BOGO. More To Tell Them Soon. Things Keep Getting Better As We Say In The Email Update.

    Want To Be On The Special “A” List. Ready To Join Us On Your Own Farewell To Winter Tour 2023…In Paradise? Other Bonuses, Rewards, and Promos Coming Soon. Sign up at the bottom of the page.

    Here’s The Email News for November 18, 2022

    Good morning amigas y amigos.  We promised to stay in touch and let you know first about our plans for 2023. 

    Also wanted to specifically thank all of you who have already, or will make, your Fest Passes and Tickets Purchase

    In November so we can increase our small Fundraising Budget and do more at the Fest.  

    You are truly a “Club Member”  Member of the Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise Club Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. A “Big Heart”. 

    Membership Reward For You. No Cost. Special Limited Edition Mug To Remember The Place We All Call “Paraiso” And A Great Event. 300 Peso Value.

    For Those Who “Join The Club In November”. Plus 1 free entry to the fundraising draw for the Large Framed Wall Print with the same image.  

    We’re very grateful for your help. Thank you!

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    We want to tell you we’re pleased with how it has come together so far. We’re optimistic about the future and being able to build the event. Already starting to book 2024 Performers who want to join us  Great promo on a 2024 Fest Pass…libre as in free, for every 2023 Fest Pass Purchase.  First 25.

    Here’s a quick update.

    All Info Below Is Also At Our Website:  Tequilabluesrock.com

    -Fest Pass and Ticket Packages, Are Now On Sale. Special Promos In Effect  Direct Sale Page Link Here

    Packages Only Until At Least December 31, 2023, Or Whenever They Sell Out.  

    Very Limited Seating In Zihua. More In Ixtapa.  

    Packages Are Selling Well And Buying Early Is The Best Way, Well The Only Way, To Guarantee A Seat And Table. 

    -On November 8, we announced the addition of Charlie Jacobson and his Chuck Berry Tribute Show during our official launch for 2023.  

    Confirmed internationally known blues-rocker David Gogo and The Blues Brothers Show by Geoff and Chris Dahl as our main headliners.  

    Many more great performers…5 from Canada-USA and another 17 from Mexico in total.

    -We Announced The Names Of Our Zihua and Ixtapa Venue Partners.  We Announced Our Schedule 1.0.

    -We Issued 3 Posters On The Days After. #1 With Our Headliners, #2 With Our Show Concepts #3 About our Beatles-Rolling Stones Challenge Shows.  

    Great For Sharing.

    -We Issued A News Media Release On November 15.  A Lot More Details Of our Events In It.

    For All Of The Latest Information Just Go To Our Website, https://tequilabluesrock.com, and/or our Facebook page  My personal Facebook always has lots of event and rock ‘n blues music information as well:  https://www.facebook.com/bobrempel1/

    Enough for now.  Let’s stay connected.  We’ll have more to tell you about soon. It keeps getting better.  Be glad to answer any questions or hear your comments.

    Hope to see you at our Events in 2023 and thank you sincerely again for all your past support. 

    Reminder: The Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise Special Rewards is Only For Fest Pass Purchasers Until November 30. 1 Per Pass. Gracias.

    Bob Rempel, Chairperson The Paradise Club (aka The Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise Not So Secret Society…insert smile emoji here)

    +52 755 101 5989 (mobile/whatsapp)

    Yes please add me to your “A” List Contacts.

  • Announcing Your Farewell Tour…Farewell To Winter Tour 2023 That Is…Go Mexico…Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejojo…Go Rockin’ ‘n Bluesin’

    Fest Pass Packages Selling Well. Don’t Miss Out. Limited Seating And Tables. Get Up Close And Personal. That’s The Beauty Of Our Mexico Events. Go Here For Ticket Packages Now. Watch for more Promo Short Reels Introducing Our Performers And Shows.

  • We’ve Got The Version 1.0 Schedule Of Our 2023 Big Hearts Events & Shows For You…It’s Go Mexico, Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo For Rock ‘n Blues ‘n The Causes Time

    Version 1.0. We’ll Update All Changes. Please Expect Some. Just The Way It Works. But This Gets You Started. Please Sign Up Below If You Would Like Email Notification Of Important Schedule Changes.

    We’re Pleased To Tell You More About The 2023 Events For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week and the Go Mexico Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival January 20-29, 2023

    Pre-January; Advance Purchases For Fest Passes & RockStar Bingo at Ricardo’s Restaurante & Bar at Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa. Thursdays Happy Hour 4:00 pm-6:00 pm. Starting December, weekly. How We Play? Great Music We Know And Love First Of All All Happy Hour. Many Playlists So You Always Get New Music. Play It Just like Trivia, You identify a Rock Song After You Hear About 45 seconds to 1 minute of it. If You Can. You Mark Your Cards. First One To Bingo Wins. All Kinds Of Game Variations and Prizes. Some Games For Festival Tickets or Merch. Other Games For Drinks Prizes And More.

