We at the Paraiso Society, our ad hoc organizing group, are preparing for 2024 and our marketing campaigns after our Kick Off Announcements. It’s easy when your two best marketing messages for “Why Should I Join You” continue to be the same year after year. You just have to change the dates.
This is Paraiso, Paradise…when it’s cold everywhere else. Hidden maybe, but ready for full discovery. And we bring the Fun, the Rockin’ to Paradise. “Join the Paradise Club” and “You in Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise”.
Plus we do have the Best Beaches, many, many in the region. Soft sand, long stretches of open sand, even a few very dog friendly. “Come For The Music, Stay For The Beach” has been with us since we started in 2918
And here they are. See you in Paradise. We’ll bring the Rockin ‘n a Bluesin. With our Big Hearted Big Stage Experienced Performers of course.
See You January 18-28, 2024. Watch for announcements about our 2024 Fest and Events starting mid-July 2023. Finished 2023 with five “one amazing night” 5+ hour shows. Most were sold out. Now aiming to make 2024 even better. We are!
A little belated Birthday fun for our director Bob (with his adult daughter in from Calgary for the weekend), a great big Playlist of Old Time Rock ‘n Roll (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s & even some 90s), Dancing and Singing Along of course, Los Reales local Zihua youth guitar group live Saturday night, a Banda band for Sunday, and we start telling you about 2024, with some free tickets to be won and more for those joining in on the fun. Did we forget to say: Tequila/Mezcal Sampling As Always?
Join Us! 2023 Was Great…4 Amazing Nights, 1 Amazing Afternoon…We AreAnd Your Friends Excited For 2024
Who Do You Love? Who Do You Want To See Come Back Here? Like It Says. Call For Big-Hearted Performers Who Can Rock A Crowd. In Mexico, In The Warmth, Near The Ocean, For The Fun, For The Worthy Causes. January 18-21, 2024 For Opening Weekend.
We Want To Do Some Special Fundraising For 2024-Full Live Recordings Of All 2024 Performances For A Special Live At Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Mexico And Video Footage For A DVD Plus Some Special Stage And Sound Equipment To Save On Future Costs…But First We Want You To Know Some Of The Key Performers You’ll See on Stage in 2024 Before That Starts. Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests 2024 Will Be Back Even Better Than Our Great Year In 2023. The Big Relaunch.
So We’re Moving Our Deadlines Ahead. For Putting Our Lineup Of Performers Together.
Before July 1, 2023. We’ll Be Talking With Performers In The Next Few Months And Then You’ll Hear From Us Soon.
Also To Tell You Just To Say We’re Working On Plans To Bring All Or Most Of Our Performers In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo 2024 To A Second Fest Location In Mexico, Most Likely After Ixtapa-Zihua Kicks Off The Mexico Rockin. Something Performers Have Asked For In The Past. We’ll Let You Know. However, Ixtapa-Zihua Fest Dates Are Firm.
Charlie Jacobson of Red Deer, Alberta Canada presents the Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry Show Again Tonight In Ixtapa at Villas Paraiso Hotel and Restaurant, Our Rock ‘n Blues Bar At Night. With Many More Performers For 5 Hours Of Live Rock ‘n Blues As Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest Has A Successful Reboot For 2023. It all starts just after 6:00 pm with Trebor Villa of Morelia, Mexico presenting his eerily similar early Bob Dylan set.
We Start Our “One Amazing Night” Shows Friday and Saturday With Music That Embodies Our Generation, the Poet, and Songwriter Of Our Lives…And Then We Start The Rockin’ ‘n a Bluesin’…Schedule Of Performances Released Today.
The Music Of The Early Bob Dylan, Mixed In with Beatles Music Starts Our Evening. Trebor Villa from Morelia, Mexico gives us a real Dylan feel. Check out the Video Below. Don’t Be Late.
The Performance Schedule For January 27 & 28, Our Final Weekend Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests. The Big Reboot Continues. Can We Suggest Not To Miss The Final Night As We Plan To Go Out With A Big Explosion Of Sound With Jams and Collaboration From All Performers When We Start The After Party Early?
