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

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/

More on the Summer Lovin’- Winter Festin’ Canada Tour 2022 Searching For That Great Act For Mexico Winter 2023

It’s not quite Searching for Sugarman, but we’re serious about finding that one great band, or performers, maybe more than one, ready to be a big fan favorite at our Go Mexico rock and blues events-always for fun in the sun, always for a great cause or causes, in the winter 2022-2023. Who wants Mexico at the beach in the warmth in January? February? March?

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

It’s May 1. We’re feeling good. So is “Summer” or “Maggie May” (let’s let Rod Stewart and Ron Wood perform their ode to Maggie of May in the comments below). We’re not sure of our beautiful Latina model’s real name. I like “Summer”. Here she is standing at what looks like the Zihuatanejo Bay in Mexico telling us to go enjoy summer and all it has to offer because Winter Festing in Mexico comes soon after. And to tell you as well, that we’re pitching some clubs in Alberta and soon in Manitoba and elsewhere about a new campaign of ours for our summer travels. A night of great music in “Battle” format to discover at least one great act. The Battle To Go Mexico on January 26-29, 2023 in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, or another one of our event dates in places like Mexico City or Mazatlan. And as we always do, try to raise as much as we can for a very timely and worthy cause…perhaps something like “Peace…One Love…A Night For Ukrainian Refugees Resettling In Canada and the local community. We’ll keep you informed friends. Just wanted to tell you what we’re working on. Have a great May and summer months!

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

It’s Reboot, Restart Time. We Were Just Getting Ready To Roll On And Keep Rockin’…Looking Back To January 2020 Some More Before Moving Forward Again

Here’s our Summary Report/News Release (English-Spanish available here by Search) After Our January, 2020 Events Before We, Like Everyone Else With Live Events, Were Hit By The Global Pandemic.

The Work Begins To Reboot Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests…Are You Ready To Go Mexico…Go Playa?

Go Mexico January 26-29, 2023. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico When We Reboot Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fests
Ven Por La Musica Quedate Por La Playa Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, January 26-29, 2023

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

We Announce late 2022 & 2023 Soon. But First We Make Sure We Appreciate All The Great Music And Performances From Our Big Hearted Performers In The Past.

You’ll Love The Special “Bootleg Bonus” Video From Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Stage Right At The Top Below

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

Great Plans For Street Animal Fundraising By Volunteer Organizers Get Derailed By Heartless Venue Operator: The Live Music Opportunity For Puerto Vallarta February 3-6, 2022: News Release-

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Great Plans For Street Animal Fundraising By Volunteer Organizers Get Derailed By Heartless Venue Operator: The Live Music Opportunity For Puerto Vallarta February 3-6, 2022: News Release

The Street Animal Rescue Mexico Fundraising Rock ‘n Blues Fest Needs Its Own Last Minute Rescue.

Are You Actively Presenting Live Rock ‘n Blues Music Now? Do You Mind If Your Guests Start Dancing When The Music Gets Rockin’ We Think We Have A Great Music & Event Opportunity For You?

Interested? Let’s Talk And Firm This Up Before The New Year: I’m Bob Rempel, Volunteer Director Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests. Permanent Resident Status Mexico. From Winnipeg, Canada. Whatsapp or Phone: +52 755 101 5989. Website. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tequilabluesfests and https://www.facebook.com/bobrempel1 (my personal facebook)

Hola!

It’s last-minute we know but still enough time to make this great. If you have a stage and sound and backline equipment (drums, amplifiers, monitors…often your favorite band can supply that and perform with us as well), we have an opportunity for your bar or restaurant for music at no cost to you for the weekend of February 3-6, 2022.

Alternatively, we are looking at the option of performing at open-air venues for the largest possible audience.

Background: We publicly announced a venue in July for our first Puerto Vallarta Event. That verbal agreement seems to have fallen through. Lessons learned and we’ll be smarter next time.

But that creates an opportunity for a new partner for our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions events.

We have planned our first fundraising rock ‘n blues live music event for Puerto Vallarta for February 3-6, 2022.

We have a great lineup of performers ready to come in and support the fundraising for Street Animal Rescue Mexico, our cause for the 2021-22 winter season. We bring in the “Big Hearts” we call them.

Seventy-five percent of the fundraising from the Events we do in Puerto Vallarta will go to the local organizations like SPCA Puerta Vallarta and others that apply for funding. Primarily for neutering and medical treatment campaigns to existing organizations or veterinarians. The rest of the funds go to projects in other parts of Mexico. We are in the process of making contact with all of them now to create partnerships to work together on this fundraising weekend in P.V.

It starts with a special opening night concert by our headliner Chris Duarte. On Thursday February 3. A legend in blues-rock. Clearly one of the best guitarists in the world. And he “plays his ass off for the fans” as one fan said in a quote. From Austin, Texas. Often compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan. 14 albums. Tours extensively. Humble and a great guy. Perfect for our fest. And then Chris, and his partner Beth Lee, who is coming to Puerto Vallarta as well, will perform throughout our Fest, Electric country rock and soulful country from Beth.