    Friday, January 20: Ixtapa: Ricardo’s Restaurante and Bar, Villas Paraiso Hotel -The Blues Brothers/Soul Brothers Tribute and The Crooners Part 1, Rock Dance Music Following. 100-seat capacity. 7:00 pm

    Saturday, January 21: Zihuatanejo: Madana Cocina International Zihuatanejo Centro-The Blues Brothers/Soul Brothers Tribute and The Crooners Part 2, Rock Dance Music Following. (New Music Each Night) Only 50 seat capacity. Seating In Order Of Purchase. 7:00 pm

    Sunday, January 22: Zihuatanejo TBD

    Monday, January 23: Up Close And Personal Private Casa/Alberca Fundraising Concert. Ixtapa. Only 40 Tickets To Be Sold. Performer(s) To Be Announced By December 1 Approximately

    Tuesday, January 24: Up Close And Personal Private Casa/Alberca Fundraising Concert. Ixtapa. Only 40 Tickets To Be Sold. Performer(s) To Be Announced By December 1 Approximately

    Wednesday, January 25: Up Close And Personal Private Casa/Alberca Fundraising Concert. Only 40 Tickets To Be Sold. Performer(s) To Be Announced By December 1 Approximately

    Thursday, January 26: FREE Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase Event and Introduction Of Festival Performers Who Have Arrived In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. More Details To Come.

    Friday, January 27: Rock ‘n Blues Festival Opening Night. 7:00 pm In Zihuatanejo at Madana.

    Joseph Leal…Opener…

    3 Kings of Blues Show by Chris Sanchez Blues Band

    Chris Ghidoni and David Gogo, joined by Charlie Jacobson with Isidoro Negrete Reynoso on harmonica on selected songs

    The Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode Show By Charlie Jacobson

    Beatles vs Rolling Stones Challenge with Isidoro Negrete Reynoso on harmonica selected songs

    Saturday, January 28: In Ixtapa at Ricardo’s at Villas Paraiso. New Music Each Night. Rock ‘n Blues Festival Begins At 6:00 pm. Special David Gogo In Concert Extended Performance. Kiss In Tribute By The Rockets from Mexico City at 10:30 pm.

    Chris Ghidoni

    David Gogo in Concert: Extended Set. With Special Guests

    Beatles vs Rolling Stones

    3 Kings Of Blues

    Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode Show by Charlie Jacobson

    Sunday, January 29: In Ixtapa at Ricardo’s. Rock ‘n Blues Festival Begins at 4:00 pm. Sets And All Performers Jams and Collaborations. More Details Announced Saturday of The Fest. Always Our Fan Favorite Day. One Of A Kind Performances And Collaborations.

    Other:

    Meet And Greet Festival Performers: TBD Update Coming

    FirstTimers Party aka Tequila Virgin Party: TBD Update Coming

    Arts & Crafts Show And Sale: Open To Qualified Local Artists and Crafts People Who Agree To Present At 2 Or More Events. Please No 3rd Party Sellers.

    Simply The Best (In I-Z) Tacos Competition: Working On It!

    Big Hearts Come Together 2023 Video Documentary Of The Events: Yes, In Our Plans

    Rock ‘n Run…Or Cycle, The World Famous Beer Mile, Music-Themed Films And Documentary Festival: Next Year!

    Please Note: All 2 Or 3-Day Festival/Show Pass Purchasers Until December 31, 2022, Will Receive An Equivalent Festival Pass for our 2024 Events Free. A Great BOGO. (Note: Tickets Only, For 2024, But Drinks, Dinner and Merch Upgrade Deals Will Be Available)

    Yes, Please Keep Me Informed About The Schedule And Other Changes And Additions. (Please Send Us Your Email Address Below)

  • Here’s What We’re Telling News Media About Our Go Mexico Tequila Rock and Blues Events 2023…Going Out To The World Today

    Download and Read The English Version Here

    Download and Read The Spanish Version Here

    The Full Text Of Our Release (English)

    It’s The Same In Spanish or English. Rockin’ Fun Near The Great Beaches In The Warmth. Paraiso!

    The Official Countdown To Kickoff To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 20-29, 2023 Has Begun…It’s The Big Reboot Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests

    November 15, 2022, Our Contact Info (Social Media At End)

    Contact: Bob Rempel, Managing Chairperson. Residence & Office Address: Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico. 

    Phone/W.A:+52 755 101 5989  Emails: tequilabluesfest@gmail.com & bobrempel@gmail.com  

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

    The Washington Post recently called Ixtapa “The City of Music” and we’ll make that even more truthful. We’re bringing back an event that started in 2018, that Covid derailed just as it was gaining good momentum.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2022/03/17/mexico-acapulco-zihuatanejo/

    Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest & Shows is back on the tracks for 2023 in Mexico, in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, where it was first held.. Organizers are calling it The Big Reboot 2023 and bringing back fan favorites from previous years and some great new performers.  Seventeen performers from other parts of Mexico and another 5 from Canada and the USA.

    It’s part of the rebranded Go Mexico Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests.  And part of their designated Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 20-29, 2023.  Part of the City of fMusic so aptly dubbed by the Washington Post Travel Columnist. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo: “Winter Rock and Blues Paradise!”  is their theme for 2023.