Announcing January 27 & 28 Live Rock ‘n Blues By International Performers In Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo Mexico…the final Lineup & Schedule…well almost. Ticketing info for two more “One Amazing Night” shows by Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests & Events at the bottom
(There are always some last-minute adjustments and cancellations in this business for all kinds of reasons. We apologize sincerely if you were only coming for one performer or one band, and he or she or they canceled out. We assure you that when we began advertising and communications, we had written commitments from everyone we promoted and advertised.)
Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests Returns January 27 in Zihuatanejo, Mexico at the Madana Bar and Restaurant Back Rock Room (@madanabar) and January 28 in Ixtapa, Mexico at Villas Paraiso Hotel (and magically transformed to Rock ‘n Blues Bar by Night)
We’ve Got Rock ‘n Blues Performances By:
Charley Sanchez (Charly Blues) from Morelia, Mexico: Harmonica Evening Opener
Isidoro Negrete Reynoso, from Mexico City: Harmonica Evening Opener
Victor Sock, Morelia, Keyboards & Vocals Evening Opener
Joseph Leal, Mexico City, Keyboards & Vocals Evening Opener
Torke Ross, Mexico City, Guitar, and Vocals, Evening Opener
Karen Melendez, Morelia, and her Stairway To Heaven Set doing Led Zeppelin Music. (###Folks please don’t miss Karen. We just discovered her on our January 20 & 21 Shows and we asked her to stay with us for this weekend. Very impressive vocals. We call her our Roberta Plant)
Trebor Villa, Morelia, lead guitarist of The Oralia Band will perform a Jimi Hendrix blues rock medley. We’re getting ready for a full Jimi Hendrix Tribute in 2024. Trebor is the guy that played lead guitar with the pick in his mouth for a minute or two to close Saturday night at Madana. Our mouths were open. What a great up-and-coming all-around blues-rock talent!
Chris Ghidoni of Brandon, Manitoba Canada. Her first time on our stages. Blues-Rock & Classic Rock, Powerful Vocals & Lead Guitar. See Her In Video Performance Here On Our Website. Don’t miss this up-and-coming star. (More Performers Below The Photo Gallery)
Blues and Blues Rock In Homage: The Chris Sanchez Blues Band and added Horns Section from Morelia, Mexico: The Music of BB King, Albert King, and Freddie King, The 3 Kings of Blues. The Thrill (Of Great Live Music) Is Not Gone! Adapting the title of B.B. King’s most famous song: The Thrill is Gone!
Rock & Rockabilly: Charlie Jacobson from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, and his Picante Band (ok, we just made that up) Kristel Rodriguez on bass, and America Hernandez on drums with his new show, “Johnny B. Goode”…The Rock and Roll Music of Chuck Berry. Maybe some Early Elvis will be added too?
Beatles Music: Pain Train Band with Joseph Leal (lead vocalist, keyboards of The Folks, a very popular Beatles Tribute band) from Mexico City, with their Beatles versus CCR Challenge Show. Torke Ross on lead guitar and vocals. With Isidoro Negrete Reynoso on harmonica for selected songs.
For All Your Dancing Pleasures: Plus We’ve Also Decided To Hold Over A Proven Group From The First Weekend. The Very Impressive Show Band, Oralia Band from Morelia, Mexico with great uptempo R&B, Soul, Blues & Rock, and powerful vocals. We have asked them to perform their “Blues Brothers Medley” in each set, in honor of our dear departed Brothers in Blues & Rock, Geoff and Chris Dahl, who were only able to be with us on the first weekend. Sweet Home Chicago, Gimme Some Lovin’ Wang Dang Doodle, Think, Boom, Boom and other songs such as that from The Blues Brothers tribute show and the very popular 1980 movie.
Too Much Music For One Night. Too Much Fun, Too Much Dancing? Well Of Course We Know That’s Not Possible. We’ll Make It Work And You’ll Be The Beneficiaries.
