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.
The Boys Are Indeed Back In Town. Our Soul Bros, Our Blues Bros Music Boys. It’s On It’s Definitely On. Where Will You Be?
See Their Fabulous Show Friday in Ixtapa at Villas Paraiso Saturday night (sold out-standing room or front section tables to start only) in Zihua at Madana Bar and Now a Special Saturday Afternoon It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere Near The Beach Party At Madana 1:00 PM With Your Sunscreen, Sun Hats, Cut Off Shirts, Bikinis If You Want And A Big Dance Floor…And More Tequila-Mezcal Sampling Than Our Other Two Events. Just Because It’s A 5 O’clock Somewhere Party.
Plus Many More Performers From Our Other Shows, Jams and Collaborations, Maybe Even A Surprise Guest or Guests For Open Mike
Tickets Online At Advance Prices at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets for the Ixtapa January 20 Opening Night Show and For January 21 Afternoon Only. January 21 Afternoon Special Pricing: 300 pesos in advance, 350 at the door.
Or You Can Send Us A Message Now Here Or On Facebook To Hold Your Seat, Or Go To Madana And Leave A Deposit Of 100 Pesos To Hold Your Advance Seat For January 21 Afternoon.
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!😀
With Different Sets Of Music Each Night. 2 Great Nights. 2 Different Shows. Tickets Selling Fast. Get Ahead Of The Line For Your Seats and Table With Advance Tickets. Advance Tickets Here. That’s Friday, January 20 In Ixtapa at Villas Paraiso Hotel and Saturday, January 21 in Zihuatanejo at Madana Bar and Restaurant.
She Said It, Our Friend Sharon Who Saw Them 3 Years Ago When They Were Last In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo “The Best Show-The Best Value In Entertainment To Come To Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo This Year”…That’s The “I’m A Soulman” Show With Blues Brothers Music And A Whole Lot More Soul & R&B Music.
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.
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!
Yesterday we announced a great new show for the Blues Brothers…Real Brothers Come To Paradise, Mexico To Thoroughly Entertain Us In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo On The January 20-21 Weekend.
We Told You About The Early Elvis and Memphis Music Show. Music from Early Elvis, music from those who influenced and those he influenced. All the names of music you might hear are mentioned at the link above, including bluesman B.B. King. They both grew up near Tupelo, Mississippi. Elvis heard a long of B.B. King in his early days.
Early Elvis starts in 1954 with That’s All Right. Great video compilation of his music from the early days and more here from YouTube below. Enjoy and let it bring back great memories of the Music of our Lives.
Between The Blues Brothers/Soul Brothers 2 Distinct Shows and The Early Elvis and Memphis Music Era Show we’ll definitely be reliving much of the important Music of our Lives that weekend.
Only in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, in our little slice of Paradise. Andy Dufresne’s Paradise. If you ever saw the Shawshank Redemption movie, you’ll know Andy!
Our Co-Chairs Were Out And About. Ken Ristau is out on a fishing trip, he’s quite the expert by now on fishing here, but he promised to come back with a Great Fishing Trip deal with his recommended Captain and Boat for anyone who buys a Ticket or Passes to one of our 2023 Events. Watch for it! Aury Palacios is out visiting her 97-year-old father past Lazaro and doing some of her own Viva la Vida stuff…the longevity of many Mexicans amazes me. The Tequila and Mezcal maybe?
Wanted to keep moving forward. So off I (Bob Rempel) went to Ricardo’s Friday morning during his busy breakfast period. Got the Banners over there, got them up, and got some great photos of the banners and the venue for you. See the Gallery Below.
Feeling the urgency to get the word out to all the tourists now that will be visiting during our January or are thinking about it. Beach, Warm Weather, Cold Drinks. Rockin’ Blues & Rock. In January When It’s Cold Everywhere Else. What’s Not To Like?
Counting down the days quickly now until our first show Friday, January 20 at Ricardo’s place at Villas Paraiso before we head over to Madana Restaurant and Bar for a big Saturday night in Zihua on January 21. New music each night. No show is repeated. Unique events Can’t say that enough. View The Schedule Of Events,, When And Where Here.
Festival Tickets and Festival Passes In Full Package Format Are Online At This Link. Buy Festival Tickets and Passes Now. Seating Choices And Tables Are First Come First Served. Smaller Venues. We’ve Told You That Before. Get You and Your Group Near The Dance Floor And Near The Stage By Acting Now.