    Event organizers are encouraging all Bars Restaurants and other Businesses to get in the promotion to make this one great Live Music and Fest Food extended week, in addition to all the shows and events they themselves will be presenting. 

    Volunteer organizer Bob Rempel said “the purpose when our little take action group of folks from Canada, Mexico, and the USA first began, we call ourselves The Paradise Club,  was to create another fun music event for local residents and a destination event for new visitors.  There was a hole in the winter Calendar to fill and we saw a need for an event that featured classic and contemporary rock and blues and jazz.”

    Organizers openly admit Covid hit them hard just like it did most Mexican businesses and events.  “We have to learn to walk again, said Rempel with a smile,  “rebuild our customer base, and attract new visitors here at the same time.  Then the dancing and rocking can return”

    “Who is it for,” we asked Rempel who leads the all-volunteer group of folks from Canada, the USA and Mexico.  “It’s for those who love uptempo rock ‘n blues ‘n even jazz rock…love to dance, if you love jams and collaborations…songs you know and love in English and Spanish.  An international lineup of performers will be here for the event he said.

     “It’s a project of partners, including performers, taking action, without any public sector support or involvement”, he is quoted as saying on their website:  Tequilabluesrock.com  All Big Hearts, he said.  

    The events direct all profits, after the successful staging of the Event, and donations from fundraising activities like 60-40 draws at the events, to local and national causes. They continue to actively support local “Street Animal Rescue with an emphasis on neutering and medical treatment, which began in 2020. and will also direct some funds to Children, and local Hunger and Education Projects for Youth and Music Education

    Some key highlights of the 2023 And Future Events:

    -Events will be held at Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa bar and restaurant partner venues.  In Zihuatanejo at Madana Cocina International in Zihua Centro, and in Ixtapa at Ricardo’s Restaurante and Bar at the Villas Paraiso Hotel.  Madana is new for 2023. There will also be smaller fundraising House and Pool Concerts during the week.

    -Seventeen performers from other parts of Mexico will be at the Events, plus 5 from Canada and the United States.  Vegas Style Shows on the first weekend with live rock and blues as well, and the Blues and Rock Festival on the following weekend. 

    -Headliners include internationally known blues-rocker David Gogo with 17 albums to his credit and recent 2022 appearances at the Calgary Bluesfest and the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas and The Blues Brothers/Soul Brothers Vegas Style Show by Geoff and Chris Dahl who perform it almost year-round in Germany.

    -A special For All Ages Kiss in full Tribute concert and party Saturday night at 10:30 pm after a full night of rock and blues Festing. With Mexico City’s The Rockets.

    -One local or regional performer or group will be given a chance to appear with the visiting international performers.  Mexico’s Got Talent Showcases which will be held between January 20 & 26, prior to the main Festival, have been a part of our events since we started said Rempel.  

    -Local artists and crafts people will be given opportunities to display and sell their artwork and crafts at the Festival.

    -The shirt and merchandise theme for 2023 is “Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Winter Rock and Blues Paradise”  Something we know that everyone who comes to visit Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo describes it as:  “Paraiso!”  ‘We live it, we believe in it, we’re pleased to introduce it for 2023 and we’re sticking with it for future events as well”, said Rempel.   (Image below)  

    -A free admission event for all will be held on Thursday, January 26 to select the local band or performer for the Festival as part of Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase, an event the Fest initiated in 2018 as well,  and to introduce some of the weekend’s Fest Performers.

    -Organizers have implemented some great Festival Pass all-inclusive purchase incentives for 2023.  They have packaged a 2024 Festival Pass with all Festival Passes purchased for 2023.  The perfect 2 for 1 or BOGO they call it. Two Fests in One Purchase.  Organizers have already booked several great performers for their 2024 Event and this is one way to keep the momentum going and build larger and larger audiences. Plans for 2024 are to add a Film Festival as well.

    Social

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@tequilabluesrock (Many Performance and Promotional Videos From Past Events)

    Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/besties_formexico/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mxbluesrockfest

    Spotify:  2023 Performers Playlist:  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3w9leEsw3dxFbqAfAnip3T?si=5cf28adafa2644cb

    Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user131153940  (More Performance and Promotional Videos)

    More Information: (From The Cutting Room Floor)

    -Earlier we told you we have added Charlie Jacobson (click link for article) to an excellent lineup of International and Mexican performers. Plus a new in homage Show, The Chuck Berry Tribute. We’ve told you earlier about our Beatles vs The Rolling Stones Challenge…Beatles and Rolling Stones music and other memorable classic rock songs from the Music of our Lives, every day of the Fest. And we are very proud to say we will feature a special 3 Kings Tribute (B.B., Albert, Freddie) that is can’t miss for a blues and blues-rock lover. Unique with us. All of our Concept Tribute Shows in fact.

