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Tequila Blues Explosion Festival is truly, “The Festival That Love Built”. Live music events for a cause and for the community is the Tequila Blues mission.
Over 400 visitors from Canada, USA and many other parts of Mexico attended the three-day event at the Ixtapa Event Centre in Ixtapa showing a strong base level of interest for a blues, blues-rock, jazz and reggae music festival by the beach. There were 34 performers from Mexico, with 6 from Canada and USA.
Festival organizer, Bob Rempel said, “we are pleased that In spite of greatly increased costs, and some unexpected expenses as we transitioned to full Festival status with a three-day event, we were still able to significantly help the Talita Cumi orphanage. Of course, we would have liked to have done more with more support. The kids were a treat to have at the Festival every night with their songs, and their final night’s full participation with The Blues Brothers show was a Festival highlight and a priceless memory.”
We thank our performers, sponsors, and fans for helping us to continue to support the excellent work of Talita Cumi orphanage. We’ve requested Talita Cumi develop a music program, with guitar and piano lessons for the children, which we would help continue to grow. As well we support the continued development of the Orphanage facility and other programs to serve more children in need in this community.
On a less positive note, Rempel noted the challenges ahead for the Festival. “The performers provided great music and great shows, and vibe in the audience each night was very positive, however, we still feel we have much work to do to get music fans, governments, sponsors and the local community to fully embrace us, fill the venue and guarantee that the Festival remains here in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo as a permanent fixture with high-quality well-known performers every year.”
Rempel added that from those who attended Year II of Tequila Blues, feedback has been very positive for a continuation of the Festival, however, organizers have said they wish to see the response to the upcoming Tequila Blues Concerts For A Cause series for Talita Cumi. Current plans are for three more events, possibly five, in 2019.
The first one is January 26 with a full 3 hour plus Beatles Tribute show at the Ixtapa Event Centre beside Frank’s Restaurant in Ixtapa. For more information on The Beatles show: https://www.facebook.com/events/167454297383097 Additional dates are February 9 (performer announcement on January 26) and February 23 for The Doors Experience Show.
Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International receives no government funding of any kind and operates with limited sponsorship support and small unpaid volunteer staff. All dollars contributed to the children of Talita Cumi and orphanage development come directly from the pockets of fans of the Festival, and the Festival organizers and sponsors.
Key Sponsors & Supporters for the 2019 Festival included Frank’s Restaurant, Ixtapa (Frank Aiello), Villas Paraiso, Ixtapa (Ricardo Gomez Sr & Jr.), Big Boy Tequila, Troncones, Hotel El Tradicional VV, Zihuatanejo (Eloisa Rodriguez) and RMAD Properties (Rosy Aguilar Duran) Key Volunteers were: Natalia Ruiz, Deb Maxwell, Julia Rempel, Jackie Avila Sanchez, Chris Sanchez, Enrique Tritton and Arturo Rocha. There were many donations directly to the orphanage at the event, but we particularly acknowledge the donations of Susy Hensel, Robin Sanford and Frank Aiello.
We sincerely thank all our big-hearted, very talented 2019 Performers who came to support our fundraising for Talita Cumi orphanage and the growth of the festival. Our Tequila Blues Explosion 2019 performer playlist which features their music is here: https://goo.gl/oRcjbR
The performers were: Canada: Geoff & Chris Dahl-The Blues Brothers Show, Jenie Thai Nolan, Charlie Jacobson, Andrew Scott USA: Robert George
Mexico: Isidoro Negrete, Raices del Blues (4), Lorena Cabrera Bernal y Tangerine Blues-Rock (3), The Broken Brothers Blues Band (3) (all Mexico City) Juan Carlos Cortes, Charley Blues, Chris Sanchez Blues Band (3) (all Morelia), Sweet Swing (5) (Tuxtla Gutierrez), Zihuatlan Vibration (4) and SANTE (9) (Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo)
Tonight’s Festival Schedule Below In Facebook Post. We Start at 6:00 With An Awesome Blues-Rock Band From Mexico City: The Broken Brothers Blues Band. Don’t Miss Them! And Then The Blues Brothers Return With Another Show At 8:45 PM. In Between Great Music And The Talita Cumi Choir. See You At The Ixtapa Event Centre. Plus Jamming And More At The Villas Paraiso Pool Party This Afternoon.
We Plan To Close Our 2019 Fest Strong! On A High Note And Talk About How To Do It Even Better. The Music First Two Nights Has Been Absolutely Fantastic…That’s What Folks Are Telling Us. Come Out And Enjoy Tonight’s Finale. It’s Saturday Night In Ixtapa…And Just Means We’re Going To Rock-Blues-Rock! Tickets Available At The Door.