Charlie creates fans and friends wherever he plays. On stage, he is the consummate showman with his lead guitar playing. He already has the Chuck Berry duckwalk down pat. His guitar and music skills are top of the line. Also a sought after lead guitar session musician, and a multi-instrumentalist, he came from a music-performing family. Learned to play and perform at an early age. It shows on stage.
He’ll be here for the Rock ‘n Blues Explosion Fest, our 2023 Big Reboot, for the Fest Weekend January 27-29, 2023. Don’t miss his Chuck Berry, Johnny B. Goode Show, and much of his own music too. Charlie and 50-60’s Rock and Rockabilly Music are a natural combination. And Blues too. His version of Muddy Water Blues is excellent.
We’re hoping his schedule might allow us to add him as well to the Shows Weekend, one week previously. Let him collaborate with Geoff and Chris Dahl, The Blues Brothers, excellent musicians in their own right, and with Marc Lopez, our Crooners performer. We’ll let you know soon.
Here’s Charlie on stage in Ixtapa 3 years ago. With Evelyn Rubio, Geoff and Chris Dahl, and Gil Gaidola. All great friends of the Fest, Big Hearts…we love them all. The Magical Nights are coming back friends!
Our Email Contact List Got This Earlier This Morning. A Special Promo For November 2022 Only. “Rock’nBluesNovember” On Top Of The 2023 & 2024 Buy One Fest Pass 2023-Get A Free Fest Pass For 2024 BOGO. More To Tell Them Soon. Things Keep Getting Better As We Say In The Email Update.
Want To Be On The Special “A” List. Ready To Join Us On Your Own Farewell To Winter Tour 2023…In Paradise? Other Bonuses, Rewards, and Promos Coming Soon. Sign up at the bottom of the page.
Here’s The Email News for November 18, 2022
Good morning amigas y amigos. We promised to stay in touch and let you know first about our plans for 2023.
In November so we can increase our small Fundraising Budget and do more at the Fest.
You are truly a “Club Member” Member of the Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise Club Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. A “Big Heart”.
Membership Reward For You. No Cost. Special Limited Edition Mug To Remember The Place We All Call “Paraiso” And A Great Event. 300 Peso Value.
For Those Who “Join The Club In November”. Plus 1 free entry to the fundraising draw for the Large Framed Wall Print with the same image.
We’re very grateful for your help. Thank you!
We want to tell you we’re pleased with how it has come together so far. We’re optimistic about the future and being able to build the event. Already starting to book 2024 Performers who want to join us Great promo on a 2024 Fest Pass…libre as in free, for every 2023 Fest Pass Purchase. First 25.
-The Blues Brothers/Soul Brothers Tribute-2 Shows (First Weekend)
-The Music Of The Crooners (First Weekend)
-Beatles-Rolling Stones Classic Rock Music Challenge (All Weekend 2nd Weekend)
-3 Kings Of Blues (B.B., Freddie, Albert) Tribute Presented by The Chris Sanchez Blues Band (2nd Weekend)
-The Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode Homage by Charlie “You Can Call Me Chuck” Jacobson (Second Weekend and possibly First Weekend)
And To Add, We’ve Asked All Performers To Please Prepare Their Setlists In Such A Way That It Both Presents Their Music Well, But Also Supports The Shows and Tributes We’re Presenting Here. You’ll Love The Two Weekends Of Great Music Live We Have No Doubts. Live Up Close And Personal. Is There A Better Way To Enjoy Music?
Our Posters (Perfect For Sharing…Bring A Friend…Bring A Group!) Where Do You Want To Be January 21-29, 2023?
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?
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.
See You At Villas Paraiso Hotel, Ixtapa, Friday, January 10. Tickets Online here at this site at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ or see us at Hotel Villas Paraiso from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm January 9 or come by from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Soundcheck & Setup time at Villas to view the venue and get your Tickets. Soundcheck free with a donation, or food and drink purchase. Friday Jan.10 hours at Villas Paraiso: 11:00 am-5:00 pm for Advance Tickets. Film Festival starts at 4:00 pm and Live Music starts at 6:50 pm.
Our Tequila Blues & Rock Fest News Media Release Today Tells The Story Of Year III in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo. Plus The History Of The Fest. In English and Spanish.
Please Share This Public Information With Your Media Contacts, And Family and Friends. We Thank You Sincerely. For The Great Live Music…Classic Popular Films, For The Community, For The Deserving Kids And Street Animal Rescue Causes, For The Fun-Fun-Fun! We Come Together in Ixtapa-Zihua, 2020