    -In 2023 we will partner with the good folks at Madana Cocina International, a great restaurant and bar, halfway between the basketball court and the Pier, to hold two paid admission events in Zihuatanejo. One with The Blues Brothers Tribute and Marc Lopez on January 21 and one with the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Festival on January 27. The Ixtapa Venue will be Ricardo’s Restaurante and Bar at the Villas Paraiso Hotel where we have had successful events in the past,

    -All Events will be with dinner included and an optional drinks package. Buy one ticket…in advance only, and leave your wallet in your pocket is the plan. We’ll try to make it work well. Fest Tickets with Dinner and Drinks pricing and availability will be posted on our Website in a few days. Click Here

    -The Zihuatanejo Venue holds only 50 jam-packed, and the Ixtapa venue is 100. All packages must be purchased in advance if you want a table and seating. Small Rooms for 2023…Less Is More…everybody smiling, feeling the vibe, and getting to know each other. Our approach for 2023. We cannot guarantee that there will be any last-minute tickets available at the door. Regulations may prevent any more folks from being squeezed in. Or we’re just sold out.

    -We are working on plans to hold 3 Up Close and Personal Fundraising House Concerts. All will be in Ixtapa at a Private Residence near the Golf Course. They will be on January 23, 24, 25. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. A maximum of 40 people all have fun and come together. All-inclusive events or BYOB and Food (corkage and ice fee charged). We’re delaying a final decision on that for a couple more weeks but you’ll know more soon, we promise. About the House Concert Performers and the Food And Drink Options.

    -The Kiss Army is alive and well everywhere in Mexico and internationally. Very pleased to tell you that The Rockets, a Kiss Tribute band from Mexico City, will join us on Saturday, January 28, in Ixtapa, at about 10:00 pm for a special party-like concert. Cubetazos (beer buckets) at Beer Fest prices of course, Their show begins only after a full evening of Rock ‘n Blues. Starting time on Saturday will be 6:00 pm. Normal start time for all events is 7:00 pm. Coming To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Saturday night just got a whole lot better for anyone who loves to Rock.

    -Saturday, January 28, is also the date when we plan to have the David Gogo Concert. Within a Fest. Our main headliner. He deserves a longer set and of course, he may invite many other of our Fest performers to join him on stage. You’ll see David at other times of course, but not in a longer concert format on Saturday night.

    -All that, and an Arts and Crafts Show and Sale as well.

    -Lot more to tell you about as we now move forward after our official launch today. The new Dinner, Drinks, and Festival Ticket Pricing is Coming In A Few Days. (Up Now: At https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets ) Want to be first in line for the Small Rooms Shows in Zihua particularly? Send us a message with your email from the chat app on this site or send an email to “tequilabluesfest@gmail.com” All our contact info is at the top of the Home page here on this site. We’d be very glad to answer all your questions and hear your comments

    -We remain a small group of dedicated volunteers, ready to take action, bringing the music we love to Mexico, and creating great destination events for all. We use a social enterprise business model in which any profits after the staging of the events are donated to specific local causes. Our track record since 2018 in donations and community impact is outlined in more detail here on this site. Search “community or “cause”. There are no public funds or support of any kind from governments or the public sector involved in the project. Just want to make that clear. A project of partnerships.

    Organizers donate the profits of the event after the costs of staging it.  Fundraising in various ways will continue throughout the events, however, fans will have no obligation or pressure.  The main one, which we first started supporting in 2020, is Street Animal Rescue. Support for Medical Treatment.   In addition, fans will be given an opportunity to vote on additional causes and organizations that they wish us to support

  • Great Music-Great Causes-Lots of Fun-Lots of Love-Big Hearts Come Together

    A Note About Our Causes.

    It Just Feels Better When You’re Having So Much Fun, Enjoying The Rock ‘n Blues The Music Of Our Lives, Dancing Like A Fool, Sipping A Tequila Shot Perhaps?

    To Be Trying To Make A Difference, To Leave Somethings Behind In The Community And Country Of Our Events. We Continue To Support Street Animal Rescue And Work In Neutering, Medical Treatments, And Feeding Programs Which We Started In 2020. We Operate A Small Shelter Ourselves But We Plan To Contribute Funds To Local Veterinarians Or Other Shelters As Well For The Work We Feel Has The Highest Priority.

    As Well We Are Interested In Finding Effective Ways We Can Help So Called Street Kids…Kids At Risk From Reaching Their Full Potential As Humans. Issues Like Hunger, Nutrition, Education, and School Clothes. We Had Made A Earlier Promise To Start or Assist With Equipment and Instruction For A School of Rock Based On the Availability Of A City Owned Venue To Us. That Didn’t Work Out, But We’re Still Interested In Supporting One. We’re Looking For Ways To Help Effectively. The Ukrainian War and Refugee Support Is Also Of High Interest To Us. We’re Warred Out, No Doubt. How Can We Make A Difference?

    Let The Love Flow. In All Its Forms. Big Hearts and Love For Those Who Need Our Help And Kindness. Romantic Love Too. Perfect Date Nights Ahead. Perfect First Timers Meet New Friends. A Singles Meet Market Anyone? We Smile. Who Said, Love And Money Make The World Go Round…In Different Ways Of Course. The Power Of Love!

    Never Fear By The Way. No Time Share Sales Guys Or Girls Inside Putting Any Pressure On You To Do More Than Have Fun And Enjoy The Music. Do More You’ll Feel It In Your Heart And With Karma…We Believe That. Of Course, The Pretty Lady Sellers Will Come Around With Our 60-40 Tickets For The Causes.

