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.
Updating You About Our Support Of Mexico Causes & People. March 2020 to September 2020. Our Report To The Community And Particularly Our Loyal Fans And Donors About Our Support Of the Community.
We Are Fully Committed To Our Brand Tag Lines: Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Festival & Events: Always For Great Causes, Always For Fun, Always For Great Live Music In The Warmth Near The Beach.
We Want To Do More, We Know We Can Do More. With Your Support And Assistance.
Why We Continue To Plan For 2021 & 2022 And Continue To Build Our Live International Rock ‘n Blues Music Festival And Associated Events In Mexico So We Can Increase Our Support For Local Causes and Benefit Local Businesses And Their Employees.
Our Current Total Of Contributions To The Community From January 1998 To Today After Funding All Costs Of Staging The Festival Through Cash Flow Is 170,390 pesos.
An Additional Donation of 5, 000 pesos Was Made In Early April To The Claudio Bigotes Memorial Animal Rescue Shelter In Toluca/Mexico City For Special Veterinary Treatment Needed.
From Funds Raised During The 2020 January To March Events As Reported In Our March 2020 Report To The Community, (See Below) We Contributed 12,200 pesos to Amigos de Animales of Barra Potosi, $10,730 pesos to the Claudio Bigotes Memorial Animal Rescue Shelter, and 3,000 pesos to Vicente Contreras, our 14-year-old guitar prodigy, for continued training in guitar from our Realizing Potentials Fund. There is a further pledge to Vicente of another 3,000 pesos following the successful completion of phase 1 of his new training.
And then Covid-19 struck. Many performer friends of our Festival, suddenly were unable to perform live in public for payment or tips. We made an “executive decision” in late April to reallocate 9, 000 pesos from our Realizing Potentials Fund to help, in a small, but meaningful way still we felt, and provide support three Mexican rock ‘n blues groups who have always given our Cause Fests their time and performance without demands for payment.
Now we are looking forward to January 2021 and 2022. In addition to continuing to support our 2020 Street Animal Rescue organizations and the Realizing Potentials Fund, we also wish to support Local Businesses and their Employees who were devastated by Covid 19 and help kickstart Mexico Tourism Recovery.
You will see some interesting announcements soon on our new plans to support both Local Business and their Employees and Mexico Tourism Recovery overall while continuing support for our ongoing Causes.
As always, we sincerely welcome the Feedback and Suggestions of our Fans And Past Donors.
We’ve Only Just Begun!…Stealing A Song Title There.
Let Us “Come Together” In 2021 & 2021 For Great Live Music By Big Hearted International Performers Who Love Mexico And The People. For Fun In The Warmth With Family & Friends Old And New. Always For Great Causes.
Horojo Trio and JW Jones from Ottawa, Ontario Canada (blues & blues-rock), The Nova Scotiables, Calgary, Alberta Canada (celtic rock) and Ernesto Leon & His Band Of Blues Mexico City, Mexico (blues, blues-rock and rock)
From Mexico City, the Ernesto de Leon Band of Blues, with two Mexico legends of rock and blues together: Ernesto de Leon on vocals and lead guitar and Isidoro Negrete on harmonica. Joining them are Ernesto’s two very talented two daughters on bass guitar and drums. Check them out on YouTube. Recently were asked to be the opening act for blues and Woodstock legends, Canned Heat, in Mexico City.
Mexico’s Got Talent and we’re always proud to feature it.
Where Do You Want To Be In January 2021
You Can See The Performer Voted Best Blues Guitarist At The International Blues Challenge January 2020 Memphis Tennessee.
JW Jones, from Ottawa, Canada is an amazing blues guitarist…one of the best in the world. He’s Got The Ring, The Cup, The Votes Of The Judges To Prove It. Best Blues Guitarist At The Very Prestigious International Blues Challenge At Their Most Recent Event. January 2020. Performed On Big Stages Worldwide With Blues Icons Like Buddy Guy & Robert Cray & Many Others.
See You January 2021 in Ixtapa, Mexico When We “Isolate No More” With Your Full Care & Safety At The Highest Priority In Our Planning. Ticket Sales & Tour Group Signups (with Fest Pass included) Start August 1. Because of Covid-19 Safety, All Ticket Sales Will Have To Be Advance Only In 2021. Single Show Tickets, 1 Weekend Pass & A 3 Weekend Pass Available. Deadline For PreSale Is December 15, 2021.
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Over 10 Years Of Performing At Blues Festivals. 3 CD’s Of Originals & Covers. A Talented Multi-Instrumentalist. Performs in English & Spanish.
We’re Very Pleased To Announce Bluesman Juan Carlos Cortes Of Morelia, Mexico To Perform At Our “Isolate No More” Benefit Fest For Local Recovery January 2021. The TTC Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest #4 (TTC=Tequila, Tacos & Cervezas)
Not Only Will We Support Local Business & Their Employees Severely Hurt By Covid-19 in 2021, We Will Also Continue To Support Our Ongoing Street Animal Rescue And Kids Development Causes We’ve Supported In Past Events.
