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 July 6, 2023. Finished 2023 with five “one amazing night” 5+ hour shows. Most were sold out. Now aiming to make 2024 even better. We are!
Note: Added a 7th Page on May 16, 2023 and More on June 2, 2023
We’ve Begun The Process Of Counting Everyone Down To Early July When We Announce The First Wave Of Festival Performers for 2024. July 6, 2023, To Be Exact.
Our Way Of Getting To July 2023, Is To Develop A Presentation Deck That Tells Everyone: Past Fans, Future Fans, Sponsors, Business Partners, Advertisers, And Everyone Interested What Our Vision And Plans Are For Years 2024-2026. Our Manifesto For Fun In Paradise.
We Plan To Release Pages From The Deck Over The Next 2 Months Until We Get To The Biggest Question All Fans And Supporters Have…Who Is Going To Rock And Blues-Rock Me In 2024 In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Region? That’s Mexico Baby!
So Let’s Get Started. Here are Some Details We Hope You Love Them. Of Course, We Are Open To All Suggestions and Comments. This Is What Is Called A “Living” Presentation Deck About Our 2024-2026 Vision And Detailed Plans. We Will Keep Modifying It As We Move Forward.
You’ll See More Many More Soon. We’d Love To Hear What You Think.
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.
Don’t Miss Our Opening Moments As We Take A Moment To Remember The Pain And Hurt That Most Of us Felt During Covid Times When We Lost Dear Loved Ones Then We All Grab Our Tequila Sampler Glass And Say “Salud”
“We’re Still Standing is our Theme Song for our Return. Then you’ll hear the opening riff from Rock and Roll by Zeppelin or Hotel California by the Eagles or Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple. or Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones, or maybe even “I Love Rock and Roll:…and Blues by Joan Jett.
We’ve At Villas Paraiso Hotel Villas Paraíso and Ricardo’s Restaurante Villas Paraíso Gomez Ricardo in Ixtapa Tonight. Great Fest Style Dinner Buffet Specials and All Inclusive Drinks (beer, wine, tequila) both at 200 pesos each per person. Worth the price of admission for the All Inclusive Drinks package alone, we say.
Folks, yes it is true, your friends and neighbors are getting it. Two Nights Of Great Performance And Different Music Each Night. The Best Two Nights Of Entertainment In Winter Rock ‘n Blues Paradise You’ll Have For A Long Time. Well, Until January 27 & 28 and 2024!
Ticket sales are brisk, we feel blessed that rock and blues lovers are getting it…the quality of the Shows coming up soon, and we are working on plans to get our Zihua friends over to Ixtapa on January 20 where we have a much larger venue. Plus we are looking at plans on how we can expand capacity in Zihuatanejo. And of course, we’d still love for you to attend both nights, because you’ll have “Double The Pleasure”. We promise!
January 20 & 21 Fest Video
Ticket Sales continue today and Monday online at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ and Live in Person from the Venues’ Management. As well Fest Organizers will be available for purchases and or questions from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Villas Paraiso Hotel in Ixtapa on Monday, January 16, and at Madana Bar and Restaurant in Zihuatanejo from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
We’ve told you in the past few days about the great vocal talent coming to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo for January 27 & 28 for the Blues & Rock Festival. We’ve already featured Chris Ghidoni, Joseph Leal, and Torke Ross.
Today we’re very pleased to feature, Isidoro Negrete Reynoso, a man whose lifetime of performances has been dedicated to presenting the Blues. Through vocals, harmonica, and guitar. His Mexico City-based band is called The Blues Machine…La Maquina del Blues. Through his weekly internet radio program presenting the lives and music of great blues performers, past and present.
And very much a Big Heart. His wife Susanna and him operate a small animal rescue shelter and take in many homeless street dogs and street cats in Mexico City and give them the best in medical treatment and food.
And here’s Isidoro with a great-sounding harmonica solo from a Mexico City concert in 2018 that we caught live on video.
Advance Tickets For the January 27 & 28 Weekend With Guaranteed Seating And Tables Are On Sale Online At Our Festival Tickets Page Here On This Site, And In Person At The Venues In Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.