    Got Questions or Comments About Causes. Certainly Not The Biggest Folks On The Cause Block. But We Want To Try And Help After We Put On An Excellent Music Fest And Shows. Yes, We Do Things That Support Our Own Concerns And Interests And Those Of Our Volunteers. But Our Minds And Ears Are Open. And We Love To Help Where We Can When We See Passion And Commitment From Others Already. +52 755 101 5989 for phone and Whatsapp or write to me directly at “bobrempel@gmail.com”. Yes, I’m Bob Rempel, and I wrote this post.

    Come Together
  • We Got A Lot Of Love On Our Great Lineup For Our Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week, But We Forgot To Say We’ve Got More!

    More Shows…More Great Talent

    -The Blues Brothers/Soul Brothers Tribute-2 Shows (First Weekend)

    -The Music Of The Crooners (First Weekend)

    -Beatles-Rolling Stones Classic Rock Music Challenge (All Weekend 2nd Weekend)

    -3 Kings Of Blues (B.B., Freddie, Albert) Tribute Presented by The Chris Sanchez Blues Band (2nd Weekend)

    -The Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode Homage by Charlie “You Can Call Me Chuck” Jacobson (Second Weekend and possibly First Weekend)

    And To Add, We’ve Asked All Performers To Please Prepare Their Setlists In Such A Way That It Both Presents Their Music Well, But Also Supports The Shows and Tributes We’re Presenting Here. You’ll Love The Two Weekends Of Great Music Live We Have No Doubts. Live Up Close And Personal. Is There A Better Way To Enjoy Music?

    Our Posters (Perfect For Sharing…Bring A Friend…Bring A Group!) Where Do You Want To Be January 21-29, 2023?

  • Great Performers-Great Music Themes-An International Fest…Where Do You Want To Be January 21-29, 2023 When Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks?

    David Gogo

    Charlie Jacobson

    Isidoro Negrete Reynoso

    Chris Sanchez Blues Band w. Charly Blues

    Chris Ghidoni

    Torke Ross

    Joseph Leal

    Eduardo Resendiz

    Carlos Rodriguez Chavez

    Max Najera

    The Rockets (Kiss Tribute)

    Beatles-Rolling Stones Music Challenge

    3 Kings Of Blues Tribute

    The Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode Homage

  • The Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Brand All Began In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico In January 2018 And We Remember Those Exciting Days Today Before We Move Forward.

    Covid Hit Our Fests & Concerts For The Cause Momentum Hard, And Honestly Friends We’re Just Learning To Walk Again. Rebuilding Our Fan Base Is Most Important. Starting Over For 2023. Very Pleased With The Shows and Music We Will Be Presenting, Howerver.

    We’re announcing our 2023 lineup and schedule, version 2.0 on Tuesday, November 8. Our official launch day. So we think it’s fitting we take a short look back today to who and what we were and what we wanted to be when we grew up (our vision) when it all began.

    It All Started on January 6-8, 2018 In Ixtapa, Mexico With Our One Day Blues & Rock Night. See The Short Highlights Video That Was Assembled Then Below. David Gogo was here then. Why we wanted him back and why it’s fitting he is coming back for The Big Reboot 2023

    Going Back For The Future

    Then we followed with three other “One Amazing Night” Shows. Chicago-born bluesman Chris Sanchez and his blues-rock band came back to Ixtapa-Zihua. They were with us at the early January show. Fitting that they’re coming back too for 2023 with their special 3 Kings Tribute Show(B.B., Freddie, Albert) The thrill of having them with us is not gone, we say with smiles.

    We also had a great night of music in tribute to AC-DC, Led Zeppelin, and Janis Joplin by the Tangerine Band of Mexico with Enrique and Lorena of Mexico City, leading all the tributes, and they have returned many times since, . Then we concluded the winter 2018 season with the event that everyone told us was “Beyond One Amazing Night” A special tribute to The Doors by The Crystal Ship Band of Mexico City. Everyone was very disappointed when the closing notes of L.A. Woman on the encore, signaled the end of the evening.

    Enjoy The Fan Videos and Some Photos Of 2018. (Some photos wordmarked as they should be, to Abigail Lovett, our hard-working photographer that year)

    Cheryl Lescom on vocals with the All Stars Blues Band
    David Gogo on left, Kenny Wayne on keyboards
  • Chris Ghidoni is just the kind of up-and-coming lead guitar-slinging blues-rock vocalist with a big heart we were looking for to pair up with David Gogo headlining our Mexico Fest

    The real deal folks. You may not have heard her name but you will remember her when you see her live here in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Mexico, January 21-29, 2023.

    When well-known saxman and vocalist Mike Clark of Calgary, had to bow out of coming to Mexico in 2023, we knew we had a big hole to fill…tell you more on November 8…the Chuck Berry Tribute…but he gave us one great thing…a strong recommendation, based on him seeing her live recently, that we bring Chris Ghidoni here to fill the role we mentioned above. And so we are.

    We know you’ll love friendly and unassuming Chris, from Brandon, Manitoba Canada with the big guitar chops and strong blues rock voice when we get her live with us in Mexico.