In Addition To Staging Three Years of Fests And Other Events And Bringing Exceptional Talent And Great Music To Ixtapa-Zihua in Winter, With The Support Of Our Dedicated Fans, Organizers Have Been Able To Donate Over 170,000 Pesos To Causes. We’re Committed To Continue And Do Much More In The Future.
Follow This Site & Our Facebook Page To See All The Public Announcements Of Great Performers, Already Committed To Attend, As We Make Them, Over The Next Few Months. Tickets For The 3 Great Weekends Of The Fest And Tour Group Signups with Fest Pass Included Go On Sale August 1, 2020. Tour Groups from Canada, USA & Mexico Forming Now. It All starts January 15, 2021. We Assure You Your Care & Safety Is Job 1 For Us. Y
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.
You’re A Big Name In The Entertainment World But You’ve Got A Big Heart And A Love For Mexico. A Few Weekend Days In Mexico In Mid To Late January Is All We Ask Of You. More If You Want
We’re Looking For Headliner Performers Worldwide Who Want To Support Mexico Tourism Recovery And Support Local Business & Employees Who Were Blindsided By The Pandemic. You Have Ties To Mexico, You Love The Country, The Beaches, The Warm Weather, The Cold Drinks. We Are Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Fest & Events And Our 4th Annual Fest in January 2021 Seems Like A Perfect Time To Kick Out The Jams And Sing “We’re All Going To Mexico” (Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana)
We’re very hopeful, many positive signs starting to show, so we’re preparing plans now for an “Isolate No More Celebration”…an even bigger Explosion of Rock ‘n Blues (n’ Jazz ‘n Reggae ‘n Country Rock ‘n More) than we’ve ever had before, to coincide with the dates of our 2021 Tequila Blues ‘n Rock Explosion Festival # 4 in January in Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico.
We want to be ready to kickstart life back to more normal ways if we can Conquer Covid-19 in the next months. There are many hurt by it, many to thank who were on the front lines. We want to do our part. Our health care professionals and first responders have put their lives on the line for us every day, the local businesses we loved to frequent have closed or operated on a shoestring, and employees have lost their jobs or had greatly reduced income.
We Wrap Up Our January 10-19, 2020 Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Festival #3 in Ixtapa-Zihua, Mexico
Read & Download The News Release. We Thank All The Great Performers, Volunteers & Partners. We’d Love To Have Everyone Back Here For Future Fests & Events. We All Truly Did “Come Together” And We Can Still Say With Conviction That We Are The Fest That Love Built! We Announced Our Contributions To Our Causes Thanks To The Contributions And Support Of Our Great Fans, Our Performers, Our Partner Venue and Host Hotel, And The Organizers.
But It’s Not Enough Folks So We Announce New & Great Events For Continued 2020 Fundraising For Our 2020 Causes. Read About The New Events February 28 & 29 in Ixtapa, we are bringing back the most popular, best-attended show we’ve ever put on, The Doors Experience Show, by Mexico City’s The Crystal Ship Band, who want to help us with our fundraising for our Causes. Presenting a show they’ve presented over 100 times in Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Great guys, you’ll have a great night with a live full-band presenting 2+ hours of The Doors Greatest Hits…and there are so many of them: Light My Fire…their first #1, Touch Me, their second # 1, Love Her Madly, Break On Through, RoadHouse Blues-“Woke Up This Morning And Got Myself A Beer”, L.A. Woman, Gloria, The End, The Crystal Ship and many many more. What’s your favorite Doors song?
For The Great Live Music By World-Class Performers, For Fun-Fun-Fun, For Community And Our Partner Causes. See You On February 28 & 29! See You On Valentine’s Day Weekend. See You In January 2021 For Tequila Blues & Rock Explosion Festival Int. #4
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/
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.
It’s on tonight as we launch Year III of the Blues & Rock Festival in Ixtapa in the awesome Villas Paraiso Hotel Rock Bar. Transformed overnight. Ready for many more great shows in the future. But today our only focus is in presenting you with one more great live music show of originals and covers of mostly up-tempo rock ‘n blues, with some jazz, soul, pop feel in some of the tunes. A great mix of music. A great list of performers from Mexico, Canada and USA tonight. Then it’s another show on Saturday, January 11 and another on Sunday, January 12. It’s a Festival, after all. It’s our first year for the Ixtapa Film Festival associated with the event. The Blues Brothers 1980 Movie Extended Version with added scenes is being shown today at 4:00 pm at Villas. Then the Blues Brothers ” one of a kind-it’s a can’t miss” show tonight and a lot more. Over 4 hours of live music, and lots of time for dancing. Bring your cameras and capture all the great memories for your friends and family who are stuck back in the cold weather. They’ll want to come for Year 4.