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.
It’s January 10-13 in Ixtapa, Mexico. Download The Schedule And See All The Events. The January 10 Thursday Festival Opening Night Will Be A Big Night, And A Big Crowd As We Bring the Awesome Blues Brothers Show To Ixtapa. Plus You Will Get All BluesFest Performer Previews. However, We Want To Make Sure You Don’t Miss All The Other Great Events On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 11-13. The Best Music To Come To Ixtapa In A Long Time! We Promise!
If You Want Reserved Seating In The Section Of Your Choice, No Standing, And No Lineups At The Door To Enter, Advance Tickets Are Your Best Choice. Visit Our Local Ticket Sales Locations At Frank’s Restaurant, Ixtapa, Deb Maxwell, Ixtapa and Hotel El Tradicional VV, Zihuatanejo. Or Go Online At Our Festival Tickets Page And Purchase Direct With Your Card.
We’re Getting Ready For The Big Crowd Coming For The First Night Of Tequila Blues Explosion Festival January 10 in Ixtapa. Tequila Blues Explosion Fest International is a community event for the children of Talita Cumi orphanage near Zihuatanejo. January 10, opening night, it’s the awesome Blues Brothers Full Show and preview performances from all our Performers. Then full concerts January 11 & 12 with different music each night. Afternoons at Villas Paraiso for pre Fest Concert: Pool Parties, Fun, Jam and other Live Music, and then evening Concerts at the Ixtapa Event Centre.
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.
We’re live at Villas Paraiso, our Host Hotel, after 3:00 pm on January 10-12 with our Tequila Blues Pool Parties, Meet & Greets and Live Music. Evening concerts at the Ixtapa Event Centre in Plaza Ixpamar starting at 6:00 pm, except for Thursday January 10, when live music starts at 5:30 pm. The Blues Brothers Show that night begins at 8:30 pm. Reserved seating available online at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ or at our local ticket locations: Hotel El Tradicional VV in Zihuatanejo, Frank’s Restaurant, and Villas Paraiso in Ixtapa. Or Text/Phone Us At +52 755 101 5989 for additional options. Avoid the long pay-at-the-door lineups with Advance Tickets…and at a better price too. More Festival information here
Estamos en vivo en Villas Paraiso, nuestro hotel anfitrión, después de las 3:00 pm del 10 al 12 de enero con nuestras Fiestas en la piscina de Tequila Blues, Meet & Greets y música en vivo. Los conciertos nocturnos en el Centro de Eventos Ixtapa en Plaza Ixpamar comienzan a las 6:00 pm, excepto el jueves 10 de enero, cuando la música en vivo comienza a las 5:30 pm. The Blues Brothers Show esa noche comienza a las 8:30 pm. Asientos reservados disponibles en línea en https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ o en nuestras ubicaciones de boletos locales: Hotel El Tradicional VV en Zihuatanejo, Frank’s Restaurant y Villas Paraiso en Ixtapa. O envíenos un mensaje de texto o teléfono al +52 755 101 5989 para obtener opciones adicionales. Evite las largas alineaciones de pago en la puerta con boletos anticipados … y también a un mejor precio. Más información del festival aquí
Check out the photos and videos from November 17. Our Second “Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase” Was A Another Wow! Wow they were so good! Wow, this is definitely worth doing!
It’s a perfect fit for the Tequila Blues Explosion Festival International here in Ixtapa, Mexico. Encouraging the talent development and musical growth of local performers by featuring them on bigger stages and giving them access to the professional seasoned musicians and performers that appear at Tequila Blues Fest.
Tequila Blues Fest Brings You Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase this Saturday November 17, 2018 at Frank’s Restaurant in Ixtapa starting at 7:00 pm. Feature performers are the 9 piece Sante band with a “Santana vibe”, ages 9-16. Our aim is to encourage the development of music among youth and developing musicians in the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo region. It’s free. See you at Frank’s
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.
Show Us Your Love For Talita Cumi Orphanage, Villas Paraiso Ixtapa, the Ixtapa Event Centre, or Frank’s Restaurant in Ixtapa by posting a fun selfie, you having fun with friends, or action/event photo or video on our pages from one of these locations or with the Talita Cumi orphanage kids or staff, for your chance to win.
Great prizes including two front section tickets for an upcoming Concert Show, discounts and upgrade coupons for runners-up and please only your own great photos or videos involving Frank’s Restaurant, Ixtapa Event Centre, Villas Paraiso or Talita Cumi orphanage. If you find a way to include our great sponsor, Big Boy Tequila, as well, even better for you.