Advance Tickets Guarantee You A Seat And Table. Buy Online Here: Festival Tickets Or In Person Wednesday at Noon until 1:00 pm at Villas Paraiso Hotel In Ixtapa, or Wednesday at 5:30 pm at Madana Bar & Restaurant in Zihuatanejo. Put Your Tickets On Hold Now If You Prefer In Person. Send Us A Message. Pick up by Wednesday To Keep Your Seat. Thank You For Your Great Support Over Our First Weekend! Folks Do Want To Rock! We Confirmed That Again. We Are In Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise For Sure!
A Sampling Of The Great Music The Packed Room Enjoyed Last Night…We Believe Nothing Beats Live Uptempo Rock ‘n Blues…In Mexico When It’s Cold Everywhere Else…Now We Know Again You Believe It Too. 3 Performance Videos from January 21 Are Below. Tickets For A Great January 27 & January 28 Set Of Shows are Selling Well. Buy Early Online And Get Your Seat and Table Reserved. Festival Tickets Here At This Link.
The ever popular high energy Soul Brothers Show by Geoff and Chris Dahl of London, Ontario, Canada. Video 1, From Saturday Afternoon, January 21 at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo.
The Oralia Band from Morelia Mexico was very impressive. Some of Mexico’s best talent on display with their mix of r&b, soul, blues and rock songs. A highly polished show band they can hold their own on any stage, anywhere. Video 2, from Saturday afternoon January 21 in Zihua.
And our Soul Brothers return in our Video #3. I Feel Good! “Working at Night But It Feels Like Play” Their Saturday Evening Show In Zihuatanejo January 21.
Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fest returns to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo after a Covid pandemic forced absence. And it was an explosive amazing night to mark our return.
Here’s a fan shot video sample from the fabulous I’m A SoulMan Blues Brothers Tribute Show by Geoff and Chris Dahl of London, Ontario Canada. And below that is another fan shot video sample. Ixtapa, January 20 at Villas Paraiso Rock and Blues Bar (At Night) Restaurant by Day. Here’s Charlie Jacobson from Red Deer Alberta Canada. With Kristel Rodriguez on bass guitar and America Hernandez on drums. Both from Morelia, Mexico.
We’ve got great Vocalists we’re proud to tell. All Big Hearts. Not only can they rock a stage professionally, and rock you as fans, but these are also people who care about our Causes too:
Street Animal Rescue in Mexico, Kids and Hunger, and Kids and Musical Education. Just like all the performers of our previous big rockin’ weekend do too.
A great list of powerful vocalists for the rock and blues and r8b & soul music we feature. In random order we assure you.
Vocalists Chris Ghidoni Charlie Jacobson Isidoro Negrete Reynoso Joseph Leal Victoria Ruzzek Torke Ross Chris Sanchez Kristel Rodriguez
Enjoy some Joseph Leal vocals today. Don’t Let The Street Animals or The Kids Down!
And don’t miss Joseph early each night when he presented his original and cover solo performance music. And then he returns as a key member of the Mexico City Supergroup that will present the Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones Challenge with CCR, Creedence watching from ringside, getting in on the Challenge Match Of Great Classic Rock music too.
Tickets are moving fast for January 20 & 21 So We’re Ready To Move On And Finalize The Next Weekend For You. Watch for our announcements about our January 27 & 28 Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events…January 25 too, starting Monday, January 9.
One of Canada’s best up-and-coming guitar-slinging blues rockers, Chris Ghidoni of Brandon, Manitoba Canada will be here. Powerful vocals. Don’t miss this future star. No exaggeration folks. We know star power!😀
Musical Education For Kids And Support For Schools of Rock And Blues Is One Of The Causes The Paraiso Society And Our Big Hearted Performers Want To Support From Our Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Events. We Know We Need To Focus.