    Here’s a couple of her videos and then her bio below. Join Chris and say “Gotta Go” To Mexico!

    Chris Ghidoni is a blues rock guitar player and singer from Brandon, Manitoba. She grew up listening to some great bands, including The Rolling Stones and ZZ Top, and found BB King later on her own which led her to discover many other great blues artists. Other influences include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Albert King, and Colin James.

    Chris has been playing blues and rock guitar for years around Western Manitoba and Winnipeg and also in Vancouver. She has opened and shared the stage with Winnipeg’s Big Dave McLean and many other well-known top performers. The Chris Ghidoni Band has played at The River City Blues Festival March, 2019, Women in Blues at the Park Theatre in November 2021, and the Regina Blues Festival in March 2022 and all over western Canada, including the famous Rockin’ The Fields Rock Festival in Minnedosa, Canada.

    On September 4th, 2022, Chris released her first original EP called How We Say Goodbye. It’s available to stream or purchase on Bandcamp.com, Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music.

    Chris said Yes “Gotta Go”.. To Mexico when we asked. Please join her and all our other great performers in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico January 21-29, 2023 when we present The Big Reboot 2023. Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival. Watch for more details about our Lineup and Schedule coming November 8th when we officially launch our 2023 Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week and the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival. Now in our 6th year since January 2018 when we first began.

  • We’ve Been Doing Our Unique For The Cause-For The Fun-Fest Concept Since 2018 And We Thought You Might Like To Know What Some Of Our Rock ‘n Blues Fans Thought Of Past Events.

    We’ve Been Doing Our Unique For The Cause For The Fun Fest Concept Since 2018 And We Thought You Might Like To Know What Some Of Our Rock ‘n Blues Fans Thought Of Past Events.

  • The Most Music Fun You Can Have At Happy Hour In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Mexico Starts November 10…Rockstar Bingo Is Here!

    Special Promo for November 10 To Get Us Launched. Details Below.

    Here’s the Restaurant Link:

    https://www.facebook.com/restaurantevillasparaisoixtapa/

  • David Gogo Says I Want To Go Mexico Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo And Create Some Blues-Rock Explosions At The Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Fest January 26-29, 2023…Announcing Our Headliner

    David Gogo of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, world-class blues rocker, is coming back to Mexico, to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo to headline our 2023 Fest and help us reboot Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festivals & Events. He was with us in 2018 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo when we first launched our Blues & Rock Events as part of an all-star band. “Not enough of David performing”, we heard a lot. So now he returns to Headline the 2023 Fest and gets us relaunched. We’re thrilled to tell you this, thrilled to have him back. A Big Heart of the finest variety with great support for the Kids and Animal Causes we help.

    David Gogo Montreal Jazz Festival 2016, Bell Canada Stage

    David Gogo’s current bio info (Spotify):

    David Gogo is a six-time Juno Award Nominee and a three-time recipient of ‘Guitarist of The Year” at the Maple Blues Awards. Gogo’s accreditations further extend to accolades such as ‘Musician of The Year’ at the West Coast Music Awards, ‘Blues Recording of the Year’ at the Western Canadian Music Awards; and The Great Canadian Blues award. Now, the veteran Canadian bluesman David Gogo has released his sixteenth full-length album ‘Silver Cup’. This acoustic affair was recorded at Gogo’s home with longtime friend Steve Marriner, who produced and performed on the album. Silver Cup arose during the COVID pandemic and subsequent shutdown of live music as Gogo found time to reflect on his life, heritage, and career.

    The album’s thematic ties to Gogo’s lineage are evident within songs such as Silver Cup’s title track, which took inspiration from an antique cup made in the 1800s and passed down to him by his 95-year-old grandmother. The titular silver cup’s history spans back to Gogo’s Great, Great, Great Uncle, James McKay. McKay, who is now renowned as a Métis Builder of Canada, began as a trapper and guide before eventually becoming involved in the negotiations of Treaties 1 through 5. Further, McKay held several positions with the newly formed Province of Manitoba, including dealings with Louis Riel. As this family heirloom led Gogo to better connect and engage with his storied family history, its symbolic nature acts as the perfect focal point for Silver Cup.

    Great in jams and collaborations which we love and so do our fans, and quiet and friendly and down-to-earth as a person, we couldn’t have asked for a better Headliner to step up and say “Yes, I want to Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo And Create Some Great Blues & Rock Explosions” Are you ready to join David? Hey it’s cold everywhere else at that time, isn’t it? January 26-29, 2023. Fun in the Sun, The Music of Our Lives For Great Local Causes…Street Animals, Street Kids, More. Details of the David Gogo Fans Excursion Package to be announced very soon.

    Yesterday we announced many other great International performers for our weekend Festival. See it Here. The combination of all live on stage is the magic and great memories only created once. Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

    Our previous announcements for Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 21-29, 2023. We announced 2 Big Vegas Style Shows each night for the opening weekend January 21 and 22, Day 1 Check It Out Here, We announced our Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase public concert at Zihuatanejo Centro on Thursday, January 26 on Day 2…Check It Out Here. On Day 3…Check It Out Here, We Announced Our Venues For Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week for January 21-29, 2023. On Day 4 We Announced Jazz and Jazz Rock For The Opening Weekend. A Separate Show. Check It Out Here.