Torke Ross of Mexico City is a big talent. A big heart. Great guy to work with. Ready to support always. Both Lead vocals and lead guitar. Bilingual. Classic Rock and Blues in Spanish or English. Everything from Doors and CCR covers, yes Kiss too to 3 Souls in Mind and more for popular Mexico rock. He’ll be performing with the Mexico City Supergroup and presenting Beatles, Stones , CCR and more great classic rock and blues music.
See videos here below from 2 performances on our stages.
Please Don’t Miss Torke and his Classic Rock and Blues music January 27 & 28. Ticketing Information at our Website. Advance online sales at https://tequilabluesrock.com/festivaltickets/ Face to-face sales in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo start January 11 today. Details on our website.
Up To 5 Hours Of Great Live Music And Fun And Dancin….Oh And Did We Say Tequila and Mezcal Sampling and Big 50-50 Draws And More.
We’ve Got No Fear In Calling The January 20 & 21 Live Rock ‘n Blues ‘n R&B Music In Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo The Best Entertainment Dollar Value You’ll Get All Season…It’s A Lineup Of Performers That Is Strong Top To Bottom…(The Soul Brothers Show and their high energy tribute to the music of The Blues Brothers-Charlie Jacobson and his Early Elvis Music & Much More Rock & Rockabilly, The Steely Band and Karen Melendez, with Great Classic Rock from Queen, to The Doors, to Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and More. Plus Today We Feature The Oralia Band.
The Oralia Band is one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets we think. Too secret. They are good, you just have to check out the video below. Great vocals from Victoria Ruzzek. Very professional musicians. And they bring a different flavor of music to our Stages. A great blend of Soul & R&B & Blues & Funk music from The Music of Our Lives which perfectly complement the classic rock and blues of our other performers.
Advance Tickets Are Available Now With Seating and Tables In Order Of Purchase. Limited Capacity Venues. Please Don’t Be Disappointed.
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!
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’!
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!
Let’s Get This Weekend Started With A Bang And Announce The Early Elvis & Memphis Era Show For January 20 & 21 In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico Featuring The Fun Lovin’ Very Talented Very Versatile Charlie Jacobson Of Alberta Canada. That’s January 20 in Ixtapa and January 21 in Zihuatanejo. Plus The Awesome Blues Brothers Tribute Shows And More Rockin’ Music To Announce. Where Do You Want To Be?
The Early Elvis & Memphis Era Show: You’ll hear music by Elvis Presley, the King, of course
As well you hear some music from those who influenced him: People like Fat Domino and Little Richard. Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, and wait for it…B.B. King. Perfect for a Blues Fest like ours. Both Elvis and B.B. King grew up in the Tupelo, Mississippi region. More on Elvis’s influences here. Plus performers like Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley who both influenced Elvis and were influenced by him.
You’ll hear some music from the members of the so-called Million Dollar Quartet: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis
And you’ll hear music from performers of that Era that Elvis influenced:
The Everly Brothers
plus Cash, Perkins and Mr. Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On, Jerry Lee Lewis
Even The Beatles were strongly influenced by Elvis. John Lennon was quoted as saying “Before Elvis there was nothing”
Charlie Jacobson is a unique talent with strong vocals and excellent guitar skills as a sought-after session musician. Plus his own original rock and blues songs. Four albums to his credit so far.
He’s far more than a Tribute impersonator. Charlie puts his own interpretive stamp on each song he performs. And we’ll hear his own material as well. Our Tribute approach lets the performer add some of their fan favorite songs as well to their shows.
We’re very proud to present this unique show that Charlie and we at the Fest have put together, presented for the first time in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Mexico, on January 20 & 21, 2023. And we’re holding January 22 open for a possible sell-out in Zihuatanejo on Saturday night January 21, and your demand for another show.
Here’s Charlie showing off his rockabilly, early Elvis-era, chops very well.
Here’s one of our favorite Elvis songs. We are a Rock and Blues-Rock Fest and this is a perfect fit. And can we just say that the similarities in appearance between early Elvis and Charlie are uncanny? Ladies, if you loved the King, you’re gonna love Prince Charlie!
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/