Opening night, Thursday, February 3, Gil Gaidola, lead vocalist and lead guitarist of Mystic Highway, one of Canada’s top Creedence-John Fogerty Tribute Bands, who loves Mexico, who loves animals is ready to perform in Puerto Vallarta or region, as well. At your bar or restaurant. And then throughout the Friday through Sunday Fest as well.

We have Mexican performers as well. We always try to have a good blend. Viri Roots from Mexico City one of Mexico’s best blues voices will be a key part of our Bob Marley Tribute, and Fonzeca CPP Project a four-piece group from Monterrey, Mexico led by Fonzeca Alexander, who has been named one of Mexico’s top male blues voices every year the past 10 years.

In addition to the Bob Marley Tribute, Chris Duarte will help lead our Jimi Hendrix Tribute and Gil Gaidola will lead our Creedence-John Fogerty Tribute. Music that is familiar to the fans and your guests. But each will do their own originals and cover songs throughout the Fest as well so fans will get the best of both worlds.

Plus we wish to feature at least one, possibly two to three local groups and performers. This way your very good and favorite local performer or band can be part of the Fest too. And we will bring in one or two more Mexican or USA performers and announce them by mid-January once we have a Venue firmly in place and we know how the lineup looks.

Please don’t think you have to accept our plan and approach 100% without a chance to talk and us to listen. We are looking to create long-term venue partners in Puerto Vallarta and every other community we go to.

You Supply The Venue And Stage And Are Identified As Our Fundraising Venue Partner In All Communication.

You Supply The Backline (Drums, Lead Guitar Amp, Bass Guitar Amp, Possibly Rhythm Amp), Monitors, Microphones)…The Stage Is Basically Plug and Play For Outside Musicians. As We Said Earlier Often This Can Be Supplied

You Supply Meals And Or Snacks And Drinks To Performers And A Couple Of Volunteers…As Discussed And Agreed On By Text Or Email

You Support The Event Through Promotion And Advertising Through Your Existing Channels And More If Possible.

You Retain All Food And Drinks Revenue, However, We Ask That You Open Your Big Heart Too And Consider A Donation To The Fundraising Based On The Revenues Generated By The Weekend.

We Supply The Musicians, Pay For Their Travel, And Accommodation, And Other Local Expenses. Organize The Performance Lineup And Advertise The Event Online. Your Help In Finding Good Value Accommodation And Meals And Other Perks For Musicians To Make Them Want To Return To Our Events And Your Venue In The Future Is Greatly Appreciated.

We Collect An Agreed On Cover Charge At The Door, Conduct Fundraising Activities And Sell Fundraising Merchandise. Great Music And Lots Of Fun Leads To Successful Fundraising…Our Philosophy.

Some Media Coverage For Your Background Information: Mexico News Daily Issue Wire News Release

I’m Sure You Have Lots Of Questions. You Can Send Them To Me Or We Can Talk In Person Or Do A Video Chat. Whatever You Prefer. Some Images Below For Your Information. Event Posters Are Examples Only. Hasta Luego.

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

 

 

Get Active…Get Rockin’-For You, For the Family, For The Homeless & Abandoned Animals On The Street:  Everyone Who Comes Out To Run or Cycle In Support Of The Street Animals Of Mexico And Makes A 100 Peso Donation Per Participant (Or More Please If You Can) Gets A Spirit Of Christmas Rock ‘n Blues Explosion December 11, 2021 Fest Pass Good For The Entire Day.  A 500 Peso Donation Per Person, Or More Please If You Can, Gets You Front Row Reserved Seating For The Entire Day & Night.

Great Lineup Of Big Hearted Performers Coming Out To Support The Cause.  More To Announce.  The Jams & Collaborations In The Evening Will Be Amazing.  We Promise!

And 3 Lucky Donors Of More Than 100 Pesos Get A Chance To Win Our Great New 2021-2022 FEST SHIRT. The Winter 2021-22 Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest Dates On The Back.  Don’t You Love The Design?

Great Rock ‘n Blues Video Shows Already Produced And A New Show On Its Way Previewing Big Hearted Very Talented Performers We Hope You’ll See Live At One Of Our Mexico Events Soon.

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.

Today’s Let’s Take You Back To Show 1, Segment 1.  So You Can See Where It All Began
https://vimeo.com/534386875

To Browse All Videos We’ve Produced Or Featured Here’s A Quick Link To Our Vimeo Videos Site:
https://vimeo.com/user131153940

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

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

Early Bird Tickets For 2021 & 2022 Events Available Now

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

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

Can You Rock A Crowd?

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

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

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

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

With Your Big Heart & Love For Animals You Can Wear The Shirt Proudly

Win Free Fest Passes & Spending Cancun Live December 2-5 & Win Free Big Hearts Online Show Passes April 18 & May 16