Kids Are Important To Us. Childhood Hunger Projects In Schools or Food Bank(s) Is Something We Want To Help Support With Grants From Funds We Raise. Same For Medical Treatment and Neutering Projects for Street Animal Rescue work. Capital costs of expansion of Shelters as well in the future. When we come together again in 2023, you and your support of our fundraisings such as 50-50 raffles and our own donations from profits we hopefully receive from the events will help us make grants to good projects in all these areas.
Plus we try to include up and coming youth or at least youthful performers, with rock and blues skills, from the local or regional area in our events if we can. Like we did with Vicente Contreras, pictured above, in 2020.
All that preamble brings me to a great recent article we read yesterday where Robert Plant, lead singer of Led Zepplin comments on why they allowed the 2003 movie “School of Rock” to use their song Immigrant Song, in the movie after they received a heartfelt video plea from Jack Black himself. They had a history of basically not allowing their music to be used anywhere.
Robert Plant is quoted in this article saying “To Give It To The Kids Is So Important” We couldn’t agree more. Much more good stuff from Robert in the article. We loved the Movie, seen it many times, know the whole world did too. And the Led Zeppelin song was used so well. Check it out.
We need more Led Zeppelin music at our Events. Did we say that The Steely Band of Morelia, Mexico have an excellent selection of Led Zeppelin music they can include in their The Best Of Classic Rock Homage in their shows on January 20 (Ixtapa) & 21 (Zihuatanejo) this year. Of course, we could say the same for their Queen Music, The Doors Music, and on and on. They will provide all that to us.
Special Short Video Reel Style Just Published For January 20 (Ixtapa) and January 21 (Zihuatanejo) when Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests Return. With a Big Explosion of Live Music, Up Close And Personal.
Reviewers and fans continually rave about these guys. “Professional, funny, non-stop energy, big hearts, good guys, excellent musicians (harmonica, drums, bass guitar, vocals), great music”
Geoff and Chris Dahl, originally of London, Ontario, Canada will be performing their “I’m A Soulman Show” in Ixtapa on January 20 at Villas Paraiso Hotel and Restaurant and In Zihuatanejo on January 21 at Madana Restaurant and Bar.
Two nights only. Two different can’t-miss nights. As a special support to our fundraising for Street Animal Rescue, big animal lovers themselves, they have agreed to present two distinct shows with different music each night. Love these guys! Big hearts truly!
Plus we’ve packaged them with three other great rock and blues and r&b acts, plus jams and collaborations by all performers including Geoff and Chris. Charlie Jacobson from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada with Kristell Rodriguez and America Hernandez of Morelia, Mexico performing with him, The Oralia Band, and The Steely Band with Karen Melendez. Both Oralia and Steely Band are from Morelia, Mexico as well. It all starts at 6:00 pm and there is 4.5-5 hours of live music and great fun by international-level performers just here for two nights.
Sharon Ristau of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, who has seen them two times already, said to us earlier in December this year when we confirmed they were coming back to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and would in fact present two different shows with different music each night, “Best date night, best two dates nights in a row ever” “They do this show almost year-round in big theatres in Germany, she said, and they are real pros. And it’s great fun”
They love Mexico for some downtime and fun like all our other out-of-country performers plus strong animal lovers and supporters of our Street Animal Rescue cause, it’s a natural fit for them to come to Paradise, Mexico, what we call Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, to perform, have fun and support our fundraising Cause.
Part of the big “Stars In Concert Shows” in Germany, their show plays too big crowds almost year-round in the Las Vegas of Germany. A link to their Germany show “Stars in Concert” Website with videos and photos is below. Plus photos and a performance video from Germany as well.
Here’s Geoff and Chris Dahl’s Official Bio as The Soul Brothers-The Blues Brothers Tribute Show
Chris and Geoff Dahl, real brothers from London, Ontario, Canada mastered their craft as bluesmen in the early ’90s while performing and recording with several r&b/blues/pop recording acts including BLACK AVALON (A&M records) CASSANDRA VASIK (Epic records)THE BUSH DOCTORS (A&M records), MELODY CURRANT (Motown/Universal) and the world-famous OLD CHICAGO’S BLUES BAND (Speakeasy Records)!
