We are currently updating this post, originally published on March 31, 2020. (And then Covid changed everything…as we all know) It will reflect how we have greatly expanded our events and locations so we can do more and have a greater impact. It will reflect fundraising since that time and Causes and individuals we have since supported as well. To date since we began on January 8, 2018, we, with the support of our great fans have been able to raise close to 200,000 pesos and put that back into the community towards worthy causes in Mexico.
But we felt that’s just not enough so we expanded greatly our locations within Mexico for the 2021-2022 Winter Season. Our cause for 2021 & the 2022 Winter Season is Street Animal Rescue Mexico. Supporting Neutering, Medical Treatment, and Special Feeding and Housing Programs by Existing Groups and Organizations through grants from our Animal Angels Fund. We’ve just finished our first Fest, The Spirit of Christmas Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Mexico City on December 11, 2021. Many great performers came out to support our Cause and helped us get the Winter Season off to a-rockin’ start. You can check out many of their performance videos on our site. Click to Videos here.
Watch For A Finalized Updated Post By Early January 2022. First Published March 31, 2020.
Events & Activities Since January 2020:
-2 Live Weekend Rock ‘n Blues Events In Ixtapa, Mexico March 2020 (Just prior to Mexico entering Covid lockdowns for live events)
-3 Online Big Hearts-Big Stars Video Shows April, May, June 2021 with excellent support from big-hearted International Performers. All shows are still available for viewing on our Site here and at our Vimeo Site here.
-Created A Winter Season 2021-2022 Event Lineup For Mexico That Will Greatly Expand Our Ability To Raise More Funds And Impact The Work Of Local Organizations And Veterinarians In More Places In Mexico.
-One Event Has Already Been Held. The Spirit Of Christmas Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest In Mexico City On December 11, 2021. We Received Great Support From Many Big Hearted Talent Mexican Performers including Isidoro Negrete Reynoso whose lifetime of blues and rock musical contributions we paid tribute to at the event, Evelyn Rubio (Mexican born based in Houston, Texas), Steffie Beltt, Viri Roots, New Raices del Blues Group, Stick Fingers Group, Torke Ross (lead guitarist and vocals 3 Souls in Mind), Adrian Macotela (lead vocalist and drummer of Desfasados) and many others in support of these performers. All from the Mexico City region. See Performance Videos from the Event Here On Our Site and at our Youtube channel (link on the performance videos page)
-Created two Online Donation Sites At Donorbox.org For Fans To Offer Direct Support To Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events Angeles de Animales Fund. The Site Links Are Street Animal Rescue Mexico our general donation site, and 4 Legs For Blackie, a special site to fund major veterinary care for approximately 3-year-old Blackie who shattered his rear right leg. For your information, the leg was surgically repaired by operation with a pin inserted in his leg by a team of veterinarians in the Toluca area where we first found Blackie. Now approximately a year later, we are thrilled to tell you he is running and jumping full of life like he normally would have been.
Donations Received By Our Donorbox Sites: 8 Donations Received To Date For A Total Of $1,250 USD
Grants & Donations Made by Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Events & Fests: (Further Updates Coming Soon)
Childrens’ Orphanage Zihuatanejo 2018 & 2019
Street Animal Rescue Mexico: 2020+
-Amigos de Animales Shelter & Rescue Barra Potosi (Stasya Briggs)-Zihuatanejo region-1 Donation
-Claudio Bigotes Memorial Shelter-Toluca-Mexico City region (Natalia Ruiz Gomez)-2 Donations: For Neutering Campaign, For Shelter Expansion
-Susanna Hernandez y Isidoro Negrete Street Rescue Shelter: Mexico City-4 Donations: Medical Treatments & Feeding
-4 Legs For Blackie: Veterinarians Otzlotopec For Operation, Medication and After Surgery Care (https://www.facebook.com/veterinariaotzolotepec)
-Angeles de Animales Fund: For Miscellaneous Feeding & Shelter Costs 2020 & 2021
Education and Awareness(Street Animal Rescue Mexico)
Also Support For:
Youth Development Support/Realizing Potentials
Musician “Tip Me/Us” Support (Covid Live Music Cancellations)
Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events & Fests & The Ixtapa-Zihua Community 2020.