  • We’re Back With Day 3 Announcements. We Tell You More About Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 21-29, 2023.

    We’re Back With Day 3 Announcements. We Tell You More About Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 21-29, 2023.

    One Of The Changes We Have Made For The Big Reboot In 2023 Is That We Want To Be A Community-Based Festival in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. So That Means We Want To Be In Various Locations Throughout The Two Communities.

    We told you about our plans to use the Zihuatanejo Cultural Centre, near the beach, for our Shows on January 21 and January 22. Subject to finalizing discussions with the City of Zihuatanejo. Yesterday we told you about our plans to have a big open-air concert for all at the Zihuatanejo Basketball Court in Centro on Thursday, January 26. It’s a Mexico Talent Showcase from us, along with the Introduction and Short Performances from many of the Fest Performers that are already in Ixtapa-Zihua at that time.

    Today we tell you we are also in advanced discussions with the Zihuatanejo Government to have the opening night of the Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival at the Zihuatanejo Cultural Centre in Centro Zihua. Friday, January 27. We have made a commitment to the Zihuatanejo City Government that we will provide seed funding in 2023 for a “School of Rock” for young Mexico students to learn rock, blues and jazz skills, at the Cultural Centre. And more in the future, for every year we are using the Facility.

    Then for Saturday night January 28, we go back to Villas Paraiso Hotel and Ricardo’s Restaurant, in Ixtapa, longtime friends and supporters of the Fest. We were here for our “Best Fest Ever”, as everyone said to us, in January 2020. And then Covid, the Corona Virus shut down our momentum. That brings us to now 2023, the Big Reboot!

    Two of the last songs performed at our 2020 Fest before the Covid Pandemic shut us down for 2 years. As it did everyone else of course, so just sayin’.

    The All Star Band Ends The Night January 18.
    Chris and Geoff Dahl (The Blues Brothers Tribute) are Excellent Musicians in their own right. With Evelyn Rubio, Gil Gaidola and Charlie Jacobson. From January 2020 Just Before The Corona Virus Shut All Live Events Down.

    And for Sunday afternoon jams and more on January 29, we are planning to take you right to the Ocean. A beachside end of the Fest, starting mid-afternoon, with a couple of short sets and then some can’t miss, always unique, one-of-a-kind, All Performer Jams to close out the 2023 Festival and “Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week. Details on Sunday, January 29 coming very soon. Think Ocean, Waves, and The Sea. But we’ve given you the venue’s conceptual plan.

    The Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week Goes To The Community in 2023.

  • The Big Reboot: Day 2 News About Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festing January 21-29, 2023

    The Big Reboot: Day 2 News About Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festing January 21-29, 2023

    Did You Miss Our Big Day 1 News From Yesterday? Wow, 4 Great Vegas Style Shows Filled With The Music Of Our Lives To Start The Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Weeks. Here’s The Link

    Today we tell you about our plans for a big public pre-Fest Concert called “Mexico’s Got Great Talent Showcase” or just “Mexico Showcase”. A perfect event for the region which the Washington Post recently described as the “cities of music”, “cities of festivals”. Which we call “Mexico’s Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise”

    Mexico’s Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise

    For young emerging talent and established performers. The best Mexican talent from the region, and we introduce many of the international performers from the upcoming weekend as well.

    The incentive for local performers. One act gets selected to join us at the Festival for the following three days January 27-29, 2023.

    It’s Thursday January 26 in Zihuatanejo at the Basketball Court in front of Zihuatanejo Bay at Playa Principal. Before the Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival opening night on Friday January 27th.

    At everyone’s favorite place in Zihuatanejo. Centro Zihua.

    Ready to perform? Want more details. Just send us a message at our website: https://tequilabluesrock.com or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests/

    Save The Date: January 26, Centro Zihua. 6:00 pm start. (tentative) It’s a free public event for everyone.

  • Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rock ‘n Blues Festing Promo #2 #mexicobluesrockexplosions

    Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rock ‘n Blues Festing

    Soon announcements about Headliners, Shows, Concepts, and more! Until then we need to set the scene! And it’s one magical Paraiso. Paradise. The city of Music, the city of Fests. January 21-29, 2023 for our events. With or Without You. We’re Rockin’, Blues-Rockin’. We’d Love To Have You With Us.

  • Go Mexico-Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rock ‘n Blues Festing Promo #1 #mexicobluesrockexplosions

    Follow us at our website here: https://tequilabluesrock.com, our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfest/ and our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtj8gGbHYwIv_lOTK2jmHQ for all the details of the Event. Announcements start in early September. Advance sale Fest Pass Packages with first choice of seating options start mid-September.

  • 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

  • Tasting and Sampling And Toasting…It’s All Part of Festing And Celebrations We Say

    Tasting and Sampling And Toasting…It’s All Part of Festing And Celebrations We Say. Our Tequila, Tacos, y Cervezas Festival the TTC, also the Go Mexico Tequila & Beer Sampling & Tasting Fest. Add Beaches, Warm Weather, Cold Drinks Of Your Choice, Great Causes, and Excellent Rock ‘n Blues Music. For The Fun Of It All. For Feelin’ Alive! For Viva la Vida! Can You Say Yes To This? Click Play You’ll See What We Mean!