During this time, the brothers (who both sing and play all instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and harmonica) shared the stage with some of the world’s top r&b legends including Buddy Guy, BB King, Chicago Pete, Downchild Blues Band, Powder Blues band, The Contours, The Miracles, Martha Reeves Dutch Mason & Jeff Healy to name a few…thus gaining a wealth of on-stage experience and picking up many of the *tricks of the trade* from the masters of the craft!
It was in 1994 that the real brothers first donned the stage gear made famous by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, during an impromptu Halloween performance at the Old Chicago’s blues festival. Following this performance, the brothers never looked back and began working as a much-heralded full-time R&B tribute under the name of THE SOUL BROTHERS! the Ultimate Tribute to BLUES, RHYTHM & BLUES, AND SOUL!
This 2-hour live SOUL BROTHERS show has taken the brothers all over the world performing in blues festivals, arena concerts, and with the D.N.D/U.S.O. SHOW TOURS entertaining the troupes in remote locations throughout the world. They have also performed as an impressive blues brothers tribute during several extended runs with the Canadian-based LEGENDS ALIVE, LEGENDS IN CONCERT USA, and the European-based STARS IN CONCERT tribute show.
In 2005 the brothers teamed up with producer Bernhard Kurz to create a full-on R&B tribute show combining the 70’S magic of bluesmen Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi with the sweet soul sounds of Sam and Dave and the groove and energy of James Brown! This incredible musical comedy called I’m A Soulman! features the Dahl Brothers and musicians from the original Blues Brothers movies, plus active members of *The American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.* This show has performed throughout North America and Europe in theaters, festivals, and concert venues alike.
In 2013, the Soul Brothers, Chris with his 4-octave vocal range and Geoff with his harmonica wizardry, continue to bring the power of the blues to stages around the world and are excited to join the cast of one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, STARS IN CONCERT performing all the hits of legendary r&b recording artists The Blues Brothers, The Isley brothers, Sam and Dave, James Brown, Ray Charles and more.
Sind Sie bereit, mit der Blues Brothers Show in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Mexiko zu rocken? Are You Ready To Rock With Geoff and Chris Dahl And Their Great “I’m A Soulman” Show.
He arrives on January 19, midday, so do The Blues Brothers Tribute, Geoff and Chris Dahl, so time for a special fun meet and greet at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo and Villas Paraiso Hotel and Restaurant in Ixtapa. Before January 20 and 21 when we are very pleased to give you Charlie and his excellent local backing band of Kristell Rodriguez and America Hernandez, from Morelia, with full concert flavor. Plus jams and collaborations with all other performers throughout the evening.
Don’t miss Charlie live! He leaves it all on stage! With full-out performances creating new fans everywhere he plays. Buy Now.! Secure Your Seat and Table. Ticket information is below the Posters.
The Final Countdown To January 20 & 21 And The Return Of Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosions Fests In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico Begins Now…Presenting The Classic Rock Of Steely Band Of Morelia, MX, Featuring Karen Melendez and the music of Queen.
Joining Headliners: The Blues Brothers/Soul Brothers/Real Brothers Vegas Style Tribute Show They Perform Almost Year Round In Germany, with Geoff and Chris Dahl from Canada and Germany, Charlie Jacobson from Canada with the special for our Fest only, “The Early Elvis Era Music Show” plus his own excellent material from 4 albums recorded and Kristell Rodriguez and Friends Project from Morelia, Mexico with Blues-Funk-Jazz Rock And Soul Music featuring members of Oralia Band.
The Steely Band featuring Karen Melendez, has a big song list that won’t disappoint. Dancing shoes mandatory for both nights. Not only the Music of Queen with Karen singing lead vocals but so much more Karen and other members of the band on lead vocals:
Steely Band Presents The Music Of:
Guns & Roses
For Ticketing Buy Seats For January 20 In Ixtapa Now
Our First Weekend Keeps Getting Better...Just Updated Our Schedule This Morning…Have You Checked Our Posts Over The Past Few Days For The Details…Today We Announce Steely Band w Karen Melendez Coming To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo January 19-21 Joining The Other Great International Performers…We’re dialing it down for a great Navidad ahead, but we wanted to get this on your Christmas plate before we kick it back into high gear after Christmas.