The 2020 Tequila Blues & Rock Events for 2020 from January to March are now concluded. Our best ever Festival, the 3rd one, with Canadian, American, and Mexican performers, and then three amazing Weekend Concert Style Shows with more visiting performers. Don’t Just Take Our Word For It. View the Music Of 2020 In Video Here. Nearly 30 Performances And Growing.
We are pleased to report, that with the support of our music and fun-loving fans, we were able to donate to two animal rescue organizations, Amigos de Animales of Barra Potosi, MX and Animales Angeles MX of Mexico City/Toluca, our 2020 Causes, and create two funds, the Realizing Potentials Fund for young people, typically early to mid-teens, and the Birthday/Navidad Smiles Fund for younger children.
A total of $40,300 pesos was raised at the January Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Festival III and the February and March Blues & Rock Weekend Shows for the community.
Fans directly donated $9,500 pesos at the events, with the remainder coming from the Events & Organizers.
This brings the total donated to the Ixtapa-Zihua community to $165,390 pesos since January 2018, when Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Events & Fests held its first event in Ixtapa-Zihua.
We are also pleased to report that a donation of $12,200 pesos in total will be made to Amigos de Animales and Stasya Briggs, the founder and project operator, with the first portion of that donation made on March 26. The remainder to be made in late April. The Animales Angels Project, founded by Natalia Ruiz Gomez, has received $10,730 pesos to date, to help with their ongoing shelter and rescue expenses in the Toluca/Mexico City region.
Additionally, the allocation of $6,000 pesos, with possible additional funding, has been made from the Realizing Potentials Fund to 14-year-old local guitar prodigy, Vicente Contreras for specific approved guitar instruction and equipment that can help take his talent to the next level of accomplishment. The funds will be paid out to cover approved training expenses, once the training and development plan details are in place.
The remaining funds, approximately 10,750 pesos, will be available in reserve in the event that our 2020 Causes require additional support or additional needs and requests from the Realizing Potentials project or Birthday/Navidad Smiles are received. Funds may also be allocated to our Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase project for the showcase and development of youth amateur talent from this part of Mexico, currently planned for late 2020 in Ixtapa.
We sincerely thank all our Fans, Performers, Volunteers and Supporters. Without them, this is not possible.
First and foremost we are about working with high-quality performers with big hearts presenting great Live Music and Entertainment events for everyone’s enjoyment. However, our Community involvement and support for worthy Causes is a very important part of the purpose of all the events we present.
More details on the future 2020 and 2021 Events will be announced as soon as possible.
Our Mission and Purpose can be simply stated: “Great people with big hearts, having fun, enjoying the music of our lives, and doing good things together”.
Dear Bob, and Friends at Tequila Blues & Rock Festival !
You made our day !
Thank you for supporting us in this fight against abuse and cruelty and ignorance !
Thank you for standing right by us protecting those who are voiceless and helpless!
Thank you for having our back when we rescue the abused, heal the hurt and feed the hungry!
We are in this fight together and thanks to you, we are step by step changing the future for animals and people all together in rural Mexico …
As you know, Amigos de Animales is the only Charitable Foundation in Guerrero includes all 3 core programs : Education, Mass Spay and Neuter , Rescue .
Our Animal Welfare education program, covering 15 local school districts, regular Mass Spay and Neuter clinics, resulting in thousands of animals spayed and neutered, and our shelter, the largest in this area, all require enormous effort, sweat, blood and money ! Lots of money!
And YOU help us keep going ! You motivate, encourage and support !
Thank you! From all of us , volunteers and rescues , from the bottom of our hearts – Thank you !
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?
Not Only A Heartbreaker…A Great Singer-Songwriter Mixing Country, Roots, & Rock, Beth Lee Is Perfect For Our Big Hearts-Big Stars For The Cause Show In The Mayan Riviera December 2-5. Earlier This Week We Announced Chris Duarte, from Texas, a Blues-Rock Guitar legend. We Also Announced Lorena Cabrera, one of Mexico’s finest power rock voices, and her new project, a Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Band. All Girls, All 80’s Music. Today we announce Beth Lee, of Beth Lee and The Breakups, another Texan.
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.
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.
Performers: Have You Got A New High-Quality Video Featuring Your Music? Let Us Know! We’d Love To Feature It In An Upcoming Show. Fans Of Blues & Rock: Preview Great Performers We Want You To See Live Soon.