  • Announcing Your Farewell Tour…Farewell To Winter Tour 2023 That Is…Go Mexico…Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejojo…Go Rockin’ ‘n Bluesin’

    Fest Pass Packages Selling Well. Don’t Miss Out. Limited Seating And Tables. Get Up Close And Personal. That’s The Beauty Of Our Mexico Events. Go Here For Ticket Packages Now. Watch for more Promo Short Reels Introducing Our Performers And Shows.

  • We Got A Lot Of Love On Our Great Lineup For Our Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week, But We Forgot To Say We’ve Got More!

    More Shows…More Great Talent

    -The Blues Brothers/Soul Brothers Tribute-2 Shows (First Weekend)

    -The Music Of The Crooners (First Weekend)

    -Beatles-Rolling Stones Classic Rock Music Challenge (All Weekend 2nd Weekend)

    -3 Kings Of Blues (B.B., Freddie, Albert) Tribute Presented by The Chris Sanchez Blues Band (2nd Weekend)

    -The Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode Homage by Charlie “You Can Call Me Chuck” Jacobson (Second Weekend and possibly First Weekend)

    And To Add, We’ve Asked All Performers To Please Prepare Their Setlists In Such A Way That It Both Presents Their Music Well, But Also Supports The Shows and Tributes We’re Presenting Here. You’ll Love The Two Weekends Of Great Music Live We Have No Doubts. Live Up Close And Personal. Is There A Better Way To Enjoy Music?

    Our Posters (Perfect For Sharing…Bring A Friend…Bring A Group!) Where Do You Want To Be January 21-29, 2023?

  • Great Performers-Great Music Themes-An International Fest…Where Do You Want To Be January 21-29, 2023 When Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks?

    David Gogo

    Charlie Jacobson

    Isidoro Negrete Reynoso

    Chris Sanchez Blues Band w. Charly Blues

    Chris Ghidoni

    Torke Ross

    Joseph Leal

    Eduardo Resendiz

    Carlos Rodriguez Chavez

    Max Najera

    The Rockets (Kiss Tribute)

    Beatles-Rolling Stones Music Challenge

    3 Kings Of Blues Tribute

    The Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode Homage

  • Announcing The Perfect Performer For The Chuck Berry Tribute Show And For Our Mexico Let Yourself Go Fun Fest…Charlie “You Can Call me Chuck” Jacobson

    Not only is Charlie a fan favorite in Mexico, so bringing him back for The Big Reboot is a “no-brainer”, but he is also one of the few we could think of that could give us a great Chuck Berry Tribute. From the famous Chuck Berry duck walk to Chuck Berry’s big hits, we are very confident that Charlie will give you a great show. Mr. Versatility, a multi-instrumentalist, is sought out as a session musician for his lead guitar play and is equally at home with blues, rock, and rockabilly. Always an energetic stage performance.

    When we had to replace Mike Clark from Calgary, who had to bow out for personal reasons, we found another Alberta Canada performer (based out of Red Deer) who will fit right in. The glove fits! Happy to tell you today, Charlie is getting his Chuck Berry Tribute and all his other material, polished up for Mexico in January.

    Your not sure about Chuck Berry’s music, the man that every up-and-coming blues rock and rock musician from the early 60s onward idolized. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones to start. He is in our opinion the true father of modern rock n roll. John Lennon said, “Another name for rock ‘n roll, you could call it Chuck Berry” Here’s a great article from Rolling Stone magazine to get you into Chuck Berry’s music.

    Live from Canada
    Live from Mexico

    Bio:
    Charlie Jacobson is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born in Red Deer, Alberta. He has backed up and been backed up by some of the Canadian blues and blues-rock giants: Harpdog Brown, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Russell Jackson, David Vest and Donald Ray Johnson, to name a few.  All of this foundation-building paid off. Charlie’s guitar appears to be part of his body when he’s on stage, like a third arm. It is not uncommon to see him weaving through crowds and jumping from drum kit to table, while singing his heart out, and never losing a note on the guitar.  His first full-length Album was released was in 2015 titled “Alberta Flood” Two more since.

    Charlie always brings the great music, a willing attitude for anything jams and collaborations, and equally importantly, always brings the fun and a great spirit. Now with a great new tribute show and music, in homage, and interpreting Chuck Berry’s music that he will present in Mexico for the first time. Join Charlie and the rest of our great performers and say “Si, Go Mexico, Go Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Go Playa/Beach” January 21-29, 2023, when its cold everywhere else. Ticket info is here at this site at the Festival Tickets page.

  • The Most Music Fun You Can Have At Happy Hour In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Mexico Starts November 10…Rockstar Bingo Is Here!

    Special Promo for November 10 To Get Us Launched. Details Below.

    Here’s the Restaurant Link:

    https://www.facebook.com/restaurantevillasparaisoixtapa/

  • 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 𝒘𝒊