Very Pleased To Announce That Morelia’s Steely Band w. Karen Melendez joins us for January 20 & 21 with great music of The Doors, CCR, AC-DC, Queen, and Much More. And Our Bonus Is That They Will Host Our Mexico’s Got Talent Showcase Open Mike Night On Thursday, January 19, 2023, With A Special Concert Style Performance When We Search For A Talented Local Performer Or Group To Join Us At The Two Weekend Festival. Plus We Introduce Our Headlining Acts From Canada That Night And Who Knows We May Be Able To Encourage Them To Give Us A Weekend Music Sample or Two?
Great Song From Steely Band here below with a Jim Morrison & The Doors cover. Love Me Two Times! And It’s Our Navidad Theme For 2022 & 2023.
The Power Of Love!
More Love, Big Love, Big Hearts…Fun In The Sun With International Bands And Performers With All Our Big Hearts Wide Open For The Causes We Support.
Feliz Navidad y Prospero Anno Everyone! Soon We Rock Again!
We know Kristel, she knows Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and our Audience, and we highly respect her musicianship and so do other musicians. We mentioned David Gogo and Charlie Jacobson of Canada in that breath. So we had no fear about her bringing musical Friends from Morelia!
Friends like Oralia Band possibly. She mentioned them to us yesterday as the talking about how to best put this together continues. What do you think folks? Wow, this video was very impressive. And we’re not that easily impressed.
We’ll keep talking to Kristel and let you know soon what the final lineup of Friends might look like. But count on it to be rockin’ and lots of fun. An international lineup. And music and performers and show concepts you can’t just go and hear any day you want. Always! That’s who we are!
Very pleased to announce that the very talented Kristel Rodriguez and her musical friends will be joining us on January 20 & 21 in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo Mexico as we kick off Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Rocks Week January 20-29, 2023 and the Tequila Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Events & Fests 2023 Festival
Mexico Musical Talent At Its Finest. Mexico’s Got Talent Showcased! Strong Blues-Rock & Rock Roots.
Joining The Blues Brothers/Soul Brothers/Real Brothers, Geoffrey Dahl and Chris Dahl, and their blues, rock and &b music tribute, and Charlie Jacobson and his original music from 4 albums and his presentation of the Early Elvis and Memphis Music show.
There will be new music each night. The House(s) Will Be A Rockin’!
It’s Soul Man Soul Woman Weekend on Friday, January 20 & Saturday, January 21 In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo When The Soul Brothers-Real Brothers-Blues Brothers Come To Paradise, Mexico All The Way From Germany. Via Toronto, Canada. And Performing Of Course The Famous 1967 Song “I’m A Soul Man” by Sam & Dave, and covered by the original Blues Brothers in 1979 which was their first hit. (Direct Links To Advance Ticket Page Below)
It 50 Minutes Of Non-Stop High Energy Music and Comedy Entertainment That Leaves You Cryin For More, Says Everyone Who Has Ever Seen Their Show. Sharon Ristau of Kelowna, B.C, who saw them last time in Ixtapa-Zihua in 2019 says, “Best date night, best two dates nights in a row ever”. They do this show almost year-round in big theatres in Germany, she said, and they are real pros. And it’s great fun” Different Music Each Night. Two Distinct Shows. As Sharon said, “I think folks will want to go to both for maximum fun.”
Advance Tickets Guarantee You A Seat. And Table For Your Group In The Location Of Your Choice
Buy Tickets For Saturday, January 21 Show In Zihuatenejo, 7:00 pm start. Blues Brothers/Soul Brothers Show At 8:15 pm approximately. Completely New Music From The Previous Night. All Ticket options here: https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/