Big Hearts-Big Stars Online Video Shows. Featuring Big Hearted -Big Talent Performers We Are Hoping To Work With At Our Live Performances In Mexico In The Future.
3 Shows-10 Segments Done. April 18, May 16 & June 24, 2021. View Our Performers At Our Lineup Page On Our Website.
Now A New Show Coming For Mid September. As We Launch Another New Website: NewBluesRock.com And Announce Stage 1 Of Our Lineups For the Live Rock ‘n Blues Mexico Winter 2021-22 Fests Tour Coming Soon.
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?
Pick The Segment You Wish To Watch. Segments from April 18 Also Still Available. There were 6 in total plus a Bonus Segment For Donors.
Please Enjoy The Great Music. You Can Support Street Animal Rescue, Neutering & Treatment In Mexico & Everywhere We Can Raise Awareness Of Serious Plight Of The Homeless & Abandoned Animals Living On The Streets. Together We Can Make A Difference In Their Lives.
Big Hearts-Big Stars Rock ‘n Blues Returns May 16, 6:00 pm CDT. We will bring great new performers, we’ll bring you great performers returning from our April 18 show. We lead into another online show June 13, again 6:00 pm CDT when we also get Big Hearts-Big Stars Mayan Riviera The First Annual launched.
All Big Hearts-Big Stars supporting our Street Animal Rescue Neutering & Awareness fundraising in Mexico and Worldwide! Free To Watch But Please Support The Homeless And Abandoned Street Animals If You Can. Our Donation Link Here. Special Rewards & Privileges For All Donors At Our Upcoming Live Fests Including Cancun. Our Way Of Thanking You.
All Music From Show #1 April 18 Available Free To Watch For A Limited Time At This Site On Our Streams Channel
Now Booking More Big Hearted Big Stars…Blues Rock, Rock, Rockabilly Pop, Jazz Who Love Animals & Support Animal Rescue For Our June 13 Big Hearts-Big Stars For The Rescue! Online Show. We’d Love To Hear From You. Our Contact Us Links Are Above.
Click https://tequilabluesrock.co/Streams/ and Browse and Play The Segments You Want
The more detailed way. From Our Posts & Emails Sent To Those Who Registered.
Thanks again for your interest in our show and our Cause. We’re Rockin’ For Street Animal Rescue. So Many Big Hearted Performers Are Here. It’s Come Together 2021 Time. A Chance To See The Kind Of Performers We’ll Bring To Big Hearts Live Cancun Region Dec. 2-5, 2021.4 Hours & 20 minutes of Great Music, 6 Segments. A Great Mix…All Free To Watch. A Special High Energy Fun Bonus Segment Available For All Donors To Street Animal Rescue and Neuteringhttps://donorbox.org/street-animal-rescue-mexico
Here Are The File Links. Segment 1 and 2 Are the Only Ones Available In The First Hour.After That All Will Be Available. We Presently Plan To Leave Them Up And Available Until May 12, 2021 Before We Begin Replacing Them With Our May 16 Big Hearts Show 2.
Still A Lot Of Uncertainty About The Covid-19 Pandemic, The Local Health Restrictions In Place, And How Our Planned Live Event In Ixtapa-Zihua Mexico on March 17-22 Will Be Affected. Perhaps A Further Postponement…We’ll Announce Soon…We’re Not Giving Up On Ixtapa-Zihua…Our Beautiful Quiet Home, Where Our Events Began. Plus Big Plans For Events In Cancun Region, Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta Region For Later This Year And Early Next Year, Pandemic Willing Of Course.
But We Know You’ll Love Our FestStream 2021, Our Online Event For April 18. 6:00 pm CST. The Link To The Stream Will Be Right Here On This Site.
Great Music From Big Hearted Performers Who Want To Help Support Our Ongoing Fundraising For Street Animal Rescue In Mexico. Our Fundraising Link To Donorbox.org. Donations Of All Sizes Accepted Here Of Course, We Thank You Sincerely. And A Minimal Donation of $10 Or More Gives You Our Thank You Complimentary “I’m Rockin’ For Street Animal Rescue” FestStream Pass To The Premiere Showing And All Replays.
Incorporating our Mexico’s Got Great Talent Showcase That We Have At Most Of Our Events Plus Our New Mexico’s Best Rock ‘n Blues Guitarist Battles Leading Up To The International Competition Currently Planned For Cancun Region In Early December 2021.